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The Roy Williams-Terrell Owens horse collar turns 10

Ten years ago today, the horse collar tackle was made illegal after Dallas Cowboys safety Roy Williams broke Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens’ leg on such a tackle. The Rev remembers watching it … from prison.
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The Eagles might miss the playoffs, but it is not Chip Kelly’s fault

The Philadelphia Eagles were 4-12 in 2012, causing long-time head coach Andy Reid’s ousting. Philadelphia ended its search for a new coach quickly, settling on offensive guru Chip Kelly from the University of Oregon. While many renowned college coaches have come into the NFL and failed such as Nick Saban, Bud Wilkinson and Steve Spurrier, Kelly was an instant success.
Kelly transformed the Eagles into a fast-paced, lightning-strike offense in 2013, guiding Philadelphia to a 10-6 record and an NFC East title. The New Orleans Saints put an end to the campaign in the wild-card round, but the future remained bright with Nick Foles at the helm, surrounded by elite talent.
In 2014, the team has remained playoff-caliber. There has been drop off recently, with a large reason being the injury to starting quarterback Nick Foles. Foles broke his collarbone in Week 9 against the Houston Texans and has not played since, giving way to Mark Sanchez. Sanchez has been a typical backup, tossing 10 to…

Eagles’ LeSean McCoy Confirms Chris Polk Getting Goal-Line Carries

Eagles’ LeSean McCoy Confirms Chris Polk Getting Goal-Line Carries Philadelphia Eagles’ running back LeSean McCoy hasn’t exactly panned out as your overall No. 1 draft pick this season. One more factor to add into the woes of McCoy owners is fellow running back Chris Polk, who will now be getting …
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Eagles fan posts on Craigslist seeking help for team

It’s certainly not the first time it a disgruntled fan has played the wisenheimer and posted a snarky submission on Craigslist as a means to rip their favorite team, but a Philadelphia Eagles fan’s Craigslist posting seeking a new quarterback and secondary help clearly is one of the better listings of its ilk. The ad,…Read More
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Hot Seat: Who is feeling the heat heading into Week 16?

This time of year, the pressure really starts to mount in the NFL. Heading into Week 16, plenty of people find themselves suddenly under the microscope, trying to answer questions about their most-recent performance. Who is in that spot? Here are five on the hot seat this weekend:
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5. Chip Kelly / Mark Sanchez
Kelly and Sanchez need to win a big game
Kelly’s new-age methods have proven to be somewhat effective, making the Eagles a contender in each of his two seasons as an NFL head coach. But it’s time to start wondering if his system can win big games. Last year, Philadelphia lost at home in the playoffs. And this season, they’ve dropped back-to-back home games to the Seahawks and Cowboys to tumble down the standings. Can he and his backup quarterback right the ship? The season will be lost if they don’t.
Heat Index: 3 – In the end, Kelly will always have the excuse that he was trying to win games with Mark Sanchez at QB
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Chip Kelly on possibly missing playoffs: ‘Shame on us because we didn’t win the right games’

While the posibility of winning 11 games this season and still missing the playoffs looms over the Philadelphia Eagles’ heads, head coach Chip Kelly would square the blame soley on his team – not the circumstances that allow such a thing to happen.

“Right now, we’ve only got nine wins,” Kelly said, per ESPN.com.

“I mean, for us to think of questions like that, that doesn’t help us beat Washington. So I don’t really think about it. If we win 11 games and it’s not good enough to get in, shame on us because we didn’t win the right games. That’s the bottom line. That’s what this whole deal is all about and we know it going in.”

The Eagles take on the Washington Redskins Saturday afternoon at 4:30 PM ET.

Eagles fan posts Craigslist ad seeking secondary help and a new quarterback (PHOTO)

One Eagles fan got so fed up with the team’s defense, he resorted to Craigslist with a hilarious ad looking for some help. After the Eagles’ secondary got undressed for 38 points and three touchdowns to Dallas Cowboys receiver Dez Bryant in last Sunday’s loss, this ad appeared in the “gigs” section of the Philadelphia Craiglist: The title? “Playoff caliber football team seeks Secondary help (Lincoln Financial Field)” We are a great football team with an elite Special Teams, Offensive unit and plan, and Defensive Front 7, but our Secondary just isn’t able to help us close the deal. Can you play Safety or Cornerback? Are you willing to turn your head when the ball is coming toward your man and break up a pass? Can you keep your hands to yourself when you’re not making a play on the ball? Do you know how to hold coverage, not blow your assignment, and let the Wide Receiver you’re supposed to be covering have 20 yards of space around him while you’re double-teaming a decoy? Bonus if you can complet

Philadelphia needs to trade LeSean McCoy in the offseason

The Philadelphia Eagles are not using LeSean McCoy correctly. The guy should be damn near 1700 yards by now. They use him sparingly in Chip Kelly’s offense and obviously feel others are doing a better job. According to CSN Philly’s Reuben Frank, Chris Polk received the first running back rep at Eagles practice on Wednesday, […]
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A GoPro Was Strapped To A Bald Eagle Before Sunday’s Eagles Game And The Results Were Fantastic

Fly Challenger, Fly!
https://t.co/Ziru33TBsv — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) December 16, 2014 The Philadelphia Eagles were able to give people a literal bird’s-eye view of Lincoln Financial Field before Sunday’s Eagles-Cowboys game thanks to a bald eagle named Challenger. The view is truly awe-inspiring as is Challenger’s personal history. The bird has accomplished a lot in his
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Philadephia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez’s 1-32 quarterback ranking could be disputed

Every week, from now through the Wednesday before the Super Bowl, the editors at cover32 will gather to rank the NFL’s 32 starting quarterbacks. Depending on what’s happened the previous week, some will rise and some will fall, and even some of the names on the list will change. It’s a never-ending evolution, as the status of the league’s top signal callers is always in flux.
Fifteen weeks into the 2014 season, here’s how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out:
1. Tom Brady – On a weekly basis, his team seems to put up 40 points en route to dismantling opponents. Nobody is better right now than Brady. (LW: 2)
2. Andrew Luck – He’s leading the league in most statistical categories, while helping his team win games; that’s what it’s all about. (LW: 3)
3. Aaron Rodgers - It might be time for another “Relax” speech after Rodgers laid an egg on the road in Buffalo, hurting Green Bay’s Super Bowl chances. (LW: 1)
4. Tony Romo – Battling back on the road against Philadelphia in

Chip Kelly says Trent Cole has been ruled out for Eagles this week vs. Washington

Yesterday we reported the bad news that the Philadelphia Eagles might be losing linebacker Trent Cole for the remainder of the season due to a broken hand.
Cole’s status for Week 17 and beyond are still up in the air, but now we know that he will not be playing on Saturday against the Washington Redskins. Moments ago during his presser head coach Chip Kelly confirmed that, according to Jeff McLane:

Trent Cole is going to have hand surgery and will be out this week. #Eagles
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) December 17, 2014

Kelly also said that Marcus Smith will take over the majority of Cole’s snaps for now but that he’s not sure where he will play long term:

Chip doesn’t know Marcus Smoth’s future at ILB or OLB. Chip said Smith will play both positions this Sun. #Eagles
— Martin Frank (@Mfranknfl) December 17, 2014

Can the Eagles pull off a road win without Cole on the field?
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How can the Philadelphia Eagles make the playoffs?

A loss to the Cowboys stings enough, but to add insult to injury the Eagles are now on the outside looking in at the NFC playoffs. After winning the Thanksgiving day game against the Cowboys, the Eagles went into their next two games- versus the Seahawks and a rematch with the Cowboys- with the chance for a first round bye. Now, after two straight losses, the Eagles won’t have a bye and may not even be playing football in January.
The loss to Dallas means the Eagles dropped to 9-5, while the Cowboys are 10-4, giving them sole possession of first place in the NFC East. The Eagles wild card hopes are also bleak, with both spots being held by 10-4 teams who hold tiebreakers over the Eagles.
The Eagles have to win their rematch with the Redskins on Saturday if they want a realistic shot at the playoffs.
In the next two weeks the Eagles will certainly need to win both games against the Giants and Redskins, along with have some luck go their way, if they want to see a second straight playoff appearance.
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DeSean Jackson mocks Eagles: ‘Didn’t you hear? I’m a gangster’

Washington Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson will face his former team for the second time on Sunday. For some players, that can lead to feelings of nostalgia and homesickness. Not for DeSean. On Monday, Jackson told Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer that he doesn’t miss the Philadelphia Eagles at all. “Nope. I don’t miss…Read More

Twitter Tuesday: Jeremy Maclin stands up for his fellow Eagles wide receivers

Jeremy Maclin is one heck of a teammate.
Not only is the fifth-year Missouri grad carrying the Philadelphia Eagles’ entire wide receiver corps, he’s also trying to give his teammates the credit for it. Here’s a look at what Maclin posted on Twitter and Instagram yesterday:

Learn your facts before you talk ish http://t.co/tvlSo8wtPh
— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac_18) December 15, 2014

That’s a fine sentiment by Maclin, but the truth is his own play is the only reason those numbers are respectable.
Rookie Jordan Matthews has certainly had his moments, particularly since Mark Sanchez took over at quarterback, but he hasn’t exactly set the whole world on fire either. He has dropped four passes and Proo Football Focus has Matthews rated a -1.7 for the year.
Riley Cooper meanwhile is having a career worst season. He’s rated a -12.0, which puts him at the very bottom: 112th out of 112 receivers.
What would these guys do without Maclin? Maclin has the lowest drop rate of any wide receiver in the NFL this s

Jeremy Maclin is way too kind about his fellow Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers

Jeremy Maclin is one heck of a teammate.
Not only is the fifth-year Missouri grad carrying the Philadelphia Eagles’ entire wide receiver corps, he’s also trying to give his teammates the credit for it. Here’s a look at what Maclin posted on Twitter and Instagram yesterday:

Learn your facts before you talk ish http://t.co/tvlSo8wtPh
— Jeremy Maclin (@jmac_18) December 15, 2014

That’s a fine sentiment by Maclin, but the truth is his own play is the only reason those numbers are respectable.
Rookie Jordan Matthews has certainly had his moments, particularly since Mark Sanchez took over at quarterback, but he hasn’t exactly set the whole world on fire either. He has dropped four passes and Proo Football Focus has Matthews rated a -1.7 for the year.
Riley Cooper meanwhile is having a career worst season. He’s rated a -12.0, which puts him at the very bottom: 112th out of 112 receivers.
What would these guys do without Maclin? Maclin has the lowest drop rate of any wide receiver in the NFL this s