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Eagles News: Philadelphia’s wide receiver corps appears to be promising

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Green-Beckham's release shows Eagles finally committed to fielding productive WR corps - CSN Philly
This is no longer a receiving corps in desperate need of playmakers. The Eagles no longer have to rely on another team's castoff. They no longer have to try to turn a project with size and speed into a productive player. The Eagles, for the first time in a while, actually appear dangerous at wide receiver. And thanks to their offseason moves, they had the luxury of jettisoning DGB instead of holding their breath and hoping, begging and pleading that he might somehow turn into something useful.

How good can this Eagles offensive line be? - BGN
The newest edition of BGN Radio is here! (Episode #243). In this episode, we talk about the Eagles offensive line, the Cowboys, Carson Wentz, Q&A, and more.

A collection of hate mail from our dumpster fire series - PhillyVoice
The series drew a lot of angry emails, as it does every year. By far and away, the whiniest of the bunch were Giants fans, followed by the Cowboys, and then the Eagles. The overwhelming response from Redskins fans was, "Yep, that's about right." Anyway, we'll post some of the better emails here for your enjoyment. I remain stunned by the level of illiteracy in this country. We'll leave grammar and spelling errors unedited.

DGB Done - Iggles Blitz
The time for patience is over. The team signed Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in free agency. Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson were drafted to add speed to the offense. Mike Groh, a veteran receivers coach, was brought in to run a tighter ship and to really push the players. He did just that and the players responded in different ways. Nelson Agholor had the best spring of his young career. Bryce Treggs played well. Marcus Johnson did some good things. Hollins caught the eye of everyone who watched practice. Two players struggled, DGB and Gibson. Since Gibson is a rookie, the team is willing to be patient. DGB is entering his third NFL season. The pressure was on him to really step his game up. That didn’t happen and he got cut.

Metrics that Matter: Josh Norman vs. the NFC East - PFF
Going back to my aforementioned point about teams making offseason decisions based on opposing players within their decision, perhaps Jeffery was signed by Philadelphia to be the perfect counter for Norman. Jeffery’s three best routes are also Norman’s three worst routes. I’m not sure this is just a coincidence. Unlike with Bryant, I’m less hesitant about Philadelphia going out of their way to target Jeffery when shadowed by Norman, though I’d recommend they stick to shorter and more-intermediate routes in this matchup. The data here certainly bodes well for Jeffery.

Top 5: Defensive Turnovers -
Let's take a quick look back at some of the biggest plays from Jim Schwartz's unit from 2016 with our Top 5 forced turnovers from the season.

Remembering football rebel Joe Don Looney - Inquirer
Since he didn't fear death, the fact that his own played out like a verse from a 1950s teen-tragedy tune might have pleased Joe Don Looney. The rebellious football hero died in 1988 when his Harley spun out on a hairpin highway curve, not far from the remote southwest Texas town of Study Butte. "I'll never forget him, the leader of the pack." Not only had Looney, 45, died before his time, he'd lived before it too.

What are the most underrated position groups in the NFL? - SB Nation
Which team’s quarterbacks deserve more credit? Or receivers? Or defensive line?


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