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Opposition breakdown: Eagles can turn Chargers' best defensive weapon into a liability

Friday, September 13, 2013, 8:25 PM
During the offseason, a lot was made of the Eagles' infusion of tight ends. They drafted Zach Ertz with the 35th overall pick, and spent good money (3 years, $12 million) to sign James Casey away from the Texans. In Week 1 against the Redskins, the Eagles came out in "11 personnel" (1 RB, 1 TE, 3 WR)... Read more

Opposing fan emotions: Redskins edition

Friday, September 13, 2013, 1:11 PM
In a former life, I wrote for Bleeding Green Nation, the Eagles' website under the SB Nation umbrella. Gamedays are full of emotion for all fans, and that emotion really shows through on SB Nation's gametime open threads. After games it's always fun to go back and observe the prophetic, delusional... Read more

Eagles chatter: Everybody LOVES Chip Kelly

Friday, September 13, 2013, 10:44 AM
There's an overload of excellent Eagles content out there this week. Here's a round-up of the best stuff that I could find... Film breakdowns Here are five film breakdowns (with screen grabs) from Sheil Kapadia, Fran Duffy, Derek Sarley, and Jeff McLane), and one extremely thorouh player-by-player... Read more

The Hurry Up: Previewing Eagles-Chargers

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 2:57 PM
On this week's episode of The Hurry Up, Jimmy Kempski of Philly.com and Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune break down Sunday's Eagles-Chargers game with CineSport's Noah Coslov. More Eagles coverage: Kelly: We never look at the clock Shurmur happy in Kelly's shadow Week 2 NFL picks:... Read more

Week 2 NFL selections/picks

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 12:15 PM
Jets at Patriots The Jets have to be feeling great about their Week 1 win over the Buccaneers after being dismissed as one of the league's worst teams, but they run into Tom Brady and Pats in Week 2, and should be on the wrong end of a spanking. This is an obvious candidate for your suicide pool... Read more

5 initial notes/observations about the San Diego Chargers

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 9:23 PM
1) The Chargers' #1 WR is Malcom Floyd, who is 6'5. Floyd's numbers over the last 4 years are OK, but certainly not anything close to what you would consider "#1 WR type production." He's a player that provided quality #2 type production when he was 2nd fiddle to Vincent Jackson, who is now in Tampa... Read more

NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 1

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 1:51 PM
The time in between Week 1 and Week 2 is typically a period that produces the most movement in these kinds of rankings articles. We learn that some teams are better than we thought, and some are worse. At the same time, there's only one game to work off of, as opposed to a larger body of work, so we... Read more

What they're saying about Eagles-Redskins, with visuals

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 6:11 PM
In the wake of the Eagles' impressive performance over the Redskins Monday night, national and local football writers are giving the Eagles their due. Here's what they're saying... Jerry Jones: Philadelphia Eagles offense ‘did look faster than I thought it would’ - Jon Machota, Dallas Morning... Read more

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Redskins game

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 1:04 AM
I would like to introduce our new post-game feature... 10 Awards! The Bold Prediction Award: Jason Peters. After the game Peters said, "By week 10, [LeSean McCoy] will be at 1000 [yards]." The Motorboatin' Sonofabitch Award: Chip Kelly, you motorboatin' sonofabitch, you. The Loser Award: The Washington... Read more

Film breakdown: Look for the Redskins to test the Eagles' safeties

Monday, September 9, 2013, 9:07 AM
The Redskins' had a potent offense last season, and it all started with their running game. In 2012, the Redskins led the league in rushing: Alfred Morris racked up 1613 rushing yards, second in the NFL only to Adrian Peterson, while Robert Griffin III chipped in 815, running the read option. But... Read more
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