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Eagles News: LeSean McCoy doesn't think DeMarco Murray is one of the NFL's best running backs

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 9/9/15.

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LeSean McCoy Is Ready for Revenge -
It’s been easier getting used to his new coach, Rex Ryan, the players’-coach antidote to Kelly’s authoritarian regime. Unlike Chip, McCoy says, Rex "lets you be a man. He won’t say, ‘Be in bed at ten o’clock,’ or check your sleep. He’s just like: Be professionals." So now, while McCoy waits for revenge—Bills vs. Eagles, December 13!—his old team has already moved on, replacing him with ex-Cowboy DeMarco Murray. "I think Murray’s good," McCoy says. "But I don’t see him as competition as far as the best backs. I like my game a lot."

Analyzing the Eagles' practice squad - PhillyVoice
I had Bunche making team as a road-grading guard, but he'll have to wait his turn. Bunche proved he could move third and fourth stringers against their will, but didn't get many opportunities against starting quality NFL: players.

Busy Tuesday - Iggles Blitz
That makes sense. Gardner isn’t a guy you commit a lot of money to. And I don’t think you can look at him as a 3-year answer at RG. In a fantasy world, you find someone better for RG and Gardner is your top OT/OG off the bench. Gardner had a solid showing as a starter last year. He’s played better this summer, as he’s gotten a chance to embrace the role of being the RG. Kudos to Gardner for taking advantage of the opening at RG. Matt Tobin is the guy the team wanted there (he’s younger). Gardner outplayed him and won the job cleanly. Beyond that. Gardner has played well. Even PFF gave him a good grade for his work this summer.

The 53rd man: Eagles impressed by Josh Andrews' development - CSN Philly
The most surprising name on the Eagles’ final 53-man roster is Josh Andrews. Another offensive lineman named Andrews? No worries. This one is no relation to Shawn and Stacy. Josh Andrews, a former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State, made the Eagles as a backup guard and center, one of seven players on the roster that’s never played an NFL snap.

Eagles' Denzel Rice the pride of Chanticleer nation - Daily News
OVER THE holiday weekend, after Denzel Rice told his coaches back at Coastal Carolina he'd made the Eagles' 53-man roster, they announced it to the entire team, Rice said yesterday. Though there are a handful of former Chanticleers in the NFL, Rice is the only one who made it as a rookie this year, and the only undrafted rookie, from any school, to make the Eagles.

The Departed: Checking In On Former Eagles - Birds 24/7
As the Chiefs and Rams faced off in the final week of the preseason, Andy Reid and Jeremy Maclin were both asked about St. Louis quarterback Nick Foles, whom Reid coached and Maclin caught passes from during their careers in Philadelphia. ESPN’s Nick Wagoner writes that the two had nothing but positive things to say about the former Eagles quarterback, who was jettisoned to the Rams this spring in exchange for Sam Bradford.

Matching Up Is An Offensive Strength -
Quarterback Sam Bradford's job in the Eagles' offense is to be the point guard, to recognize the favorable matchups and to distribute the football in a timely and accurate manner. Sounds easy, right? It's quite a bit more complicated than how it appears on the surface ...

2015 Eagles game-by-game predictions - The 700 Level
The NFL regular season is almost upon us, which means it's time for everybody's Eagles won-loss projections. Of course, as we do every year here at The 700 Level, we take that one step deeper and bring you predictions of how each and every game will actually play out. Just to clarify, the won-loss projection as a whole is real, although not necessarily down to the exact game. The scores change on a whim throughout the production of the article, and the breakdowns are almost entirely tongue in cheek.

NFL 2015 Season Predictions, Part 2: The Falling Stars " Grantland - Bill Barnwell
Today, let’s move forward by getting to the next eight teams, the ones I expect to decline — either in terms of record, level of performance, or both — in 2015. (Hint - Eagles are in here).

The 2012 NFL Draft wasn't as good as it seemed - SB Nation
Robert Griffin III is on the bench, Trent Richardson is without a team and Justin Blackmon's rights were just acquired by the CFL's Toronto Argonauts, although it's looking increasingly unlikely that he'll ever play again. Just over three years ago, those were three of the highest-valued offensive difference makers in a 2012 NFL Draft class that has since flopped. While the class started with Andrew Luck, who has since earned three trips to the Pro Bowl in as many years, the six picks that followed have ranged from subpar to terrible.


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