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Eagles News: Sam Bradford's seven game stretch wasn't as good as you think

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 3/1/16.

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Busting five big myths about the Eagles 2015 season - BGN
Bradford's 68.2 completion percentage was 9th best, but he attempted the 11th most passes, for the 13th most yards, giving him a below average 19th in yards per attempt. His 10 TDs in seven games limited his passer rating to 97.0, which on the surface looks fine but in reality was worse than 20 other QB's best seven game stretch. Compared to his peers over a similar sample, Bradford was mediocre at best.

10 reasons Eagles shouldn't re-sign Sam Bradford -
Were Bradford's last seven games an improvement? Yes. Were they elite? No. While many like to point to Bradford's 65% completion percentage over the last seven games, he had only 60 completions all season that went 10 beyond the line of scrimmage -- meaning only 17.3% of his completions were beyond 10 yards. That was third worst in the NFL.

Eagles only mock draft, version 3.0 - PhillyVoice
Wentz had his season interrupted by a broken bone in his wrist on his throwing arm, but he competed at the Senior Bowl and looked the part of a franchise quarterback. He also performed well at the Combine. The Eagles have had extreme instability at the quarterback position since they (rightfully) traded Donovan McNabb, and they aren't winning anything until they get it fixed. Wentz could be a guy who may need a year before he's ready to play, but that patience could pay off in the form of long-term quarterback stability, no matter what happens with Sam Bradford.

Push to get Bradford done by Tuesday? After that, momentum fades - Daily News
When it comes to contracts, deadlines spur action. So it seems with the Eagles and quarterback Sam Bradford; agent Tom Condon and team vice president Howie Roseman are scheduled to talk Tuesday, ahead of the 4 p.m. deadline after which the team can't franchise or transition tag its starting quarterback. If that deadline passes, Bradford's camp will want to wait to see what might be in the offing during the "legal tampering" period that starts March 7, two days before free agency arrives. So Monday, there was a lot of buzz about a deal being close, and a source close to the situation said the Eagles are making a serious effort.

Getting Closer? - Iggles Blitz
If the two sides can’t work out a deal before Tuesday afternoon, Bradford and Condon may go ahead and wait a week so they can talk to other teams and see what else is out there. That doesn’t mean the Eagles are out of it. I still think the Eagles are the best fit. I’m sure some people would prefer the Eagles just spend pick 13 on a QB and let that guy play right away. If you go back to 1999, Donovan McNabb spent about half the season on the bench and then took over. Wouldn’t Doug Pederson want a model like that?

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Combine Notebook - Birds 24/7
The Eagles don't have a second round pick in April, but they could still select Miller on Day 2 of the draft. Regardless of where he ends up, Miller thinks his experience playing quarterback — including a fifth-place finish in the 2012 Heisman voting — will benefit him in the NFL. "A lot," Miller said. "Reading defenses, how you can point out things even before the play even starts. That’s what the team was surprised about, like I know it all from playing quarterback. It ties into receiver a lot, too."

20 observations on the Eagles and NFL Scouting Combine - CSN Philly
One guy whose name will be associated with the Eagles is Paxton Lynch. If the draft goes the way many are projecting, by the time the Eagles are on the clock at No. 13, the top two quarterbacks — Jared Goff and Wentz — will be gone. That would leave Lynch as the next guy. The Eagles met informally and had a formal sit-down with him this past week, according to a source. If Lynch is the pick, don’t expect him to be the starter in Week 1. There’s definite potential there, but it doesn’t seem like Lynch is ready to play in the NFL yet. He ran a Wing-T in high school, so he didn’t really start to throw the ball until college. And in college, he ran a spread offense, so he’ll have to learn how to play in a pro system. He’s got the athleticism and size, but does he have the mental ability? Does he have the ability to, as Pederson put it, command a huddle? Not sure yet.

Nitty-Gritty Time For Free Agency And Draft -
The nitty-gritty time is upon us. With the NFL Scouting Combine in the past and free agency staring the league in its collective face, decisions are very real and the element of a ticking clock is a fact of life. Here are some thoughts on what is ahead for the Eagles ...

Washington is rolling the dice if Kirk Cousins gets transition tag - SB Nation
Washington is reportedly leaning toward giving Kirk Cousins the transition tag, which would be very risky.

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