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Archive: December, 2011

What they're saying about the Eagles

Thursday, December 8, 2011, 10:41 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week:'s Don Banks has the Eagles 23rd in his power rankings: There was one obvious team that sort of had a temporary need at quarterback when Donovan McNabb was waived, but nobody really mentioned as a possible landing... Read more

10 Eagles numbers that matter

Wednesday, December 7, 2011, 10:57 AM
As we approach the final four games of the season, here's a look at 10 Eagles numbers to ponder. 43 - The number of "big-play" runs by LeSean McCoy, defined by as runs of 10 yards or more. That leads the NFL, and it’s not even close. Matt Forte, Maurice Jones-Drew and Ben Tate are... Read more

Draft position, Spags and playoffs

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 10:34 AM
I've received many of the same Eagles-related questions in the past couple weeks via e-mail, Twitter and the comments section. So, rather than respond to each individually, I thought I'd run through them in this space. With the Giants and Cowboys losses, is it still possible for the Birds to win... Read more

Man Up: Is Watkins improving?

Monday, December 5, 2011, 12:44 PM
Since the player-by-player review is late this week, I changed things up a bit. Below you will find notes on each player's performance against the Seahawks, but I also took a bigger picture look. What should we keep an eye on the rest of the season? What about in 2012? Will we learn anything from... Read more

Eagles chat with Sheil Kapadia

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 9:05 PM
Join's Sheil Kapadia as he takes your Eagles questions in a live chat, beginning Monday at 2 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

The national buzz on Reid

Sunday, December 4, 2011, 11:23 AM
Andy Reid's future in Philadelphia is not only a hot topic locally, but nationally as well. With several other coaches likely to be fired once the season is over, Reid will have his share of suitors if he's no longer with the Birds. Keeping that in mind, here are a few links to pass along with national... Read more

Jaws: Blame coaches, not DeSean

Saturday, December 3, 2011, 10:05 AM
Yesterday, Andy Reid took aim at the NFL Network, blaming them for painting DeSean Jackson in a negative light during Thursday night's game against the Seahawks. "I’m disappointed with the NFL Network, very disappointed in the way they portrayed that," Reid said. "I’m going to tell you... Read more

Carroll: Cole 'out of line'; McNabb unclaimed

Friday, December 2, 2011, 6:12 PM
Seahawks coach Pete Carroll may be without his starting left tackle for awhile, and he's not happy about it. Russell Okung suffered a pectoral injury with 1:57 left in Thursday night's game. Okung was blocking Trent Cole on a run play, which went to the other side. After the whistle blew, Cole tossed... Read more

Man Up: Eagles' D reaches new low

Friday, December 2, 2011, 2:18 PM
It's one thing to get picked apart by Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, as the Eagles did in Week 12. But it's another thing to make Tarvaris Jackson (who was playing without wide receiver Sidney Rice) look like a Pro Bowler. Jackson's final numbers: 13-for-16 for 190 yards and a touchdown... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Friday, December 2, 2011, 9:51 AM
Before I get to the roundup, be sure to check out our Eagles section for complete coverage of last night's game from the Inquirer, Daily News and Here's a look at what the national media are saying: Matt Bowen of the National Football Post says he's played on a team that packed it in... Read more
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