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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/19/2014.

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PFT Ranks the Eagles - Iggles Blitz
Teams I see as clearly better than the Eagles: Seahawks, Niners, Broncos. That’s it.

Chip Kelly Update: Problems on Special Teams - Fishduck
Let’s break this down a bit. It’s annoying how people discuss "special teams" as if there is one group of 11 guys who do the same things on every play. There’s a big difference between trying to block a field goal attempt, on the one hand, and punt coverage, where you start out blocking against an all-out rush of big guys and end up trying to tackle an incredibly fast, short guy in the open field.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: ILB Training Camp Preview - Birds 24/7
The pressing question: How will the Eagles spell DeMeco Ryans? As you know by now, Ryans played more snaps than any other linebacker in the NFL last year. During the owners meetings in March, I asked Chip Kelly if he planned to spell Ryans more in 2014, and he said adding depth was a priority. But free agency and the draft are unpredictable, and the Eagles were unable to add new talent to this position. Billy Davis was clear last month that he plans on subbing in more for Ryans. The problem? That's not going to happen unless the Eagles like their backup options.

An Oral History Of 44-6 - PE.com
Brian Dawkins: We had kind of dug ourselves a hole. We went on a nice little winning streak, if I'm not mistaken, then we lost to Washington the week before … That whole week I had an ear infection. I have a better understanding of why kids cry so much when they have an ear infection. I was in constant pain. I couldn't stand up for the most part and had to sit in quiet rooms almost the whole week. My ear was hurting so bad that any sound was magnified because of the infection. So my equilibrium was off. I was going to make myself play regardless, but I didn't know how effective I was going to be able to be.

Eagles Training Camp Preview: Better or Worse at WR? - CSN Philly
I’m of the opinion the Eagles were completely justified in letting Jackson go if he gave the organization even half the problems we wound up hearing about. Bickering with coaches, the constant lobbying for a new contract, questionable off-field activities and associations, a general me-first attitude, you name it. Any two of those together could be grounds for termination.

Some guys at EA Sports made a real life version of FIFA, it is awesome - SB Nation
This is the most realistic FIFA could possibly look.

The best quarterbacks of the 1980s, according to rap lyrics - SB Nation
QB rating? QBR? Overall record? Super Bowl rings? How can you best measure who the best NFL quarterbacks of the 1980s were? Easy: rap lyrics.

NFL preview magazines call Redskins ‘clueless’ and among NFL’s worst teams - Washington Post
Not surprisingly, after a 3-13 season — the team’s worst record since 1994 — four of the five magazines I profiled predicted the team to finish last in the NFC East. The only magazine to have the Redskins finishing higher than last was USA Today, which went with Nate Davis’s second-place prediction of 7-9.

Vikings suspend Mike Priefer three games in response to Kluwe investigation - PFT
Per multiple reports, the Vikings have suspended special-teams coordinator Mike Priefer three games as a result of the investigation sparked by claims of homophobic remarks from former punter Chris Kluwe.  The suspension can be reduced to two games, if Priefer completes sensitivity training.