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Eagles
John McMullen

Eagles’ Britain Covey wants a larger role in 2024

PHILADELPHIA – Quez Watkins, Julio Jones, and Olamide Zaccheaus all got opportunities to complement the Eagles’ dynamic receiving duo of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith. None delivered to the point that they will be expected back in the 2024 season. The Eagles will again be looking to uncover and develop productive backups at receiver and

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Eagles
John McMullen

It’s ceremony over substance for Eagles’ Nick Sirianni

PHILADELPHIA – Less than an hour after his season finished disastrously, Nick Sirianni stood in the bowels of Raymond James Stadium and acted the part he was hired to play. An almost inconceivable 32-9 beatdown at the hands of the middling Tampa Bay Buccaneers had many questioning Sirianni’s job status when the most pointed question

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Eagles
John McMullen

Sydney Brown set for ACL surgery; plans to be ready by Week 1

PHILADELPHIA – Sydney Brown raced down the field at MetLife Stadium and aimed at New York Giants’ returner Gunner Olszewski. In the blink of an eye, the athletic rookie defensive back’s season was over. “You learn so much about yourself, the climb, the journey, when you love the game because the game can be taken

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

Paul Domowitch: Eagles’ struggles v. blitz could cause a quick playoff exit

The most disconcerting part of the Eagles’ 27-10 loss to the Giants last week was the inability of Jalen Hurts and the offense to cope with the Giants’ relentless blitzing. Wink Martindale’s defense sent extra rushers after Hurts on 14 of 19 dropbacks (73.7%) before Nick Sirianni pulled him late in the first half. Hurts

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Eagles
John McMullen

Nick Sirianni downplays communication issues on defense

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – Many independent film analysts have looked at the Philadelphia Eagles defense in recent weeks and questioned what is going on with the unit which seems to be Benjamin Button-ing things in the 2023 season regarding communication. Generally, the on-field connection between players improves as any season wears on. But, things have

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

Paul Domowitch: No lead is safe anymore for the second-half-folding Eagles

In their last five games, four of which they’ve lost, the Eagles have been outscored in the second half, 105-50. Opposing quarterbacks have feasted on the Eagles’ hapless defense in the second halves of those five games, stringing together a 126.5 passer rating that includes a 67.5 completion percentage, 9.4 yards per attempt, eight touchdown

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Eagles
John McMullen

Brian Johnson: ‘The play doesn’t care who makes it’

PHILADELPHIA – It’s not about targets for A.J. Brown, it’s about spots. The best pure football player on the Eagles wants the football when the game is on the line and that has been the source of any perceived frustration, according to team sources. Brown is typically very accessible and accommodating to the media and

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Eagles
John McMullen

Closing the book on Jonathan Gannon-gate

PHILADELPHIA – The highlight of Jonathan Gannon’s short tenure in Philadelphia was not the No. 2 ranked defense he piloted in 2022 or even the top 10 group he cobbled together with far less talent a year earlier as a rookie defensive coordinator. It was his drive to the NFC Championship Game last January when

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Eagles
John McMullen

Some good, some bad on Eagles’ injury front

PHILADELPHIA – There is some good news and bad news on the injury front as the Eagles get set to halt a three-game skid against a limited New York Giants team on Christmas Day. The best developmental unfolded Saturday when DeVonta Smith made it back to practice Saturday and indicated he would play on Monday.

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

Paul Domowitch: One more thing Eagles defense can’t do: stop the run

Given all of the problems with the Eagles’ pass defense – they’ve already given up the league’s second most TD passes (30), have the fourth worst opponent passer rating (98.2), have allowed the fifth most passing yards (255.4 per game) and have allowed the third most completions of 15 yards or more (91) – it’s

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Eagles
John McMullen

Suspects are many but the standard is clear in Sean Desai shuffle

The standard is the standard,” is a staple in any Jalen Hurts’ press briefing, a nebulous curve the Philadelphia Eagles quarterback uses for what has become one of the NFL’s most successful teams. For the Philadelphia front office, the standard is now confirmed as Super Bowl-or-bust after Sean Desai was unceremoniously dumped as the 10-3

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

Paul Domowitch: Playing from behind isn’t the Eagle Way

The Eagles were an eat-my-dust team last year, seizing the lead early, forcing teams to abandon the run, and then letting their dominating pass rush tee off on opposing quarterbacks in the second half. The defense had a league-high 70 sacks last season, the third most by a defense since the NFL started keeping track

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Eagles
John McMullen

Nick Sirianni gives vote of confidence to embattled coordinators

PHILADELPHIA – Known for the occasional filibuster when things are going well Nick Sirianni’s reaction to taking back play-calling for the struggling Philadelphia Eagles was as condensed as possible. “No,” the head coach said before leaving open air for the follow-up. “What’s behind that thinking?” a reporter asked. “I feel good with the people that

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Eagles
John McMullen

‘A ring’ to Dallas in Dallas: Goedert set to return against Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA – The last time time Dallas Goedert played was against the Dallas Cowboys. The next time Dallas plays will be in Dallas against the Cowboys. Ok, Arlington, Texas but you get the point. And Dallas could be the Eagles’ key to beating Dallas. The Eagles have struggled mightily to find a third passing option

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Eagles
Paul Domowitch

What the heck has happened to the Eagles’ ground game?

Five games into the season, the Eagles had the league’s most prolific ground game. They were averaging a league-high 164.0 rushing yards per game and 4.6 yards per carry. Since then, well, the Eagles no longer have the league’s most prolific ground game. They have fallen to eighth in rushing and 18th in rush average.

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Eagles
John McMullen

Jack Driscoll answers the call vs. Bills

PHILADELPHIA – Jack Driscoll got the call around noon on Sunday. On the other end of the line was Jeff Stoutland, the Eagles’ highly-regarded offensive line coach, who had a simple command. “Be ready to go,” the lovably gruff mentor barked. As a backup with experience, Driscoll is always a snap away so being ready

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Eagles
John McMullen

Inside A.J. Brown’s new world

PHILADELPHIA – When things are clicking with the Eagles’ offense, it’s usually pick your poison for opposing defensive coordinators. A fractured forearm, along with a 1,000-yard start over nine games for A.J. Brown has made that decision easier for most and Steve Spagnuolo came up with a plan that limited the Philadelphia offense to 238

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Eagles
John McMullen

Checks and balances helped Eagles overcome Chiefs

KANSAS CITY – Moments after a hard-fought 21-17 win over the Kansas City Chiefs, Nick Sirianni let loose in the narrow halls of what is now called GEHA Field at Arrowhead Stadium. The Eagles coach took aim at one reporter who predicted a Chiefs win because of the advantages of having a Hall of Fame