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Could Nick Foles throw 45 touchdowns in 2014 and be the (Fantasy Football) MVP? - Jon Moore, Rotoviz
Unless the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles turn into a dumpster fire, it’s not unreasonable to expect Foles’ TD Rate to stay about the same as it was in 2013. Basically everyone on this list held steady or improved, with the two exceptions being guys who quarterbacked disastrous teams (or were the teams disastrous because the QBs were so bad?). Considering how things look in the NFC East, I’d have a hard time envisioning the Eagles going belly up, which means that maybe another year with an eight percent TD Rate is possible after all.

Willie Colon swatted away an official like he was a gnat (bottom right corner of the screen), which cost him $35,000

X’s and O’s - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Chip Kelly certainly made game reviews and All-22 articles a lot of fun to read last year. He brought in some new ideas and did things that we hadn’t seen before. We learned a lot last year, but still have a lot more to take in.

For #11 on the ChipWagon Top 25, I'll feature one of my personal favorite plays of the year, but most definitely my favorite Chip-ism: "Obviously screens are very beneficial against man coverage because if you can block the guy that is responsible for somebody then you get an opportunity for a catch and a run. What we try to do on all screen plays, and we talk about forming a sidewalk between the hash and the numbers." Let's have a look, shall we?

The argument for moving Boykin outside is pretty straightforward: The 23-year-old finished second in the league with six interceptions last year while playing only half the time. Why not give the playmaker more opportunity to make plays? There is merit to that line of thinking. But the Eagles are looking at it another way. Big picture, they see a league that is getting flooded with giants at the wide receiver position, and are trying to properly arm themselves so they at least have  a fighting chance against them.

On Wednesday, the Eagles officially announced the schedule for 2014 Training Camp, including plans for two open practices at Lincoln Financial Field on July 28th and August 3rd. The team held practice sessions at Lincoln Financial Field in 2013 as well, but the Eagles went a step further this season by scheduling an open practice at Franklin Field on August 10th. Located on the University of Pennsylvania’s campus, Franklin Field is one of the most historic sporting venues still in use. Here are five facts about the Eagles’ home from 1958-70, collected from The Eagles Encyclopedia by Ray Didinger and Robert S. Lyons, that you may not have known …

Sproles calls perception he's a receiver 'crazy' - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
If he had his preference, Darren Sproles would universally be referred to as an "all-purpose player." He doesn’t mind versatile, multifaceted, multidimensional or any other label that describes the Swiss-army-knife options he brings to the running back position. But don’t offend the man. Don’t call him a receiver.

Why We Play - Eva Holland, SB Nation
I can still hear the quick crunch of his vertebrae cracking. That's the meddling of hindsight, of course — he was too far away, out in the middle of the night-dark field, and there were too many people around me and around him: the fans heckling, the grunts and dull thud of 16 men crashing together in the scrum, then an ominous silence. People breathing hard, whispering, yelling for help.

***PSA: The 2014 NBA Draft is tonight. It's a huge night for the Philadelphia 76ers so definitely go check out Liberty Ballers for some great draft coverage.***