The day has finally arrived. The NFL draft starts tonight and finally, we will have answers. Eagles fans will find out how much more–or less–they understand the enigma that is Chip Kelly.
In the lead-up to the main event, there is an intense scramble of rumors and goings-on behind the scenes, as is always the case. Here’s a roundup of the latest rumors as they relate to Philadelphia:
The Mariota Madness will not end until he is drafted by one of the many teams in the league speculated to be after him. Chief among them are the Eagles, who reportedly are doing “all they can” to get him. –ProFootballTalk Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Mychal Kendricks trade talk and a roundup of Eagles draft day rumors’
After five months of talk and speculation, the 2015 NFL draft is almost here. The intrigue surrounding Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles is at record levels. Have his series of bold moves this offseason all been part of a brilliant master plan to snag Oregon QB Marcus Mariota? Will all be revealed (and make sense) come Thursday night?
The stakes are as high as they’ve ever been for the Birds. It is the first draft where Kelly will fully wield power. After a disastrous selection of Marcus Smith in the first round last year, the Eagles have got to make a pick able to make a positive impact on the field this season. No room for excuses. Continue reading ‘It’s almost here: Who will the Eagles take first in the draft?’
Something to smile about: The Eagles sign Demarco Murray, as Jerry Jones’ heart sinks.
It may be the offseason, but the Eagles have pulled off a rousing victory over the Dallas Cowboys: they landed RB Demarco Murray. Whether you trust in Chip Kelly, or many of his transactions over the past week have left you scratching your head, this is one move that makes sense. In the wake of the loss of LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills, the Birds needed a star in the backfield, and that is exactly what they have gotten with Murray, who reportedly inked a 5-year deal with $21 million in guaranteed money. Continue reading ‘Howdy, Cowboy: The Eagles land Demarco Murray’
Just like the snow the Northeast is about to receive, the Philadelphia Eagles just keeps on coming. Which is a good thing, especially in the offseason. From the GM search to the Pro Bowl to the last time last Philly Super Bowl team, let’s get to it!
The search for a GM trudges along, with reports that Chris Polian, son of long-time Colts exec Bill Polian, has had a second interview with the Eagles. – NJ.com Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles GM search intensifies’
It’s the offseason, which means that draft talk is in full swing. Will the Eagles make moves to get Marcus Mariota is the talk of today and every day. It won’t be quelled until draft day actually arrives, and we will collectively discover the answer in grand fashion.
Read my lips: Marcus Mariota will not be drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles. No way, no how. It’s a fun fantasy, but it is exactly that–a dream. But here’s another scenario for ya: Will Oregon’s loss in the National Championship Game make the possibility more likely (hint: no)? – ESPN Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Former Eagles DC Todd Bowles new head coach for Jets’