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Archive: October, 2011

Washburn effect: Babin still producing

Friday, October 21, 2011, 11:08 AM
The Eagles' defense allowed 13 points against the Redskins, forcing four turnovers, picking up two sacks and hitting Redskins quarterbacks nine times in their second win of the season. Jim Washburn's unit took advantage of a banged-up Redskins offensive line and dominated up front - both against the... Read more

How the Eagles are using Celek

Thursday, October 20, 2011, 11:00 AM
Back in 2009, a four-catch, 42-yard performance from Brent Celek probably wouldn't have impressed anybody. Celek had 76 catches and 971 yards that season, ranking seventh and fourth among tight ends, respectively. It looked like he would be a major part of the Eagles' passing attack for years to come... Read more

Mike Check: How Vick handled the blitz

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 3:54 PM
Michael Vick completed 18 of 31 passes for 237 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Redskins. He was also credited with seven rushes for 54 yards, although three of those were kneel-downs and two were QB sneaks. Vick failed to complete at least 60 percent of his passes for the first... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, October 19, 2011, 10:43 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: SI.com's Peter King saw enough from the Eagles Sunday to put them at No. 13 in his power rankings: I know it's ridiculous to put a 2-4 team ahead of those with much better records. But I defy anyone who watched the first half... Read more

Man Up: Herremans again proves his value

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 7:53 PM
Before I get to the player-by-player breakdown, a few notes on the offensive performance overall. I thought the Eagles' gameplan was excellent. The Redskins had shown in their first four games that they could really rush the passer. With a makeshift offensive line, Marty Mornhinweg and Andy Reid protected... Read more

Trade thoughts: Harrison, Brown and Young

Tuesday, October 18, 2011, 10:46 AM
It was a pretty quiet trade deadline around the league, including in Philadelphia, where the only deal the Eagles made was a running back swap with the Lions. The Birds sent Ronnie Brown to Detroit for Jerome Harrison and a 2013 pick. Let's start with Brown. I was never crazy about the signing in... Read more

How the Eagles stopped the run

Monday, October 17, 2011, 5:24 PM
Redskins running backs Ryan Torain and Roy Helu ran the ball 12 times for 28 yards on Sunday against the Eagles. Neither managed to gain more than 6 yards on a single carry. So what was the difference? I took another look, and here's a play-by-play description of what happened on each: 4-yard Torain... Read more

Man Up: Patterson, Landri make plays

Monday, October 17, 2011, 7:22 AM
Here's the player-by-player review of the Eagles' defensive performance against the Redskins after having re-watched the game: Jason Babin - He didn't have a sack, but Babin still got pressure on Rex Grossman. He was credited with a game-high three quarterback hits and was active overall. Babin stopped... Read more

Video: McCoy jabs Reid in belly

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 4:42 PM
LeSean McCoy was pretty pleased with himself in the fourth quarter. He had just picked up what he thought was a first down and managed to stay in bounds to seemingly ice the Eagles' victory over the Redskins. After he got up off the ground, McCoy was face-to-face with his coach and decided to give... Read more

What I saw: Eagles vs. Redskins

Sunday, October 16, 2011, 4:28 PM
Here are my observations from the Eagles' 20-13 win over the Redskins. OFFENSE * The Eagles put up 20 points in the first half, but were shut out in the second. However, with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter, they were able to close. LeSean McCoy picked up one first down, and Michael Vick picked up... Read more
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