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Archive: February, 2011

McCoy outperforming peers from '09 draft class

Monday, February 28, 2011, 11:17 AM
Right around this time a couple years ago, LeSean McCoy wasn't feeling too good. After deciding to leave Pitt early, he didn't participate in drills at the combine because of a bout with the flu. An article wrote at the time that the experience left McCoy battling "mild depression" and "major... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 10:13 AM
Here's a roundup of what they're saying about the Eagles: In an article, Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders takes a look at the Eagles' decision to hit Michael Vick with the franchise tag: As we mentioned in our "Plugging the Holes" series, the Eagles' passing attack didn't budge from Vick's... Read more

Banner revisits 'insanity' comment

Friday, February 25, 2011, 12:32 PM
As Eagles general manager Howie Roseman met with reporters at the combine in Indianapolis, team president Joe Banner did one more radio interview yesterday and tried to clarify some of the comments he made last week. In a previous interview on WIP with Howard Eskin and Ike Reese, Banner made comments... Read more

Does Vick hold on to the ball too long?

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 11:06 AM
During the 2010 season, Eagles quarterbacks were sacked 49 times. That was fourth-most in the NFL, behind the Bears (56), Cardinals (50) and Panthers (50). It was also tied for the most the Eagles had allowed since 1998 when Bobby Hoying, Koy Detmer and Rodney Peete were sacked 56 times. While the... Read more

How Maclin's first 2 seasons stack up

Tuesday, February 22, 2011, 12:12 PM
When the Eagles traded up to nab Jeremy Maclin with the 19th pick in the 2009 draft, it came as a surprise. The previous year, the Birds had taken DeSean Jackson, who surpassed all expectations as a rookie, catching 62 balls for 912 yards. A surplus of talent at wide receiver was unheard of during... Read more

Thoughts on Urban's departure

Monday, February 21, 2011, 5:42 PM
It's difficult to try and make sense of today's news that James Urban is headed to the Bengals to become their wide receivers coach, but let's give it a try and start with what we know. Back on Feb. 8, the Eagles announced a plethora of coaching moves. One of them was Urban making the move from quarterbacks... Read more

Jeanty and the Eagles' LB situation

Sunday, February 20, 2011, 12:45 PM
The Eagles announced today that they've signed linebacker Rashad Jeanty to a one-year deal. Linebacker is probably the Eagles' most uncertain positional group, and there will likely be jobs to be won whenever the Birds prepare for the 2011 season. Here are the linebackers currently listed on the... Read more

Eagles' red-zone D: Scheme or personnel?

Saturday, February 19, 2011, 9:33 AM
Throughout the 2010 season, the Eagles' horrible red-zone defense was a topic of discussion on a weekly basis. I plan on taking a closer look at why it was so bad in the coming weeks, but Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders recently put up a post looking at the Birds' struggles. Tanier examined six... Read more

Asomugha, Sanders and Schmitt

Friday, February 18, 2011, 3:11 PM
Just a few notes from around the league to get to today... * The Colts have cut safety Bob Sanders. Sanders, a two-time Pro Bowler, has been plagued by injuries and has appeared in just nine games in the past three seasons. In case you're wondering, no, I don't think he would make sense for the Eagles... Read more

Kinsler takes jab at DeSean, Vick

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 5:25 PM
For the second week in a row, I'm writing about a baseball player taking a shot at Michael Vick. Last week, it was White Sox starter and dog lover Mark Buehrle admitting that he sometimes would root for Vick to get injured last season. This time, it was Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler, who also... Read more
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