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Philadelphia Eagles off to 2-0 start despite turnovers and penalties aplenty

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SWEET: Brent Celek hudles Ed Reed. GIF via Fansided.com

However you want to label it, you can’t say that the Philadelphia Eagles’ 24-23 victory over the Baltimore Ravens in Week 2 was dull.

Despite another game that saw too many errors and too many turnovers, the Eagles again pulled out a win to move to 2-0 for the 2012 season. The last time the Birds got off to such a good start was 2004, the year the team went to the Super Bowl

Make of that fact what you will. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles off to 2-0 start despite turnovers and penalties aplenty’

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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Let The Games Begin!

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That’s right, ladies and gents, tonight marks the first Philadelphia Eagles preseason game versus the Baltimore Ravens.

Andy Reid warns that there will be a lot of learning going on in this year’s preseason games due to the lack of OTAs and mini camps in the offseason. With that said, he notes that “there’s going to be great energy” on the field.

In other words, expect this year’s preseason games to be ugly. But they will present plenty of opportunities for fans, players and coaches to learn a lot about this reputed “Dream Team.” Continue reading ‘Let The Games Begin!’