Depth Chart Projection: Eagles Offense

NFL: Philadelphia Eagles at Dallas Cowboys

The Eagles begin OTAs a week from today at the NovaCare Complex, so now seems like a good time to take a look at their depth chart.

We’ll do the offense today and the defense tomorrow. Before the big unveil, a few notes:

  • This is a beginning depth chart, not necessarily what I expect it to look like in early September.
  • Having said that, for the purpose of this exercise, we’ll assume that every player is healthy and in attendance.
  • Below the actual depth chart are position-by-position breakdowns. More than anything, this is meant to provide an overall look at where the roster stands, but there’s no harm in guessing where things might be headed in the coming months.

Without further ado… Read more »

Tebow And the Potential Rule Changes

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Howard Smith / USA TODAY Sports

The owners will gather in San Francisco from May 18-20 for the NFL spring league meeting. There, they are expected to vote on a proposal that would alter the point after touchdown process.

All 32 owners apparently agree that the extra point (converted at a rate of 99.6 percent the past three years) has become too automatic and that change is needed. While the specifics of the proposal have not been finalized, Peter King believes it will look something like this: Read more »

Tim Tebow Can’t Play. Period.

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Tim Tebow can’t play.

Within the wide range of opinion on the Eagles’ acquisition of a quarterback who, after two years of absence from the National Football League, is now suddenly on a roster, that is the fact that stands out to me more than anything. Tebow had played in the NFL for a bit. He caught lightning in a bottle, not unlike a lot of athletes who have played in the league. And then, like a burned-out meteor, he fizzled.

Since that flash-dance season in Denver, he has failed with two other NFL organizations and has been judged by every other team in the league to be unworthy to play at the highest level. The last time I saw Tebow, he couldn’t throw a football the way it needs to be thrown for success in the NFL. In fact, it looks painful when he throws it, like a small child trying to hurl a can of paint. There are some athletes who are successful in college, who just don’t have the skill set to play quarterback in the NFL. There is a list of quarterbacks, who, like Tebow, won the Heisman Trophy in college but couldn’t get a sniff of life in the NFL.

So what is it about this kid? What is this compulsion among American sports fans, the idea that the world will be safer for democracy if Tim Tebow is in the NFL? Read more »

What They’re Saying: ‘I Think He Is a Mess’

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Here is what they’re saying about Chip Kelly and the Eagles this week.

Bob Sturm of The Dallas Morning News doesn’t understand any of the moves Kelly has made so far, including the Tim Tebow signing:

I still have no feel for the [Sam] Bradford situation which I assume we are still waiting to see if anything happens in the draft. Then, what do they do with their first pick? Corner? Wide Receiver? Trade everything for [Marcus] Mariota? They have really confused all observers this offseason and also acquired players rehabbing ACL injuries. If he pulls this off and wins big, I will have to concede he is special. Right now, I think he is a mess that has fooled most of the NFL media into thinking he has everything all figured out. I have long said his undoing will be when he gets full personnel control, because that is the fatal flaw of so many coaches. Almost none of them are as successful at “buying the groceries” as they think they can be. Kelly, with no personnel background whatsoever, is betting on himself heavily and sending his accomplished players away. It is a fascinating storyline for sure.

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The Tim Tebow Pretzel Is a Real Thing

Admittedly, we thought this was a joke when we first saw it:

But it’s not a joke: The folks at Philly Pretzel Factory really did bake a fresh batch of “Tebowing” pretzels this morning, celebrating the news that quarterback Tim Tebow is signing with the Eagles.

Suddenly, we’re realizing this Tebowmania thing might be a bit crazier than we were anticipating. Read more »

Philadelphia Is Tim Tebow’s Best Chance at Making It Back to NFL

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TAKING A KNEE: New England Patriots quarterback Tim Tebow (5) and running back Shane Vereen (34) participate in a post game prayer with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Gillette Stadium on August 16, 2013. The Patriots defeated the Buccaneers 25-21.

 

My husband and I were just leaving the Union game in Chester last night when I got a text from our son: “We got Tebow boys.”

“Jake just sent me a text he meant to send to his Fantasy Football team,” I told Doug, laughing as I showed him my phone.

A few minutes later, Doug got a text — from his cousin Shelly, who lives in Denver and has Broncos season tickets. “Whaddya think of your new quarterback?” she wanted to know.

Doug didn’t laugh as he showed me his phone.

“What the hell … ” Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Reaction To Tebow

Tim Tebow. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY

Tim Tebow. Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY

It was almost as if the Eagles had been quiet for a little bit too long.

Last night, Chip Kelly’s squad stole some more national headlines when news broke from Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer that the team is planning on signing Tim Tebow today.

I already offered some thoughts. Maybe he wins the No. 3 job from Matt Barkley. Maybe he’ll be used as a runner in specific packages. Maybe he’ll be off the team in September. Who knows? But the idea that he’s going to somehow resurrect his career here as a quarterback seems awfully far-fetched.

At any rate, here’s a sampling of Tebow reaction, with some notes mixed in. Read more »

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