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Archive: November, 2011

Eagles draft positioning, playoff dreams

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 5:38 PM
Earlier this week, in our Monday Eagles chat, I got several questions about the draft, even though April is still about five months away. But since you asked, if the season ended today, the Eagles would have the ninth overall pick. To put that into perspective, there are only six teams in the entire... Read more

Fairly evaluating Vince Young's play

Wednesday, November 30, 2011, 11:02 AM
When free agency begins this offseason, Vince Young will be looking for another shot. Another shot to be a full-time starter, after spending five seasons in Tennessee and one year in Philadelphia attending quarterback school. He'll likely make his third start of the season Thursday night against... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 3:54 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. And in case you missed it, I posted Man Up on the offense earlier today. SI.com's Don Banks sees similarities between the Eagles and Chargers: Andy Reid and Norv Turner. Two peas in a pod. I don't know how either one of them... Read more

Man Up: Failures from the Eagles' offense

Tuesday, November 29, 2011, 11:08 AM
While the Eagles' defense was terrible on Sunday (see yesterday's Man Up here), the offense didn't exactly do its part to help the Birds stay in the game. After scoring a quick 10 points, the offense went: three-and-out, interception, three-and-out, field goal, three-and-out in the second quarter... Read more

Man Up: Eagles' secondary gets torched

Monday, November 28, 2011, 1:33 PM
Before I get to the player-by-player breakdown, a few notes on the defensive performance overall. The front four was OK. They got pressure early. But as the game went on, Tom Brady just consistently had answers. He scrambled for big chunks of yardage. He avoided pressure, got out of the pocket and... Read more

Kapadia: Eagles embarrassed by Pats

Monday, November 28, 2011, 12:34 AM
Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia and CineSport's Noah Coslov take a look at how the Eagles blew an early 10-point lead, only to fall to the Patriots 38-20. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

Eagles chat with Sheil Kapadia

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 10:04 PM
Join Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he takes your Eagles questions in a live chat, beginning Monday at 2 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

What I saw: Eagles vs. Patriots

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 7:29 PM
Here are my observations from today's Eagles-Patriots matchup: OFFENSE * Vince Young finished 26-for-48 for 400 yards, one touchdown and one interception, but was nowhere near as effective as those numbers might indicate. The turnover looked exactly like one from a week ago as Young underthrew an... Read more

'Fire Andy' chants at the Linc

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 6:56 PM
Fans in attendance at the Linc Sunday afternoon found a way to voice their frustration with head coach Andy Reid, chanting "Fire Andy" in the third quarter. The Eagles had a 3rd-and-1 from the Patriots' 2 yard line, but LeSean McCoy got stuffed on a run to the right side. Down 31-13, the Eagles decided... Read more

What to expect from Vince Young

Sunday, November 27, 2011, 9:18 AM
With Michael Vick reportedly out again, Vince Young gets his second consecutive start for the Eagles against the Patriots. Below is a breakdown of how the Giants attacked Young in his first start, along with what to expect in today's matchup. Let's start with pass distribution: Targets Catches Yards DeSean... Read more
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