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All-Pro voters get it wrong: Eagles' Fletcher Cox only earns second-team honors - PhillyVoice
Cox's numbers are better, and he did his damage playing in a two-gap system that often prohibits him from attacking up the field and making plays. Somehow, Atkins had more than double the votes Cox had. The fact that Cox's votes are split between DT and DE is kind of telling. A DE in a true 4-3 is nothing like a DE in a true 3-4. From a voter perspective, it's almost like they didn't know where to place Cox.

Old is In - Iggles Blitz
I think the Eagles should talk to Coughlin. Compare him to Gase and McAdoo and the other assistants that are getting a look. Decide if Coughlin sounds like a viable option. See how he compares to the young guys who are making their way around the interview circuit. That might help you decide which of the other candidates sounds like the better candidate I think Coughlin to the Eagles is a long shot, but there can be value in talking to him. His players in NY did come to love him. That’s one of the things that Lurie wants. Find out how he created that environment and balanced it with his desire to be a disciplinarian.

Five who shone in a dark Eagles season - Inquirer
He played a number of roles for the Eagles' sagging defense and he played all of them well. He was often employed near the line of scrimmage in slot coverage or as a mini-linebacker. Jenkins led the team in tackles (120) and solo tackles (92), and he showed up every game. What made the safety's season special, however, was his emerging role as leader and spokesman for the locker room. He came into the year defending Chip Kelly's offseason moves - particularly against the perception that they were racially motivated - but he wasn't afraid to criticize some of Kelly's methods, particularly the balkanized meetings that kept the secondary from knowing what the linebackers were doing. By the end of the season, Jenkins had risen to almost the stature of a Brian Dawkins among his teammates. (I said almost.)

Plenty of connections to Reid in Lurie's search for new Eagles coach - CSN Philly
What is Jeff Lurie looking for in a head coach? Andy Reid. At least, it sure seems that way. A week and a half after he fired Chip Kelly, Lurie and his search committee have formally interviewed four candidates for the Eagles’ head coaching vacancy, and a number of other candidates have been identified via published reports. One trend that has emerged so far from the search is that most of the candidates have some connection with Reid, who coached the Eagles from 1999 through 2012. Is it a coincidence? Maybe. But we do know that Lurie has a tremendous amount of respect for Reid, the winningest coach in Eagles history.

If Terrell Owens Makes Hall, What Then? - PE.com
Maybe you missed it, what with all of this who-is-the-next-head-coach talk, and perhaps it will catch your attention when the Class of 2016 is announced in February, but former Eagles wide receiver (for all of 21 games) Terrell Owens is one of the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, a topic certainly worth of discussion ...

Eagles interviewing Tom Coughlin is a smart move by Howie Roseman - NJ.com
By interviewing Coughlin, the Eagles can find out more about offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo, a candidate they already interviewed. Speaking with McAdoo is one thing, but learning about him from his former boss in a sit-down interview for a few hours is another.  The Eagles can could get a detailed look at how Coughlin ran the Giants, and how he might do things with the Eagles, should he get the job. A sit down also allows the Eagles to pick Coughlin's brain on current Giants players, learning more about each.

Gruden doesn’t fit with what the Eagles currently want - PFT
It would be fascinating to see the Brothers Gruden squaring off twice per year in the same division, but it won’t be happening. Apart from the question of whether Jon wants to return to Philly as head coach of the Eagles is whether the Eagles want him. They don’t — which may or may not be influencing Gruden’s position that he didn’t express interest in the job. In the aftermath of the Chip Kelly experiment, executive V.P. of football operations Howie Roseman has emerged with renewed influence. Apart from the fact that he had no hand in last year’s debacle (given that Kelly won a power struggle that had Roseman exiled from the football side of the building), owner Jeffrey Lurie now knows he picked the wrong guy a year ago.

Billy Davis: The potential defensive coordinator candidate that makes sense for the Jaguars - FCN
When you consider a coordinator change in the middle of a head coaching tenure, you need to find a candidate that not only believes in the head coach, but his scheme as well. Several coordinators change things up if they plan to take over a side of the ball that the head coach has little interest in, but coordinators that assist in preaching the main man's message typically have to buy into the boss's ideals. Of all of the potential external candidates for the Jacksonville Jaguars open defensive coordinator position, soon-to-be former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis makes the most sense.

Pacman Jones posts profanity-laced rant about refs after Bengals blow playoff game - SB Nation
(Warning: Obviously NSFW.)

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