The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the New England Patriots 42-35 on Friday night in Foxboro, falling to 0-2 in the preseason. The days of saying, “It’s just the preseason,” quickly fade as the Birds prepare for the all-important third preseason game on Thursday night at home against the Steelers. It all seems so similar to last season–growing confidence in the offense, continuing concern about the defense. And then there’s Alex Henery. Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles defense needs to bring the pressure, and quickly’
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The Philadelphia Eagles lost to the Chicago Bears in their preseason debut on Friday night, 34-28. The ones showed a lot of rust, with Nick Foles throwing two interceptions in the first quarter and the offense racking up 8 penalties for 79 yards. But there was some good, including on special teams with Josh Huff’s 102-yard kickoff return touchdown. Here’s a look at some of the best post-game discussion and dissection from the weekend:
A good rundown of what stood out–for better or for worse–from 2014 Eagles preseason game #1 – CSNPhilly Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: The Philadelphia Eagles player with the most buzz following the first preseason game is…’
It all starts tonight. Philadelphia Eagles football, at Chicago’s Soldier Field against the Bears. The start of the preseason separates the rabid football faithful from the more faint at heart. If you get excited about Eagles preseason football, then tonight brings the most exciting start to a weekend in many, many months.
Sure, the game doesn’t mean anything about the 2014 regular season. It doesn’t tell us how the Eagles will finish in the NFC East. But it’s something. We won’t see them for long, but Chip Kelly tells us that we’ll see the starters for about 10-15 snaps. Better than nothing, but close to it. What we will get to see is the Birds’ rookies in NFL game action for the very first team. Now that’s something to look forward to. Continue reading ‘Rookies to revel in tonight’s Philadelphia Eagles preseason game against the Chicago Bears’
Philadelphia Eagles 2014 training camp finally got under way this weekend. Players currently on the 90-man roster are fighting to make their NFL dreams a reality, and fans wonder how what they see at practice will translate to the field come the regular season in a little over a month.
After a long offseason, Eagles players have started the battle to make this season even better than last. The action will intensify on Monday when the pads come out for the team’s first open practice. But until then, how have things started off? Here’s a look at some of the best headlines from the weekend.
When Lane Johnson misses the first four games of the season serving a suspension for taking PEDs, the Birds will look to Allen Barbre to take his place on the o-line. – Philadelphia Inquirer Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: LeSean McCoy and Trent Cole in heated skirmish at training camp’
The suspension of Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson for violating the NFL’s drug policy was announced by the league on Wednesday.
The NFL announced that Johnson would be suspended for the first four games of the 2014 regular season. He will return to the Eagles’ roster on Monday, September 29 following the team’s game a day earlier against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles said via a statement issued on Wednesday, Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles OT Lane Johnson suspended for first four games of season’