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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 […]

Undrafted Underclassmen

May 14, 2014

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By Allen Rodriguez Follow this blog on Twitter A lot has been made about the number of underclassmen who entered this year’s draft, and recently, much of the talk has been about the number of these prospects who went undrafted. So what’s going on? If every underclassman went drafted, no one would suggest there was […]

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 […]

Are long arms bad for bench pressing? Not so fast.

February 27, 2014

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By Allen Rodriguez During this year’s NFL Combine, numerous analysts have reported bench press scores alongside arm lengths. Part of this is that the bench press is the first event after measurements are taken, but another part of it is that many analysts tell us that arm length is important context for interpreting bench press […]

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 […]

Eagles Snap Count, Part 2

October 12, 2013

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After the Eagles opener, I wrote about their “funky silent snap count,” where Todd Herremans looks back at the quarterback, taps Jason Kelce when the quarterback is ready, and then Kelce uses head-jerks to give notice that he’s about to snap the ball. I noted that the Eagles only went on something other than one […]

Breaking Down a Play Call

September 23, 2013

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With apologies to those just arriving, I’ve decided to take down some of the original content of this post. The purpose was always simply to try to break down some of the terminology in the Eagles’ system. Below are the parts I feel can be left up: Here’s Brian Billick explaining a play call: Having […]