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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/20/17.

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Joe Banner Believes Eagles Can Win NFC East - CBS Philly
“I would not even hesitate to think the Eagles have as good of a chance, if not better, than anybody in that division to win it,” Banner said Wednesday, just hours after the Birds signed running back LeGarrette Blount, on the 94WIP Carlin & Reese Show.

How many carries will the Eagles give to LeGarrette Blount? - BGN
Figuring our how the Eagles will use LGB.

Eagles' offense is improved, but still far from great - PhillyVoice
The Eagles don't have any positional groups on their roster where anyone can say, "Good God that's atrocious" like they could a year ago with their wide receiver corps. However, being an active Twitter user, I've seen a popular notion among the fan base that the Eagles have a top 10-type of offense. Some believe it's top five.

Back to the Start - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles have had a pretty darn good offseason. They’ve made smart moves and been able to add some really talented players, through the draft, free agency and even a trade. It is almost easy to forget this all started with Alshon Jeffery. In my mind, he is still the most important piece the team has added.

The NFL Lens: Agility and Flexibilty w/LeGarrette Blount - Matt Waldman RSP
This dude is how most football fans I know react to speed. But if you want to see me act like this guy over a player, show me a prospect with great hips. If a football player is capable of doing a deep squat—especially in the context of his job—I’m more intrigued with him than a stiff guy with great speed. The hips are the source of a player’s ability to change direction and converting strength to power. It’s why I have always been a fan of LeGarrette Blount. If he didn’t punch out Boise State’s Byron Hout to begin the year, he’s no worse than a fourth-round pick—and I wonder if that estimate is too conservative. Blount reminds me a lot of Jerome Bettis. Both backs can negotiate heavy traffic because they had good footwork and flexible hips.

Inside The Studio: LeGarrette Blount - PE.com
Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro sits down with the newest Eagle, running back LeGarrette Blount.

LeGarrette Blount to the Eagles Just Makes Sense - numberFire
Limiting Blount’s workload and putting him in where he’s most effective is probably going to be the best use of him at this point in his career. There’s no need to make him a workhorse. He could also help in short yardage situations, where he was worth 0.40 Rushing NEP per attempt with a 65.4 percent Success Rate on 26 carries with one or two yards to go at any place on the field.

Eagles positional reviews: QB Carson Wentz is entrenched as starter with better support for Year 2 - Inquirer
The Eagles spent the past three months trying to improve around Carson Wentz – there could be two new running backs and four new wide receivers on the 53-man roster – but the responsibility is on Wentz to improve, too. Wentz had an especially encouraging rookie campaign, although no one should make travel reservations to Canton yet. Entering his second season, Wentz must show more consistency. He spent time earlier this offseason refining his mechanics with a private quarterback coach in California. He is wired exactly how you’d want your franchise quarterback, which is part of why there is so much optimism in the organization about Wentz.

One analyst says LeGarrette Blount will be 'disaster in Philadelphia' - CSN Philly
On the day the Eagles introduced their newest addition, a running back that punched in an NFL-high 18 touchdowns last season, Tanguay joined Philly Sports Talk and did more than simply temper expectations. "It's not going to work out," Tanguay said Thursday. "LeGarrette is going to be a disaster in Philadelphia." The 30-year-old Blount, who signed a one-year contract with the Eagles, is fresh off a career season in which he won a Super Bowl with the Patriots, rushed for 1,161 yards and was second among all wide receivers and running backs with those 18 scores. But there was a sole reason for all that success, according to Tanguay.

Where does Eagles' Carson Wentz rank among NFL quarterbacks? - NJ.com
The Eagles are all-in on Wentz, and after one season, many feel they made the right decision in trading up to pick at. His rookie season had ups-and-downs, but with 3,782 yards, 16 touchdowns and 14 interceptions, his numbers don't exactly jump off the page. So in a quarterback-driven league, how confident should the Eagles be about building around Wentz?

Monken: DeSean Jackson took the money and better be great - Tampa Bay Times
“You came here because of the money. Don’t give me all that bull about you came here because of the weather and Jameis. No. You came here because we paid you the most. You need to play like that. He gets that. He’s smart enough to understand that.’’

Tim Tebow’s accuracy problems continue as errant warmup throw hits fan in unfortunate spot - NYDN
Tim Tebow’s well-documented accuracy problems have extended to baseball too — and fans better watch out. Tebow’s Columbia Fireflies were warming up ahead of their game against the Lakewood BlueClaws in New Jersey Tuesday when the former quarterback sailed an overthrow — perhaps reminiscent of his passes in training camp with the Jets in 2012 — through a railing and into the stands, hitting an unsuspecting Doug Brustman...right where it hurts.

Which NFL player would you name a food after? - SB Nation
It’s the offseason and we’re hungry.

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