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Eagles News: Brandon Brooks opens up about his anxiety issues

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How an obsession with perfection took ‘Mr. Eagle’ Brandon Brooks from huddle to hospital - PhillyVoice
“It’s not a mental illness. It is anxiety – we’ll leave it at that. Everyone goes through it," he said. "I never got sick in high school, I never had the anxiety to this extreme in college. I have to say this, I’ve always had confidence before a game. Always! My problem is my obsession to be perfect. I’ve always been that way. It’s happened everywhere I’ve been. I become obsessed. I don’t eat. I focus. That’s how I am and it’s probably what’s always given me my edge, especially when it comes to sports.

Report: Eagles work out dark horse first round pick Charles Harris - BGN
Could the Eagles pick him at No. 14? Maybe.

More Insurance - Iggles Blitz
McGloin reminds me a bit of Koy Detmer. Lots of attitude and emotion, but limited skills. Fun to watch in meaningless games, but not someone you want out there when things really matter. It is possible that McGloin could develop over time. He spent 2 years in Oakland playing for John DeFilippo so that should help McGloin to fit in with the Eagles. This also gives him a chance to play for an offensive-minded head coach. Derek Carr has developed nicely for the Raiders, but players with marginal talent sometimes need the right circumstances to bring out the best in them. The Eagles now have a good starting QB in Carson Wentz, a good backup in Nick Foles and an experienced #3 in McGloin. That’s a pretty good situation.

The best defensive backs in every category in 2017 NFL draft - ESPN In$ider
But what I really like is how he physically challenges opposing offenses. This guy is going to land some strong jabs in press coverage, rag-doll blockers on the edge versus bubble screens, stack on top of receivers and tackle versus the run. And he's not polite about it. Marlon Humphrey could fall to the second round because of his inability at times to locate the ball down the field. And he can get stuck in his pedal at the top of the route when playing off-man coverage. However, I want guys at corner who get after receivers, attack blockers and show up versus the run. He laid the wood on this play against USC and consistently blew up bubble screens versus Texas A&M. Remember, there is no substitute for physical play in an NFL secondary.

Eagles draft targets at No. 14: Alabama CB Marlon Humphrey - CSN Philly
It feels as though the Eagles have been looking for a reliable cornerback who is capable of holding up in press-man coverage forever, a search that will continue in the 2017 NFL Draft. Hell, most people would be happy if the draft produced any halfway decent cornerback at this point. Marlon Humphrey has the potential to be that, and more.

Inside The Studio: Tim Jernigan -
Dave Spadaro sits down with new Eagles defensive tackle Tim Jernigan to talk about his career and what he'll bring to the Eagles defense in 2017.

Ranking NFL Quarterbacks 1-32 For the 2017 Season - The Big Lead
19. Carson Wentz, Eagles: Had a good rookie season (16 TDs, 14 INTs) but the learning curve was steep from I-AA to the NFL. He was 29th in YPA (6.2). They got him Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, so there will be pressure on Wentz to deliver.

The Great Super Bowl Jersey Caper - The MMQB
Two months ago in Houston, Tom Brady’s jersey was stolen from the Patriots’ postgame locker room. The investigation spanned thousands of miles, involved two nations and unfolded against the backdrop of a tense geopolitical drama. And the culprit might never spend a night in jail

Chip Kelly helping out at Navy football practice - PFT
Navy Athletics confirmed on Monday that Kelly is spending this week helping out at Navy’s spring practices. There’s no word on his official role, but a coach who had the kind of success Kelly had at Oregon would certainly be welcomed at any college where he wanted to help out.

Solomon Thomas is the NFL draft’s most frustrating prospect - SB Nation
Retired NFL defensive end Stephen White takes a closer look at the Stanford pass rusher and sees a player who isn’t living up to his potential.


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