Early observations from Eagles OTA’s

The Philadelphia Eagles are in their third week of their offseason team activities program. The pads aren’t on yet, but there’s some observations to be made. The team has only held two open practices to the members of the media, with the third coming today. Head-scratching observation Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has taken the approach of naming starters early. He’s already...
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Eagles look for Improvement in Secondary with McLeod, McKelvin

In 2015, the Eagles finished 30th in team defense and 28th in pass defense, leading to the demise of Billy Davis and another offseason of searching for answers in personnel. The Eagles hired Jim Schwartz as defensive coordinator, but are hoping for so much more than just improvements with Schwartz now in the organization. The additions in the secondary of safety Rodney McLeod and...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

5 Ways the Eagles Improved this Offseason

The Eagles once again splurged in free agency and made trades this offseason. Trading away three of “Chip’s guys” and continuing to rid the organization of anything to do with the former coach. The front office started to build the team in new head coach Doug Pederson’s image, with signing of physical safety Rodney McLeod and star offensive guard Brandon Brooks. The team...
Via TopSportsReport
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carson Wentz reportedly is picking up Eagles offense faster than Sam Bradford

Now that Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Sam Bradford is back with the team, many have assumed that he will be the starter for the season opener. But due to the fact that he was asking to be traded earlier in the offseason, Bradford missed valuable time to learn new head coach Doug Pederson’s offense. That has opened the door for first round pick Carson Wentz, who is making strides...
Via No Guts, No Glory
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Carson Wentz ahead of Sam Bradford in learning new Eagles playbook

After the Philadelphia Eagles selected Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, the belief was the former North Dakota State star would sit and develop while veteran Sam Bradford led the team. However, early reports out of Philly indicate Wentz is further along in getting acclimated to the NFL than would have been expected at this time. According to Matt Lombardo...
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Wentz learning Eagles offense quicker than Bradford

It’s still early, but as of now, it appears Sam Bradford is having a hard time keeping up with rookie Carson Wentz learning the new Philadelphia Eagles playbook. Both quarterbacks are starting new with rookie head coach Doug Pederson’s offensive scheme. Surprisingly, the rookie has an edge right now. “Wentz has shown a plus-NFL arm, accuracy to make every throw on the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eagles weekly recap: OTAs continue, coaching conflicts, and more

Welcome to this week’s edition of the Eagles weekly recap. As OTAs continue, some Eagles try to find their groove while the Eagles coaching staff looks to sort out some dissension. Let’s get into it. This week, the Philadelphia Eagles continued OTAs at the NovaCare Complex. Among one of the most notable highlights was the progress of rookie quarterback Carson Wentz. According...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Marcus Smith Surprise In 2016?

Embed from Getty Images Former top draft pick Marcus Smith has become somewhat of an afterthought.  Following two incredibly disappointing seasons to start his career, Smith is no longer looked upon as one of the team's key young building blocks. He's not guaranteed a roster spot, and he'll have to play his way on to the team.  However, with a new coaching staff and a new defensive...
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The Philadelphia Eagles: Why Doug Pederson should encourage competition

When Carson Wentz was drafted with the second overall pick in the 2016 NFL draft the Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson immediately came out and said that Wentz would sit the 2016/2017 NFL season. He gave Sam Bradford the starting spot and declared Wentz to be the No. 3 quarterback on the depth chart.. Now that Bradford is back practicing with the team there have been...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Why the Philadelphia Eagles defense will be better in 2016

The Philadelphia Eagles underachieved last season, finishing 7-9, after entering the season with tons of hype surrounding the team.  Former Coach Chip Kelly was fired before the season’s end, and the team was a dysfunctional roller coaster all season.  The team had its offensive woes with the struggles of quarterback Sam Bradford and former running back DeMarco Murray, but the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Sam Bradford has support of Philadelphia Eagles locker room, for now

While fans of the Philadelphia Eagles will need a lot of convincing from Sam Bradford to forgive the QB for walking out on the team, it seems like Bradford’s teammates have already put the matter behind them. Last Thursday, the Eagles starting safety Malcolm Jenkins went on NFL Total Access and addressed the Bradford issue.  “I think everybody — in the locker room at least...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Who’s the starting kicker in 2016?

We often forget about kicking in the NFL and only really remember it when something goes wrong. It’s one of the more thankless jobs in professional sports, yet the NFL placed even more emphasis on the position by making the extra point that much harder to get. The Philadelphia Eagles were a team particularly affected by kicking instability last season and have a significant special...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Chase Daniel wind up starting for the Philadelphia Eagles?

The Philadelphia Eagles have one of the game’s highest-paid quarterbacks in Sam Bradford, as well as one of the league’s most heavily hyped young quarterbacks in Carson Wentz. Naturally, many expect Bradford to carry the torch until Wentz is ready. And thus few are talking about the team’s other experienced, handsomely-paid quarterback, Chase Daniel. But it’s important...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jordan Hicks is healthy again for Eagles…

    “Aggressive,” Eagles inside linebacker Jordan Hicks said yesterday. “Everything we do is attack and I think we heavily rely on our D-line to set the tone and then the linebackers and everybody behind is filling and coming downhill aggressively. It’s a fearless defense. You’ve got to be fearless to play it.” “It’s going to be physical. Very physical. You can...
Via Eagles Eye
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Eagles are manufacturing their own quarterback controversies now

Sam Bradford started the initial quarterback controversy in Philadelphia. Let's be clear on that.The moment he demanded a trade, took his toys and stormed off to Oklahoma to simmer—bingo, bango, quarterback controversy. Before Bradford's overreaction to the Eagles' drafting of Carson Wentz, there was no beef between he and any other backup in the stable. Now, did the media...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Parse the Schwartz, please… Eagles new DC shakes things up…

I love new Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz’ approach which is a no-bull**** take on making the defensive unit a difference-maker in 2016. Don’t get me wrong, I am not a Billy Davis hater— I recognize Davis had to cow-tow to Chip Kelly’s insanely paced offensive game plan and had his defensive unit on the field for far too many plays in 2015.  Davis did the best...
Via Eagles Eye
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles want “culture of competition” according to new offensive coordinator

All offseason, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman have repeatedly said Sam Bradford will be the team’s starting QB in 2016.  Even after Bradford demanded a trade out of Philadelphia following the trade for the #2 pick in this year’s draft, which the Eagles used on QB Carson Wentz, they stood by their belief that Bradford would be “the guy”...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles OC says Sam Bradford not the Eagles guaranteed starter

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded up for the number two pick in the NFL Draft, rumors began to swirl that Sam Bradford wouldn’t be the team’s starting quarterback week one. Once the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz second overall, it was all but certain Bradford wasn’t at least guaranteed the starting role. Today, the Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich spoke with 94WIP...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles OC: Sam Bradford not guaranteed starting job

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson has already said this offseason that Sam Bradford is his “guy” and that he doesn’t want the veteran quarterback worrying about losing his starting job. Eagles executive Howie Roseman said essentially the same thing, but there is one member of the organization who believes Bradford should avoid getting too comfortable. In an appearance...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles not set on Sam Bradford as starter

After drafting Carson Wentz with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and talking veteran Sam Bradford off the ledge, it appeared as though the Philadelphia Eagles would allow Bradford to lead the offense into the upcoming season and beyond until Wentz was ready. Well, in the immortal words of Lee Corso, “not so fast, my friends.” According to Eagles offensive coordinator Frank...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles WR Rueben Randle out after gallbladder surgery

Rueben Randle is working to familiarize himself with his new team, the Philadelphia Eagles, but he will have to wait until closer to the regular season to return to the field. According to a report from Pro Football Talk, Randle is currently recovering from surgery to remove his gallbladder earlier this week. There is no word on an official timetable for his return, though it may...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 2 of Eagles OTA’s grinds on…

Trey Burton at May 24th OTA drills….PHOTOS By JENN PIRRI of PE.com staff WR Chris Givens works on his release from the LOS… LB Bryan Braman covers Nelson Agholor in 7-on-7 drill… The second week of full-squad Eagles OTA activities continued on Tuesday. Media was allowed to watch the practice and of course overreacted to the alleged “competition” among the quarterback...
Via Eagles Eye
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Eagles wide receivers throw support behind Sam Bradford

If there was a level of awkwardness around the Philadelphia Eagles’ facility when Sam Bradford returned to work last week after demanding a trade, the guys he will be throwing to this season aren’t showing it. Jordan Matthews, the Eagles’ leading receiver last season, said Tuesday that he understands Bradford’s situation and praised him for getting right back to work. “All...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Roseman: Bradford could have figured out we were drafting QB

The Philadelphia Eagles may not have come out and told Sam Bradford that they were looking to pick a quarterback early in this year’s draft, but executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman says Bradford could have easily connected the dots. In an interview with “The Rich Eisen Show” on Tuesday, Roseman said the Eagles’ offseason plans were never really...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Eagles receiving trade calls for Darren Sproles

The Philadelphia Eagles have reportedly been fielding calls about potential trades featuring running back Darren Sproles, per Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. #Eagles received calls of trade interest for RB Darren Sproles mid-draft, sources said. He's staying away from OTAs until its sorted out — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 17, 2016 This isn't a situation filled with frustration...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

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