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Fondest Eagles memories revisited…

This is just a sampling of some of the greatest Eagles stories ever told  as chronicled by Eli Kowalski in his 2008 book called “Looking Back: 75 Years of Eagles History”… Here are my favorites of Eli’s favorites: “I remember this so vividly—it was 1957, Bill Stribling got hurt in my rookie year in the […]

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Food for the Summer Blight—Eagles filler and “didja knows?”

Welcome to the Blight portion of the Eagles’ summer of 2016. This is where a guy has to scramble to keep coming up with fresh content. Sometimes the best thing to do is just give the current score: Blight 1, Jacko 0… another fallback is to dig up some “Did You Know?” topics. In the […]

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Eagles must pay the piper in 2017 as cap space evaporates…

Something had to give when the Birds pulled off the big Fletcher Cox signing extension this year. The Eagles have about $6 million in cap space left in 2016. In 2017, they currently are $5.7 million over the projected salary cap. “That requires some risk on our part,” G.M. Howie Roseman said last week. “We […]

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Eagles now lead the NFL in guaranteed money contracts…

With the signing of DT-Extraordinaire Fletcher Cox to an extended long-term deal guaranteed for $63 million, the Philadelphia Eagles now dominate the league in the “in it to win it” category based upon commitment to guaranteed compensation of current personnel. Most “guaranteed money” spent since January 1, 2016: Eagles = $280 million Giants = $141 […]

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More Homework for Eagles offense on summer vacay…

Tragedies like the mass shooting which just happened in Orlando make relating to the NFL’s current summer vacation period seem superfluous, perhaps meaningless, at least insofar as coming up with a new blurg idea. But here we are again to gather as concerned Iggles fans. At least there was a decent ongoing discussion (about the […]

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Eagles minicamp is over and we’re left with…

“We put in a new offense and we learned it and I think we played some fast, confident football,” tight end Zach Ertz said. “That’s a positive for me.” “The big thing is that everyone came out healthy, for the most part, and in the big picture that’s really important,” defensive end Connor Barwin said. […]

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Jimmy Kempski rocks as Eagles conclude minicamp…

I love me some Jimmy Kempski…He’s a much younger version of me is how I like to think of it… He quit his day job to pursue a journalistic dream of covering the Eagles for a living…I didn’t have the guts to make such a leap into the unknown…I had major bills to pay from […]

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Silly Season musings about Eagles mini-camp…

I’m not one to drag you down…but this Eagles minicamp thing is weirdly formulaic if you ask me. By that I mean it’s more of a show-up-or-be-fined thing than an actual I-want-to-be-here-to-show-I-am-ready thing. I’m speaking more about the tenured veterans, of course. The drafted rookies and undrafted free agents have a vested interest in showing […]

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Optimistic look at Eagles final minicamp from Down Under…

(All photos by Jenn Pirri of PE.com) Now that both Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles are back in the fold, the next step for the coaching staff is to integrate them back into the action on the field, a process that head coach Pederson says the team will take slowly. That was one of the […]

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Mandatory OTA camp is here again! The Eagles are one happy family!—sort of…

All 87 Eagles players eligible to attend this week’s mandatory minicamp reported on Monday, including defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and running back Darren Sproles, who skipped all three weeks of voluntary organized team activity practices. That’s cool! Cue the “We Are Family” soundtrack! This offseason, new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he believed […]

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Grinding it applies to Eagles fans, not just players …

This is the Sargasso Sea portion of the offseason, as so aptly described by our veteran poster Palm Feathers… but somehow we find a way to grind out the trip to get to what really counts, and we take notes along the way. Relief more than celebration is the keynote of Sam Bradford’s reconciliation with […]

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Eagles offense is headed in the Reich direction…

A lot of folks around the nation know 54-year-old Frank Reich better as a motivational speaker and an ordained minister, moreso than as the current offensive coordinator of the Philadelphia Eagles. When I was a young lad, I knew him best as the backup quarterback to Boomer Esiason back in the ’80’s at the U. […]

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Eagles new passing attack requires a lot of thinking…

The Doug Pederson offense asks Eagles receivers to read coverages and make adjustments based on what they see. In turn, the quarterback and receivers have to see the same thing and make the same mental adjustments. This is a different approach from Chip Kelly’s previous offense, and somewhat similar to the older Andy Reid offense […]

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The only grades that matter at Eagles OTA’s…

Hope springs eternal…but “hope” is a dirty word around here. OTA’s are more about seeing what you’ve got to work with when the bill—I mean, bell— rings later in the summer. So I don’t get too worked up over media ratings of players in Spring Training. There are no real “positional battles” yet either, despite […]

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Back to the gridiron…Go Eagles!

Usually when I go “off the grid” for a few days, some breaking news happens for the Eagles just as I get back from the road. This time it wasn’t all that earth-shaking or unexpected— as just reported by ESPN, after six NFL seasons, former Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Walter Thurmond is retiring at the […]

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Remembering the strange Eagles career of Timmy Brown…

Tremendous thanks goes out to all you veterans of service out there, and of course thoughts of extreme appreciation for all your relatives and friends who may have paid the ultimate price for freedom. Both my parents have passed away in recent years; Mom saw more actual combat than did Dad as she was an […]

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Jordan Hicks is healthy again for Eagles…

    “Aggressive,” Eagles inside linebacker Jordan Hicks said yesterday. “Everything we do is attack and I think we heavily rely on our D-line to set the tone and then the linebackers and everybody behind is filling and coming downhill aggressively. It’s a fearless defense. You’ve got to be fearless to play it.” “It’s going […]

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