Happy Monday! Or, fine, just…Monday. Here’s a look at some of the Philadelphia Eagles news and headlines from the weekend:
Chip Kelly spoke to Philadelphia media last week and reiterated the fact that he is in no rush to name a starting quarterback. In fact he said that there is “nothing to gain” from naming one now. So stop wishing and hoping that one will be named sooner, will you? – CSNPhilly Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Waiting on an Eagles starting quarterback’
A lot has changed since the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Redskins first met in Week 11. That game was Nick Foles’ first career start in that NFL. Both teams were 3-6.
But that’s where the fortunes of the teams took divergent paths. Continue reading ‘Washington Redskins v. Philadelphia Eagles: Birds relishing the role of spoiler?’
It was no illusion. The Philadelphia Eagles defense played better than they had in weeks in Sunday’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It couldn’t have all been because the death knell had been blown to the Wide 9 with the firing of Jim Washburn, could it?
Not all, but it certainly didn’t hurt. The linebackers felt that new d-line coach Tommy Brasher’s more traditional approach made their work on the field easier. Some were open in speaking about it to Tim McManus at Birds 24/7 on Tuesday. Continue reading ‘No love lost from the Philadelphia Eagles linebackers over the departure of the Wide-9’
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It’s a sad state of affairs when simply getting a win becomes the goal of a football team. Not multiple. Just one. But that’s where the Philadelphia Eagles found themselves on a sunny Sunday afternoon in Tampa to face the Buccaneers.
Just stop the bleeding of over two months of not winning a single game. After losing eight straight losses, the feeling of winning had nearly been forgotten. But how quickly and gleefully it returned, with rookie quarterback Nick Foles leading two successful drives to bring victory to the Birds. Continue reading ‘Nick Foles and the return of hope to the Philadelphia Eagles’
DT Mike Patterson will be out for Sunday’s Philadelphia Eagles game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as he was hospitalized on Thursday.
Team officials believe that Patterson has viral pneumonia. They do not think that this is related to his brain surgery earlier this year, which caused him to miss the first seven games of the season.
Per Comcast Sportsnet,
although head trainer Rick Burkholder said the sickness isn’t severe or debilitating or even related to the brain surgery, Patterson is slated to undergo more tests that could potentially reveal another diagnosis.
As an interesting aside, Patterson and DE Trent Cole are the only members of the defensive line to have previous experience under defensive line coach Tommy Brasher.
In other injuries, Mike Vick and LeSean McCoy both remain in the fourth of five stages of recovery from their concussions. We know that Vick’s season is done, and that may well be the case for Shady also, even if he returns to health before the end of the season in order to give an opportunity for young players like Bryce Brown to continue to develop.
OT Nate Menkin was placed on IR with fractured cartilage in his throat (ouch). The Eagles have promoted linebacker Ryan Rau (6-1, 230) to the active roster from the practice squad to take Menkin’s spot. Rau is a rookie free agent out of Portland State who made a positive impression on the team during offseason workouts and training camp.
Safety Kurt Coleman will also be out of Sunday’s game with a chest injury.
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