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Sun, 25 Sep 2016 03:21:31 GMT2016-09-25T03:21:31ZDoug Pederson has adopted his share from the Andy Reid school of head coaching, but he has also diverged from the template, most notably in regard to how offensive plays are communicated and the speed at which they are delivered.
Sun, 25 Sep 2016 01:16:04 GMT2016-09-25T01:16:04ZAll right, fine. What if? This voice of reason stuff can wear you out. Always bringing an umbrella if there is a distant cloud in the sky. Sticking your hand in the post office mail slot to make sure the envelope fell through. Stepping carefully over the crack in the sidewalk.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 19:53:49 GMT2016-09-24T19:53:49ZThe intersection of professional sports and incendiary sociological issues is not going away. Another torch was lit last week in Charlotte after 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by Charlotte police during the department's search for another man who had a warrant for his arrest.
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Sat, 24 Sep 2016 05:31:45 GMT2016-09-24T05:31:45ZEagles tight end Trey Burton had three career catches entering Monday night before almost doubling that total in the team's 29-14 win over the Chicago Bears.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:35:53 GMT2016-09-24T04:35:53ZCarson Wentz has created a frenzy in Philadelphia, but it will continue only if he can stay on the field. Wentz's throws and decisions won't prompt any squirming, but the same can't be said about the hits he has taken.
Sat, 24 Sep 2016 04:10:27 GMT2016-09-24T04:10:27ZWhen the Eagles have the ball Carson Wentz has gone two games without turning the ball over, but that will be more difficult against a Steelers defense with four takeaways this season. The turnover margin will be important to monitor, because the Steelers are too talented for the Eagles to give away possessions.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 20:38:15 GMT2016-09-23T20:38:15ZTULSA IS MOURNING. Charlotte is seething. Malcolm Jenkins feels both vindicated and impotent. "It's a reinforcement of my own convictions," said Jenkins, who led the Eagles' anthem protest Monday night in Chicago. He stood in front of his locker after practice Thursday, put on a baseball cap and continued: "There's a feeling of helplessness, when you see this stuff on national television."
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:49:01 GMT2016-09-23T14:49:01ZCarson Wentz, the latest great hope of Philadelphia Eagles fans, might never have landed here if a North Dakota hand surgeon hadn't inserted a variable pitch screw in the quarterback's right wrist last October.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 11:18:34 GMT2016-09-23T11:18:34ZIf you've thought that Jason Kelce hasn't performed well this season, you're not the only one. "Poor" is how the Eagles center described his blocking through two games.
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Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:59:26 GMT2016-09-23T05:59:26ZBy Paul Domowitch Recent history: The Steelers defeated the Eagles, 16-14, in Pittsburgh on Oct. 7, 2012. The Eagles have won eight consecutive times in Philadelphia, where the Steelers have not won since 1965. The Eagles lead the series (dating to 1933), 47-28-3.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:57:41 GMT2016-09-23T05:57:41ZWhen the Eagles put their game plan together for the Pittsburgh Steelers this week, they noticed that there's not one way to cover Antonio Brown because he does not play just one way. He moves to different spots in different formations, drawing different defensive backs in different coverages.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:57:17 GMT2016-09-23T05:57:17ZBRANDON GRAHAM thinks he once won a bet for Jim Schwartz, which might have some bearing on the coordinator's fondness for the defensive end he was happy to inherit from Chip Kelly and Bill Davis last winter.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:56:54 GMT2016-09-23T05:56:54ZTHE FOLLOWING statement is guaranteed to be both gluten- and hyperbole-free: The Eagles' secondary should face its toughest test of the season Sunday afternoon. Ben Roethlisberger is the best quarterback the Birds are likely to encounter until late November clashes with Seattle's Russell Wilson and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers. And Roethlisbeger has better weapons than either of those guys.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:56:29 GMT2016-09-23T05:56:29ZRIGHT OFF the top, let's give a big round of applause to NFL senior vice-president of broadcasting Howard Katz. The Eagles are 2-0, and Katz is every bit as responsible for your late-September euphoria as Doug Pederson, Carson Wentz and Fletcher Cox.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 05:55:37 GMT2016-09-23T05:55:37ZFrank Reich has spent a fair share of time around athletic prodigies, going back to when he was himself a three-sport star at Cedar Crest High School in Lebanon, Pa. He has played with and against gifted men and coached them, too, and he has learned to appreciate the small, oft-unseen things they do to make themselves great and the lengths to which an opponent might go to prevent them from manifesting that greatness.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 01:12:08 GMT2016-09-23T01:12:08ZTAKE A LOOK at Antonio Brown's numbers - 136 catches and 1,800 yards last year, two-time first-team All-Pro, 100-plus calls handled daily at the ESPN reception desk - and one question pops into mind.
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:45:06 GMT2016-09-22T11:45:06ZRENTON, Wash. (AP) - Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman said Wednesday the public isn't listening to the message NFL players are trying to send with their actions during the national anthem.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 10:59:36 GMT2016-09-22T10:59:36ZCONNOR BARWIN'S most vivid memories of Steelers left tackle Alejandro Villanueva during his four-month cup of coffee with the Eagles two years ago have more to do with food than football.
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:28:45 GMT2016-09-22T04:28:45ZDestiny is a funny thing, and some might say it's an amusing first name for an NFL defensive tackle as well. I would not be one of those to say that, however, at least not to Destiny Vaeao, the Eagles 6-foot-4, 299-pound rookie.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:28:20 GMT2016-09-22T04:28:20ZTHE VIEW from the owner's box at Lincoln Financial Field offers its occupants a nice panoramic of the visitors' sideline. On Sunday afternoon, Jeffrey Lurie will spend three hours staring at the kind of thing he should be trying to build.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 04:08:24 GMT2016-09-22T04:08:24ZTHE EAGLES worked a lot on their three-tight end package in the preseason, but so far, they haven't had three healthy tight ends.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 03:00:35 GMT2016-09-22T03:00:35ZYOUNG DUDES and peer pressure. What are ya gonna do? That was Ben Roethlisberger's take, more or less, on how difficult it is to get a rookie quarterback such as Carson Wentz to truly, viscerally understand the value of discretion when rambling out of the pocket.
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Thu, 22 Sep 2016 01:04:04 GMT2016-09-22T01:04:04ZOnce Doug Pederson determined Carson Wentz could be his starting quarterback, he cited Ben Roethlisberger with the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2004 as a model for a successful rookie quarterback. Roethlisberger went 13-0 as a starter that year and helped the Pittsburgh Steelers to the AFC championship.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:02:44 GMT2016-09-21T20:02:44ZWhile the literary world anticipates the publication of Jon Gruden's debut novel, Love in the Time of Carson, let us contemplate a deep and meaningful question about the Eagles: Just how good would Carson Wentz be if his wide receivers had opposable thumbs?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 19:20:35 GMT2016-09-21T19:20:35ZIn the latest episode of their weekly podcast, columnists Mike Sielski and David Murphy discuss the Eagles' 29-14 win over the Bears in Week 2.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 17:07:33 GMT2016-09-21T17:07:33ZTwo Philadelphia police officers injured in an off-duty bar fight involving LeSean McCoy have filed suit against the former Eagles star.
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:50:39 GMT2016-09-21T15:50:39ZLet's start with the timeouts, because that is what the conversation always turned to with the other guy, isn't it? Not the last guy. The guy before that guy. The guy we ran out of town in part because of a frustrating penchant for failing to bank them for the parts of games in which they are most necessary.
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 05:32:45 GMT2016-09-21T05:32:45ZIn the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 29-14 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday, the team faced a fourth down near the goal line while holding a 15-point lead. Coach Doug Pederson could have sent his special teams onto the field for a chip-shot field goal that would have made it a three-possession game.
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:30:28 GMT2016-09-21T02:30:28ZOFFICIALLY, THE Eagles know nothing about any Lane Johnson suspension, Doug Pederson said Tuesday. Unofficially, league sources confirmed an Inquirer report: Johnson has been notified of the long-expected, 10-game suspension after testing positive for what the Eagles' right tackle has said were banned peptides that weren't on the label of an amino acid supplement he took. The Eagles certainly are aware of this.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 02:00:26 GMT2016-09-21T02:00:26ZONCE AGAIN, just as in Carson Wentz's debut, the throws were strong and solid, but they weren't the gist of the story.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:21:22 GMT2016-09-21T01:21:22ZCarson Wentz gave a look of frustration and arched his back before popping up and slapping his hands. The Eagles quarterback had just stared down the barrel of the blitzing Jerrell Freeman and delivered a BB to Brent Celek for a 19-yard gain. He took a tremendous shot.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 00:08:12 GMT2016-09-21T00:08:12ZMychal Kendricks broke his nose and suffered a quadriceps bruise in the Eagles' 29-14 win over the Chicago Bears on Monday. Kendricks is considered day-to-day, according to coach Doug Pederson, who expects him to play Sunday against the Pittsburgh Steelers.