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What I missed: DeSean and the LB search

Monday, February 20, 2012, 9:30 AM
I still have a few more days left of vacation, but the blogging hiatus is officially over. With an eye on DeSean Jackson, the franchise tag period, the combine and free agency, let's take a look at what I missed. WHO'S GETTING TAGGED? The 15-day period to assign the franchise tag begins Monday... Read more

Taking a break

Sunday, February 12, 2012, 9:56 AM
Just wanted to let the loyal MTC audience know that I'll be away on vacation this week and doing some traveling. I'll have internet access, so if I feel compelled to post, I will. But there likely won't be the daily dose of Eagles/NFL talk that you usually find in this space. As for the offseason... Read more

Draft Diary: Training days with Kuechly

Friday, February 10, 2012, 8:59 AM
About this series: Over the next two months, I'll be chatting weekly with Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly and chronicling his preparation for April's NFL draft. This is the second installment. Click here for the first part. *** Luke Kuechly's alarm goes off at 6 a.m. That's about 90 minutes... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Thursday, February 9, 2012, 10:20 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: SI.com's Jeff Diamond takes a look at the Birds' offseason needs and says they should let DeSean Jackson walk: Four straight wins to end the season was more like the team everyone expected after their flurry of free agent signings... Read more

Moves that could affect Eagles

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, 1:29 PM
Free agency is just about five weeks away. But the pool of players who will be available on March 13 will look different than it does now. Teams will spend the next part of the offseason deciding what to do with their own free agents, using the franchise tag and working on long-term contracts. Which... Read more

Drafting a WR to replace DeSean

Tuesday, February 7, 2012, 1:21 PM
Now that he's got his coaching staff in place, the top item on Andy Reid's to-do list is deciding what to do about DeSean Jackson. I wrote about Jackson's place in the wide receiver market last week. I maintain that the Eagles' best option is to work out a long-term agreement with him, unless Jackson... Read more

25 thoughts: Giants win the Super Bowl

Monday, February 6, 2012, 10:25 AM
I am generally a Super Bowl Grinch. I don't like the commercials, the halftime show, the parties, the buildup. None of it. I just like watching the game. But since I sat in front of the TV for four hours and took notes, I figured I could at least share my thoughts, some of which have an Eagles slant... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, February 5, 2012, 12:04 PM
I didn't get to the roundup during the week so here's a look at what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Dan Graziano of ESPN.com says the Eagles made the right call in bringing Juan Castillo back for another season as defensive coordinator: But if you believe, as the Eagles and head... Read more

Mock roundup: Projecting the Eagles' pick

Friday, February 3, 2012, 4:45 PM
It's a slow Friday without much going on pertaining to the Eagles, but here are a few mock drafts to take a look at. Of course, take these with a grain of salt. Teams' rosters will look a lot different between now and April's draft. But these are some names that could be worth keeping an eye on. Maybe... Read more

Draft Diary: Boston College LB Luke Kuechly

Thursday, February 2, 2012, 11:08 AM
About this series: Over the next two months, I'll be chatting weekly with Boston College linebacker Luke Kuechly and chronicling his preparation for April's NFL draft. This is the first installment. *** On Friday, January 6, Luke Kuechly announced from his hometown of Cincinnati that he would forgo... Read more
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