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Archive: January, 2012

The latest Spagnuolo/Castillo buzz

Friday, January 13, 2012, 8:26 AM
Time for your daily Steve Spagnuolo update. Earlier this week, I linked to a couple national reports, which indicated Spagnuolo was high on the Falcons' wish list. Today, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution writes that Spagnuolo and Mike Nolan are the two top candidates for the... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Thursday, January 12, 2012, 12:23 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. gave the Eagles a C+ right after last year's draft. After seeing the rookies play in 2011, he downgraded that to a C: The Eagles targeted needs, but I didn't think the value was great. Danny Watkins looks... Read more

Reports: Falcons could target Spagnuolo

Wednesday, January 11, 2012, 12:23 PM
Even before Steve Spagnuolo officially got fired by the Rams, it was clear he'd have options for his next career move. This morning, via Twitter, ESPN's Chris Mortensen mentioned that the Atlanta Falcons would "love to land" Spagnuolo. Meanwhile, Jim Trotter of says Spagnuolo is "definitely"... Read more

Man Up: Eagles questions on offense

Tuesday, January 10, 2012, 1:10 PM
After receiving several requests (OK, three e-mails), I decided to do one final Man Up, looking ahead to next season. Below is a player-by-player writeup of the Eagles' offense. Consider it an offseason primer for questions that need to be answered in the coming months. Last week, I went over the... Read more

20 thoughts: An Eagles slant to wild-card weekend

Monday, January 9, 2012, 9:26 AM
Here are 20 thoughts on this weekend's playoff action, many of which have an Eagles slant: 1. I guess we should start with Tim Tebow. He might not even be the Broncos starting quarterback at this time next season, but who cares? Tebow's performance yesterday is THE story from wild-card weekend. He... Read more

The Eagles' secondary under Lynn

Sunday, January 8, 2012, 8:53 AM
Johnnie Lynn lasted only one year before the Eagles announced yesterday that he would no longer be part of Andy Reid's coaching staff. The move leads to some questions about the rest of the staff, with the possibility of adding Steve Spagnuolo looming. Jeff McLane of the Inquirer does a good job of... Read more

Peters, McNabb and ex-Eagles

Saturday, January 7, 2012, 10:37 AM
On Friday, Jason Peters was named to the AP All-Pro first team for the first time in his career. Peters was dominant and consistent in the run game throughout the season and kept some of the best defensive ends in the league away from Michael Vick. According to Football Outsiders, Peters allowed... Read more

If the Eagles franchise DeSean...

Friday, January 6, 2012, 10:04 AM
After making a decision on his defensive coordinator and coaching staff, Andy Reid's next order of business should be figuring out what to do with DeSean Jackson. Jackson is no longer under contract, meaning the Eagles have the following options: - Sign him to a long-term deal. - Franchise... Read more

Making the case: Castillo vs. Spagnuolo

Thursday, January 5, 2012, 1:18 PM
As we sit and wait to hear from Andy Reid, the issue of whether Juan Castillo will return as defensive coordinator continues to garner its fair share of attention. Others have noted (the Inquirer's Jonathan Tamari does a good job here) that if Castillo were definitely coming back, it would make sense... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 12:38 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week: Dan Graziano of writes that Andy Reid will enter 2012 under more pressure than any coach in the league: So from this point forward, every decision Reid makes is going to be scrutinized in ways it never has... Read more
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