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Eagles Earn Huge Victory Over Bills

December 15th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Eagles Earn Huge Victory Over Bills | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports, TalkSportsPhilly

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We’re approaching week 15 in the NFL, and surprisingly enough….the Philadelphia Eagles are tied for first place in the NFC East.

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Rookie Nelson Agholor catches first touchdown of his career (Credit: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

It’s been a very bumpy season for the Birds, with it being a story of streaks. They start the season by losing three of their first four. Then, they win back-to-back games…only to drop four of their next five games. But, the important thing with this is that they have a pair of vital wins- Dallas and the New York “Football” Giants. With those two wins, the Eagles now sit at 2-2 in the division, having lost a pair of games to the Washington Redskins and Dallas Cowboys.

With their improbable victory last week, the Eagles climbed the ladder of the NFC East, improving their record to 5-7. The Giants and Redskins both lost heart-breakers last week, bringing the three teams to a tie atop the division. Entering week 14 against the Buffalo Bills, the Philadelphia Eagles had a chance to leave Lincoln Financial Field in sole possession of first place.


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Chip the Savior … or was it the Destroyer?

September 25th, 2015 by Leo | Comments Off on Chip the Savior … or was it the Destroyer? | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL, Sports

I have a plan!

I have to say that the state of the Eagles is the worst I have seen it in my lifetime.  I don’t think most of us saw it coming.  But we were dazzled by the plethora of moves the Eagles made in the off-season in their efforts to dismantle a winning team in the name of Chip’s vision.  Well, it hasn’t paid off as of yet to say the least.

We traded away a core group of talented young players, namely, Foles, McCoy, Maclin.  We gutted out some veterans like Cole, Herremans and Mathis.  What did we get?  A mish-mash of players who have not gelled as a team cause they haven’t played enough together.


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My draw dropped when I heard the Eagles traded away Foles, a franchise QB and winning rookie QB about to start the prime of his career for a former injured and unproven Bradford.  My reservations were confirmed after watching what was arguably the worst game I ever saw a NFL franchise play.


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Report: Frank Gore Reconsidering Potential Deal With Eagles

March 10th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Report: Frank Gore Reconsidering Potential Deal With Eagles | Filed in Eagles, NFL

Frank Gore may not be an Eagle after all.

In one of the many moves yesterday made by the Eagles, a big one was that the team reportedly signed Frank Gore. Right away it was seen as a move that the Eagles were going to bring in Gore and have a three-headed tandem at running back led by Gore to fill the void of LeSean McCoy. However, things may not be going to plan.

Ian Rappaport of has reported that Frank Gore may be having second thoughts on his potential deal with the Eagles.

By league rules Gore can still sign with another team if he chooses to do so, since the NFL League year doesn’t officially begin until 4:00 PM EST tomorrow when signings can start to become official. One team that Gore has had interest in going to is the Indianapolis Colts, according to multiple reports.


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Eagles Reportedly Sign Maxwell, Gore

March 9th, 2015 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles Reportedly Sign Maxwell, Gore | Filed in Eagles, NFL


Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore are reportedly the two newest members of the Eagles. Photo Credit: ESPN

According to multiple reports, Byron Maxwell and Frank Gore have reportedly agreed to terms with the Philadelphia Eagles to become the teams new starting cornerback and running back when the new league year starts on Tuesday at 4:00 PM EST.

There is no question that the Eagles weak spot last season was the secondary, which led to many Eagles fans clamoring for the team to go out and get serious help, and Byron Maxwell is step one to that process. In four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks Maxwell started 17 games, while appearing in 47, racking up six interceptions, 30 passes defensed, 78 tackles, and three forced fumbles. Maxwell also held opposing receivers to an astounding 1.8 yards after the catch in 2013, and 2.9 yards after the catch in 2014.

The 6’0, 202 pound cornerback fits perfectly into the scheme of defensive coordinator Billy Davis, which is man-to-man press coverage, Cover 3, and having a single-high safety.

CBSSports Jason La Canfora reported that the deal for Maxwell is a six-year deal worth $63 million, with $25 million guaranteed.


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Report: Birds Ship McCoy to Bills for LB Alonso

March 6th, 2015 by Ryan Waterman | Comments Off on Report: Birds Ship McCoy to Bills for LB Alonso | Filed in Eagles, Football, General, NFL

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LeSean McCoy has been traded.

Late Tuesday Evening, Chip Kelly once again stunned the NFL community. ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news that the Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills have agreed to a deal exchanging RB LeSean McCoy for LB Kiko Alonso. Reaction immediately began pouring out. Some was good, some was well…not so good. But, this move makes it clear that Chip listens to no one’s opinion, except for his own. While the deal cannot officially be announced until the 2015 League Year rolls over, multiple sources including Jason La Canfora, and Ian Rappoport have confirmed the deal too.

On the surface, it may seem like Buffalo got a “steal” of a deal. However, once you dig into the details of the trade, you’ll see that it makes sense. LeSean McCoy was due for a $12 Million payday for the 2015 season. When approached about restructuring his deal, he refused. In regards to his 2014 performance, McCoy was sub par. Recording 1,319 yards and 5 TDs on 312 carries, McCoy didn’t produce enough to warrant his large salary.

Meanwhile, Alonso missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL. In his 2013 rookie campaign, Alonso recorded 159 tackles, 2 sacks, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, and 4 interceptions. The 24-year-old phenom is no stranger to Coach Kelly, as he spent his collegiate years under Kelly’s supervision at Oregon. The 46th overall pick in the 2013 NFL Draft has earned the praise of numerous “experts”, because of his work ethic, intensity, and never say die attitude on plays.


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Breaking Down The Showdown

December 13th, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Breaking Down The Showdown | Filed in Eagles, Football, NFL

The last two weeks have both had the “must-win” feeling for the Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles won the first of those two in dominating fashion against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving, but came up short against the defending champion Seattle Seahawks. This time around, it is basically win or go home for the Eagles.

On Sunday night, the Eagles and Cowboys will battle, and once again first place in the NFC East will be on the line. However, this time around the winner will have a clear path to an NFC East crown by controlling their own destiny. A win for the Cowboys puts them a full game ahead of the Eagles in the standings with just two games to go, while a win for the Eagles puts them a full game ahead of the Cowboys, including holding the head to head tiebreaker between the two. This game will not be another blowout like Thanksgiving day. The Eagles will have to play their best game to beat a hungry Dallas team who certainly has revenge on their mind.

In order to beat Dallas there are a few key match ups in the game that the Eagles will have to win, so let’s take a look at those.

The Battle In The Trenches


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Eagles Mid-Season Report Card: Offense

October 21st, 2014 by Sam Shipley | Comments Off on Eagles Mid-Season Report Card: Offense | Filed in Eagles, General, NFL, TalkSportsPhilly

When the Philadelphia Eagles are talked about around the NFL the first topic that comes to mind is their offense. Since Chip Kelly took over this team last year, replacing Andy Reid, a lot of people didn’t know what to expect from the Eagles, but they were sure of one thing: the offense would be completely different then anything we have ever seen in Philadelphia before.

The change was going to be one of two things, it was either going to revolutionize the game or it was going to fail in a big way. Well by now I think we all know that Chip Kelly took the NFL by storm a year ago leading one of the most prolific offenses in the NFL, despite a mid-season quarterback controversy.

This year the Eagles offense has lacked that explosive feel that it had last year. While it has truly been very frustrating to watch at times, there are plenty of factors to why the offense has seemed a bit off from just a year ago.

First off the offensive line wasn’t full strength before the Jacksonville game as Lane Johnson was suspended for the first four games of the season. Then in an unbelievable second half comeback victory against Jacksonville, the Eagles lost two more lineman, Left Guard Evan Mathis and top backup Allen Barbre. While the line was already depleted, things became even worse in a thrilling win against the Redskins as the Eagles lost Center Jason Kelce. The injuries and suspensions forced the Eagles to play backups and forced players to play out of position. Along with the starters who were out via injury and suspension, Left Tackle Jason Peters was battling injuries and wasn’t 100% for a good part of the season.

The offensive line in football is by far one of the most important groups in football. With out a good offensive line, it is tough for an offense to be good enough to put up points consistently, or even move the ball consistently. That showed true in the Eagles first six games this season, as Nick Foles was hit A LOT, LeSean McCoy struggled and had his worst start to his career ever, and as a result the Eagles offense just wasn’t the same.


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