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Rookie Expectations for Jordan Matthews: A Historical Perspective on 2nd-Round Receivers

May 20, 2014

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By Allen Rodriguez Much of the intrigue surrounding any new draft class revolves around the mystery of how good the players will turn out to be. The Eagles seem very high on Jordan Matthews, and GJ Kinne has told us he’s special. Recently, Tommy Lawlor and Brent Cohen both speculated about what type of impact […]

Evaluating the Eagles’ Draft Trades

May 15, 2014

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By Allen Roriguez — Follow this blog on Twitter The Eagles made the purely pick-for-picks trades (no players involved) on draft day. Using Football Perspective’s draft pick value calculator (FP) and the classic Jimmy Johnson value calculator (JJ), let’s see how the Eagles did. Trade #1: PHI trades #22 to CLE for #26 and #83 […]

In-depth Carey Spear Breakdown: Can he kick Alex Henery out of town?

May 13, 2014

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By Allen Rodriguez (follow this blog on Twitter) After Alex Henery’s lackluster 2013 season, it had been assumed the Eagles would open his roster spot up for competition. GM Howie Roseman implied this at the end of the season by responding to a question about the team’s future at the kicker position by saying “I […]

Prospects Oregon Offered Scholarships under Chip Kelly

April 14, 2014

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Chip Kelly was the head coach of the Oregon Ducks from 2009 to 2012. With most of this year’s draft class having been recruited to college teams during those years, how many members of this year’s draft class were made offers by Oregon?[1] We already know the Eagles have a history of drafting lots of […]

QB Velocity Rankings: Nick Foles has an objectively strong arm

March 3, 2014

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Arm strength for NFL quarterbacks is typically a relatively subjective assessment. Without hard data, it’s tough to say definitively who has strong arms and who doesn’t. Personally, I’ve always wondered why they don’t have QBs do a long distance toss or throw for a radar gun at the combine. Perhaps they fear it would hurt […]

Optimal Offense/Defense Spending Ratio

March 1, 2014

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First, I do not mean to steal a post idea from Jimmy Kempski with this topic.[1] He inspired this post with the tweet below, and I suppose there’s a good chance that tweet was essentially a preview of an upcoming post of his. But I couldn’t wait for him to do the research, so I […]

Helping up QBs: Do RG3’s teammates really hate him? (No.) Who does the OL like between Vick and Foles? (Inconclusive.)

November 27, 2013

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During Monday night’s Washington-San Francisco game, former Eagles player personnel executive Phil Savage tweeted: One observation on 49ers/Redskins, when RGIII gets knocked down or sacked, no teammates help him up. Very telling, IMO. — Phil Savage (@SeniorBowlPhil) November 26, 2013 Then The Big Lead published “Robert Griffin III: Why Aren’t His Linemen Helping Him Up […]

The Outside Scoop on When Vick Hurt His Groin

October 27, 2013

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Jeff McLane just tweeted: Michael Vick admitted he injured his groin in first 2 games but nowhere on the #Eagles' injury report those weeks was he listed by the team. — Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) October 27, 2013 For those curious, I’m pretty sure he first injured it in Game 1, Quarter 4, 11:38. It was […]

Vick vs. Foles: Focus on the Red Zone and the Running Game

October 14, 2013

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When I started this blog, I practically swore to myself I’d avoid quarterback controversy posts simply because those types of stories already get enough coverage from others. But Michael Vick’s hamstring injury and Nick Foles’ quality outings in relief have stirred many fans to at least entertain the notion of using Foles more. I want […]

Shotgun Kneel-downs

October 13, 2013

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Nick Foles just took a shotgun snap and kneeled to secure today’s victory. I wonder if this had anything to do with the Bucs’ history of rushing the snap. But let’s not forget the Bucs aren’t the only only team to do that…. (Is there an easy way to make GIFs hover- or click-activated?) From […]