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’
Indianapolis is the focal point of the NFL this frigid weekend as the combine is underway. The upcoming draft’s most promising players are putting their physical prowess on display for all to see, and scouts are giving their undivided attention.
The Eagles are there (they’re not talking, but they’re there), of course, evaluating who should be targets for the team come late April.
Here’s a roundup of some stories of interest.
Eric Kendricks is the brother of defensive beast Mychal Kendricks. Eric is also a linebacker. And he’s good: “Eric led the NCAA with 93 solo tackles and is the all-time leading tackler in UCLA history.” Whaddya say: Family reunion in Philadelphia in May? – Inquirer Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Could Mychal Kendricks and his brother Eric be teammates on the Eagles?’
It’s the last day of 2014, and the Philadelphia Eagles are already settling into the reality of the offseason. After their 34-26 win over the Giants on Sunday, all was said and done for their season. The team once again found itself with a 10-6 record, but this time with no playoff berth. So, instead of cheering on the Birds, our joy this weekend will be rooting for the Detroit Lions to crush the Cowboys.
Dem is the breaks. Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Eagles teammates have faith in Nick Foles’
The Seattle Seahawks face the Philadelphia Eagles at the Linc today for a huge NFC showdown. Who will prevail?
The NFL’s top-ranked defense will meet a soaring Eagles offense, fourth in the league and cruising at 416.2 yards per game. Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving beat down of the Cowboys showed a Birds team firing on all cylinders, ready for their most critical matchups of the season. With the o-line finally finding its footing with the return of Jason Kelce and Evan Mathis, LeSean McCoy has had back-to-back games of 100+ yards. Continue reading ‘High flying Eagles offense takes on stingy Seahawks D in huge NFC matchup’
As with any game, there are many important aspects of the Philadelphia Eagles on which to focus this Monday night. But who are we kidding: Tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers is all about Mark Sanchez.
Every step he takes, every move he makes, we’ll be watching him. Every throw. Every decision. Can Sanchez ably lead the Birds for the six to eight weeks that Nick Foles is expected to be out with a broken collarbone? If so, is he the quarterback on which we should hitch our trailers for an even longer stretch of time? If Sanchez can avoid the turnovers that became an all-too prevalent part of Foles’ performance this season and turn in a series of consistent performances, the answer could be yes. But those are big “ifs”. Sanchez has his own history of turning the ball over to overcome. Since entering the league in 2009, the former USC quarterback has thrown for more interceptions (71) than touchdowns (70) in his career. Continue reading ‘All eyes on Mark Sanchez as Philadelphia Eagles face Carolina Panthers’