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What they're saying about the Eagles: Week 12

Here are all the good things everyone is saying about the Eagles this week.

What they're saying about the Eagles: Week 12

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin shows his frustration during the loss to the Redskins. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)
Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin shows his frustration during the loss to the Redskins. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer)

Here are all the good things everyone is saying about the Eagles this week:

From the Philly media

-- Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy remain in Phase 1 of their respective concussion recoveries, meaning Nick Foles and Bryce Brown will be your starting quarterback and running back.

-- Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro gives you his list of what to watch for the rest of the way.

-- The emergence of Fletcher Cox was maybe the only positive from the Redskins’ loss, Eagles 24/7’s Sheil Kapadia writes: “Amid a season of disappointments, the rookie from Mississippi State is coming on strong. He has two double-digit tackle games in the last month. No other Eagles defensive lineman has one all year."

More from Kapadia: What is Jeremy Maclin’s future with the Eagles?

-- Ron Jaworski thinks Nick Foles will be a good starting quarterback: "With Nick Foles, he has shown through the preseason, and I watched him very closely in the preseason, out at Training Camp, he's a big, strong-armed thrower that mechanically is very sound," Jaworski said. "I think he will be a starter in the NFL and a good one."

-- Bleeding Green Nation’s Jordan Raanan says Nnamdi Asomugha puts no effort into stopping the run, likening him to Asante Samuel: “Nnamdi Asomugha is nothing more than Asante Samuel reincarnated. Worse even. At least Asante had the courtesy of using his veteran tricks (you know, the fake dive at the running back's legs) to make it look like he attempted to tackle opposing ball carriers. At least he ran to the ball, jumped around and made a lot of noise. Nnamdi just dances with his wide receiver, rarely making a fair and honest effort to get off the block.”

-- Marcus Vick says his “fatboy” tweet was not aimed at Andy Reid. Gotta do a better job of subtweeting.

-- Vinny Curry, the Eagles’ second-round pick, is eager to make his NFL debut against the Panthers, CSNPhilly’s Reuben Frank writes.

From the national media

-- In this week’s power rankings, Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks says the Eagles’ actions speak much louder than their verbal support for Andy Reid: “I always find it bemusing to hear players who talk so passionately about how much admiration and loyalty they feel for their embattled head coach, but then go out on game day and all but mail in another feeble effort on his behalf. That's the actions-speak-louder-than-words stage we're at in Philly, where everyone knows Andy Reid is as good as gone, but nobody's doing anything about it.”

-- Could Chip Kelly replace Andy Reid? Peter King thinks he is a candidate: “Andy Reid. Close to the end, barring a miracle stay by Jeffrey Lurie. Could Oregon coach Chip Kelly, his national title hopes dashed, be waiting in the wings? I believe he'll be a candidate to take the Eagles job after leaving the Bucs at the altar last year.”

-- The December 2 Eagles-Cowboys will remain in its Sunday night slot. Hooray?

-- ESPN.com’s NFC East blogger Dan Graziano has exactly three Eagles on his all-division team. Bet you cannot guess who they are.

-- What is StubHub saying about the Eagles? That you can get cheap tickets.

-- Guess which player from the Eagles-Redskins game was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week? Hint: He doesn’t play for the Eagles.

From the Panthers

-- Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorenson says Andy Reid Ron Rivera is overmatched as a head coach. Rivera was the Eagles’ linebacker coach under Reid from 1999-2003.

-- Justin Medlock is out and Graham Gano is in as the Carolina kicker.

-- The Panthers are excited for their first Monday Night Football appearance since 2009.

Power Rankings

Here’s how the Eagles are ranked this week:

Philly.com - 28
ESPN - 27
Sports Illustrated- 27
Pro Football Talk - 27
CBS Sports - 25
FOX Sports - 28
Yahoo! Sports - 28

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