All-22: Dissecting the Offensive Issues

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Following the Eagles’ 24-20 loss to the Cardinals in Week 8, a reporter pointed out to center David Molk that despite Nick Foles dropping back 63 times, the offensive line did not allow a sack.

Todd Herremans had just returned from the showers at the next locker over, heard the question and decided to chime in.

“There was definitely pressure on him,” Herremans said.

Pressure is the key term when examining the issues with the Eagles’ offense right now. How Chip Kelly is choosing to attack it, how the offensive line is blocking it and the most popular topic among the fan base this week: how Foles is reacting to it. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: DeMeco’s Return

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

DeMeco Ryans learned that he was being traded from Houston to Philadelphia over supper.

“I talked to the general manager [Rick Smith]. We sat down and ate dinner,” Ryans remembered. “He told me what we were doing, sending me to Philly, and I was like, ‘Hey, cool.’ And he was like, ‘I didn’t expect you to accept it this way.’ I said, ‘Hey, man, I’m fine. I’m going to Philly, it’s a good team. ‘ I was excited about coming here. If I’m going to leave Houston, I’m happy to be going to a really good team.”

His teammates weren’t as accepting. Read more »

Kelce Gearing Up For Return

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The transition from David Molk back to Jason Kelce is underway.

Kelce received first-team reps at practice Tuesday. And while there are some hurdles he needs to clear between now and Sunday, the goal is to get Kelce ready to play against the Texans.

“From where we’re going and where we’re heading this week, it looks like he’s going to try and be back,” said Molk. Read more »

Matthews, Huff And the Wide Receiver Class

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The 2014 wide receiver class was billed as one of the best and deepest in the history of the NFL draft. Sixteen wideouts were selected in the first three rounds, two of them by the Eagles. So, how are the highest of the highly-touted receivers doing through eight weeks? And how do Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff stack up? Let’s take a look: Read more »

Injury Updates: Good News For Kelce?

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

When the Eagles’ first-team offensive line set up at Tuesday’s practice, Jason Kelce took his usual spot at center.

Later, when the centers lined up with the quarterbacks, Kelce snapped to starter Nick Foles.

That’s a change from last week and could be a sign that Kelce’s aiming to return Sunday against the Houston Texans. As for the rest of the line, Jason Peters and Lane Johnson took their usual spots at left and right tackles. Right guard Todd Herremans suffered an elbow/arm injury against the Cardinals, but he was out there as well. Read more »

Note: Maclin Honored; State Of the Cowboys

Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

The Eagles announced today that Jeremy Maclin has won the franchise’s 2014 Ed Block Courage Award, as voted on by his teammates.

Maclin suffered a torn ACL during training camp in 2013 and missed the season. He rehabbed and re-signed with the Eagles on a one-year deal. The former first-round pick had a career game against the Arizona Cardinals, catching 12 balls for 187 yards and two touchdowns. Read more »

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