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Once upon a time, Russell Wilson promised the Eagles a championship - Fox Sports
"And then I would get text messages from him periodically saying, 'If the Eagles draft me, I will lead the Eagles to championships.' You know he would send me these text messages. "... So leading up, even the day of the draft, the first day of the draft. 'If the Eagles draft me, I will lead them to championships.' He was sending me these text messages. Well, we really liked him, and I thought there was a very real chance he was going to end up being a Philadelphia Eagle there. And then, of course, Seattle ends up taking him."

10 reasons the Giants are going to be a dumpster fire this season - Philly.com
Over the last two seasons, Brandon Graham has the same number of sacks and two more forced fumbles than Jason Pierre-Paul.

Jag Talk - Iggles Blitz
Bradley’s specialty is defense, but the Jags finished 28th in scoring D and 27th in yards allowed last year so even that side of the ball has issues. JAX did make some good moves to beef up the defensive line so that group should be improved. They brought in ex-Seahawks Red Bryant and Chris Clemons. Bryant is the massive LDE who will set the edge and funnel run plays back to the inside. Clemons is the team’s best pass rusher. In the middle, the Jags have Roy Miller and Sen’Derrick Marks, a pair of good 1-gap DTs who can get off the ball and be disruptive.

Eagle Eye: Inside The Jaguars' Stingy 'D' - PE.com
In 2013, the Jacksonville Jaguars finished last in the league in points scored (15.4 per game). They finished last in the league in third-down offense (31 percent). Their offense finished last in the league in the red zone (43.9 percent). They were 31st in total yards (293.8 per game) as well as yards rushing (78.8 per game). Defensively, they were a little bit better - 28th in points (28.1 per game), 27th in total yards (379.4 per game), 29th in yards rushing (131.8 per game) and 27th on third downs (42 percent). Off the cuff, looking at those numbers, one would expect a cakewalk on Sunday afternoon. I’m here to tell you that the Jaguars will not be a stroll in the park.

Scouting the Eagles - Daily News
Fletcher Cox flashes at times and shows he can be dominant, but he’s in the wrong system and he seems to play like he knows that.’

Season Predictions: The Pass Rush - Birds 24/7
I'll say Graham will double his production from a year ago. He finished with three sacks and five hurries last season while playing 27 percent of the snaps. He's one of the top pass rushers on the team and should be able to handle the other responsibilities that come with his new position a little bit better this season. I think Cole's snaps (and numbers) will go down some as Graham's head north.

Eagles coaches embrace Nate Allen's 'mental toughness' - CSN Philly
It’s pretty clear now why Eagles coaches tabbed Nate Allen over Earl Wolff in the competition to start opposite safety Malcolm Jenkins without giving Wolff much of a chance to run with the first team. Allen has quickly joined Brent Celek, Cedric Thornton, Jason Kelce and Brad Smith as players who get extra heavy doses of praise at the podium.

People vs. the NFL - SB Nation
After an offseason in which the NFL got almost everything wrong, a lifelong fan reflects on shame, love, fatherhood, and the future of the league.