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Eagles head coach Kelly: “We needed to rebuild the secondary”…

I guess we did have to rebuild the defensive secondary, although truth be told I was pretty darn content with Cary Williams at one corner. Quite frankly, the corners took a lot of heat over the past season because rotational help from the safety (I won’t name nates, I mean, names) was often late to […]

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A weekend workout with Eagles’ receiver Jordan Matthews…

Ever wonder what your first-string receivers are doing to stay in shape on the last weekend in June? I was curious to know what level of activity the “speed/RAC guys” like Jordan Matthews are supposed to maintain while still four or five weeks away from training camp. It would seem to me (an amateur!) that […]

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A revised look at the Eagles salary cap…

If you ask me, most of the Eagles players currently under contract are underpaid. I say that only because I see how so many guys on the roster are making the NFL minimum veteran money… and most without a pro-rated signing bonus to soften the blow… And this isn’t just an Eagles money thang— all […]

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Looking back at 2010 Eagles minicamp is a trip…

If 2015 was supposed to be the culmination of Andy Reid’s 5-Year-Plan from back in 2010, we must have time-warped into another football galaxy. To say a lot has changed since then is putting it mildly. Right around this time of the summer in 2010, we were preparing for the Kevin Kolb era at QB […]

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Coping with rookie frustration in Eagles camp…

One of the good reports coming out of Eagles minicamp is that Eagles 1st-round draft pick Nelson Agholor has so far avoided the somewhat typical phase of rookie frustration. Excuse me for saying “Whoa Nellie!” (I’m going to be the first to use that phrase every time Agholor makes a big catch or a big […]

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Mandatory Eagles Minicamp Musings…

This edition of the EYE should be more about the longevity of the career of Eagles left tackle Jason Peters… he is still regarded after almost a decade of excellence and periodic bouts of fighting through injury as one of the best players and best left tackles in the NFL. But cut the music! NFLN’s Top […]

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Welcome to the University of Philadelphia Eagles…

I finally get what Chip Kelly is trying to create here— it’s “The University of Philadelphia” in an NFL context… It took me a while to understand. I’m not sure it’s a bad thing, either. We no longer look at players as trades or acquisitions… they are “transfers” from other programs. Kelly is attempting to […]

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Don’t Shells the Eagles mandatory minicamp Shorts…

There’s a tendency to write off the 3 days of mandatory minicamp in mid-June as a mere weigh station leading up to the late July training camp proving ground. I know… it seems silly to get worked up over a bunch of guys running around in shells and shorts— unless of course, shells and shorts […]

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Eagles a little messed up but we’re all alright…

I paraphrased a line from a Kenny Chesney song in the title of this blurger… but the spirit of the lyric rings true. The drama surrounding the release of Pro Bowl-caliber left guard Evan Mathis by the Eagles might suggest that there is trouble in Paradise… Not really… Evan Mathis is 33 years old and […]

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An Evan Mathis retrospective in Philly…

It came down to Guaranteed Money… Evan Mathis wanted it for the final two years of his contract with Philly, and Chip Kelly said no way…. Mathis’ agent Drew Rosenhaus was in his head— “Evan, you’re better than what the Eagles say you are… they want to string you out game-paycheck-to-game-paycheck…. they’re hedging their bet […]

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Jumping the shark on Eagles news coverage…

You know it’s a slow NFL news day when you see stories like this one:  “Pro Football Focus’ (PFF) analysts ranked Kelly’s Birds as the sixth best roster in the NFL, one spot worse than their 2014 ranking.” Now apparently this concocted angle bases roster strength on how many “elite”-ranked players you have on your […]

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Already planning for 2016 Eagles draft…

Never too early to prepare for next year’s lawn, says our resident Eagles analyst ~BROZ…. and indeed, his employer Drafttek agrees. The pieces of sod are already being laid out to be installed for the playing field of the 2016 NFL Draft. What ~BROZ just participated in was Drafttek’s first 2016 Mock Draft. It was […]

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