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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/15/2015.

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10 reasons the Redskins will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
In games Robert Griffin III played the majority of the snaps in 2014, the Redskins went 1-6. He threw four TD passes on the season, was picked off 6 times, fumbled 9 times and was sacked 33 times. And yet, the Redskins found it necessary for some reason to name him the starter... in February! Why would they do that, you might ask? It probably has something to do with the Redskins' front office structure.

Parkey Looks For More In Second Season - PE.com
"I feel very motivated," Parkey said at the end of the team's spring training sessions. "My mindset is not to just be here or to be average. My mindset is to be the very best and I have a lot of work to do to get there. It's not a one-year thing with me. You have to do it every game, every week and year after year. "My work doesn't stop, even during the break. Last year was taxing. I kind of tapered off in the weight room last year and it maybe hurt me a little bit, as weird as that sounds. I think I need to keep after it in the weight room and maintain my leg strength. Last year was a long, long season. I understand that now and I'll be better for it."

All-22: Deploying Mychal Kendricks - Birds 24/7
Yesterday, reader Dustin asked about Kendricks' performance in coverage. Perhaps that was a reason the Eagles were a little cool on him? So we went to the tape for answers. And the truth is, Kendricks was not only very good in coverage, but as the defense fell apart down the stretch last year, he was a true bright spot and played some of the best football of his career. The games we looked at were Weeks 13 to 16 - a stretch that included two games against the Cowboys, one against the Seahawks and another against Washington. The stakes were high in these games as the Eagles battled for a playoff spot.

Eagles Better or Worse 2015: Safety - The 700 Level
Let’s be honest: the Eagles didn’t necessarily go out and get better personnel at safety. That doesn’t automatically mean the personnel they have won’t get better. One beacon of hope for the group is new defensive backs coach Cory Undlin, who has received a great deal of praise from several players in the secondary since his arrival. Much of the talk about Undlin has revolved around teaching his technique, which, by all accounts, the players have really taken to his tutelage. But where Undlin wants these improvements reflected on Sundays is in the numbers, specifically as it relates to "X-plays"—as in extra yards.

Who is starting at inside linebacker for the Eagles? - NJ.com
Kendricks, the subject of trade rumors throughout the offseason, wouldn't say himself if it was 100 percent he would be on the opening-day roster. The executive thinks he will. "I don't think they'll move him, now,'' he said. "I mean you never know. But (Kendricks) is good for them. He makes plays. They use him the right way, play to his strengths, don't ask him to do too much, or what he can't do.''

Dolphins Beat Writer Warns Against Going to the Linc in Your Dolphins Gear - Crossing Broad
It’s just more of the same stereotyping. The stadium holding cell is full of Eagles and Dolphins fans who fought? And I’m sure every single one of those fights was instigated by drunk Eagles fans on totally sober and polite Dolphins fans. Eagles fans can get out of control. That can’t really be argued. But so does everyone else.

Word on the Birds: Austin May Surprise - Philly.com
On today's Word on the Birds, philly.com's Pat Gallen and PhiladelphiaEagles.com's Dave Spadaro discuss Miles Austin's potential, keys for a successful season and which 2014 pick needs to step up.

NBA Summer League: Jahlil Okafor looks inconsistent as 76ers lose to Knicks - About.com
Some Sixers talk during a slow time.

The NFL may be getting a spring league in 2016, whatever that means - SB Nation
Former New York Giants head coach Jim Fassel may have revealed a curious development in the NFL on Tuesday. Speaking with SiriusXM NFL radio, Fassel said there could be "a very good spring league opening next year in the NFL."

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