The Eagles face the Cowboys this Sunday in a key NFC East matchup. Here’s a sampling of what’s being said about the Birds around the league and the internet in advance of the Sunday Night showdown.
You may remember Bradley Cooper’s passionate Eagles promo video last year that was released just in time for the Eagles vs. Giants matchup in October. “This is more than a mid-season matchup,” he said. “This is a street fight — Wall Street against Broad Street.”
He goes on to rib the New York team a bit, imitating a New York accent and offering advice on how to shut up a smack-talking Giants fan.
This year, he’s been rather quiet when it comes to football promos — until yesterday, when this funny FOX NFL Sunday commercial was released. In it, Cooper is dressed as the Eagles mascot, holding the head of the bird as he says “It’s time to go watch my Philadelphia Eagles.”
He then realizes that “my Eagles don’t play today … and I didn’t bring a change of clothes.” A walk of shame with his feathered tail flopping behind ensues. Check it out above.
The Eagles take on the Giants tonight at Lincoln Financial Field.
1. Laying down a strong foundation for a day of drinking and jeering is vital, but first you should decide how ambitious you want to be. The most hassle-free solution? Legendary Eagles chef de tailgate (yes, that’s a real thing) Cav’s Catering to cater your gig. He runs buffet-style parties of his own over in the Jetro lot (see #4 below) so it’s simple for him to give your group a private set-up on site. Read more »
This past offseason, Chip Kelly took a number of shots and left nary a safety net to catch him if he happened to fall.
The biggest shot he took was trading Nick Foles and picks to the St. Louis Rams for Sam Bradford, a quarterback with a higher perceived ceiling than Foles but plenty of uncertainty surrounding his health and ability to perform in the NFL.
Time and again, Kelly has referred to the New Orleans Saints’ decision to take a similar shot in the dark in the 2006 offseason when they decided to pursue free agent Drew Brees, who was just two months removed from arthroscopic shoulder surgery.
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Chip Kelly didn’t sound concerned after the Eagles’ 23-20 loss to Washington on Sunday, but he did attribute his team’s struggles to execution, specifically mentioning dropped passes.
“They play with great effort, but I don’t think we are executing,” he said. “We had a couple of key drops in the fourth quarter. We get those drops, [it] changes the game.
“We’ve got to make plays. We can’t delay the season. We’re not making plays right now.” Read more »
Mark Schlereth joined Joe DeCamara and Adam Caplan on 97.5 the Fanatic on Friday to talk Week 4 football, and he held no punches when discussing what he despises about the way Chip Kelly is utilizing his offensive linemen this season.
“People talk about, ‘Oh, revolutionizing the offense under Chip Kelly, he’s going to change the game,'” Schlereth said. “You don’t change the game if you don’t block people on the line of scrimmage, and that’s been the biggest issue for them.”
Schlereth said he watched the Eagles’ win over the Jets in Week 3, and realized that Kelly’s offense only has one snap count because Kelly wants to run more plays in a shorter period of time. Read more »
The third-most prolific tight end in the National Football League isn’t a member of the old guard like Antonio Gates or Jimmy Graham, nor a well-known up-and-comer like Zach Ertz or Tyler Eifert.
Instead, it’s Washington’s Jordan Reed who ranks third in the league in receiving yards by a tight end after three weeks, piling up 19 catches for 241 yards and a touchdown. He’s just three yards behind Kansas City tight end Travis Kelce for second place.
Reed is on pace for an astounding 101 catches, 1,285 yards and five touchdowns if he keeps up the frankly unsustainable pace with which he’s picking apart defenses.
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Here’s our weekly look at what’s going on around the NFC East after an interesting Week 3. Read more »
The Eagles take on Todd Bowles and the Jets this afternoon in a high-stakes Week 3 showdown. We’ll pop in with some updates and thoughts from time to time. Feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.