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Weekend Reading: Sam Bradford’s Next Move

Snowed in by literal feet of the fluffy white stuff? Stranded without football until Sunday afternoon? Fret not, friends. We’ve compiled a roundup of the […]

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Open Thread: Eagles vs. Jets

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 […]

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Opposition Research: Shpigel On the Jets

In this installment of Opposition Research, we spoke with New York Times Jets beat reporter Ben Shpigel to get a better feel for Sunday’s game at MetLife […]

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Afternoon Notes: Checking In On Chip

Where’s Chip? “Wherever football is being played” seems to be the appropriate answer.

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Who’s Picking the Eagles?

Here’s a roundup of national media predictions for Sunday’s Eagles-Cardinals game.

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Weekend Reading: Foles And the Contract

Some links to pass along as we inch closer to Eagles-Cardinals:

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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: ‘You Always Walk the Plank’

Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach Todd Bowles.Jerry Glanville taught us that NFL stands for “Not For Long,” and everyone who signs up for the lifestyle knows it.

If you’re a coach, you’re going to get fired. If you’re lucky you’ll get another gig in another city, and you’ll move your family there and hope the stay is long enough to grow some roots. But it probably won’t be.

Given the transient nature of the profession, it is understandable that a coach would insulate himself and zero in only on the Sunday in front of him until he is told that there will be no more Sundays with his current team.

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All-22: How the Eagles Got Their Pass-Rush Going

Through the first 13 games, the Eagles’ defensive line had accounted for 20 sacks, or about 1.5 per contest.

Against the Bengals, Tommy Brasher’s groupsacked Andy Dalton six times and kept him uncomfortable all game long (13-for-27 for 127 yards). So what was different about the performance of the defensive line this time around? Here’s a look at all six sacks, using the All-22 shots.

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Five Leftovers From Eagles-Bengals

From Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie’s future to Nick Foles’ interception, here are five leftovers from the Eagles’ locker room after their 34-13 loss to the Bengals.

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Washburn’s Dismissal Connected To Defense’s Improvement?

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent ColeSome of the Eagles defensive players were hesitant to admit it in the locker room after the game.

But at some point, you just can’t argue with the numbers.

Through six games with Todd Bowles as defensive coordinator and Jim Washburn as defensive line coach, the Eagles were allowing quarterbacks to complete 76.3 percent of their passes – a historically bad number.

But in the last two games, since Andy Reid fired Washburn and added Tommy Brasher, the Eagles’ defense appears to be much-improved, limiting Josh Freeman and Andy Dalton to just 44.3 percent completions. Against the Bengals, they did not allow a single completion of more than 19 yards.

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Report: Bowles In Mix For Temple Job

Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach Todd Bowles.Temple has contacted Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles about its vacant head-coaching position, according to reports.

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Cheat Sheet: Eagles’ Defense Vs. Bucs’ Offense

Philadelphia Eagles LB DeMeco Ryans.From draft positioning to poor safety play, here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ defense matches up with the Bucs’ offense.

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Bowles: Washburn Was Never a Problem For Me

Philadelphia Eagles defensive line coach Jim WashburnAmid reports that Jim Washburn had become a disruptive, divisive presence on the Eagles’ coaching staff, Todd Bowles said today he never had an issue with the defensive line coach.

“Me and Wash had a good relationship,” Bowles said. “Wash is a good man, and he’s a good coach. He was never a problem for me.”

Did Bowles have any input into Andy Reid’s decision to let Washburn go?

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Reid On Washburn: I Was Disappointed In Some Things

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidAndy Reid didn’t want to go into full detail, but he made it pretty clear Monday afternoon that Jim Washburn’s firing had to do with more than just the defensive line’s inability to get to the quarterback.

“I’m not going to sit here and go into great detail on the whys that I’m doing it, other than I think it’s the best thing for the Philadelphia Eagles football team that I made that move,” Reid said. “This was a move that I made. Nobody else made this move. And that’s important for you to understand. This isn’t a move to save my job. That’s not what that is. This is a move that I think needed to be done now so I did it now.”