Philadelphia Eagles

Rewind: Philadelphia Eagles debatable Power Rankings spot, Manziel’s hot GF, more

We’re more than a third of the way into the NFL season and we’re getting an idea of who the contenders are and who the pretenders are. Below you’ll find the best cover32 columns from the past week to catch you up on anything you may have missed. Enjoy Week 8!

National Columns
• Power Rankings: How all 32 teams in the NFL stack up after Week 7 (READ)
• QB Ratings: Ranking every starting NFL quarterback heading into Week 8 (READ)
• Fab Five: The best games on the NFL slate in Week 8 (READ)
• The 10 crappiest Super Bowl champions ever (READ)
• Five bold predictions for Week 8 in the NFL (READ)
• Johnny Manziel’s new GF has an absolutely incredible Instagram (READ)
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Philadelphia Eagles at Arizona Cardinals: 2014 Week 8 NFL Pick

Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) at Arizona Cardinals (5-1)
I’m not happy that these two teams are playing each other because I think they’re two of the most overrated teams in football. Neither is as good as their record and yet one will advance to 6-1, though I guess that’ll make for easier betting situations in the future. The Eagles are 5-1 on the strength of a +6 margin in return touchdowns and a 3-1 record in games decided by a touchdown or less. It’s hard to rely on those things long-term. In terms of pure rate of moving the chains, they are 17th in differential, moving the chains at a 70.50% rate, as opposed to 70.53% for their opponents. Their defense has surprisingly held together well and their offense will get better when they get Jason Kelce and Evan Mathis back from injury, as those are two of the best offensive linemen in football, but for right now they’re nowhere near as good as their record.
Meanwhile, the Cardinals have been overly reliant on a +7 turnover margin and a 6…

Eagles fans must see Johnny Manziel’s gorgeous new girlfriend on Instagram

If Brian Hoyer struggles again this weekend you can bet we’re on the verge of seeing Johnny Manziel. Hoyer was awful last week in Jacksonville, and should he pull something similar against Oakland this weekend Johnny Cleveland will get his shot.
Off the field Manziel’s antics are legendary. From partying with Gronk, to partying in Mexico, to partying in Vegas to pulling some strange tail Johnny Football is doing quite well for himself.
But, apparently Manziel might be settling down. Rumors have surfaced in recent months he’s dating TCU student Colleen Crowley…And she’s pretty darn good looking. She’s also got quite the following on Instagram, and for good reason. Here are her top-10 posts of all time (or so far).
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Chip Kelly and staff aim to improve red zone efficiency for Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eaglea are coming off a bye, a perfect time to get some things fixed on both sides of the ball. the biggest area that needed to be addressed was the Eagles’ red zone offense. While this offense has no problem scoring (30.5 points per game, ranked third in the NFL), it’s not been very efficient, particularly inside the 20.
Philadelphia is last in the NFL in the red zone, converting 40 percent of their drives inside inside the 20 into scoring plays. This is an offense that can score points in bunches and can rack up tons of yards quick, but once the field shortens, it takes away their big play ability down field, something the Eagles live by. Head coach Chip Kelly believes otherwise with his offense.
Chip Kelly=GOAT #OnFoles pic.twitter.com/px7SUpGOd4
— iJud™ (@blakejud) October 17, 2014

“I think the field is the same for everybody. So if you don’t thrive in space, when you get inside the 20 you’re not going to thrive inside the 20, either. I think the field just shortens for eve

Former Eagles QB Kevin Kolb calls it a career

Kevin Kolb has been sacked and hit hard many times on the football field, but it was a knee that utlimately cost him to hang up his cleats.  Kolb has stints with the Eagles, Cardinals and Buffalo Bills, and just have never really overcame the concussions. Kolb’s final injury came when he was injured himself […] The post Former Eagles QB Kevin Kolb calls it a career appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.

Five reasons the Philadelphia Eagles will win the battle of the birds vs. Cardinals

The Philadelphia Eagles are a slam dunk to top the Arizona Cardinals this Sunday.
Let’s take a look at the top five reasons the Eagles will go to 6-1 this Sunday and stay in the running at the top of the NFC East.
1: LeSean McCoy is back:
I know we’re all tired of watching Shady spend more time cheating hipster No Libs servers out of a decent tip than breaking outside for big yards, but last week, McCoy looked more like the stud he is, running for 149 yards on the Giants.
Eagles RB LeSean McCoy Doesn’t Want to Be Called “Shady” Anymore: http://t.co/pti9yNdaHW pic.twitter.com/whwjK8kb8C
— FootBasket.com (@FootBasketcom) October 23, 2014

So far this year the Cardinals’ run defense has been tops in the league, allowing only 72 yards per game but I heard a rumor that Chip Kelly is going to make McCoy keep all his clocks on Philly time so he thinks it’s Sunday night.
In all seriousness, it’s great to see Chip switch gears and try whatever it takes to get the ground game going. The Eagles are 5-

PHOTO: Philadelphia Eagles Need to Adopt This Desoto High School Helmet

From time to time NFL teams have been known to tweak their look. If the Philadelphia Eagles were considering doing so they should seriously consider adopting the helmet from the Desoto High School Eagles in Texas.The gold wing just looks bas *ss to me.@cjzeroRead more »

Kelce and Mathis return to practice for Eagles…sort of…

The Eagles practiced indoors on Thursday due to rain and they prepare to board a charter flight to Phoenix late Friday.
Above are some photographic stills from the slide show gallery created by Katie Tang of the Philadelphia Eagles PR department. You can view the entire gallery by hitting this link:
PE.com’s Photo Gallery Slide Show from October 23, 2014 Practice Session…photos by Katie Tang
LG Evan Mathis and C Jason Kelce are seen working out in some drills, but obviously not involved in any full-contact stuff. Same goes for ILB Mychal Kendricks.
The photographic evidence is encouraging, however, that all three of the injured starters will make it back into action perhaps by Thanksgiving, maybe sooner for Kendricks.
I thought you might enjoy this preview of Katie Tang’s gallery of photos. Hit the link to her work and you will find a chronicle of Thursday’s practice which contains about 20 additional images in a much larger frame.
I shall return with some thoughts in an update….
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Philadelphia Eagles: Five keys to defeating the Cardinals in week eight

Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (5-1)
October 26, 4:05 PM, FOX
University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ
The Philadelphia Eagles travel west to add a little green to the desert and play the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have felt like a 5th member of the NFC East to the Eagles, as the two teams have played each other in each of the last 3 seasons. Before looking back at the scores of their match ups and trying to predict a winner, it’s important to note that long-term records often don’t mean much when considering such personnel changes as these two teams experienced over the past few seasons. The addition of Bruce Arians to Arizona and Chip Kelly to Philadelphia should tell everyone to take any stats extending past 2 years with a grain of salt. When the two teams meet on Sunday for the fourth time in as many years, here are 5 keys to a rather important Eagle victory:
1. Chuck it before running it
The Cardinals currently give up the most yards in the league through the air, which means

Philadelphia Eagles fans will love this list of crappiest Super Bowl champions ever

This week, the big story around the NFL has been the sudden turmoil surrounding the defending Super Bowl champions. In Seattle, things are seemingly coming apart at the seams, as the Seahawks have fallen to 3-3, wide receiver Percy Harvin was shipped to the Jets after some sort of issue in the locker room and reports have surfaced that teammates are upset with quarterback Russell Wilson. Yikes!
But this fall from grace shouldn’t be a surprise. After all, the past eight Super Bowl winners have failed to win a playoff game the season after they hoisted the Lombardi Trophy. In other words, most champions fail to become all-time great teams, settling in a one-year supernovas that couldn’t make it last.
That other group exists because winning one Super Bowl is hard, but winning a second (or more) is even more difficult. Egos kick in. Free agency robs teams of their players. The ball doesn’t bounce the right way the second time around. All sorts of things can derail the efforts at a repeat.
Some winners were

LeSean McCoy no longer wants to be called “shady”

Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy no longer wants to be referred to his nickname of “shady.”
“You know what, I really don’t like it, man. Right now I getting older, and see older women & older guys, and they’re still calling me Shady. If i’ve got a son now, I don’t want people to look at me like that,:” said McCoy, via Black Sports Online.
This is the same guy dating reality stars.  Ok.
 

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Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles slowly but surely return to health

Slowly but surely, the Philadelphia Eagles are returning to health. Coming off of the bye, Wednesday’s practice saw the return of LG Evan Mathis, C Jason Kelce, RB Darren Sproles and LB Mychal Kendricks in limited action at practice. That’s gotta make you smile. – Birds 24/7
The Birds’ defense did a phenomonal job of shutting down the New York Giants in Week 6. But we’re still waiting to see consistency out of the D, which is a must if this team is truly going to be a contender. – CSNPhilly 
Has Cary Williams proclaimed victory? Chip Kelly is changing things up at practice, including shortening it. But the essence hasn’t changed:
Whether it was a shortened practice [or not], we still put attention on the little things — the fundamentals.”
- ProFootballTalk
Just when you thought inane “what if” scenarios were the sole possession of the long, torturous NFL offseason, ESPN comes up with an article pondering what would happen if LeSean McCoy were traded to the Raiders. Next up: Insider …

VOTE: Which Philadelphia Eagles uniform is your favorite?

Today we’re doing something different by talking about fashion. Philadephia Eagles fashion, that is.
Team colors have been a big deal since Ancient Greece. If you’re going to represent your hometown team in public it’s always nice if their threads are stylish.
For our money we like the Kelly Green Eagles uniforms the best:
The Philadelphia Eagles are considering a switch to the kelly green uniforms: http://t.co/DJpSJOlT9K pic.twitter.com/Mc7nf31HOI
— USA TODAY Sports (@USATODAYsports) August 7, 2014

It’s classic, it’s simple, and you can’t beat the name.
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Eagles player named second most overpaid in the NFL by Forbes Magazine

As if Eagles running back LeSean McCoy’s reputation could take more of a hit after leaving a .20 cent tip earlier this year, Forbes ranked him as the second most overpaid player in the NFL.
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Eagles Injury Updates: Mychal Kendricks, Darren Sproles, Jason Kelce

The Philadelphia Eagles had some positive news recently as several players returned to practicing fully with the team.  Reports from local media indicate that three key players: Mychal Kendricks, Darren Sproles , and Jason Kelce were seen participating Tuesday with the team.  The Eagles have been banged up in recent weeks leaving some doubt whether personnel moves might be in the works. However, Coach Chip Kelly indicated, “They’ll run around here today, and we’ll make some decisions.” #183943763 / gettyimages.comAt this point, Sproles is most likely to see the field this coming Sunday.  Kendrick remains a question mark as to his upcoming status and Coach Kelly indicated Marcus Smith will remain at linebacker. Kelce will likely need additional preparation time as he’s recently coming off sports hernia surgery with no definite timetable for return. Like what you’re reading? Subscribe to our email list for daily injury updates!Email Address Follow @sp…