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The Linc - How to shake up the offensive line

News & notes from around the web for October 18th

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Fixing the Eagles, Part I: O-line shakeups
In the first installment of a five-part series fixing the Eagles' problems, we examine offensive line shakeups that could help keep Michael Vick upright.

Looking back on the Vet, a decade after Eagles left
Back in the day, they ran this survey: Pick the greatest homefield advantage of all time. Veterans Stadium finished sixth. Sixth!!! Sixth???

Advanced NFL Stats: Running to Create a 'Manageable' 3rd Down Is Self-Defeating
One of the common defenses of a run-heavy offense is that offenses need to make their third downs "manageable," meaning short enough so that conversion is easier. The thinking goes that if an offense runs on either or both first and second down, it is relatively assured of shorter rather than longer distances on third down. At first look, this makes a lot of sense. After all, who wants to face third and long?

Terry Bradshaw: Eagles likely to bench Vick
Terry Bradshaw, no stranger to being benched during his long career as an NFL quarterback, believes the Eagles' next big move could be benching Michael Vick.

The Bowles-Parcells Connection - Birds 24/7
The link between Todd Bowles and Bill Parcells goes back to the defensive coordinator’s playing days.

Benching Vick Should Be Reid's Last Resort
The day for desperate measures may soon be at hand, but it hasn't arrived yet. There are 10 games remaining. The Eagles are currently one game back of first place in the NFC East. They already own a win over the Giants. There is absolutely no reason for Reid to further overreact and come out of the bye week with any other starter besides Vick, even if the head coach's confidence in his signal caller is understandably shaken.

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