The Linc - Eagles Future at Quarterback

Al Bello

Philadelphia Eagles links for 10/5/2013.

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When do the Eagles start looking to the future at quarterback? - Jeff McLane, Inquirer
But if the Eagles were to lose and fall to 1-4, despite the mathematical implications, it might be time to consider Nick Foles' eventually getting an opportunity to start. He has shown enough to warrant an extended look. It would give the Eagles a head start on evaluating Foles' future as a potential NFL starter, and if the drop off from Vick is as minimal as Kelly has said, it would allow the team to stay competitive.

Game Preview – Eagles at Giants - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Usually 1-3 vs 0-4 means a bad day of football. But this is the Eagles and the Giants, one of the NFL’s best rivalries. These teams usually play compelling games. I think we’ll see a good game on Sunday. The primary reason is that both teams are desperate. A win for the Eagles could put them on top of the division. A win for the Giants could keep their season from completely blowing up. The nucleus of each team has won plenty of games. Neither group wants to lose and see the season slipping away.

Cheat Sheet: Eagles ‘D’ Vs. Giants Offense - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
2. The Giants have been a disaster offensively – 29th in passing and 32nd in rushing (Football Outsiders rankings). They are averaging 15.2 points per game (30th) and 325.5 yards (23rd). Against the Chiefs last week, the Giants managed just one touchdown in a 31-7 loss. They are one of four winless teams in the NFL, and the Giants’ -85 point differential is second-worst to only the Jaguars. According to Football Outsiders, they’ve faced the most difficult schedule in the NFL. The Eagles have had the second-toughest four-game stretch.

Wulf's Den: Avant's Chance At History - Bo Wulf, PE.com
Through his first seven seasons in the NFL, Avant has increased his number of receptions each year. Three other players who had at least 150 receptions through their first seven seasons in the league were able to increase their reception totals each season – Reggie Wayne, Raymond Berry and Shawn Jefferson. But each of those three fell back in their eighth season. If Avant can catch 54 passes or more in 2013, he'll become the first wide receiver to ever increase his reception total in each of the first eight seasons in his career.

Todd Herremans: My time's not up yet - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
He isn’t a superstar, hasn’t made a single Pro Bowl, and won’t be honored at halftime of a home game a decade from now. But Herremans has played every position on the line except center, filled in for two Pro Bowl left tackles (Tra Thomas and Jason Peters), stabilized a fluid right tackle spot and started every game since 2006 when healthy. Herremans looked spry and energetic in the preseason in his new home at right guard but struggled out of the gate in pass protection, especially three Thursdays ago against Kansas City.

Giants vs. Eagles 2013: Week 5 scouting report - Ed Valentine, Big Blue View
The Eagles' fast-paced read-option style attack instituted by first-year coach Chip Kelly is one the Giants spent the offseason preparing for. The Giants revamped their defensive tackles, adding a pair of former Eagles -- Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson -- and their linebacking unit. Coach Tom Coughlin has pointed out that the Giants spent a great deal of time in the offseason studying the type of offense Kelly runs.

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