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

Ranking the most overpaid and underpaid players on Eagles

For various reasons, it’s quite difficult to accurately pay a player based on his performance and future expectations. Things such as leverage (which can go both ways), agent, past performance/experience, age, etc. have an effect on how much a player is going to be paid. Sometimes, players are overpaid basically because the team doesn’t have the money to spend on anyone else (see Nate Allen in Oakland). With just under a month before Eagles training … Continue reading

An early prediction of the Philadelphia Eagles 53-man roster

Obviously it’s way too early to know exactly who’s going to make the Eagles 53-man roster, but it’s fun to predict and debate, so I’m making my own prediction as to who I think is going to make it. I will break it down by position and list each guy who makes it and who is left out, as well as explanations for each position group. Here’s what I came up with: Quarterback Keep: Sam … Continue reading

Philadelphia Eagles minicamp recap: What we learned

Now that the Eagles have finished their three-day minicamp, they get six weeks off before training camp starts on August 2. It wasn’t exactly a grueling trio of practices, but it was enough to get a good look at what some of the players can bring to the table. Since the practices were without pads, it’s obviously still limited what can be seen, but many players received positive endorsements from both Chip Kelly and teammates, … Continue reading

Marcus Smith, Andrew Gardner, Jerome Couplin getting first team reps in Eagles minicamp

Today was the first day of Eagles mandatory minicamp, and the biggest news is that Evan Mathis is not there since he’s been released. But moving past that, as expected, some new faces were seen with the first team in various drills, suggesting that Chip Kelly is willing to mix it up to allow people to compete. The three names that stood out among those getting snaps with the first team with Marcus Smith, Andrew … Continue reading