Wake-Up Call: Eagles Defense Divided On Future

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

When a coaching change occurs, it initiates a series of falling dominoes. For the Eagles, the uncertainty especially exists because they’re currently a team without a head coach, and thus, without much direction.

Due to the fogginess of who the future coaching staff will be, players are unsure of how they fit, or even what there will be to fit into. But the interesting part of the Eagles’ situation — particularly on defense — is not only do they not know what the future holds, but they don’t agree on what they want it to hold.

“It’s the great unknown that everybody’s getting ready to walk into,” Malcolm Jenkins said. “That’s obviously the process the team is getting ready to go into. Nobody really has the answers.”

One of the most important answers the Eagles have to find this offseason is what kind of defense they want to run. Some critics of Billy Davis — and Chip Kelly — suggest the team’s personnel fits a 4-3 better than a 3-4. Read more »

Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Byron Maxwell. (Jeff Fusco)

Byron Maxwell. (Jeff Fusco)

The following Eagles are inactive for today’s season finale: Thad Lewis, Jonathan Krause, Seyi Ajirotutu, Byron Maxwell, Jaylen Watkins, Steven Means and Tanner Hawkinson. Bennie Logan was also previously designated to the Injured Reserve list. Read more »

Eagles Roster Analysis: Defense

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

As the Eagles begin their search for a new head coach, candidates will care about the franchise’s new power structure, what kind of owner Jeffrey Lurie is, and what the city of Philadelphia is like. But what they’ll really want to know about is the talent on the roster and the salary cap situation.

Adam broke down the offense, and I’m taking a look at the defense. The position guys play could change based off the scheme the new head coach implements, but we’ll categorize players by where they fit in Billy Davis’s 3-4.

(All contract information is via Spotrac, including the 2016 dead cap numbers.) Read more »

Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Byron Maxwell. (Jeff Fusco)

Byron Maxwell. (Jeff Fusco)

For the first time this season, Bennie Logan (calf) and Byron Maxwell (shoulder) will be inactive for the Eagles. Seyi Ajirotutu (ankle), Thad Lewis, Steven Means, Barrett Jones and Tanner Hawkinson are also unavailable for tonight’s matchup against Washington. Read more »

Fletcher Cox Guarantees A Win Against Washington

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

Fletcher Cox. (Jeff Fusco)

After being named to his first Pro Bowl last night, Fletcher Cox was surrounded by reporters at his locker today. Cox relayed his excitement about the honor, but quickly shifted his focus to the Eagles’ game on Saturday against Washington.

“Yeah, it was one of my goals [to be a Pro Bowler], but I think the biggest relief will be when we win on Saturday,” Cox said.

A reporter followed up by asking if the Eagles defensive lineman was guaranteeing a win. Read more »

Chip: We Aren’t Considering Shutting Logan Down

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

After Bennie Logan missed practice yesterday, a report emerged that the nose tackle may be shut down for the rest of season because of a calf injury. However, Chip Kelly denied that today, saying it’s “not accurate.”

“He’s day-to-day right now and we’ll see how he is as we get closer to the game,” Kelly said.

If Logan isn’t available on Saturday, Brandon Bair will be active. Kelly added that Beau Allen, Cedric Thornton and Fletcher Cox are capable of playing nose tackle. Read more »

Eagles-Bills Injury Report

DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. (USA Today Sports)

DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews. (USA Today Sports)

Here’s the injury report for the Eagles’ game against the Bills on Sunday at the Linc:

[Update]: Jordan Matthews was a late addition to the injury report Saturday with a back injury. He is questionable for Sunday.

Read more »

Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

FOXBOROUGH, MA — Jason Peters and Bennie Logan will be active for the Eagles’ game against the Patriots today, despite being listed as questionable on the injury report. Miles Austin, Ryan Mathews, Thad Lewis, Denzel Rice, Cedric Thornton, Barrett Jones and Tanner Hawkinson will be inactive. Read more »

« Older Posts