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Morning Muse: Eagles’ December meltdown complete with elimination from playoffs

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Morning Muse MugThe Philadelphia Eagles will not be ending the 2014 season with a playoff run. That reality was cemented after the Dallas Cowboys’ 42-7 blowout victory over the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.

The outcome is not surprising, as the Birds made their playoff odds infinitely more difficult with their loss 27-24 loss to the Redskins on Saturday. And the total December implosion of the Eagles was complete. Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Eagles’ December meltdown complete with elimination from playoffs’

Philadelphia Eagles uninspired, undisciplined in critical loss to Washington Redskins

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There are few times when I am rendered speechless, but the Philadelphia Eagles’ 27-24 loss to the lowly Washington Redskins–with absolutely everything on the line–has left me as such. As RG3 , DeSean Jackson and Jay Gruden yuk it up, celebrate the win and agree to let bygones be bygones, Philadelphia has some serious soul-searching to do. The lack of discipline has cost the team its third-straight game and revealed an uncomfortable reality: this is not a very good team. While we shake our heads at the frustration of being Philadelphia sports fans, this is a team that is very lucky to have a winning record. But, the luck seems to have finally worn out. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles uninspired, undisciplined in critical loss to Washington Redskins’

Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles defense needs to bring the pressure, and quickly

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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’

Morning Muse: 2013 a transition year for the Philadelphia Eagles defense

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Happy Memorial Day! As you relax and enjoy the last morning of your three-day weekend, here is a look at your Philadelphia Eagles headlines:

Defensive coordinator Billy Davis on Philadelphia’s D in 2013: “This year’s absolutely the hardest transition year we’re going to have.” – Birds 24/7

While we try to guess what Chip Kelly’s offense will ultimately look like and wait to see more the the hybrid 4-3/3-4 defense in action, we now know one thing about the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles: offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland doesn’t plan to make the Birds’ line much different than what he ran at Alabama. – ProFootballTalk

Special teams coordinator Dave Fipp plans to turn around that phase of the game for Philadelphia by being, “sound, smart and relentless.” – CSNPhilly

Now that his notorious fumbling issues are supposedly a thing of the past thanks to Chip Kelly, Mike Vick contends that he’s got the fastest legs of any other QB in the league. – NFL.com

This year, the Eagles’ preseason visits had a strong correlation with whom they ultimately drafted. – Iggles Blitz

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Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly’s coaching staff continues to take shape with reported hiring defensive coordinator and offensive line coach

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It’s been a long wait but Thursday provided some significant developments in the shaping of Chip Kelly’s coaching staff for the Philadelphia Eagles.

For one, we know who will be the defensive coordinator for the next era of Eagles football. According to CSNPhilly, Billy Davis, who most recently was the linebackers coach for the Cleveland Browns, will step into the position.

So the Birds weren’t waiting for their man to finish a Super Bowl run after all. So what took so long to secure Davis? Was he the one the team wanted all along or a fall-back plan? It will be one of the first questions asked whenever Davis is formally introduced to the media. Whether a real, plausible answer to the question is received is another matter. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Chip Kelly’s coaching staff continues to take shape with reported hiring defensive coordinator and offensive line coach’