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Nick Foles' inability to slide isn't so funny anymore - Philly.com
During OTAs, Foles talked about his slides. "I'm working on it," said Foles. "It's a beautiful grass field (at the NovaCare complex) and we have a slip and slide, so I'll get it before I leave (camp)." Obviously, Foles did not learn how to slide. Personally, I'm an unathletic, mildly out of shape 37-year-old sportswriter. I can slide. Foles' inability to slide was humorous as long as it wasn't hurting the team. Now it is, and it doesn't seem so funny anymore.

Monday Morning Thoughts on the Game - Iggles Blitz
I have no idea if this team can play a complete game. If you could combine the Jags and Rams games to form the best 4 quarters, the Eagles would look like the best team in football. But that’s not how life works. The Eagles are a talented team. They are playing well enough to be 4-1. But this team hasn’t come close to playing to their potential.

Eagle Eye: Igniting The Rushing Attack - PE.com
It goes without saying that the last part of Sunday’s win over St. Louis should have felt a lot different. After leading 34-7 and having success in all three phases of the game, the Eagles let the Rams back in it to make what should have been a laugher into a nail biter. Still, at this point in the season, it’s all about wins and collecting as many as possible before you get into the months of November and December and improving along the way. On Sunday, we saw improvement and a high level of play in multiple areas, starting up front on the offensive line in the run game.

Chip On Foles: ‘I Think It’s Fixable’ - Birds 24/7
Nick Foles was throwing off his back foot quite a bit against the Rams and seemed unsettled prior to delivery for much of the day, leading to some off-target throws. Chip Kelly was asked for his assessment after watching the tape. "I think sometimes when that happens there is a rush and he is trying to slide to the right or slide to the left, not setting his feet when he slides in terms of staying on top of it and staying in a good platform to throw the ball, " said Kelly. "That's one of the things you look at with some of the movement stuff within the pocket where he's got to be a little firmer with his feet.

Eagles' run game better, but ... - Daily News
But there is a different question. Whenever you are talking about an NFL offense, you are talking about circles within circles - and you also are almost always talking about the quarterback, even when you are talking about the running game. And the truth is that Nick Foles remains unable to consistently find the effectiveness that he experienced last season and, until he does, the running game will not approach what it did in 2013, either.

Would more Darren Sproles help Eagles’ offense? - The 700 Level
You probably don’t need statistics to tell you who’s looked the sharpest among Philadelphia Eagles running backs. Darren Sproles has been far more electrifying than reigning NFL rushing champion LeSean McCoy this season.

Tough 4-1 or soft 4-1, Eagles still have flaws to fix - CSN Philly
The Eagles beat the Rams on Sunday, which isn’t quite the same as beating up on the Rams. It was the same at first. It was the same for a good portion of the game. It was the same when they started off with a punt block for a touchdown. It was the same when they finally broke their streak of 18 offensive drives without a touchdown. It was the same when they built what appeared to be a very comfortable 34-7 lead with about two minutes left in the third quarter. And then it wasn’t the same. Then the Rams mustered a comeback that left lots of people at Lincoln Financial Field with an uneasy feeling.

Iconic Voice Bill Campbell Passes Away - PE.com
Legendary Philadelphia radio and television broadcaster Bill Campbell passed away on Monday evening at the age of 91, and he is remembered forever by Eagles fans for his dramatic radio call of the team’s 1960 NFL Championship win over the Green Bay Packers.

The MMBM Week 5: Trade Tom Brady - SB Nation
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