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Eagles' D Struggles in Preseason Loss to Colts
"I don’t even know how to put it into words. That wasn’t Eagles defense, that wasn’t what we are about right there," safety Quintin Mikell said. "We need to work on a lot of things. Whenever you come in against a good team like that, you can’t really make mistakes. We had a lot of mistakes out there and we have to get better than that. That was not Eagles defense."

Second-string show in Indianapolis | | The News Journal
The Eagles had better hope injuries stop mounting before the regular season. If the lineup they trot out for the season opener resembles anything like Thursday night's patchwork squad against the Colts, they can forget Super Bowl aspirations.

Eagles coach Reid won't commit to letting Vick play in third preseason game | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/21/2009
"He had a good week of work," Reid said. "He got a good workout in today. We'll see how he does next week. We're shooting for the third game. We'll see. We've just got to get a feel on him throughout the week."

Rich Hofmann: Don't judge these Eagles by the preseason | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/21/2009
The Eagles don't look very good and they are not going to look very good until they have a semblance of a healthy team again. Given the stated prognosis for most of the wounded, and assuming that nobody is violating any pacts or anything, they should have a semblance of a healthy team by the start of the season, Sept. 13 at Carolina.

Hugging Harold Reynolds: An Unforgiving Person: Crooked Former Politician Has No Stomach for Mike Vick
A hypocritical politician? I don't believe it!

Much more after the jump including mayors playing fantasy football, King Dunlap's education, the onion on Vick, the Eagles turn down a tax credit, and lots more on last night.

Clout: Vick's worth at least $10,000 to the Eagles | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/21/2009
The Mayor's Office for the Re-entry of Ex-Offenders (MORE) offers a $10,000 tax credit for employers who hire people who have been released from prison.The Eagles however have said they won't seek the credit.

Eagles turn in 'embarrassing' effort, says Reid - NFC East - ESPN
Rob Myers is a guy the Eagles signed when Cornelius Ingram went down with a season-ending knee injury in camp. The guy's not Anthony Gonzalez, but he's a relatively large target and he appeared to look comfortable catching the ball. Eugene Bright out of Purdue is a neat story, but he's running out of time to make the transition from defensive end in college to NFL tight end.  Another diamond in the rough for Birds
The Eagles have had great success unearthing linebackers in odd places. Now meet Moise Fokou, the latest in that lineage.

Eagles' Dunlap gets All-Pro education from Colts' Freeney | Philadelphia Daily News | 08/21/2009
"He's been going it for years; going to Pro Bowls and getting sacks," Dunlap said. "I was definitely looking forward to the challenge. He just beat me. I ducked my head and he got by. If you don't use technique, that's what happens."

Makeshift Eagles fall to Colts, 23-15 | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/21/2009
The Eagles' titular first-team offense had just one projected starting lineman - center Jamaal Jackson - and was also missing starting tight end Brent Celek and running back Brian Westbrook. By the middle of the first quarter, the Eagles were without fullback Leonard Weaver, too. Weaver left with an injured left knee.

Michael Vick Embarrassed After Accidentally Burning Down Lincoln Financial Field | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
PHILADELPHIA—Newly acquired Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was humiliated Tuesday after an iron he had left unattended inside the team's...

Johnny Goodtimes | "Better than average, but still pretty lame." -Yelp " Philly Athletes and Animal Cruelty
Many people are outraged at the Eagles for signing Michael Vick. But what about other Philly athletes who have abused animals in the past? The sad truth is that Philadelphia has a long and sad history with animal abusers on its teams. Here are just a few. (Hint it's a joke)

Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football Nation - Mayorial Faceoff
Yahoo! Sports is kicking off the '09 fantasy football season by inviting mayors from cities across the country to compete in the Yahoo! Sports Fantasy Football '09 Mayor Face-off. Each week mayors will go head-to-head against each other in a public Fantasy Football league. The winning mayor gets $15,000 to donate to a local sports program.