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Archive: February, 2011

Eagles' window: Coaches and the offseason

Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:28 AM
On Monday, I took a look at the Eagles' personnel and examined whether this team is built to win now. In part two, the focus shifts to the coaching staff and offseason moves. COACHING STAFF This section, of course, begins with Andy Reid. He's been running the show for 12 seasons, and you know the... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Wednesday, February 16, 2011, 9:45 AM
Here's a roundup of what they're saying about the Eagles: Rick Gosselin of the The Dallas Morning News is out with his annual special-teams rankings. The Birds come in at No. 14. According to Gosselin, the Eagles had the most penalized special-teams unit (25 for 198) in the NFL last season. Football... Read more

How Akers stacks up

Tuesday, February 15, 2011, 12:56 PM
By now, you've probably heard that the Eagles have placed the transition tag on David Akers today. Since I've received quite a few questions on Twitter about what that means, here goes: * The Eagles agree to pay Akers the average salary of the top 10 punters and kickers for one season. * Other teams... Read more

Are the Eagles built to win now?

Monday, February 14, 2011, 10:52 AM
It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when the whole window conversation became an annual offseason topic. You know the one I'm talking about. It revolves around the Eagles' window of opportunity to win a Super Bowl. After the 2001 season, when the Birds reached the NFC championship with a third-year... Read more

Kolb flattered by Fitzgerald report

Sunday, February 13, 2011, 12:04 PM
A week ago, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that Larry Fitzgerald had dropped Kevin Kolb's name when Cardinals' management talked to him about their future quarterback situation. This week, during an interview with WIP's Howard Eskin and Ike Reese, Kolb said he was flattered that Fitzgerald would think... Read more

Mock drafts: Who will the Eagles take?

Saturday, February 12, 2011, 9:50 AM
Here are some more mock drafts, plus some other links to pass along. ESPN.com's Todd McShay is another one who has the Eagles taking Wisconsin offensive lineman Gabe Carimi: Outside linebacker is a bigger need, but no available prospect fits the Eagles' scheme and is worth this pick. Carimi has versatility... Read more

Celek, Captain Morgan explain injury

Friday, February 11, 2011, 4:02 PM
The truth about Brent Celek's injury has finally come out. You probably remember the Eagles' tight end getting whistled for a 15-yard penalty after striking the Captain Morgan pose during a game back in 2009. Celek was in the end zone and had just scored a touchdown against the Cowboys when he lifted... Read more

Eagles sign DE from CFL

Friday, February 11, 2011, 8:33 AM
Update: This move is official. The Eagles announced that they've signed Hunt to a three-year deal. From earlier: The Eagles are expected to sign defensive end Phillip Hunt, according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com. Hunt played in the CFL last season and led the league with 16 sacks as a member of... Read more

How McDermott used Trent Cole

Thursday, February 10, 2011, 3:34 PM
New Eagles defensive line coach Jim Washburn met the media yesterday and told reporters that he won't be dropping defensive end Trent Cole into coverage next season. That comes as music to the ears of Birds fans, who complained time and again last season when Sean McDermott would take away opportunities... Read more

Buehrle hoped for a Vick injury

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 10:35 PM
Not everyone is going to forgive Michael Vick. I'm sure the Eagles' quarterback is well aware of that. But he'd probably be surprised to hear what fellow professional athlete Mark Buehrle had to say about him during a recent interview. Buehrle, a veteran pitcher for the Chicago White Sox, was interviewed... Read more
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