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Former Eagle Jon Dorenbos: Every day that I’m here is another day I shouldn’t have had - PhillyVoice
He’s hoping to have an involvement with the Eagles in his future. The Eagles and Philadelphia, he says, have been a large part of his life that he will never forget. Then there’s the movie project and he has a book in the works. He has about 150 pages written and the manuscript is being presented to New York publishers. Dorenbos is also very close to Mike Tollin, the director of the movie “Radio.” The two have been talking about a project involving Dorenbos’ life. Dorenbos may never have another bad day in his life. All he has to do to remind himself of where he was, and where he is, is to touch that scar.

Which member of the Eagles has impressed you the most? - BGN
Carson Wentz? Doug Pederson? Someone else? Give us your pick.

Deuces - Iggles Blitz
Number two overall pick Mitch Trubisky will be taking on number two overall pick Carson Wentz on Sunday. Beyond that, there aren’t a lot of compelling angles to the Bears-Eagles game. There have been some odd games in the series. The two met in a forgettable game last year, with the Eagles winning 29-14. There was a wild game in 2013. The Eagles won 54-11. There was the 2011 game where my long lost son Brian Rolle returned a fumble for a TD. I miss my son. If you go back a decade, you find rock bottom.

Eagles 'unselfishness' code for having no divas? - Inquirer
But when running back Jay Ajayi, who came to the Eagles earlier this month amid a report that he was a problem in Miami, has seemingly fit into the locker room, and when Jeffery, who was signed to be the No. 1 receiver and accepts a lesser role and is often the one conducting group celebrations, there’s a sense the Eagles’ success is partly related to individual unselfishness. “I think it’s really cool for me to see how excited other guys get when other guys score,” Wentz said. “Maybe another guy was open on the play, but his buddy scored and we’re all celebrating together. I think that’s just a sign of a really close team. I think that’s what we are.”

Lawlor: These Bears Aren't Hibernating Yet -
Prior to this week, my impression of the Bears was that they were pretty bad. Injuries have been a problem for them and they have a rookie quarterback. I was surprised when I did more research on this team. Their record isn't good, but this is an unusual team. The Bears play almost everyone tough. They were blown out twice and in each of those games they had four turnovers. When they don't turn it over, the Bears either win the game or lose in a one-possession contest. This is a gritty team. It also doesn't matter who they play. The red-hot Saints only beat them 20-12. The equally red-hot Vikings escaped with a 20-17 victory. Chicago can do more than just challenge good teams. They have three quality wins. The Bears beat Pittsburgh and Carolina, both are likely to be playoff teams. They also beat the Ravens, who have a good shot to be in the postseason. The Bears are not your typical 3-7 team in any way, shape, or form.

Carson Wentz stepping his fashion game up, too (but, whatever) - ESPN
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was a little rough around the edges as a rookie but has come into his own in Year 2. We're talking, of course, about his suit game. That's the take from safety tandem Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod, anyway, who double as the fashion authorities in the Eagles locker room. Wentz still has his questionable moments when it comes to postgame attire, they say, but has made some serious strides forward. To this assesment, Wentz gave a "whatever" and made the case that he didn't need much fixing.

NFL Week 12 Preview: Bears at Eagles - PFF
T Charles Leno Jr. vs. ED Derek Barnett – Over the last seven weeks, Leno has only allowed seven pressures on his 176 pass-blocking snaps, giving him a 96.7 pass-blocking efficiency rating that ranks second among left tackles over that span. His 79.8 overall grade this season is a career-high and ranks 13th among all tackles, and his 84.2 run-blocking grade ranks seventh. Barnett came on strong last week with two sacks, two hits and two hurries on just 22 pass-rushing snaps, giving him the highest pass-rushing productivity of any edge defender with at least 20 pass-rushing snaps in Week 11. On the season, Barnett is now tied for second on his team with five sacks and tied for first with eight hits

Eagles Milestones: Brent Celek can join elite company Sunday - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Celek has 4,968 career receiving yards, all in an Eagles uniform. With 32 more yards, he will become the eighth player in Eagles history with 5,000 receiving yards and only the 12th tight end in NFL history with at least 5,000 receiving yards all with the same team. The only other players with at least 5,000 yards all in an Eagles uniform are Pete Retzlaff (7,412), Mike Quick (6,464), Hall of Famer Pete Pihos (5,619) and Bobby Walston (5,363).

Q&A with Joe Banner: On Patrick Robinson returning and pursuing Jon Runyan - The Athletic
I'll answer this from a 'what I would do' perspective because it's a unique situation. They're likely to be in a position where they could have more outside corners than they need. But that does not mean they have a really good guy to play in the slot. It's totally different. When you're playing on the outside, there's only one direction the receiver can go unless he's going straight. You don't know if he's going to make a cut at 5 yards or 15 yards or run a slant. But you know he's going in almost all the time. And if he's going out, you have a small enough area to cover that if you're a good corner, you can probably get there.

How Carson Wentz gives Philadelphia Eagles RBs chances to make dazzling catches - PennLive
Barner also added anecdotal evidence to support his argument that Wentz's approach to quarterbacking allows unsung pass catchers to wind up with dazzling receptions. He said that when Wentz hit Torrey Smith for a short touchdown pass Sunday, the veteran receiver was the fifth and final option in the route tree. Wentz had to look at four other options before scanning across the field, stepping up and firing a pass to Smith for a 10-yard score. "How often does the fifth guy in the progression get the ball?" Barner asked. "So that tells you what type of quarterback we have and that he has great belief in us."

Bears are better off without Alshon Jeffery - Windy City Gridiron
“The WR faces his former team Sunday, but don’t believe the hype: they don’t need him.”

Sunday Morning Quarterback: What Does the Hiring of Chip Kelly Mean for UCLA Football? - Bruins Nation
A look at how Kelly’s hiring will impact the Bruins.

NFL picks 2017, Week 12: Experts see Saints sustaining streak, Chiefs rebounding - SB Nation
To no surprise, everyone’s taking the Birds this week.


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