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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/10/2015.

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Defensive end finger power rankings - PhillyVoice
As we learned yesterday from ESPN's Adam Schefter yesterday, Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul had to have his right index finger amputated after a fireworks accident on July 4th. With any tragedy, there are teaching opportunities. Personally, I came away from this incident having learned two things.

DeSean Jackson's reality show on BET doing nothing to help his poor reputation - NJ.com
The first episode of the show starts off with a bang, as Jackson is shown producing a rap album, yelling at the police, smoking a cigar and drinking in a club.  "You know what the downfall of every great athlete is?," Gayle Jackson, DeSean's mother, asks during a dinner. "Alcohol, money and women."  Right on cue, the show cuts to shots of Jackson smoking and drinking surrounded by women in a bar. In the prior scene, Jackson is seen shouting at police as they drive by outside. "Haters!," Jackson yells. "Bye, bye!"

Football School: Three Things We Learned This Week - Birds 24/7
"I went into the press conference and said, ‘It was like the great train robbery,’ " Johnson recalled when discussing the Walker trade. "All the media looked at me like, ‘This guy’s a fool from college. He knows nothing about professional football. "My attitude was not only confidence, but also a little bit of arrogance of I’m not overwhelmed by this professional football. ...At the time when I made the trade, even though I was criticized, I knew I was right."

The Player Matters - Iggles Blitz
Dallas doesn’t need an elite RB to get results. They do need an elite back to get elite results. That’s the thing that gets lost here. Murray didn’t just have a good year. He was spectacular. He ran for 1,845 yards and 13 TDs. To put that in perspective…after 4 years (YEARS!) Brian Westbrook had run for 2,235 yards and 13 TDs. Emmitt Smith, one of the greatest RBs of all time, never ran for 1,800 yards in a season. DeMarco Murray was freakishly good in 2014.

Eagles under the radar: OG John Moffitt - CSN Philly
It’s hard to project how game-ready Moffitt will be after essentially missing the last two seasons and using the time to overcome his personal issues. The Eagles run a fast offense that’s not easy to just slide into without being in the right condition. Six weeks of training camp and the preseason may seem like enough time to get in Chip Kelly shape, but Moffitt has to stay healthy for all six weeks and show that his body is still conditioned enough to play at the NFL level. That said, the Eagles are thin enough on the offensive line that a healthy and impressive Moffitt could feasibly challenge to start if there’s slippage from either Matt Tobin, Allen Barbre or any of the other linemen (Andrew Gardner, Dennis Kelly, etc.) competing for the guard job, or if the Eagles are hit with another rash of injuries up front.

The dramatic fall of the Tebow brand - Inquirer
This is not a column about Tim Tebow and the Eagles, really. This is not about whether he'll beat out Matt Barkley for the No. 3 quarterback spot or whether Chip Kelly will use him in short-yardage or special-teams situations or whether his throwing motion is quicker and tighter and no longer resembles Sandy Koufax working out of the stretch. This is not a column about the minutia of football we tend to focus on when we focus on the Eagles. Feel free to stop reading. No one will be offended.

Madden NFL 16 Philadelphia Eagles Team Breakdown - Madden-School
Offensive Strategy: Run the ball consistently. Demarco Murray is an elite Madden running back.  Once the defense starts keying in on the run, you should start getting the ball to your tight ends and young receivers.  Depending on his rating, you may want to sub in Tim Tebow every now and then to make your running game even more effective.

Where Are They Now? P Sean Landeta - PE.com
Sean Landeta arrived in Philadelphia as a free agent in 1999 with an impressive résumé. Following three seasons in the USFL with the Philadelphia Stars, he punted for 14 seasons in the NFL with the New York Giants, Los Angeles and St. Louis Rams, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Green Bay Packers. "I had played in Green Bay in 1998 and had one of my best years," said Landeta. "So in ‘99, I was a free agent and it came down to the Dolphins and the Eagles, and I signed with the Eagles. There were a couple of reasons. One, I had played in Philadelphia with the Stars so I was familiar with the town. And another reason is the fact that I had played the year before in Green Bay and had gotten to know Andy Reid.

A sheep responds to J.J. Watt - SB Nation
What the hell, man? How is it cool to drag me into your weird little tiff with a backup Titans quarterback? I'm minding my own business, not saying anything about you, and next thing I know you're blowing me up on Twitter. What if I was a Texans fan before this? Do you even know anything about the sheep community?

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