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Archive: April, 2013

Running QB? Who Needs A Running QB?

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 5:44 PM
Since the day he arrived in South Philly, Chip Kelly has said he is not married to the read-option. Said he doesn’t need a quarterback with 4.5 speed to run his offense. Said he will fit his offense around his talent. I didn’t believe any of that. Until Saturday when he drafted Matt Barkley... Read more

Chip gets his quarterback

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 5:44 PM
The Eagles' draft took an interesting and unexpected turn right away Saturday, when the Eagles used a seventh-round pick to trade up for the first selection of the day, the initial pick of the fourth round. They took USC quarterback Matt Barkley, a much-heralded prospect a year ago who elected not... Read more

Who should the Eagles draft on Day 3? Potential targets in Rounds 4-7

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
The third day of the draft (Rounds 4-7) are often reserved for the most devoted NFL and college football fans. But all winning NFL teams have good depth, and that depth is found in the third day. Look for the Eagles to add to their defensive backfield and linebackers. Here are some potential targets... Read more

Video: Eagles introduce Lane Johnson to Philadelphia

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
Les Bowen of the Daily News reports from the NovaCare Complex where the Eagles introduced first round pick Lane Johnson to the Philadelphia media. Read more

Best players available after first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
Here's a look at the top-ranked players remaining after the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, based on CBS Sports' rankings. Which players will the Eagles go after on Saturday? Rank Player Pos. Pos. Rank School Class Ht. Wt. Proj. Round 37 Matt Barkley QB 2 Southern California Sr 6-3 227 1-2 39 Jesse... Read more

Eagles take offensive, ride with Ertz

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
The Eagles's first pick of the second round, 35th overall, showed us what new coach Chip Kelly thinks he needs to run his offense in the NFL. No, not a quarterback. The Eagles, who already signed James Casey from the Texans in free agency, went for a tight end-H-back, the NFL's new sexy offensive position... Read more

Lane Johnson (did not) wrestle bears to improve his blocking

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
Eagles' first-round pick Lane Johnson met with the media Friday and talked about how he used to wrestle bears. Seriously. (UPDATE: 5:55 p.m.): Apparently Lane Johnson is a big liar, as he now says he made up the bear wrestling story. Apparently, he's been telling this story for a while now. FROM... Read more

Lane Johnson's first meal in Philly is a cheesesteak, because of course it is

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
Lane Johnson has arrived in Philadelphia, and will meet with the media at 5 p.m. But as a 300 lb. offensive lineman, Johnson had to stop for a quick meal, his first in Philadelphia. To no surprise, it was the most cliche thing possible, a cheesesteak. According to Geoff Mosher of CSN, the sandwich... Read more

Eagles will draft Geno Smith in the second round, according to ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr.

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
ESPN's "Draft Expert" Mel Kiper Jr. has the Philadelphia Eagles taking West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith with the third pick in the second round of the NFL Draft. He has the Jaguars selecting USC's Matt Barkley with the 33rd pick, Zach Ertz (TE, Stanford) going to the 49ers at 34, and then the... Read more

Penn State defensive tackle Jordan Hill drafted in third round by Seattle

Thursday, May 9, 2013, 2:50 PM
Defensive tackle Jordan Hill became the first Penn State player to be selected in the 2013 NFL draft, going in the third round Friday night to the Seattle Seahawks. The 6-foot-1, 303-pound Hill, of Steelton, Pa., was the 87th overall pick and the 25th choice in the third round. He had earned All-Big... Read more
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