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SI’s 2017 Fashionable 50 List: Awards - Sports Illustrated
Malcolm Jenkins: Best in Suits and Bow Ties — “I’m very observant. So when I see things that I like, I’ll incorporate it into my own style. Everything that I do, whether it be Damari Savile with the bespoke suits or Rock Avenue with the accessories, I only make what I actually want to wear. So that’s kind of my inspiration. I open up the fabric book and I’m like, what do I want in my closet? And I start there.”
10 things I think about the Eagles - BGN
One thing to consider about Wentz going into Year 2 is that the coaching staff has had an entire offseason to build a playbook around him. Last year the Eagles were planning for Sam Bradford to be their starter. That plan changed only eight days before the first game. Now Wentz is clearly is the guy. He’s more experienced and has a better understanding of an offense that figures to cater to his strengths. I’m really interested to see how Wentz does this year. I’m excited because I think there’s reason to believe he’ll improve. I’m nervous because I’m worried about the ramifications if he doesn’t get better. Everything is riding on Wentz. If he’s not the guy, the Eagles are screwed. No pressure, Carson!
BGN Radio On 94WIP: How long is Doug Pederson's window with the Eagles? - BGNRadio.com
How long is the Eagles' window to make a Super Bowl run? John argues it could be shorter than expected. How do you feel about Doug's comments comparing the Eagles' talent to the Packers team he won a Super Bowl with?
What they're saying about Eagles: Roster projections, Andy's impact and Blount's workload - PhillyVoice
Add BLG to the growing list of Eagles writers who believe Marcus Smith has played his last snap in Philly. But when it comes to his 53-man roster projection, he sees a slightly different group of wideouts making the team. Not only does Gowton think Nelson Agholor gets another chance, but he has a surprise name making the final cut.
Training Camp Eve - Iggles Blitz
Rookies and select veterans have reported. Training Camp officially starts on Monday. The first few days are somewhat of a refresher course for the young players. They are still learning the scheme and adapting to life in the NFL so getting reps before the full team arrives can be helpful. Doug Pederson met with the players, but didn’t give any big speeches since this is only part of the group.
Lawlor: Will Doug Pederson Learn From The Sins Of Previous Coaches? - PE.com
Dick Vermeil and Andy Reid each guided Eagles teams to the Super Bowl. They were hired as young coaches and built the team up over several years to the point where the Eagles were among the best teams in the league. Are there any lessons Doug Pederson can learn from them about building a championship-caliber team? I'm a believer that there is real value in studying the past. There is no specific formula for building a Super Bowl team. The Rams won with one of the greatest offenses of all time. The Ravens won with one of the best defenses ever. The Colts won with Peyton Manning, the No. 1 choice in the 1998 draft. The Bucs won with Brad Johnson, a journeyman in his mid-30s. Washington won multiple titles behind a dominant offensive line. The real trick seems to be finding the right combination of players.
10 Eagles to watch during 2017 training camp - CSN Philly
Mack Hollins - Of the rookie receivers, Hollins was clearly more impressive this spring. I became convinced Hollins can play football in shorts and a helmet. Now, we'll get to see how he does when the pads go on. With his size/speed combo, he's certainly an intriguing prospect.
As Eagles camp opens, here are some early predictions - Burlington County Times
Who will be the rushing leader? There are seven running backs on the roster, so it has to come from this group. Quarterback Carson Wentz won’t be the team rushing champ. It feels easy to eliminate a few of them. Start with Corey Clement, Byron Marshall, Donnell Pumphrey and Mathews. That leaves Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount and Darren Sproles. Sproles was second on the team with 438 yards last year on 94 carries but he is likely in his final season and, with an upgraded rushing attack, the Birds won’t lean on him as much in the run game. It comes down to Smallwood and Blount. My pick is Smallwood, though I don’t think he’ll hit 1,000. He will have a bigger role than last year, provided he is able to stay healthy, something he had trouble doing last year.
With Eagles set to return, it's time to bone up on the staples of training camp - Inquirer
It’s Christmastime in Philadelphia. Our long regional nightmare of watching the Phillies while speculating about the 76ers and Flyers now segues to our most satisfying activity as a sports-obsessed populace: speculating about the Eagles while watching them practice. Quarterbacks, rookies, and select veterans will report to the NovaCare Center on Monday morning for the start of training camp (generic veterans apparently require a few more days of rest), and over seven weeks and through four preseason games, those who root for or cover the Eagles will seek out the new, the different, the encouraging, the discouraging as the regular-season opener, at FedEx Field against the Redskins on Sept. 10, approaches.
Eagles release CB Dwayne Gratz, sign QB Dane Evans - PFF
QB Dane Evans was an undrafted free agent out of Tulsa, where he posted an NFL passer rating of 95.4 under pressure in 2016, good enough for 10th in the nation.
The NFL stats that matter most - ESPN
You've heard the (perhaps apocryphal) quote from Bill Parcells before. "You are what your record says you are," has some element of truth behind it, yet the phrase fails to tell the entire story. If records were the best measure of future performance, we wouldn't see upsets like the 7-9 Seahawks stunning the 11-5 Saints during the 2010 playoffs. In many cases, the simplest or most traditional statistic tells either an imperfect story or a fraction of the bigger picture. In trying to break down football games and understand which elements of performance correlate best with winning, I've come to rely on a toolbox of statistics and concepts that give me a better sense of what's actually happening on the field. Let's go through them and understand why they work (and where they come up short), starting with broader team metrics.
Ezekiel Elliott’s accuser speaks out, a year after alleged abuse - PFT
“Exactly 1 year ago today my life changed forever,” the woman accusing Elliott of domestic violence posted on social media, via TMZ. “I finally got the strength to be the strong woman I was and got myself out of a very toxic relationship. Ladies never think you’re too in love or too scared to leave because at one point that was me. There’s plenty of opportunities out there for you. Love yourself first. Speak up and stop domestic violence.”
How the NFL Life Line is saving lives 5 years after the Junior Seau tragedy - SB Nation
The program offers current and former NFL players, staff, and their families a hotline and online chat services for anyone with suicidal thoughts.
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