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Today, there will be Eagles football.

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It’s August, which means we’re almost there. It’s almost fall. And around these parts, fall equals football.

Sure, it’s preseason. But preseason always means we’re that much closer to the real thing. The games hold little meaning, other than our first real peeks into the talent of the new members of the team. As these glimpses make or break the futures of players as well as teams, it does hold import.

Still, Kelly himself doesn’t put much weight on August’s games. Continue reading ‘Today, there will be Eagles football.’

Say It Ain’t So: It’s Time for Tebow in Philadelphia

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Time to get your Tebow on, Eagles fans.

The Philadelphia Eagles are no strangers to the spotlight, particularly in an offseason that has seen the team rid itself of top-flight talent like LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Nick Foles for the likes of the perenially injured Sam Bradford. Now the squad is about to sign Tim Tebow, a move that will ensure that the sports media (read: ESPN) camps out in Philadelphia until it is forced to tear itself away for the upcoming NFL draft. Continue reading ‘Say It Ain’t So: It’s Time for Tebow in Philadelphia’

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’

The Eagles’ quarterback quandry

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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’

Mike Vick on the Eagles’ QB battle: ‘I believe in me’

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Mike Vick is ready to compete for the Eagles’ starting job.

As Eagles training camp gets closer to being in full swing, more players are appearing—and talking to the media—each day. Tuesday saw Mike Vick hold court with the press and talking about what will be the hottest topic this summer until the matter is settled—who will be the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback heading into the 2013 season.

Vick now says that he’s all about the competition. Continue reading ‘Mike Vick on the Eagles’ QB battle: ‘I believe in me’’