LeSean McCoy has added a new skill - NFC East Blog - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy struggled to pick up the blitz during his rookie season and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg asked him to work on that in the offseason. McCoy didn't have a big day running the ball against the Jaguars last Sunday, but apparently he's turned the corner in his pass-blocking.
Eagles tap rookie linebacker Chaney as Bradley's backup | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/01/2010
He isn't starting, like first-round rookie defensive end Brandon Graham or second-round rookie free safety Nate Allen, but Jamar Chaney was the backup to middle linebacker Stewart Bradley last week, activated ahead of veteran Omar Gaither, at the most important and complex position on the linebacking corps.
NFL 2010: It's Always Nutty in Philadelphia - WSJ.com
To be fair to Philadelphia, the three-headed quarterback psychodrama between McNabb, Vick and Kolb would be big news anywhere. But what makes Philly such a stewpot of insanity?
"In the past I knew I could get by off my athletic ability. What knowledge I did have about the game I thought was enough. So I didn’t really feel like I needed to study my opponent each week because nine times out of ten, I felt like when we got into the game, we played a totally different defense than what I studied so I kind of threw that out the window along time ago. As time went on, I felt like I was cheating myself because I could be learning… I feel like I short-changed myself and this time, I didn’t want to do that."
Eagles Notes: Defense Not Worried About Familiarity
Most Eagles believe the familiarity McNabb has with the Eagles' offense and defense will not play a large factor in the game. They have played countless times against players who were on the roster.
McNabb's parents won't be at Eagles-Redskins game | Philadelphia Daily News | 10/01/2010
Donovan McNabb's parents, Sam and Wilma, have decided not to attend Sunday's game at the Linc, according to the Washington Post. The McNabbs have been at virtually every game their son has played since grammar school.