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Why I stayed - SB Nation
I wish I could say I was strong enough at the time to leave him. I wasn't. Our relationship ended after almost two years when he left me for a girl he had been cheating on me with. I'm not one of those women, like my mom, who was able to stand up for herself. That will never be my narrative. But I also know that I'm fortunate. There are millions of women who aren't lucky enough to have their abusers leave them.

Eight initial observations on the Colts -
People think of the Colts as a young, up-and-coming team, likely because Andrew Luck is young, up-and-coming star quarterback. However, the Colts are the fourth oldest team in the NFL, and they have gotten progressively older since 2012.

More on the Game - Iggles Blitz
Bennie Logan missed a lot of time this summer. When he did play in the preseason, he hardly stood out. I wasn’t worried about him per se, but I wondered if he was healthy, rusty or something else was up. Logan decided to go ahead and put those worries to rest on Sunday. He played very well. Logan was a key part of the excellent short yardage defense. He drove his blocker into the backfield on the initial 3rd down stop of the game, which disrupted the play. Logan added a couple of solo tackles in the game. He read a TE screen well and helped to disrupt that play.

Boykin Sees Limited Reps Against Jags - Birds 24/7
Boykin has a clear affinity towards Philadelphia and the Eagles organization. His hope is to play his entire career here should the stars align. This offseason could be a very interesting one from a business perspective, though. Boykin will be eligible for a new deal at the end of the season and if history is a guide, the front office will try to lock him up early. There will be many things to weigh, including whether his desire to remain in Philly long-term is greater than the desire to be a starting outside corner. And, of course, there is the financial end. Boykin might be a nickel corner here, but that doesn't mean you'll be able to extend him at nickel money necessarily.

Pimpin' Brandon Graham - ChipWagon
The folks over at ProFootballFocus agreed and have long appreciated guys like Brandon Graham as they tend to grade well despite not getting a heavy dose of playing time. This often leads to fan frustration when a guy like Graham only gets 25 or 30% of the snaps. In my opinion, there is no question that Graham is probably our best pure pass rusher on the team. He has good burst, he's got the best bend and turn, he's physical, can bull rush, and is pretty well disciplined. The problem with Graham is that he's a guy without a position on this defense. His biggest limitation is evident when he is asked to drop back in space. He is not good in the open field. So Billy Davis has done a nice job of moving around and giving him pass rushing opportunities at both OLB positions but also along the defensive line.

Indianapolis Colts scouting report: An in-depth look at the Eagles' Week 2 opponent -
The Colts' defense is nothing for the Eagles' offense to fear, but they were among one of the better teams in the league last season against the pass. This will be a big chance for running back LeSean McCoy to bounce back from a poor performance against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Playing in a dome in primetime, McCoy could really put up some big numbers against the Colts' defense.

Dear Diary: Maragos' Special Impact -
"I am a very hyper player on the field. I like to get into a routine on kickoff coverage to get my mind right. I make sure I am in the right frame of mind – reading my keys before the kick on what return might be coming – and that I know when to ramp up my emotions and when I need to relax my mind. Off the field, I’m kind of a chill guy. On the field, that is not my mentality at all. I use my emotion as an edge.

Video: Hofmann talks Eagles D, Penn State sanctions, Ray Rice case -
The Daily News' Rich Hofmann joins CineSport's Noah Coslov to answer questions about the Eagles DBs vs. Andrew Luck, the Penn State sanctions and the next steps in the Ray Rice case.

VIDEO: Eagles 2014 Opening Game Anthem and Flyover
via Mark Magowan.