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Philadelphia Eagles: The trouble behind a Nick Foles repeat season

As the regular season rapidly approaches, many sports analysts commence fantasy frenzies and creating speculative top 5 or 10 rankings of nearly every position on the field. Yet the quarterback position leaves many to ponder the extrapolation from Nick Foles‘ last season.
There’s no secret that Foles exploded onto the scene in 2013, racking up a sensational 119.2 passer rating on the season to lead the league. He also became the first quarterback in history to throw seven touchdowns and maintain a perfect passer rating in a game.
Nick Foles setting the offense
Foles started 10 games last season (playing in 13) and ended with 27 TD and just 2 INT, propelling the Philadelphia Eagles to a season total of 6,676 net yards on offense, good for second in the league, while getting help from the league’s leading rusher LeSean McCoy.
So, why are people so skeptical to place Foles higher up among the league’s elite at the quarterback position?
The obvious answer stems from a predilection of the sports viewer to

Mark Sanchez Can Return To “Sanchize” Form And Lead An NFL Franchise

Mark Sanchez will make a comeback
In 2012, Mark Sanchez was the scapegoat of the NFL. But what if in 2017, 30-year-old Mark Sanchez is the starting quarterback of a franchise. It sounds crazy, but it’s not — it’s quite reasonable. I’m not the only one that thinks so.
A prediction. In 3 years, Mark Sanchez will be a starting quarterback in the NFL. John Manziel will be interviewing for analyst work
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) August 20, 2014
Former Jets starter and current Eagles backup had everything go right for him at the start. Despite All-Awful numbers of 12 touchdowns, 20 interceptions and a 53% completion rate, He went 2-0 in the playoffs in his rookie season. Nobody hated Sanchez — yet.
Until 2012 — the year of his collapse — the quarterback appeared to be improving. He was improving his touchdown total, his completion percentage. What should have been recognized was the increase in interceptions. Sanchez was developing bad tendencies. Instead of discouraging him by holding…

X-rays on McCoy’s thumb negative

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s thumb seems to nothing too much to worry about as he hit the locker room Thursday night in the first quarter against the Pittsburgh Steelers.

McCoy had a quick X-ray of his thumb during the game, which turned out to be negative, reports the NFL Network’s Jeff Darlington.

McCoy quickly called for the trainer after his first touch of the game. He came back in soon after to score a 22-yard TD.

After the X-ray, he did not return.

Press Box Announcement: LeSean McCoy’s x-ray on his thumb came back negative, but he will not return to action tonight.
— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 22, 2014

FEMALE FRIDAY: Check out Eagles longsnapper Jon Dorenbos’ impossibly hot wife

Whoever said that longsnappers can’t have any fun obviously never laid eyes on Jon Dorenbos’ wife. That’s right, it’s time for another edition of Female Friday, where we feature the hottest ladies around the Philadelphia Eagles. Fans, cheerleaders, girlfriends and wives, it’s all fair game.
This week’s female is Jon Dorenbos’ impossibly hot wife, Julie:
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Man, if even a longsnapper can do this well for himself clearly I picked the wrong career.
Should have played football. Should have played football.
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Eagles running backs Barner and Josey have big night

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The Philadelphia Eagles fanbase held their collective breath as x-rays came back negative on the thumb of star LeSean McCoy.
On the field Kenjon Barner and Henry Josey put on a show.
Acquired from the Carolina Panthers just a day ago Barner ran seven times for 32 yards adding a 22-yard kickoff return.
The undrafted Josey ran up 48 yards on four carries against the Steelers adding an eight yard reception. He also had a 70-yard touchdown run called back due to a holding penalty. If the Eagles cannot place him on their 53-man roster they will try to stash him on the practice roster.
It was important that both Barner and Josey put up big nights as they are competing against each other and Matthew Tucker for a roster spot. Both Barner and Josey seem likely to get a ton of playing time in the Eagles finale.

WATCH: Jeremy Maclin goes down with scary knee injury

Philadelphia Eagles receiver Jeremy Maclin went down with a scary injury in the second quarter of the team’s third preseason game on Thursday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers. As you can see in the embedded video below, Maclin starts to clutch his right knee immediately after falling to the turf while trying to juke Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen on one of his routes. The former 2009 first round pick (No. 19 overall) out of Missouri missed all of last season with a torn ACL and was already dealing with a hamstring injury after missing the team’s first two preseason games. We don’t know the extent of Maclin’s injury yet, but he was able to walk off the field under his own power. In his first four seasons, Maclin, 26, has hauled in 258 receptions for 3,453 yards and 26 touchdowns through 59 games (57 starts). Stay tuned to GridironGrit.com for the latest news and analysis on the Eagles and the rest of the NFL. Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the A…

LeSean McCoy has a sprained thumb

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy ended up suffering a thumb injury during tonight’s preseason game against the Steelers.
The good news is that McCoy didn’t suffer a serious injury.
LeSean McCoy has a sprained thumb, source said. No fractures or torn ligaments but out for the rest of the game. #Eagles
— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) August 22, 2014

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LeSean McCoy undergoing X-rays on his thumb

Eagles running back LeSean McCoy was sent to the locker room to undergo X-rays on his thumb.
The #Eagles announce LeSean McCoy went in for an X-ray on his right thumb & his return in tonight’s game is unknown. #eaglesvssteelers
— Jesse Peel (@JPSportsRuckus) August 22, 2014

McCoy just scored a touchdown on a screen pass.

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DeMeco Ryans blew up Le’Veon Bell (Video)

Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans laid out Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell.
Ryans and the Eagles did end up getting flagged for the hit. I’m sure he’ll be fined by the NFL next week.

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Eagles Injury Update: Chris Polk struggling with torn hamstring

LeSean McCoy is clearly the No. 1 running back for the Philadelphia Eagles, and Darren Sproles is in line for a significant role after being acquired from the New Orleans Saints this offseason. Chris Polk seemed to be locked into a roster spot, but he has not practiced since early in training camp and is still not fully recovered from what Polk himself said is a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring.#459068253 / gettyimages.comThe Eagles signed Polk as an undrafted free agent in 2012, and his only offensive action game last season when he had 11 carries for 98 yards and three touchdowns along with four catches for 61 yards. He suffered a shoulder injury last season that required surgery in January, and a history of shoulder issues led to him falling down draft boards heading into the 2012 draft.Polk plans to resume practicing next week even if he’s not 100 percent healthy, so the Eagles’ recent acquisition of Kenjon Barner seems to have gotten his attention. Barner played for head coach Chip Kelly a

Zach Ertz should be on your fantasy football radar

The article below was written by: numberFire.

Zach Ertz led all rookie tight ends in receiving touchdowns last season (5), and likely hasn’t even scratched the surface of his potential.
The reason? He hasn’t played enough snaps to establish himself quite yet. Of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 1,128 offensive snaps, Ertz was only on the field for 459 of them a season ago, or around 40 percent. But make no mistake – Ertz is a ticking time bomb, and he may just explode in 2014…
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Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles moves up in 1-32 starting QB rankings

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.
To keep things going and see how the starting quarterbacks in the NFL shake out after two weeks of preseason games, CLICK HERE.
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Chris Polk dealing with hamstring tear, Eagles acquire kicker

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Philadelphia Eagles running back Chris Polk said on Wednesday that he has been dealing with a partially torn hamstring from the second day of practice.
“I didn’t know the severity of it,” Polk said via CSN Philly, “but I knew something wasn’t right. It instantly locked up, tightened up. And then there was bruising. I just felt like my world ended that day.”
Polk missed the Eagles first two preseason games and will miss their third as well. Polk is planning to practice next week. On Tuesday the Eagles acquired former Oregon standout Kenjon Barner from Carolina.
Michael Tucker and undrafted free agent Henry Josey round out the Eagles running back options behind LeSean McCoy.
The Eagles also traded running back David Fluellen to the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday for kicker Cody Parkay. Neither Fluellen or Parkay were going to make their previous teams so this offers them a new lease on life.
Parkay will compete with Alex Henery for the kicking job with the Eagles. Cary …

Eagles Trade RB David Fluellen To Colts For K Cody Parkey

After deciding to release running back David Fluellen, the Eagles worked out a last minute deal to send Fluellen to the Colts for kicker Cody Parkey.
Parkey, will have a chance to compete with Alex Henery, whose performance reportedly has come under some scrutiny.
On Tuesday, special teams coordinator Dave Fipp indicated the club would be evaluating both Henery and other potential kicking competitors, according to thePhiladelphia Inquirer.

“All options are available. We’ll look at everybody, and we’ll continue to watch Al. The biggest thing is we hope to get Al a bunch of work in these next two games, and we’ll find out,” Fipp said, per the Inquirer.

Chip Kelly dives into pool for Ice Bucket Challenge because he’s crazy like that (video)

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge is of course an incredibly worthwhile cause that has taken the Internet, nay, the world, by storm. Sooner or later, as is always the case, the craze will go away, but hopefully much good will have been done before it rides off into the interweb sunset. It’s an inevitability in […] The post Chip Kelly dives into pool for Ice Bucket Challenge because he’s crazy like that (video) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.