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'Nightmare' LeSean McCoy draws comparisons to Barry Sanders from his peers -
His vision, his moves… He’s a nightmare. I remember personally, playing against the Eagles, he jumped in the hole, he (saw) me in the hole, he (stiff-armed) me, jumped back out of the hole, and ran for 10 yards. The first guy is always going to miss, the second guy is going to miss him, and possibly a third guy is going to miss, so all 11 guys have to run to the football. Sometimes all 11 guys miss. He's like a Barry Sanders. He’s all of that in one."

Red Hot in the Red Zone - Iggles Blitz
One of the things that Nick Foles did so well in 2013 was executing in the Red Zone. Any Eagles fan can tell you that was a frustrating place in recent years. Many a drive stalled in scoring territory, leading to short field goals for David Akers and Alex Henery. That changed last year. Foles played brilliantly in the Red Zone. Check out these stats: 26 – 37 – 197 … with 16 TDs and no INTs … completed 70 percent of his throws…rating of 122.4

Twitter Mailbag: How Many Backs Will Stick? - Birds 24/7
As for receiver, the Eagles originally went with five wideouts but carried six for a good portion of the season. Four of the spots will most likely be occupied by Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff. The coaching staff seems to like Brad Smith. I think he makes the team. Then there is a group that includes Arrelious Benn, Ifeanyi Momah, Jeff Maehl, Damaris Johnson, B.J. Cunningham, Quron Pratt, Will Murphy and Kadron Boone that will be competing for a slot that may or may not be available. The best chance of making this team as a reserve is if you can 1) make an impact on special teams and/or 2) bring a unique skill set to the table. Because of the second part of that equation, I'm not writing the 6-7 Momah off quite yet. Maehl had six special teams tackles last year. The staff is intrigued by what Benn can bring to the table if healthy.

Rookie Journey Presented By AAA: Josh Huff -
Wide receiver Josh Huff talks about playing his college ball at Oregon, and what he thinks he can contribute to the Eagles' offense ...

#8- The Emory and Henry Formation - ChipWagon
#8 gets credit as one of the more bizarre plays of the year. Chip Kelly didn't wait long into his NFL tenure to work a little trickery into his game-planning. In opening week on Monday Night Football against the Washington Redskins amidst a blistering pace on offense Chip Kelly rolled out one of the most bizarre formations you will see in Pro Football.

NFC East Camp Capsule: Can Giants make final run? - The700Level
With a 7-9 record, the New York Giants are coming off their worst season in 10 years. The last time the club finished below .500, Tom Coughlin was in his first year as Giants head coach, and Eli Manning was only a rookie. It’s possible that the two most prominent faces behind a pair of Super Bowl championships in between have taken the franchise as far as they can. There was even some talk of Coughlin—who turns 68 in August—being let go or retiring as last season circled the drain, while there seems to be a league-wide belief Manning is in decline at 33.

Meet 'The Blind Side' story of the NFL Supplemental Draft - SB Nation
Lakendrick Ross is used to long odds. He faces them once again as he hopes to make his professional football dreams come true.

Which teams have the best (and worst) running games? | SportsonEarth
2. Philadelphia Eagles LeSean McCoy is a better all-around running back than Lynch. If you needed one running back to get you through the 2014 season, the soon-to-turn 26-year-old Shady is a wiser choice than the 29-year-old, war-battered Adrian Peterson. McCoy finished second to Lynch with 51 broken tackles, but he tied Peterson for the league lead with 44 in 2012 (Lynch had 26). Few backs with Shady's tackle-breaking ability can match his breakaway speed and ability to escape trouble in the backfield.

Donte Stallworth seeks redemption after killing a man driving drunk | The MMQB with Peter King
Donte Stallworth killed a man while driving drunk, a horror that will always be a part of him. Five years later, the former NFL wide receiver is telling his story to other players to ensure they don't make the same mistake

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