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Archive: December, 2011

Live updates: Eagles vs. Redskins, 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 11:17 PM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he provides live updates and commentary as the Eagles take on the Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field in their' season finale. On a mobile device? Click HERE to join the chat. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

How Samuel, Asomugha stack up

Saturday, December 31, 2011, 11:36 AM
When the Eagles traded for Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and signed Nnamdi Asomugha in August, they made it pretty clear that Asante Samuel was available for the right offer. But apparently, no team matched their asking price. When the trade deadline came around months later, a similar scenario played... Read more

Three thoughts on the Eagles

Friday, December 30, 2011, 12:55 PM
Here are three thoughts on a variety of Eagles-related topics: 1. After the season ends Sunday afternoon against the Redskins, the first decision the Eagles need to make is whether or not to keep Juan Castillo as their defensive coordinator. If Castillo is shown the door (or moved to a different position)... Read more

Has Jim Washburn done his job?

Thursday, December 29, 2011, 1:28 PM
Andy Reid and the Eagles brought Jim Washburn to town for one simple reason: to improve the pass rush. And despite the criticism surrounding the wide-nine and the defense overall, Washburn has done just that. When a team goes through a disappointing season filled with failed expectations, there is... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 3:57 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. If you missed it from earlier, I posted Man Up on the offense, which took a look ahead at which pieces fit in 2012. And now the links: SI.com's Peter King thinks the Eagles are the 10th-best team in the NFL right now: Won... Read more

Man Up: Which offensive pieces fit in 2012?

Wednesday, December 28, 2011, 8:46 AM
I did things a little differently this week. In addition to notes on how each offensive player performed against the Cowboys, I took a look at how each player fits into the Eagles' 2012 plans. As always, this breakdown comes after having re-watched the game. Michael Vick - I’ll have the full... Read more

Spagnuolo's future, Eagles' draft position

Tuesday, December 27, 2011, 8:30 AM
One of the first decisions the Eagles will have to make following Sunday's regular-season finale against the Redskins is what to do at defensive coordinator. And more specifically, will Juan Castillo be back? Will they sell the idea that Castillo has improved as the season's gone on? That he's earned... Read more

Man Up: Appreciating Trent Cole

Monday, December 26, 2011, 11:43 AM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' defensive performance against the Cowboys, after having re-watched the game. For those of you who didn't tune in, Dallas lost Tony Romo in the first quarter, but left the rest of their starters in for the entire game. Jason Babin - No sacks for... Read more

Reid: It needed to happen sooner

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 7:51 PM
The Eagles have won three in a row for the first time all season, but the hole they dug for themselves earlier in the year was too deep, and they won't be going to the postseason. It's the fourth time in Andy Reid's 13 seasons as the team's head coach that the Eagles won't be in the playoffs. "You... Read more

What I saw: Eagles vs. Cowboys

Saturday, December 24, 2011, 7:18 PM
The Eagles' slim playoff chances were crushed in the first quarter of their game in Dallas as the Jets lost to the Giants. But the Birds played the game anyway and beat the Cowboys, 20-7. Here are my game observations: OFFENSE * Michael Vick got off to a hot start and finished 18-for-30 for 293... Read more
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