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Archive: January, 2011

Did Eagles make right call on McDermott?

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 5:53 PM
The Eagles have fired defensive coordinator Sean McDermott. ESPN's Chris Mortensen was the first to report the news. The Inquirer's Jeff McLane confirmed the report on Birds' Eye View. On Monday, Andy Reid said McDermott would be back. "Well I would tell you you're dealing with a guy that's a tremendous... Read more

The Eagles' 1st-round pick

Saturday, January 15, 2011, 9:45 AM
We don't know a lot about what the offseason landscape in the NFL is going to look like. But we do know there will be a draft on April 28-30. And now, since the Eagles got bounced in the first round of the playoffs, we know where they will pick: No. 23. lays out how the draft order is determined... Read more

Banner: Eagles to take patient offseason approach

Friday, January 14, 2011, 10:39 AM
As the number of teams still playing in the NFL playoffs continues to dwindle down, much of the league-wide focus has started to shift to the uncertain offseason and what it means for players, fans and ownership. Last Sunday (presumably before the Eagles' playoff loss to the Packers), Fox 29 aired... Read more

Eagles reportedly work out punter

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 5:48 PM
Updated (Friday, 7:35 a.m.): The Eagles reportedly took a look at a punter this week, according to Adam Caplan of The Birds checked out left-footed specialist Ricky Schmitt, per the report. In the past, Schmitt has been looked at as both a punter and a kicker. He performed both duties... Read more

Mike check: Vick's performance vs. Packers

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 12:36 PM
Michael Vick completed 20 of 36 passes for 292 yards, a touchdown and an interception in the Eagles' playoff loss to the Packers. At times, he was very good. And at times, he struggled. But the performance against Green Bay was much different than the performances against the Vikings and Giants (for... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 2:55 PM
Here's the weekly roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles after their 21-16 loss to the Packers in the first round of the playoffs. And in case you missed it from earlier Wednesday, I posted odds on Kevin Kolb's likelihood of returning to the Eagles and odds on Nnmadi... Read more

Odds: Kolb's return, Asomugha's next team

Wednesday, January 12, 2011, 9:23 AM
For the second offseason in a row, there will be plenty of conversation - both locally and nationally - about the Eagles' quarterback situation. Will Michael Vick be back? Will he get the franchise tag? Will he get a long-term deal? And what about Kevin Kolb? Does he have a future with the Eagles?... Read more

Man Up: Justice, Peters and the O-line

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 10:43 AM
Before I get to the breakdown, just wanted to thank everyone for reading all season. Hard to believe, but this was MTC's third full season writing about the Eagles. I'm happy with the direction the blog has gone in, and readership grew by 45 percent in 2010. So thanks to all who have read, commented... Read more

Man Up: Cole contained; Sims struggles again

Monday, January 10, 2011, 11:59 AM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of how the Eagles' defense performed in the team's 21-16 loss to the Packers Sunday afternoon: Juqua Parker- He didn't do much as a pass rusher. Parker had a chance to sack Aaron Rodgers on 3rd-and-2 in the second quarter, but couldn't bring him down. Overall... Read more

Video: Eagles eliminated from playoffs

Monday, January 10, 2011, 12:35 AM
Video:'s Sheil Kapadia breaks down the Eagles 21-16 loss to the Packers with CineSport's Noah Coslov and the Journal Sentinel's Michael Hunt. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. Download our NEW iPhone/Android app for even more Birds coverage, including... Read more
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