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Can the Philadelphia Eagles keep up with the Denver Broncos?

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Can the Eagles D stop Peyton Manning from inflicting too much damage?

The Philadelphia Eagles are in Denver to face the Broncos, and it is one of the most challenging games on their schedule. Denver’s #1 ranked offense faces Philly’s #2 offense. Both teams can be fast and explosive, but will Chip Kelly even want his team to work quickly, only to hand over the ball to Peyton Manning, who has already had a historic season by notching 12 touchdowns in just three games? Continue reading ‘Can the Philadelphia Eagles keep up with the Denver Broncos?’

Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 regular season schedule features Monday Night Opener against the Redskins, return of Andy Reid

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The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 schedule. Image via the Eagles’ Facebook page

We’re in the heart of the long, cold, lonely offseason but there are signs that the light that is professional football will one day return. That light on Thursday night came in the for of the release of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 schedule.

The first helping of regular season Eagles football will come on September 9 via a Monday Night matchup against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. That will be one of only two primetime games for the Birds, which is a marked decrease from recent seasons. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 regular season schedule features Monday Night Opener against the Redskins, return of Andy Reid’

Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?

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It was an eventful weekend in the NFL’s coaching carousel that ultimately left the Philadelphia Eagles exactly where they started–still in need of a head coach.

On Friday, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was said to be close to a deal with the Cleveland Browns, but everything changed when he met with the Eagles brain trust for a lengthy nine- hour meeting on Saturday.

Image via SportsGrid.com

Was Jeffrey Lurie about to steal the #1 choice of his once close friend and former business partner Joe Banner and the Browns? It seemed like it could happen. But Kelly never hid his lack of enthusiasm for joining the NFL, and ultimately the trio of Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski knew that any decision would have to  outweigh Kelly’s love of coaching at Oregon.

For the second year in a row, that did not happen. On Sunday, Kelly decided that he would stay in the college ranks. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?’

Philadelphia Eagles: Who will replace Andy Reid?

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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.

Chip Kelly

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?’

Steelers v. Eagles: Let the Preseason Begin!

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Are you read for some football, Eagles fans? Yes, it may be “only” a preseason game but I’m excited. It’s that time of year when any football at all will help to fill the void that’s existed for the past 6 months.

Pittsburgh Steelers v Philadelphia Eagles
Thursday, August 9, 2012
7:30 pm
TV: 6 ABC
Radio: WIP (610 AM and 94.1 FM)

 The teams across from the state from one another meet again in the preseason. In last year’s contest, the Steelers defeated the Birds 24-14 at Heinz Field.

What to watch for from the Birds:

-Expect a long, rousing, heartfelt response to the crowd for Andy Reid. Mike Vick has said that the 2012 season is dedicated to Reid’s deceased son, Garrett, and the crowd is going to show the Eagles head coach just how much his courage and commitment to the team meant to them. I don’t have to tell you that Philadelphia has not been a very hospitable environment for Reid, particularly in the past year, but he is going to continue feel the love of Eagles Nation more than he ever has before.

-Quarterbacks: Trent Edwards is still on the roster and he, along with starter Mike Vick, rookie Nick Foles, and Mike Kafka, who is favored to win the #2 spot, will each play a quarter in tomorrow’s game. This will provide an important gauge of how the backup competition is, how far Foles has progressed, and if concerns about Kafka’s ability to throw the deep ball can be quieted. Continue reading ‘Steelers v. Eagles: Let the Preseason Begin!’