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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Pederson’s Potential Staff

When Jeffrey Lurie fired Chip Kelly, he sent the Eagles into a state of uncertainty. It’s a state that — even with the expected hiring of […]

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The Teachings Of Professor Azzinaro

“Growth mindset” was the buzz phrase floating around NovaCare this offseason thanks to a book titled Mindset: The New Psychology of Success that the coaching staff […]

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Photos: Eagles Training Camp, 8/13 Part II

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Running Diary: Eagles Practice Observations

Here’s what we saw during the Eagles’ first training camp practice of 2015. 11:56 – First off, congratulations to everyone for making it here. We got […]

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Vinny Curry’s Reality

Last year, Vinny Curry said he ate everything under the sun. He was moving from an edge pass rusher to a two-gap end in a […]

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Wake-Up Call: Villanueva An ‘Intriguing Prospect’

Safe to say Alejandro Villanueva has had his plate full since signing with the Eagles as a rookie free agent back in early May. For starters, […]

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Draft Advantage For Kelly?

Back in February, Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News wrote about how former Cowboys coach Jimmie Johnson had a draft advantage when he made […]

Eagles DT Bennie Logan on field
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Wake-Up Call: Logan And the Azzinaro Effect

Bennie Logan was checking his Twitter feed and kept getting messages that read something to the effect of: “Now is your time.” That’s when he […]

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All-22: Bennie Logan And ‘No-Run Day’

Defensive line coach Jerry Azzinaro has a philosophy when it comes to getting his guys prepared: coach during the week, and let them play on […]

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The Matchup: Eagles Vs. Raiders

Editor’s Note: This feature will post every Friday. We’ll bring you nuggets from the locker room, scouting reports on the upcoming game, reader e-mail and […]

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Understanding Chip Kelly’s Approach To Defense

0V3J8539Kelly has made it known that he will not micromanage Billy Davis and his defense, particularly on game day. For answers about the day-to-day workings on defense, it’s best to ask Davis directly.

But it would be a mistake to suggest that Kelly isn’t plugged into that side of the operation. His fingerprints are all over it.

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Eagles Practice Observations

Sights, sounds and observations from Wednesday’s training camp practice with rookies and selected veterans.

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With Eagles’ Defense, Rotation Seems Likely

The Eagles’ signing of Connor Barwin last week led to some angst among a portion of the fan base.

Why sign another outside linebacker? What about Trent Cole? Brandon Graham? Vinny Curry?

And to a certain degree, that’s a fair question. The simple answer is that the Eagles saw value in Barwin, especially when you consider he’s only 26 and commanded just $8 million in guaranteed money. He’s played in a 3-4 before, was a second-round pick in 2009 and has an 11.5-sack season (2011) under his belt.

But the real answer might require a look at the bigger picture. It’s true that we don’t know exactly what Chip Kelly is going to run offensively or defensively. We look at what he did at Oregon, we look at some of the trends in the NFL, we assess personnel, and we make educate guesses.

One assumption that seems reasonable is that the Eagles will run an up-tempo offense. And if that’s the case, the Eagles will need bodies on defense.

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NFL Draft Profile: Oregon DE/OLB Dion Jordan

A profile of potential Eagles target Dion Jordan, who saw his life flash before his eyes as a 17-year-old, but now is on the cusp of becoming a top-10 draft pick in April.