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Morning Muse: On Tim Tebow and NFL rule changes

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Happy Memorial Day! I hope you’re all enjoying your holiday weekend.

We’re in that looonng stretch of the offseason, the desert between the draft and training camp, when, at least the draw of summer distracts us slightly from how long it’s been since football season. We’ll make it. OTAs begin on May 26, so that’s something.

Because we need football news, here is a rundown of Eagles stories making headlines: Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: On Tim Tebow and NFL rule changes’

Philadelphia Eagles’ goal against the Rams: Get LeSean McCoy going

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Time for Shady to get things started.

As the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles prepare to face-off against the 1 -2 St. Louis Rams this afternoon at the Linc, questions abound. Will the offensive line return to some of its former glory with the return of Lane Johnson from his suspension? And please, oh please: Is this the game when LeSean McCoy will FINALLY turn up and get something going?

Rams quarterback Austin Davis, though inexperienced in the NFL, has completed 72% of his passes in three starts. The Birds defense is ranked just 23rd against the pass in the league, and according to ProFootballFocus, Cary Williams is the most targeted corner in the league since 2011. That said, the Rams are not a team filled with offensive weapons, so if Philadelphia can stand firm and not give up big plays, they should be able to contain whatever the Rams try to get going. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ goal against the Rams: Get LeSean McCoy going’

Philadelphia Eagles – Indianapolis Colts MNF game has potential to be a shootout

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We’re coming to the close of Week 2 in the NFL, and significant injuries have already been unkind to many teams, the Philadelphia Eagles and Indianapolis Colts included. Philadelphia will play Indianapolis in Lucas Oil stadium, where Andrew Luck has a 13-3 record since being drafted by the team as the first overall pick three years ago. Will homefield advantage be the edge that the Colts need?

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Wild ride sees Philadelphia Eagles land on top in opener against Jacksonville Jaguars

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Chip: ‘I booed myself’

It was truly a tale of first halves. The first half was a nightmare; the second, a revelation. Seriously, weren’t they playing Jacksonville? Why were the Philadelphia Eagles such a mess? Continue reading ‘Wild ride sees Philadelphia Eagles land on top in opener against Jacksonville Jaguars’

Alex Henery, Damaris Johnson among players cut as Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster set

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Alex Henery's misses cost him his roster spot on the Eagles.

Alex Henery’s misses cost him his roster spot on the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles disclosed their “cut day” moves hours ahead of the NFL’s 4 pm deadline on Saturday, and the names of the players waived by the team held little surprise, though the biggest news was the ousting of struggling kicker Alex Henery. Continue reading ‘Alex Henery, Damaris Johnson among players cut as Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster set’