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The Linc - Earl Wolff, Eagles starting safety?

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***Eagles NRG Page -***
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NFC Hierarchy/Obituary with Week 8 in the books -
If Nick Foles were playing the way he did a year ago, the Eagles would clearly be the best team in the conference right now. For now, it could be argued that he's the biggest thing holding them back from greatness. The Eagles are 5-2 anyway with plenty of time for Foles to wake up. But if he continues to play the way he has for the remainder of the season, the Eagles aren't going anywhere and they'll be looking for QB options in the offseason.

The New Mac - Iggles Blitz
I have not always been Jeremy Maclin’s biggest fan. Back in 2009 I had my heart set on drafting Hakeem Nicks. I saw him as an Anquan Boldin type player and he would be a great complement to DeSean Jackson. I didn’t think too much about Maclin as a target because the whole world knew he would go Top 15, if not Top 10. I wasn’t mad when the Eagles drafted Maclin. He was too good not to like. But he wasn’t a compelling player in terms of physicality or athleticism. He’s good in every area, but not great anywhere.

All-22: Dissecting the Offensive Issues - Birds 24/7
There are two issues right now with Foles: his movement in the pocket and his turnovers. Going into Week 9, Foles has given the ball away 12 times, tied for second-most among quarterbacks. He threw two more interceptions vs. the Cardinals and has nine on the season. Foles' 3.0 interception rate is seventh-worst among qualified QBs.

Ready Or Not, Wolff Could Get His Shot - Birds 24/7
Earl Wolff is running with the first team and is expected to start if Nate Allen can’t get past his hamstring injury in time for Sunday. Asked how Wolff has been progressing in practice over the last few weeks, Chip Kelly didn’t exactly sing the young safety’s praises. "Earl’s been okay. I think he needs to be a little bit more consistent from that standpoint. But he’s okay," said Kelly.

Eskin: Eagles Will Win NFC East -
I look at the Eagles with a 5-2 record and think they are positioned in pretty good shape, but also feeling that if they cut down on the mistakes, specifically the turnovers, they could be a 7-0 team right now. The Eagles are better than every team they’ve played, but that doesn’t mean you win the games. They are better than San Francisco – a team that is not as good as many felt they would be coming into the season – and they are better than Arizona, a team that struggles to score offensively.

Nick Foles Mechanics and Analysis vs the Cards - Eagles Post Game
Nick Foles finished with 36/62 411 yards 2 Td’s and 2 interceptions which is not terrible numbers but not elite quarterback numbers as well. Foles did some good things as well as some bad.  The one things that is a concern is his turnovers. When you are playing the better teams in the NFL you can’t turn the ball over and you have to take advantage of the opportunities that you have to score. The 2 interceptions against the Arizona Cardinals gives him 9 on the season which is just half way through.  Nick is at the bottom of NFL in over/under throws, completion percentage of 59.2 season and 63.1 QBR (quarterback rating).  What is the reason for Nick Foles inaccuracy and turnovers? In the past we have touched on lack of arm strength, decision making, holding the ball and not being able to read where the pressure is coming from but in this game the one thing I will harp on is his MECHANICS.

The Eagles are even good at NBA social media - The 700 Level
One of the cuter aspects that's come along with the rise of social media is the budding brotherly love shown between the different sports teams in Philadelphia. They all wish each other well when seasons start or when big games arise, etc.

Impressive Coaching | The MMQB with Peter King
Jeremy Maclin’s 21-yard touchdown last Sunday at Arizona was a prototypical Eagles play. Here’s the breakdown.

The gutsy play that explains the Cardinals' season - SB Nation
The Cardinals just keep finding ways to win. Thanks to a 75-yard bomb from Carson Palmer to rookie receiver John Brown on Sunday, Arizona orchestrated their third fourth quarter comeback this season, this time knocking off the Eagles, a 5-1 team up to that point. The way they did it is a microcosm for the identity the Cardinals have adopted on both sides of the ball, marked by aggressiveness and confidence. It starts at the top with their coaching staff, and as Bruce Arians said after the game, "Don't play scared; play smart."

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