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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/28/2015.

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LeSean McCoy is terrible, per ESPN and ProFootballFocus  - PhillyVoice
If you'll notice, LeSean McCoy is a "bad" player, in the same category with Riley Cooper and Bradley Fletcher. Apparently, Mark Sanchez, Nate Allen, Matt Tobin, and Casey Matthews are better football players than LeSean McCoy. Curiosity got the best of me, so I figured I'd take a quick peek around the rest of the league to see what other players are better than LeSean McCoy. A player from every other team:

Don’t Overlook Nick - Iggles Blitz
I’m not telling you Foles is the answer at QB and the Eagles are all set. I do think we might be a bit quick in dismissing him. I don’t know that the Eagles are going to find a better QB for 2015. And I think Foles can play a lot better than he did in 2014. The one issue that can’t be ignored is durability. Foles has gotten hurt in each of his 3 NFL seasons. If he is the Eagles starter this year, they need a quality backup in place.

Wake Up Call: Could Foles Be Trade Chip? - Birds 24/7
A package that includes Foles, on the other hand, makes more sense. As you referenced, Matt, a quarterback-needy team will still be quarterback needy if it gives up the opportunity to grab Mariota -- unless a QB is included in the deal. Does Foles have value around the league? I would think so. There are plenty of teams that have struggled at that position for a long time, and I'm guessing a 6-foot-6 26-year-old with 46 touchdowns to 17 interceptions in 28 career games might look like a pretty appealing option to the bulk of them. And he comes cheap to start. Foles is scheduled to make $660,000 next season before his rookie contract runs out. Plug him in for a year, see how he does, and take it from there.

What is Nick Foles’ trade value? - The 700 Level
Naturally, the fact that Foles could be coveted by another team will only further fuel speculation that he could be an important bargaining chip in a move up the draft board, specifically in an attempt to obtain Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota. We’ve highlighted again and again the absurdity behind this thinking, barring Mariota falling out of the top few picks, although the recent report does raise an interesting hypothetical question. What might Foles fetch in a trade?

Seahawks cornerback Byron Maxwell could be good fit for Eagles - Inquirer
Byron Maxwell was the only member of the "Legion of Boom" who did not get one of the Seahawks' 15 podium spots on Super Bowl media day. Maxwell's roaming among Seattle's role players on the overcrowded floor of US Airways Center seemed beneath a player who could potentially be one of the more sought-after free agents in the offseason. Such is life for the junior member of the Seahawks' starting secondary, but the soft-spoken cornerback said he didn't care.

RB Picture Bright And Complex -
It is a special situation. The Eagles have unique talents at running back with LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles, and they have enviable depth and talent at the position. They also have challenges ...

Ranking 32 NFL 'farm systems' - ESPN In$ider
List includes: Fletcher Cox, Lane Johnson, Mychal Kendricks, Zach Ertz, Brandon Boykin and others.

21st Century Super Bowls - Rotoworld
When it comes to the history books, Super Bowl XXXIX isn’t so much about the game that was played — good one though it was — but the legacies that were cemented. Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as the coach and quarterback of their era. Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb as the runners up of their era. Terrell Owens as a freak of nature. Adam Vinatieri as some sort of humanoid incapable of feeling pressure. Not that Super Bowl XXXIX lacked memorable moments, the most indelible being what didn’t happen. Trailing 24-14, the Eagles got the ball back with 5:40 remaining. Not a lot of time, but definitely enough to turn the tables of impending history. Instead, they operated with shockingly little urgency, huddling up and taking 3:52 to score an ultimately futile touchdown. If this game cemented Reid and McNabb as the prime No. 2s of the 2000s, it also cemented the reason — witless game management. (10 years on, Reid still hasn’t learned.) When the dust settled, Owens had nine catches for 122 yards despite breaking his leg just 49 days prior, while Vinatieri provided the difference for the third time in as many Super Bowls. The result was not a surprise. As history has proven, neither was the process.

Marshawn Lynch is the Seahawks - SB Nation
And the Seahawks are Marshawn Lynch.

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