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Archive: August, 2011

Changes, projections for the 2011 Eagles

Wednesday, August 31, 2011, 1:15 PM
A week from Thursday, the Saints and Packers will open the 2011 regular season in Green Bay. Three days later, the Eagles get started with a matchup against the Rams in St. Louis. The Birds made sweeping changes on their coaching staff, their offensive line and their defense in this shortened offseason... Read more

What they're saying about the Vick deal

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 8:29 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about Michael Vick's new deal: SI.com's Peter King writes that Vick's extension shows the Eagles think he's responsible, and he points out that Vick worked with Ravens backup quarterback and Virginia Tech product Tyrod Taylor in the offseason: Vick... Read more

Can Vick find balance as a runner?

Tuesday, August 30, 2011, 12:52 PM
When Michael Vick takes the field in St. Louis in a couple weeks, we'll begin to assess once again where he is as a passer. In 2010, he delivered the best year of his career in that respect, completing 62.6 percent of his passes with 21 touchdowns, six interceptions and a QB rating of 100.2. But... Read more

Thoughts on the Vick deal

Monday, August 29, 2011, 9:16 PM
The unlikely story of Michael Vick going from prison inmate to the face of the Eagles' franchise took perhaps its biggest step Monday night when news broke of a new six-year deal for the quarterback. Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post first reported the deal via Twitter, and the Inquirer's... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Monday, August 29, 2011, 7:25 PM
I did the first roundup Sunday before the power went out, but didn't get to all the links. Here's the rest of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Elliot Harrison of NFL.com isn't buying the Eagles' hype just yet: I don't see a Dream Team. I see four high-profile acquisitions on... Read more

How the Eagles have used Asomugha, DRC

Monday, August 29, 2011, 12:42 PM
Soon after the Eagles surprised the NFL and signed Nnamdi Asomugha on that Friday evening in July, the question of what his role would be became a widely discussed topic of conversation. Would Asante Samuel be dealt? Would Asomugha stay on the right side? Would he be moved around? What about Dominique... Read more

Eagles chat with Sheil Kapadia

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 8:31 PM
Join Philly.com's Sheil Kapadia for a live chat about all the latest Eagles news at 1 p.m. Monday. if you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

Five Eagles roster questions

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 5:06 PM
The Eagles will make their first round of cuts by this Tuesday at 4 p.m. That's when the roster has to get down to 80 players. By Saturday, Sept. 3, that number has to get down to 53. The Birds have played three preseason games, but as recently as yesterday, provided shakeups that are sure to affect... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, August 28, 2011, 11:15 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: I'll admit I have not paged through the entire issue of ESPN The Magazine that focused on Michael Vick, but I did enjoy this piece by Seth Wickersham, which provides details on what prison life was like for the Eagles' quarterback: Night... Read more

Making sense of the Eagles' O-line shakeup

Saturday, August 27, 2011, 4:30 PM
When the Eagles took the field in January to face the Packers in the wild-card round of the playoffs, their offensive line looked like this: Jason Peters (LT), Todd Herremans (LG), Mike McGlynn (C), Nick Cole (RG) and Winston Justice (LT). When the 2011 Eagles take the field in two weeks against the... Read more
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