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Man Up: Is O-line the reason Vick's starting?

Wednesday, September 22, 2010, 10:06 AM
Since Andy Reid announced his decision to start Michael Vick on Tuesday evening, several different theories have been offered up, trying to explain his rationale. One of them is that the offensive line is so shaky right now that Michael Vick and his mobility give the Eagles a much better chance to... Read more

Man Up: What went wrong with the Eagles' D?

Monday, September 20, 2010, 9:25 AM
Here's a player-by-player look at how the Eagles' defense performed in the team's 35-32 win over the Lions on Sunday. Brandon Graham- Graham was more active than Week 1, picking up the first sack of his career, but he looked vulnerable at times against the run. Graham played outside on about 69 percent... Read more

Man Up: Celek, Peters and McGlynn

Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 10:42 AM
For those of you who are new to the blog, Man Up is my player-by-player look at the Eagles' offensive and defensive performance each week after re-watching the game. It occurred to me yesterday that some might think I'm actually telling certain players to Man Up. That's not the case. It's just the... Read more

Man Up: Barnes, Graham and Gaither

Monday, September 13, 2010, 11:31 AM
Here's a player-by-player look at the Eagles' defensive performance in their 27-20 loss against the Packers: Brandon Graham- It was not a strong first showing for Graham, who failed to get pressure on Aaron Rodgers and looked vulnerable at times against the run. Graham played both outside and inside... Read more

Man Up: Problems for Eagles' secondary

Monday, January 11, 2010, 9:51 AM
It is with great appreciation that I bring you the final Man Up of the year. The feature originated on September 14 and was creatively titled Eagles' offense: Evaluating every player. From there it became a weekly fixture. I asked you for suggestions on a name, ignored them (sorry) and then went... Read more

Man Up: Peters, O-line fall apart

Sunday, January 10, 2010, 2:04 PM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles' terrible offensive performance against the Cowboys: Donovan McNabb - I never understood why it had to be one side or the other with McNabb. Either he's a terrible passer and every loss is his fault, or he's underappreciated, and the blame should... Read more

Man Up: Trotter gets 2nd-half snaps

Tuesday, January 5, 2010, 10:11 AM
Before we get to Man Up, I charted the Eagles' defensive snaps yesterday to get a better idea of how much they blitzed, how effective they were when they blitzed, etc. Tomorrow I'll post the breakdown, and we can start making some guesses about what Sean McDermott's gameplan will be Saturday night... Read more

Man Up: What went wrong for Eagles' offense?

Monday, January 4, 2010, 10:50 AM
Where to begin with the Eagles' offensive struggles against the Cowboys? We go player-by-player like we do every week. Enjoy. Donovan McNabb - After turning in one of his best performances of the year in the first half against the Broncos, McNabb has struggled in his last six quarters. I know some... Read more

Man Up: Fokou, Jordan show improvement

Wednesday, December 30, 2009, 11:23 AM
We did the offense yesterday. And here's the D: Juqua Parker - He was all over Kyle Orton in the first half, turning in his second straight strong performance. Parker knocked Orton down on the play that was initially ruled a lateral. He also got good pressure on at least four other occasions. It... Read more

Man Up: Peters, Herremans struggle

Tuesday, December 29, 2009, 12:35 PM
Before we get to this week's Man Up, I know there is a lot of interest in the playoff scenarios, so you can check those out here. Without further ado: Donovan McNabb - In the first half, that was as good as we've seen McNabb all year. 15-for-19 for 242 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Strong, accurate... Read more
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