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Archive: May, 2011

The comparison: McCoy vs. Westbrook

Tuesday, May 17, 2011, 10:11 AM
Back in December, after a game in which LeSean McCoy caught eight balls for 86 yards against the Texans, I took a look at how the second-year back compared to the man who showed him the ropes in the NFL, Brian Westbrook. From 2004 to 2008, Westbrook proved to be the perfect running back for Andy Reid's... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Monday, May 16, 2011, 8:33 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Matt Bowen of the National Football Post is buying into Juan Castillo's plan to simplify the defense: I know there have been multiple opinions on the hiring of Castillo (an O-Line coach) to run the defense in Philly, but if... Read more

Redoing the Eagles' drafts: 2006-08

Sunday, May 15, 2011, 10:42 AM
If teams were allowed to go back and redo their first-round picks from 2006-2008, who would the Eagles have ended up with? That's part of what ESPN.com's Rick Reilly looked at recently. He went year-by-year, ranking the top 32 players in the first round, based on what we know now. Reilly also looked... Read more

Watkins' first impressions of Philly

Saturday, May 14, 2011, 10:16 AM
A rookie right guard, who has never played an NFL game, might not get recognized by fans in most cities. But Philadelphia is not most cities. And Danny Watkins found that out when he came to town last month. In an interview with Warren Henderson of his hometown paper, the Kelowna Capital News, Watkins... Read more

DeSean would welcome Asomugha

Friday, May 13, 2011, 12:56 PM
DeSean Jackson has something in common with about 99 percent of MTC readers: He would like to see cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha in an Eagles uniform. Jackson has done several interviews this week, promoting his gala tonight that will raise funds for pancreatic cancer research. Yesterday, he was on with... Read more

Market key to Kolb compensation

Thursday, May 12, 2011, 12:29 PM
A few things to get to today... Jonathan Tamari mentioned this over at Birds' Eye View, but in case you missed it, Kent Somers of The Arizona Republic recently offered his perspective on the Kevin Kolb/Cardinals rumors: There is no question the Cardinals are interested, and I get the feeling Kolb... Read more

Leftovers: Draft, Asomugha, Dawkins

Wednesday, May 11, 2011, 11:49 AM
A bunch of little things to get to today. In no particular order... * Let's start with some Nnamdi Asomugha chatter since I know MTC readers can't get enough of that. ESPN's Adam Schefter was on with Mikey Miss earlier this week and said he would put the Birds at the top of the list of potential suitors... Read more

Hasselbeck, the Seahawks and Kolb

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 4:56 PM
All offseason, we've discussed potential landing spots for Eagles quarterback Kevin Kolb. When the draft came and went, the list of teams shrank considerably. But two teams that still made sense were the Seahawks and the Cardinals, neither of which selected a quarterback. And while Seattle could... Read more

Vick, McNabb and the deep ball

Tuesday, May 10, 2011, 12:19 PM
The Eagles' 2010 season ended on a Michael Vick pass intended for rookie wide receiver Riley Cooper about 32 yards from the line of scrimmage. Packers cornerback Tramon Williams leaped, picked it off and Green Bay was on its way to winning the Super Bowl. While Vick's final deep ball was one he probably... Read more

How many top-100 players do the Eagles have?

Monday, May 9, 2011, 10:04 AM
NFL Network is currently counting down its top 100 players for 2011. In the past two weeks, they've run through players 81-100. The voting was done by current NFL players, and it's not about a guy's body of work, but rather his value for next season. So far, no Eagles have made the list, but a few... Read more
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