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Philadelphia Eagles training camp to feature open practice at Franklin Field



In exactly one month, Philadelphia Eagles training camp will be underway in South Philadelphia. The team announced its schedule on Wednesday, which this year will include three open practices.

Camp will begin on Friday, July 25 at the NovaCare Complex. Two open practices–on Monday, July 28 and Sunday, August 3–will be held at Lincoln Financial Field. In addition, the Birds will hold another open practice at Franklin Field on Sunday, August 10.  Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles training camp to feature open practice at Franklin Field’

The Eagles’ quarterback quandry


Sunday was not Nick Foles’ day. Photo via the Philadelphia Eagles.

Whatever Nick Foles had for breakfast on Sunday, he shouldn’t plan to have ever again on a game day.

In the absence of any other explanation for his awful performance at the Linc against the Cowboys, let’s just go ahead and blame  it on the Wheaties. Foles wasn’t available following the game to discuss what went wrong—he left the game in the third quarter due to a head injury. Chip Kelly couldn’t explain it, either, but rather than laying the blame for scoring only three points in the game only at Foles, he pointed the finger at the entire offense.

The real pity of the offense’s failings was a strong showing by the defense, who held the Cowboys to just 17 points and grabbed two interceptions from Tony Romo. With a little help in the way of points on the scoreboard, the Eagles could have won this game. Or at least been in it. But that was not the way it was to be.

Foles’ numbers were as strikingly bad this week as they were good last week.  11-for-29 for 80 yards, averaging just 2.8 yards per attempt. Ouch. In fact, when Kelly was asked how the young quarterback could go from the NFC’s offensive player of the week to disaster in seven days, he didn’t have an answer. In fact, that was his actual response. “ I don’t have an answer for it.” Continue reading ‘The Eagles’ quarterback quandry’

Philadelphia Eagles training camp reflections: Lehigh versus the Linc



Eagles training camp at the Linc. Image via Lehigh Valley Live.

The open fan days of Philadelphia Eagles 2013 Training Camp at Lincoln Financial Field have come and gone, and the regular season opener is just days away from the Birds. The final open practice, where fans were able to get a sneak peek of the team under new head coach Chip Kelly, happened earlier this week.

In the first training camp held by the Eagles in the city of Philadelphia in decades, how was the fan experience? How was it different from Lehigh? Is one location distinctly better than the other? One fan’s opinion is offered in the guest post below, from high school student and aspiring sports writer Rave’n-DaJon Coleman, who found training camp at the Linc far less personal then being at Lehigh. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles training camp reflections: Lehigh versus the Linc’

Will upgrades at the Linc put Philadelphia in contention as a Super Bowl host city?



The Philadelphia Eagles announced over the weekend a that Lincoln Financial Field would undergo a Stadium Revitalization Project over the next two years intended to enhance the fan experience at games.

Included in the project, which will conclude prior to the start of the 2014 season, includes Wi-FI (whoo hoo!), an additional 7,000 seats, 2 additional HD video boards, bridges connecting the upper levels of the stadium and imagery to connect great moments and players of the team, including 34 murals placed along the upper and main concourses. The project will total $125 million. Continue reading ‘Will upgrades at the Linc put Philadelphia in contention as a Super Bowl host city?’

Philadelphia Eagles announce training camp dates at the Linc


Good-bye Lehigh, hello South Philadelphia: Eagles training camp will be held in the city this year for the first time in decades.

The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia Eagles football has so far been all about a new way of doing things. This summer, the firstchange to directly impact fans will take place—holding training camp in Philadelphia for the first time in decades.

The Eagles will host camp at the NovaCare with five open practices at Lincoln Financial Field, the team announced on Tuesday.  Dates for those practices are: Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles announce training camp dates at the Linc’