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All eyes on Mark Sanchez as Philadelphia Eagles face Carolina Panthers

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As with any game, there are many important aspects of the Philadelphia Eagles on which to focus this Monday night. But who are we kidding: Tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers is all about Mark Sanchez.

Every step he takes, every move he makes, we’ll be watching him. Every throw. Every decision. Can Sanchez ably lead the Birds for the six to eight weeks that Nick Foles is expected to be out with a broken collarbone? If so, is he the quarterback on which we should hitch our trailers for an even longer stretch of time? If Sanchez can avoid the turnovers that became an all-too prevalent part of Foles’ performance this season and turn in a series of consistent performances, the answer could be yes. But those are big “ifs”. Sanchez has his own history of turning the ball over to overcome. Since entering the league in 2009, the former USC quarterback has thrown for more interceptions (71) than touchdowns (70) in his career. Continue reading ‘All eyes on Mark Sanchez as Philadelphia Eagles face Carolina Panthers’

DeMeco Ryans is done for the season

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Linebacker DeMeco Ryans, leader of the Philadelphia Eagles defense and all-around team leader, has been placed on injured reserve. He is done for the season.

Ryans ruptured his Achilles during Sunday’s 31-21 win over the Houston Texans. Since the injury, a number of Eagles players have commented on the poor condition of the field at NRG Stadium, with LeSean McCoy saying it’s the worst on which he’s ever played. Continue reading ‘DeMeco Ryans is done for the season’

Brandon Graham issues harsh critique of Juan Castillo, shows confidence in Todd Bowles

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Linebacker Casey Matthews hinted at what he thought of Juan Castillo’s coaching when he summed up the first meeting of the Philadelphia Eagle defense in the Todd Bowles era on Monday: “We’re not going to be predictable anymore.”

Brandon Graham took those comments further on Wednesday by blaming Castillo for the Eagles defensive woes in the games of which he presided. Graham stated that the former DC’s inability to  change his play calling in the fourth quarter was exactly the reason for the collapse the Birds experienced so many times  in the last moments of games in 2011 and 2012.

Specifically, Graham stated Continue reading ‘Brandon Graham issues harsh critique of Juan Castillo, shows confidence in Todd Bowles’

Eagles Briefs: Jason Babin Returns to Practice

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Happy Labor Day, Eagles fans! While many of you enjoy a day off, the Birds were back to practice after two days off, preparing for their regular season opener against the Browns in just six days.

The big story Monday is the fact that DE Jason Babin was a full participant  in practice and says that he will play on Sunday. He missed all of the preseason after enduring a torn calf muscle at Lehigh on July 29. While the Eagles are stacked with talent on the defensive line, having Babin, coming off of a Pro Bowl 2011 season, back with Trent Cole in the starting rotation is a great sign for Philadelphia’s defense as it prepares for the 2012 season. Continue reading ‘Eagles Briefs: Jason Babin Returns to Practice’

Philadelphia Eagles starters to make longest preseason appearance against the Patriots

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Let's hope the Eagles make Tom Brady do some of this on the field come Monday.

If you’re not inclined to pay attention to the preseason until the third game on the schedule, when starters traditionally see the most playing time, take note: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid has gone and switched the playbook on you.

Monday night’s game against the New England Patriots is when the first team will see the most action, with Reid planning to give them as much as three quarters of time on the field, though he will determine the exact amount during the game. The second team will play for a quarter. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles starters to make longest preseason appearance against the Patriots’