Who will replaced AR? Image via voxxi.com.
With Andy Reid out as Philadelphia Eagles head coach, the major question facing the franchise now is who will replace him.The speculation has swirled for months, as Reid’s fate was sealed further by each successive loss. Here’s a look at some of the possibilities.
The name that has been tossed around most in relation to the Eagles head coaching gig is University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly. His innovation and reputation as an offensive mastermind certainly has to peak the interest of the Birds—and many other teams. However, he is untested in the NFL. Philadelphia has worked hard to establish itself as an elite franchise in the NFL and taking the plunge with someone with no league experience following Reid’s success is quite a gamble. Add to that a desire for control that team owner Jeffrey Lurie will likely not surrender. According to SI’s Don Banks, Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?’
Clay Harbor has seen his last game action of the season. Image via CBSSports.com
Another one bites the dust as #2 tight end Clay Harbor was placed on injured reserve by the Philadelphia Eagles on Tuesday.
Harbor suffered a lower back injury during Thursday night’s game against the Bengals. That game was his first career start, filling in for a concussed Brent Celek. Against Cincinnati, Harbor had 3 catches for 30 yards and, unfortunately, lost a fumble.
The third-year player finishes the year with a career high 25 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns.
Thankfully for the Eagles, Celek will be back in the lineup for Sunday’s game against the Redskins.
No corresponding roster move has yet been made by the team.
In other injury news from a decimated Philadelphia Eagles offense, LeSean McCoy has been cleared by an independent doctor and returned to practice on Monday. As for whether he’ll play on Sunday, head coach Andy Reid said,
“There’s a chance he ends up playing for us this week. We’ll see how it goes with the practices this week. He practiced (Monday) and did well.”
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The Philadelphia Eagles much anticipated 2012 regular season begins in just three days. While the opening game on the schedule against the Cleveland Browns should be an easy win for the Birds, they face a difficult first-half schedule that pits them against no fewer than six playoff teams from the 2011 season. Philadelphia has the talent to survive the challenge but cannot afford to have many missteps.
Once the Eagles clear their Week 9 opponent, the New Orleans Saints, the team enters a portion of their schedule that will still be challenging but should also provide the opportunity to make a strong finish to their regular season. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles 2012 season preview: Fight to a strong finish’
Football is back, and in a big way. To say that Tuesday was a busy day would be a drastic understatement.
Rather than try to keep tabs on developments as they occurred, a mission doomed for failure, I instead waited until the evening to survey the changes made around the league.
I’m not sure if my strategy was the way to go, as the mountain of developments and changes were almostÂ too much to comprehend. Anyone whose work has anything to do with the National Football League has their work cut out for them for the next several days. No idea how they’ll be able to sustain Tuesday’s momentum, but they have had four and a half months of rest, so that probably helps.
On to Tuesday’s developments from the Birds. Continue reading ‘A Whirlwind: Free Agent Update, Rookie Signings and Possible D-Jax Hold Out’