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Terrell Owens: I Would ‘Absolutely’ Help This Eagles’ Team - CBS Philly
Let’s get right down to it. Could 41-year-old Terrell Owens help the Philadelphia Eagles right now? "Absolutely, yes," Owens told the 94WIP Mike & Ike Show on Friday. "No question, no question about that sir."

The Eagles Execution Dance - PhillyVoice
In case you haven't heard any of the Eagles' press conferences this season, Chip Kelly and the Eagles' coaching staff's buzzword of 2015 is "execution." It's one thing to talk a lot about execution, but the Eagles are going a little far by making a music video out of it.

Rushing the Passer - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles racked up 49 sacks last year. This year they have only gotten to the QB 6 times, putting them on pace for a paltry 24 sacks. So what is up with the pass rush? There isn’t an easy answer, but we do have to look back at last year. The Eagles had an 8-sack game vs the Giants and a 9-sack game vs the Panthers. That means the team had 32 sacks in the other 14 games. When the Eagles faced QBs who held the ball, they got home. When they faced other QBs, the rush got pressure, but didn’t always deliver sacks.

Smithology: Hard-Hitting Questions -
In the first minute of action from the Superdome in the 2006 NFC Divisional Round, the Saints threw a swing pass out to Bush and before he could even think about what his next move was going to be, he was hit by a freight train wearing No. 24. Sheldon Brown’s hit, perhaps the most famous in Eagles history by a player not named Chuck Bednarik, has become part of Eagles folklore. To this day, Brown is still asked about it. Me, I’ve never played a snap of organized football, but I’ve taken my share of backyard hits. In little league baseball, I played catcher and got railroaded by someone much bigger than me when I was about 12 years old. That was enough for me. There were pretzels and water ice after the game, so I was okay. To hear from the players who have actually suited up and taken their shots, I set out in the locker room to ask about the hardest hits they've ever dished out and the ones they've ever taken during their careers on the gridiron.

All-22: Washington’s Game-Winning Drive - Birds 24/7
Bill Davis wasn’t angry, but as he talked to reporters Tuesday before practice, he did want to clarify that his defense didn’t give up Washington’s game-winning touchdown drive because they were tired. "I honestly don’t see it that way," he said. "In talking with the players, we are in great shape. There was nobody talking about being gassed. It’s not an excuse that we’re going to rely on, even though the question isn’t about an excuse. I really believe, guys, that we are in great shape." The Eagles were on the field for more than 41 minutes, or nearly 70 percent of the game. Even using Chip Kelly’s preferred method of analyzing number of plays and not time of possession, the Redskins dominated the ball (79 vs. 51).

Murray having trouble fitting in to Eagles offense - Daily News
But Murray's familiarity with Chip Kelly's offense isn't what has come under question after a slow start with the Eagles. It's whether his skill-set is suited for a run scheme that primarily utilizes zone blocking and whether he has the ability to make a free defender miss when necessary. Murray's production has been shockingly inferior considering his success last season. He has only 47 yards on 29 carries (1.6 avg.) in three games. Those numbers are skewed not only because of the limited number of opportunities, but also because the offensive line has been subpar.

Eagles-Saints scouting report: Going deep vs. mediocre D - CSN Philly
Head coach Chip Kelly said this week that the Eagles need to be more of a downhill running team. Perhaps that means fewer shotgun sweeps. That's just not DeMarco Murray's game. Murray is a straight-ahead, one-cut runner.  The problem is that the Eagles' interior offensive linemen have struggled mightily. Jason Kelce is getting pushed backward a lot, and the right guard spot has been a revolving door of mediocrity. It hasn't helped that both tackles, Jason Peters and Lane Johnson, have dealt with leg injuries. The Saints have struggled against both the run and the pass. They've allowed 493 rushing yards already, which is the sixth-highest figure in the NFL. That's 123.3 rush yards allowed per game. The Eagles would be ecstatic to have even that level of production Sunday.

If Marcus Mariota and Vic Beasley aren't the NFL Rookies of the Year, who will be? - SB Nation
Switching to the offensive side of the ball, I think whenever quarterbacks go one and two overall in the draft, it's hard to imagine one of them not coming home with the award. After four games, it's actually Marcus Mariota, the second overall pick, who looks like the front runner for Offensive Rookie of the Year.

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