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5 thoughts on the Eagles

Tuesday, January 31, 2012, 2:28 PM
Here are five thoughts on the Eagles, in light of news from the past two days: 1. LOSING OUT ON SPAGS I was surprised Andy Reid was so forthcoming in admitting he offered Steve Spagnuolo a spot on his coaching staff. Without coming outright and saying so, he basically said part of his offseason plan... Read more

DeSean's place in the WR market

Monday, January 30, 2012, 9:57 AM
There are two scenarios in which teams around the league will have a chance to acquire DeSean Jackson this offseason. If the Eagles don't franchise Jackson AND don't come to a long-term agreement with him, he'll become an unrestricted free agent. If the Eagles decide to franchise Jackson, they could... Read more

Reid: Childress a great fit in Cleveland

Sunday, January 29, 2012, 11:22 AM
When Marty Mornhinweg's name surfaced as a potential head-coaching candidate in Oakland and Indianapolis, many wondered whether Brad Childress would return to Philadelphia to replace him. While Mornhinweg got an interview with the Raiders, he was not offered the job and remains with the Eagles. Childress... Read more

Herremans' toughness; another mock draft

Friday, January 27, 2012, 3:00 PM
Todd Herremans played 1,094 snaps last season, tied for most on the Eagles with Jason Kelce, according to Pro Football Focus. Today, he was named to USA Today's All-Joe Team, which rewards "first-rate players who receive second-rate recognition." Only players who have never been named to the Pro Bowl... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Thursday, January 26, 2012, 11:57 AM
Here's the weekly roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: ESPN.com's Mel Kiper recently "re-drafted" the 2006 class. The Eagles had the 14th pick that year and selected defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley. But if they could do it all over again, Kiper says the Birds would end... Read more

The Eagles' options at LB

Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 12:49 PM
Les Bowen and Jeff McLane caught up with Howie Roseman down at the Senior Bowl yesterday to get his thoughts on a variety of topics. One of them was the organization's issues with adequately addressing the linebacker position. In the interview, Roseman indicated that the Eagles wanted to make a move... Read more

Report: Washburn was roadblock to Spagnuolo

Tuesday, January 24, 2012, 10:15 AM
Over the weekend, I linked to a National Football Post report that said Steve Spagnuolo's decision came down to the Eagles and the Saints. And he chose New Orleans in large part because Drew Brees provided a better chance than Michael Vick and the Birds to win the Super Bowl. But there were other... Read more

15 thoughts on championship weekend

Monday, January 23, 2012, 10:52 AM
Before we get to my 15 observations from championship weekend, a couple links to share that you might have missed the past couple days. According to a report, the Eagles did make a push for Steve Spagnuolo, but he chose the Saints over them, largely because of Drew Brees. And Brian Dawkins talked... Read more

Why the Eagles lost out on Spagnuolo

Sunday, January 22, 2012, 11:57 AM
After news broke last week that Steve Spagnuolo had chosen to become the new defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, a couple key questions surfaced, pertaining to the Eagles: 1. How much actual interest did the Eagles really have in Spagnuolo? 2. Would Juan Castillo be back for a second... Read more

Has Dawkins played his last game?

Saturday, January 21, 2012, 12:32 PM
It's been nearly three years since Brian Dawkins left the Eagles and signed with the Denver Broncos. This offseason, the 16-year veteran will decide whether his playing days are over. Dawkins last played a full game in Week 13. He saw limited action in Weeks 14 and 16 and was sidelined for both playoff... Read more
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