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Eagles News: Brent Celek wants to win a Super Bowl for Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/15/16.

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Entering 10th year with Eagles, Brent Celek still has high expectations - CSN Philly
"It means a lot," Celek said of staying with the Eagles during last week's minicamp, "but I want to win a Super Bowl for this city. "To me, that would be the ultimate goal. I've been lucky enough to be here for a long time, but we need to win. That's all this city cares about." Celek has been through a lot with the Eagles. He's caught passes from more quarterbacks than he could name — literally. He's served as both a focal point in the passing attack and a blocking tight end. He's endured losing seasons, won division championships and gone as far as the conference title game. Of course, 2008 is a long time ago, and the Eagles haven't won a playoff game since. Yet through all of the ups and downs, Celek still keeps the faith that this could be their season.

10 reasons the Giants will be a dumpster fire this season - PhillyVoice
Over the last three seasons, the Giants have won a grand total of 19 games. Only seven teams in the NFL have won fewer games over that span. The Giants are also one of only nine teams with a negative point differential in each of the last three years. For some reason, there is optimism surrounding this team. Why? Because they overpaid a few guys in free agency? I don't get it.

Practice vs Practice - Iggles Blitz
You also wonder if coaches who aren’t used to that style can be effective teachers when working like that. It is much easier to do that at the collegiate level, where you don’t have the same expectation levels and other factors. Teaching a college player to beat the man across from him is different than doing that in the NFL. You can teach a DE to beat the Cal LT easier than you can teach a DE to beat Tyron Smith. Covering Kenny Lawler is easier than covering Odell Beckham. And so on. Details mean more in the NFL. Trying to teach details might be tougher in a split field-classroom system than in the standard style of practice.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Cox And the Spending Spree - Birds 24/7
Now, there are some potential flaws to point out, like the fact that the Eagles have committed so much money to the quarterback position without evidence that any of the three quarterbacks can play at a high level in this league. And their decision to spend this type of money is sure to make for tight financial times over the next several years. But this is the path they’ve chosen: to reward their own and load up at quarterback. We’ll find out soon enough whether it was worth the hefty price tag associated with it.

Film Room: Lane Johnson, Left Tackle - Eye of the Eagles
Considering this was Lane Johnson’s first game at left tackle all season, he handled himself pretty well. It can’t be easy to suddenly switch to left tackle midway through the season after practicing at right tackle all season. Having to face Greg Hardy isn’t easy either, despite being an idiot he’s a really good player. Sadly he didn’t ‘destroy’ Greg Hardy but very few left tackles do and it was Johnson’s first game there all season. I have no fears about Johnson being the Eagles future left tackle, he’s good enough to play there already. His run blocking is excellent, he can sustain blocks well and can generate push on a consistent basis. Sometimes he takes a poor angle but it’s hard to know if that’s his fault or whether the defense knew what was coming. He has long arms and he uses them well to strike the defensive lineman in the chest both in the run game and when pass protecting.

Fletcher Cox Contract Analytics - Over The Cap
As the chart below shows, Fletcher Cox possesses the largest Expected Contract Value of any non-QB contract in the entire NFL.  This contract contains all of the characteristics that drive a high Expected Contract Value.  First, there is a large signing bonus, which provides significant dead money protection into the fifth contract season.  Second, there is a fully guaranteed option bonus in the second contract season that provides additional dead money protection through the sixth contract season.  Third, the contract includes impressive Accelerated Future Team Option Deadlines whereby the 2018 salary and half of the 2019 salary vest as fully guaranteed during the 2017 offseason, and the other half of the 2019 salary vests as fully guaranteed during the 2018 offseason.  Because Cox is extremely likely to remain under contract into 2017, the Accelerated Future Team Option Deadlines produce a waterfall effect that greatly enhances the probability Cox will remain under contract through 2019.

The NFL coaching hot zone: How secure is your favorite team's coach? - CBS Sports
With three quarterbacks making starter's money, at least one of them has to be able to play. Law of averages, right? Regardless, next year will be the show-me-something year from second-overall pick Carson Wentz, which gives the new staff at least a two-year cushion one would assume. Then again, no one saw Kelly getting whacked on a Tuesday before the season ended and then shredded by ownership on the way out.

Was it a good move by Eagles to sign Fletcher Cox to a massive contract? -
Debating whether or not it was a good move really doesn't have to do much with Cox as a player. If you just like to watch the games on Sunday, and don't worry about the off-field dynamics, then knowing Cox will be on the team for at least the next four seasons is a good thing. The question is, however, if the Eagles investing such huge money into a position that winning teams don't invest in -- instead of waiting until next offseason or simply not doing it at all -- was the right move, or one they might come to regret.

Fletcher Cox: From First-Round Pick To A Star -
Fletcher Cox wasted little time showing what he was capable of after being selected with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft. Witness some of his greatest moments as a Philadelphia Eagle ...

Fletcher Cox deal definitely helps Von Miller’s cause - PFT
The obvious narrative when the general (largely irrelevant) numbers emerged on the Fletcher Cox deal was that the real numbers, when obtained, would likely help the cause of Broncos linebacker Von Miller. The real numbers, first obtained by PFT (yes, Stephen A., we can "break a damn story"), definitely become a benefit to Miller.

Darren McFadden broke his elbow trying to save his cell phone from falling - SB Nation
Call it the Jason Pierre-Paul effect, but whenever a player is injured at his home over a holiday weekend, the first thing that comes to mind is: what ill-advised decision led to that? At the Dallas Cowboys' first mandatory minicamp Tuesday, head coach Jason Garrett announced that running back Darren McFadden had surgery earlier that morning after injuring his elbow over Memorial Day weekend.

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