The Linc - Nate Allen Looking For Improvement

PITTSBURGH - AUGUST 18: Arnaz Battle #81 of the Pittsburgh Steelers attempts to break a tackle from Nate Allen #29 of the Philadelphia Eagles after catching a pass during the preseason game on August 18, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

First Impressions - Eagles @ Steelers |
With Winston Justice sidelined because of a knee injury and Ryan Harris experiencing back problems, King Dunlap was given the start at right tackle. On an early pass play, Dunlap worked well with rookie right guard Danny Watkins – the former picking up a blitzing Lawrence Timmons and passing Lamar Woodley off inside. Dunlap had no problem handling Ziggy Hood when squaring off with him on runs or passses. Watkins wasn’t quite able to seal Hood on a toss play, though, allowing him to make the stop. He came back on the next snap however and did a nice job on a draw and a James Farrior blitz also failed to get around him. Watkins flashed the ability that made him a first round pick and both men were perfect in pass protection for two second quarter passes.

Eagles' Allen in a position to improve | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/20/2011
If Nate Allen is honest with himself, his second season will be harder than the first. The safety is coming off knee surgery, adjusting to an altered role in a new scheme, and trying to fill the leadership void on defense.

7 former players sue NFL in Pa. over concussions | Sacramento Bee
Seven former players have sued the NFL in Philadelphia over concussion-related injuries, the first potential class-action lawsuit of its kind. The players accuse the league of failing to protect their health and of trying to conceal any links between football and brain injuries. The players include former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and two-time Super Bowl champion Jim McMahon.

Didinger: Observations from loss to Steelers

The Eagles were embarrassed by the Steelers, but Ray Didinger found one positive in his observations: they now know they're not Vince Young's "Dream Team."

So Vince Young was horrible against Steelers? Really? Let’s review the tape. | Tracking Vince Young
The Vince Young only site breaks down his performance.

Philadelphia Eagles take advantage of NFL free agency to build possible ‘dream team’ - The Washington Post
"There was an element of luck," Banner said. "There was an element of persistence. The funny thing is when we signed Nnamdi, we thought we were done. . . . [But] there just kept being opportunities we felt were consistent with the goal of being aggressive in the short term but not sacrificing in the long term."

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