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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 10/22/2013.

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'Delay of Game' is apparently only frowned upon in the NFL - JimmyK,
This is a rule where there should be absolutely no ambiguity at all. If the clock runs down to :00, and if the ball isn't snapped, it should be a penalty. The reasoning that the back judge needs a half second to refocus his attention from the clock to the QB is pure nonsense.

The NFL's Most-Disliked Players -
It’s been more than four years since Vick was released from federal prison, where he served 19 months for bankrolling the dog-fighting operation. He’s performed well and avoided trouble ever since. Yet he is still stuck at or near the top of our various annual lists of disliked athletes.

Building a Juggernaut Team - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
The whole point in obsessing on who will be the Eagles QB is that we want the team to have the right guy to help the team get back to being a Super Bowl contender. To be a Super Bowl team, you need a top shelf QB. But how/where do you find them?

Eagle Eye In The Sky: The Illusionist - Fran Duffy,
Sunday was a rough game. Obviously the production on offense wasn’t where it needs to be moving forward, and as Chip Kelly said after the game, there were a lot of things that factored into that. On defense, however, the Eagles played what will be considered by most to be the best game to date under defensive coordinator Bill Davis. This unit held a dynamic Dallas Cowboys passing attack to just three first half points, and 17 in the game. There were turnovers. There were sacks. There were big stops on third down. Most importantly, there was an execution of a game plan that put the Eagles in position to win the game throughout Sunday afternoon. To start this piece, let’s take a look at one of the biggest things I noticed watching the game.

Game Review: Eagles Offense Vs. Cowboys - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
In the following instances, Foles targeted an open receiver and misfired: He was off-target on a throw to Zach Ertz across the middle in the first. He missed Bryce Brown on a wheel route down the sideline on third down in the first. He threw behind Jeff Maehl on 3rd-and-5 in the second. He missed Brent Celek on a corner route in the second. He threw behind Jason Avant on 3rd-and-5 in the second. He led DeSean Jackson out of bounds on a deep ball late in the first half. He missed a wide-open Maehl in the third, throwing low and behind him after executing a nice play-fake. He was late on a deep ball to Jackson in the end zone (or as Troy Aikman suggested, he should have led Jackson more towards the pylon). The worst throw of the day was the miss to Avant in the end zone in the third.

Film Breakdown: Just How Bad Was Nick Foles Yesterday? - ChipWagon
In a game where a QB goes 11/29 for 80 yards passing and no TDs, well there isn't much left to be said. The really bad thing however, was that Foles was actually worse than that stat line suggested.

What if Eagles' QB of future isn't on roster? - John Gonzalez, CSN Philly
Here’s another: What if the other two quarterbacks not named Vick can’t play? Forget about this weekend. Forget about the here and now and the usual microscopic focus on the next game. What about all the games to follow? What if Foles and Barkley can’t play in a macro sense? What if the Eagles have two quarterbacks in their early 20s who initially looked solid on the surface but are actually flawed and cracked upon closer inspection? What then?

Domo's Day-After Dissection: Eagles-Cowboys - Paul Domowitch, Daily News
Ryans had a very good game against the Cowboys, as did the whole defense. He led the team in tackles and notched his second sack and first interception of the season. It was just the third time in his career that he had a sack and interception in the same game.

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