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Archive: January, 2011

What we know about Jon Hoke

Monday, January 31, 2011, 6:39 PM
Adam Caplan of is reporting that the Eagles have requested permission to interview Bears defensive backs coach Jon Hoke for their defensive coordinator opening. Hoke has spent two seasons in Chicago. Last season, the Bears limited opposing QBs to a rating of 74.4, third-best in the NFL... Read more

DeSean 2009 vs. DeSean 2010

Monday, January 31, 2011, 9:22 AM
At the age of 24, DeSean Jackson has put himself into elite company among Eagles all-time wide receivers. He's one of four to put together back-to-back seasons of 1,000 yards or more, joining Mike Quick, Irving Fryar and Tommy McDonald. And Jackson's 22.5 yards per reception in 2010 was a franchise-best... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, January 30, 2011, 10:10 AM
Before we get to the roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles, make sure you check out Ashley Fox's story on David Akers. Great insight into what was on his mind during that playoff game against the Packers. Now on to the links:'s Mel Kiper re-grades every team's draft... Read more

Seth Joyner looking to get into coaching

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 9:58 AM
Earlier this week, Eagles fans momentarily gave thought to Jeff Fisher become the team's new defensive coordinator. We know that's not going to happen, but one of Fisher's former players wouldn't mind joining Andy Reid's staff. Former Eagle great, Seth Joyner, said this week he's looking to get into... Read more

Comparing resumes: Reid and Fisher

Friday, January 28, 2011, 12:52 PM
I originally meant to write this post when the Eagles played the Titans last season, but never got to it. With the news that Jeff Fisher is done in Tennessee, now's a good time to revisit the topic. It's a simple comparison between Fisher and Andy Reid. Fisher spent 16-plus seasons as the head coach... Read more

Fisher, Titans part ways

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 6:41 PM
Jeff Fisher's long reign as the head coach of the Tennessee Titans is over. Fisher and the Titans are going their separate ways. It's not clear at this point whether this will be a firing, a resignation or a mutual separation.'s Don Banks broke the story Wednesday evening. Andy Reid now becomes... Read more

New mock: Who will Eagles take?

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 4:41 PM
Another day, another mock draft. This one is courtesy of Don Banks at Banks has the Eagles taking Florida offensive lineman Mike Pouncey with the 23rd pick: University of Miami cornerback Brandon Harris would address a need, but the offensive line also requires some attention. This pick would... Read more

Evaluating the Eagles' special teams

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 11:37 AM
Just around this time last year, the Eagles brought in Bobby April to revamp their special teams. The unit struggled early on, but improved later in the season. DeSean Jackson won a game on special teams against the Giants. And David Akers played a role in the Birds losing the playoff game against... Read more

Report: Eagles work out O-lineman

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 1:09 PM
The Eagles worked out offensive lineman Kyle Calloway this week, according to Adam Caplan of Calloway (6-7, 315) was a seventh-round pick with the Bills in the 2010 draft. He started 37 games at Iowa - 26 at right tackle and 11 at left tackle. Calloway earned second-team All-Big Ten... Read more

Did Trent Cole wear down in 2010?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011, 12:30 PM
Did Trent Cole wear down at the end of last season? It's a question that's been asked often since the Eagles' season ended a few weeks ago at the Linc against the eventual NFC champion Green Bay Packers. Sean McDermott liked to rotate his defensive linemen in and out of games. But Cole was an exception... Read more
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