Eagles Training Camp Day 7 recap: Alonso still out, Shepherd hurt, Huff/Thurmond look good

The Eagles have now completed seven full days of practice. So far, so good, at least for most people. This was the second open practice of training camp, which apparently had 43,000 fans there. Unfortunately, I was not one of them, but I’m going to gather some news and reports from people who were actually there. Sam Bradford continues to show improvement and impress, there are strong battles at right guard and cornerback still going … Continue reading

Eagles Training Camp Day 5 recap: Ertz and Kendricks miss practice, Murray limited

The fifth day of Eagles training camp came and went, and although the most people missed practice due to injury, it sounded like one of the better days for them. Sam Bradford continues to shake off the rust and show real improvements, and his connections to Jordan Matthews should be a regular thing this year. Here are some tweets from writers about Bradford’s performance today: Bradford with a beautiful deep pass over good coverage #Eagles … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp Day 4 recap: Murray and Alonso miss practice

I missed a couple training camp recaps due to a lack of working wifi at my house, but now I’m back. It’s certainly good to be back in the blogosphere. Anyway, enough of that. Day 4 of Eagles training camp was a strange one, but seemed like a good one in multiple ways. One facet that was discouraging was the absence of both DeMarco Murray and Kiko Alonso from practice. Murray missing practice is especially … Continue reading

Eagles cornerback battle: Where does everyone stand at the moment?

Brandon Boykin is gone from Philadelphia. That’s something that people have been predicting would happen for months, but last night Chip Kelly finally pulled the trigger on the deal and sent him packing to western PA and the Steelers for a conditional fifth round pick. That pick turns into a fourth round pick if Boykin plays at least 60 percent of snaps next year. It’s simple: this trade makes the Eagles’ secondary worse after they spent … Continue reading

Eagles Training Camp Day 1 Recap: Everyone healthy, no new injuries

FINALLY. After what has seemed like an eternity, the Eagles were on the field for the start of training camp, practicing in pads as a team for the first time since the end of the season. It wasn’t the most eventful day in terms of on-the-field action, but that’s often a good thing, as it meant there were no new injuries or players holding out. The biggest news might have been about the Brandon Boykin … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 schedule preview: Weeks 10-16

Yesterday I made predictions for each game in the first half of the season, giving them a 6-2 record with losses to the Cowboys in Dallas and to the Jets. With a relatively easy schedule, the Eagles should have no problem rolling to a hot start. Here are my predictions for the second half of the year: Week 10: Eagles vs. Dolphins The Dolphins have been stuck in mediocrity for what seems like an eternity, … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles 2015 schedule preview: Weeks 1-9

With training camp just a few days away, everyone anxiously awaits one of the most fun and exciting parts of the season: roster construction. There will be 90 guys out there, but only just over half will actually make it on the final roster. Until then, I’m going to preview the regular season, going game by game and finishing with an overall record prediction. Here we go: Week 1: Eagles at Falcons (Monday Night Football) … Continue reading

Top 40 Chart: Philadelphia Eagles roster edition (Part 2)

After ranking players 21-40 on the Eagles’ roster yesterday, I ranked the top 20 guys on the team here. Like I mentioned before, this was a difficult task and I’m willing to hear arguments to move players around, but here’s what I had: UPDATE: After some discussion on Twitter, I switched the guys at #2 and #3. 20. RB Ryan Mathews Mathews has been a starter in the past and has been great when healthy. … Continue reading

Top 40 Chart: Philadelphia Eagles roster edition (Part 1)

Ranking the players on the Philadelphia Eagles roster is a daunting task, but fun at the same time. This will almost surely spark some sort of debate, as this is just a first draft of my rankings. Feel free to make your arguments for or against certain players’ positions in the rankings. Ranking players together who are asked to do completely different tasks for a team is hard, but in the end, everyone likes rankings. … Continue reading

Vinny Curry is the most underrated player on the Eagles

For a while, Eagles’ pass-rushing defensive end Vinny Curry has been one of my favorite players on the Eagles. He seems to quietly outplay most teams’ backup defensive ends, but because of the fact that he is indeed a backup, it’s hard for him to get the recognition he deserves. Now, calling somebody the “best backup in the league” is kind of a strange compliment, and when it comes down to it, isn’t all that … Continue reading