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Archive: September, 2011

The Washburn effect: Week 3

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 5:56 PM
The Eagles had three sacks against the Giants, but Eli Manning picked the defense apart, completing 16 of 23 passes for 254 yards and four touchdowns. He averaged 11.0 yards per attempt and had a QB rating of 145.7. Keeping that in mind, here is the weekly look at how Jim Washburn's group is performing... Read more

What they're saying: Vick gets ripped

Thursday, September 29, 2011, 11:45 AM
Here's the weekly roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. After a Week 3 loss, the Birds, and specifically Michael Vick, took a lot of heat. The links: Former NFL VP of Officiating Mike Pereira ripped Vick for his comments about the officials and said the Eagles always complain... Read more

What Rolle has shown in three games

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 6:33 PM
For the second consecutive Wednesday, the Eagles announced a shake-up with their linebackers. Surprised? I didn't think so. Last week, when the Birds moved Jamar Chaney to the middle and Casey Matthews to the weak side, I was among many who figured another shuffle would be coming. Now, after getting... Read more

Mike Check: Vick's issues vs. the Giants

Wednesday, September 28, 2011, 11:11 AM
For the second straight week, Michael Vick started at quarterback for the Eagles, but did not finish. When he was in the game, Vick completed 16 of 23 passes for 176 yards and an interception. His 73.8 QB rating was Vick's lowest in any game since becoming the Eagles' starter last season. So how... Read more

Man Up: Taking stock of the Eagles' O-line

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 12:27 PM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' offensive performance Sunday against the Giants: Michael Vick - I'll have the full breakdown in Mike Check later today or tomorrow morning, but it was an inconsistent performance from Vick. He just never seemed comfortable. Overall, he went 16-for-23... Read more

Rolle: Eagles were 'cheap-shotting'

Tuesday, September 27, 2011, 8:30 AM
The back-and-forth between the Eagles and Giants began during the lockout and continued all the way up to kickoff Sunday at the Linc. Even now that the game is over, it's clear the two teams don't like each other. During one stretch in the second quarter, Giants defensive back Antrel Rolle was in... Read more

Examining the 13 hits Vick took Sunday

Monday, September 26, 2011, 4:03 PM
Michael Vick was frustrated when he sat at the podium Sunday afternoon, following the Eagles' 29-16 loss to the Giants. He had been knocked out of the game for the second straight week. A season that began with such high expectations had morphed into a 1-2 start. And so Vick took his frustrations... Read more

Man Up: Asomugha, Matthews and the D

Monday, September 26, 2011, 10:28 AM
Here's a player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' defensive performance against the Giants after having re-watched the game. And if you missed it from Sunday night, here's a detailed breakdown of the five plays of 25+ yards the defense allowed. Jason Babin - As always, Babin was active, but overall... Read more

5 plays that exposed the Eagles' D

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 8:39 PM
To hear some Eagles players tell it, the defense just needs to eliminate a few mistakes here and there, but will get its act together soon enough. To hear other Eagles players tell it, soon enough probably isn't good enough, considering we are headed towards Week 4. The truth is, the Eagles have... Read more

Video: Vick injured again in Eagles' loss

Sunday, September 25, 2011, 8:10 PM
Video: Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia and CineSport's Noah Coslov take a look at how the Eagles dropped their home opener, 29-16, to the Giants. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more
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