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Eagles News: Earl Wolff faces a make or break training camp

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/25/2015.

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The complete NFC East dumpster fire series: Redskins, Giants, Cowboys, and Eagles - PhillyVoice
Over the last week and a half, we published our NFC East dumpster fire series, in which we pointed out the flaws of all the teams in the NFC East. Now, you might ask, "So every team in the NFC East going to be a dumpster fire, Jimmy?" No, of course not, but it's July and nothing is happening right now, so point out your plot holes elsewhere, jerks. Reaction to the series was fun. Here's how I would rank the negative reactions from each fan base, from most butthurt to least butthurt.

Critical Camp Ahead For Earl Wolff -
Earl Wolff says he is healthy and ready to go for Training Camp, and that's a must for a third-year safety who knows that he, to borrow an old saying, "can't make the club if he's in the tub."

Don't count Earl Wolff out just yet from Eagles roster spot -
So yes, Wolff is behind the eight ball. That does not, however, mean he should be completely counted out. Heading into training camp, one of the biggest question marks on the Eagles is the safety position. The position is so bad for the Eagles that they had to move cornerback Walter Thurmond, who has never played the position in the NFL, to safety. Things get even bleaker behind Thurmond.

Offseason MVP – Jay Glazer? - Iggles Blitz
Go back and read a book about the NFL from the 1960s or 1970s. You’ll find out that even star players had offseason jobs. They might work in insurance or do some sales. A couple were actually lawyers. No one has time for that these days. The NFL is a year-round business. Former Eagles DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy get a lot of notoriety for their partying, but even those guys put in plenty of work to stay in good shape. Some current Eagles are taking things to the next level in their pursuit of greatness.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: WR Training Camp Preview - Birds 24/7
Like many others, I was impressed by what I saw out of Agholor this spring. The players were in shorts, yes, but his ability -- the fluidity of movement, the burst, the body control -- was as clear as day. He was equally impressive when dealing with the media. After his introductory press conference, one reporter suggested that the 22-year-old could run for mayor. The mixture of talent and maturity gives Agholor a good chance of overcoming the obstacles that often trip up rookie receivers. That combo worked for Matthews, who had 67 catches for 872 yards and eight scores last year. Those are some pretty big numbers for Agholor to chase down, but I think he has a chance to end up in that ballpark.

Eagles Better or Worse 2015: Quarterback - The 700 Level
I was skeptical of Bradford initially, his 18-30-1 record as a starter and career 79.3 passer rating, as anybody would be. But then I took a hard look at his situation in St. Louis. Not one wide receiver, tight end or running back managed 700 yards receiving in a season when Bradford was under center. Not one offensive lineman was named to the Pro Bowl in all that time. The coaching staff was in a constant state of flux. Bradford’s situation was comparable to the one Mark Sanchez came from with the New York Jets, only the Rams were worse—and Bradford’s numbers were still better. And what happened to Sanchez when he was dropped on to a well-coached team with talented skill players and decent protection? His completion percentage jumped nine points and his yards per attempt increased by over a full yard.

Eagles and Chip Kelly aren't parting anytime soon - Daily News
In the big picture, Kelly took over a 4-12 team that looked as if it needed major rebuilding and immediately won 10 games in each of his first two seasons. Most rational arguments say that is an impressive feat and surely recognized as favorable.

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Washington Redskins - Deadspin
The fun thing about the Skins is that, on an annual basis, their abominable record is somehow the least embarrassing thing about them. As always, you can humiliate them simply by listing their vestigial fuckups over the past year in random order. Like so!

These are the NFL's grittiest defensive role players - SB Nation
Meanwhile in Philly, despite a four-year, $26 million deal, Brandon Graham remains a key role player, until he's not. The pass rusher accumulated 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, 39 quarterback hurries and eight quarterback hits while playing in just 43 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps. That's making the most of your opportunities, and it earned him a nice payday. It may also have earned him some more snaps.

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