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Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles GM search intensifies

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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’

Jeremy Maclin pulls out of Pro Bowl

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The Philadelphia Eagles’ Pro Bowl shuffle continues.

Last week, RB LeSean McCoy pulled out of the game due to a minor knee injury. Soon thereafter, it was announced that long snapper Jon Dorenbos and WR Jeremy Maclin were added to the Pro Bowl roster and would soon be making the trip to Arizona. Maclin was to replace the Broncos’ Demaryius Thomas; Dorenbos was selected as a need player by Pro Bowl coach Jason Garrett.

But now, that has changed. Continue reading ‘Jeremy Maclin pulls out of Pro Bowl’

McCoy, Mathis on Team Rice; Jackson, Foles join Team Sanders at Pro Bowl

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DeSean Jackson proudly displaying his Team Sanders jersey. Image via jaccpot10 on Instagram

DeSean Jackson proudly displaying his Team Sanders jersey. Image via jaccpot10 on Instagram

The NFL’s attempt to invigorate the Pro Bowl by having teams led by Deion Sanders and Jerry Rice has begun, with the draft selection of Pro Bowl players completed on Wednesday night. It remains to see if the elimination of the AFC and NFC designations will add additional interest to the league’s all-star game. For now, a two-day draft to select who among the best will be selected to each team was enacted to try to drum up enthusiasm. Just where did the four Eagles in Hawaii for the game land?

Evan Mathis and Ryan Kalil, proud members of Team Rice at the Pro Bowl. Photo via @nflnetwork on Twitter.

Evan Mathis and LeSean McCoy will be together on Team Rice. They will face teammates Nick Foles and DeSean Jackson on Team Sanders. Foles escaped the embarrassment of being the last player chosen to a team, leaving that honor to former coach Andy Reid’s new quarterback, Alex Smith.

But does any of it matter? Will more people watch—or care? There seems to at least be mild interest in knowing where players wind up and who will be their opponents. Beyond that we’ll have to wait until Sunday to find out.

The Pro Bowl airs this Sunday, January 26 at 7 pm on NBC. Will you be watching?

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LeSean McCoy is the FedEx Ground Player of the Year

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LeSean McCoy said while in Hawaii for the Pro Bowl that he would trade in all of the individual accolades he has received this offseason for the opportunity for his team to be in the Super Bowl.

If only things worked that way.

Shady was in Indy on Wednesday soaking in the sights and sounds of Super Bowl Week, but it wasn’t to prepare to play on Sunday, unfortunately. Instead, he was present to collect yet another honor for his amazing performance in 2011: McCoy was selected the FedEx Ground Player of the Year. He beat out Maurice Jones-Drew, the league’s leading rusher, and Baltimore’s Ray Rice for the Award.

McCoy lead the league with 17 rushing touchdowns and now holds the Eagles franchise record for most total touchdowns in a season at 20. He was 4th in the league with 1,309 yards. Shady was nominated for the FedEx Player of the Week four times during the season and won two of those times.

A dapper looking McCoy was honored to pick up his groovy looking new trophy in Indianapolis.

“I want to thank my teammates, fans, and friends. The fans they vote each week and each year for this award. For me to achieve this award is something special to me. Over a million fans voted for the FedEx Ground Player of the Year and I just wanted to thank them. Also, I want to thank FedEx because they’re donating $25,000 in my name to Junior Achievement of Delaware Valley. Once again, I appreciate this, and thank you.”

So happy this man is an Eagle. Congratulations to LeSean for the honor and for the continued notice of his tremendous talent and success.

Drew Brees received the FedEx Air Player of the Year honors.

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The Most Entertaining Part of the Pro Bowl: Shady Mic’d Up (VIDEO)

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Aah. Paradise.

Did you watch the Pro Bowl on Sunday night? Don’t worry, I only made it through the first half. If you’re truly dying to know how the game went, find out from someone who suffered through watched the whole thing.

Plays by Eagles on the NFC’s Pro Bowl squad included a fumble from LeSean McCoy (boo) and a deflected pass by Andy Dalton by Jason Babin (yay!).

While the “game” itself isn’t really entertaining, some of the lead up to it is.. Like when players are mic’ed up and harass some of their NFL peers.

Below is the best the Pro Bowl–LeSean McCoy mic’d up, asking the heavy questions.

Seriously, Marshawn Lynch. What IS up with those Skittles?

If you’re itching for more video of Eagles players at the Pro Bowl, CSNPhilly caught up with Shady and Jason Babin to find out how it was all going.

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