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From 0 to $10K: Jersey that fanned flames of Eagles-Giants rivalry may burn for good cause - NorthJersey
That jersey would make my teeth grit and my fists clench,” Emanuele said Thursday. “It did what it was supposed to do: drive Eagles fans nuts and made steam come out of my ears. We won the Super Bowl, it was time to get that jersey and burn that thing in the parking lot.” Fast forward three months and what started as a challenge between super fans has become something pretty impressive. The Philadelphia Eagles pushed Emanuele and his contingent over the $10,000 goal line Wednesday night with a bid of $540.

10 position battles to watch during Eagles OTA practices - BGN
After years of struggling to find good corners, now the Eagles have a different problem on their hands. They kind of have too many good corners options. Not a bad problem to have. I maintain that Ronald Darby and Jalen Mills are likely to be the first team outside corners in Philly’s base defense during OTAs. Perhaps the Eagles will rotate Sidney Jones into the mix there. Especially if/when the Eagles shift Mills into the nickel corner role. Speaking of that spot, it’ll be interesting to see who all gets reps in the slot. Mills and 2018 fourth-round rookie Avonte Maddox are bound to get looks there. Who else? D.J. Killings? Randall Goforth?

The Kist & Solak Show Ep. 38: Eye on the Enemy - New York Giants - BGN Radio
Michael Kist & Benjamin Solak have their Eye on the Enemy and this time it’s the New York Giants’ turn to get torn apart! Plus, Louis Riddick ranked the NFC East QBs and the gang had some thoughts about where Dak ranks!

All NFC East team: Defense edition - PhillyVoice
Edge Brandon Graham, Eagles: Super Bowl hero is a complete DE, as he creates disruption both in the passing game and the run game.

Luck Matters - Iggles Blitz
The flip side of that is Doug Pederson. He was not the Eagles first choice. They were interested in Ben McAdoo, who was an assistant with the Giants at the time. Luckily, the Giants hired McAdoo and the Eagles had to go back over their options. That led to the hiring of Pederson. No one involved in the hiring process had any inkling that Pederson was going to become a great coach. Obviously we don’t know how his whole career will play out, but he sure appears to be a great coach. His team was dominant all season long and his offense looks special. Pederson’s offense put up 41 points in the Super Bowl with a backup LT, backup QB and a rookie RB playing a key role. That is pretty amazing. It is crazy to think about Pederson as compared to the other coaches hired by the Eagles in the last 30 or so years. Go back to 1986. Buddy Ryan had just won the Super Bowl with his 46 Defense and one of the greatest defensive units in NFL history. Ryan was a hot coaching candidate.

Lawlor: Unlocking The Secret To The Eagles’ Success -
The Eagles had probably the biggest roster in team history last year. There was a massive offensive line. The defensive line had its share of big bodies. There were big receivers. LeGarrette Blount gave the Eagles a 250-pound sledgehammer at running back. Heck, even the two quarterbacks were around 240 pounds. That was a big team. The 2018 Eagles might be even bigger. They added Haloti Ngata, a 330-pound defensive tackle. Blount is gone but replaced by Matt Jones who is about 240 pounds. Rookie tight end Dallas Goedert is 6-6 and 260 pounds. There is a pair of massive rookie offensive linemen. Rookie Josh Sweat is 6-5 and has long arms. That gives him the most length of any pass rusher on the team. This is a big bunch.

Eagles’ Brandon Brooks uses own story to inspire graduates - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks was back at his alma mater this weekend, delivering the commencement speech at Miami University (Ohio), when he began talking about his battle with anxiety. In front of thousands of people. “Truth be told, I’m feeing a little anxious today,” Brooks said, inciting laughter in front of the giant crowd staring back at him. “But I’ve learned through therapy, to not worry or care about making a mistake. Why? Because the best thing about life is that it goes on.” Brooks, 28, talked to the crowd of graduates about love and honor, perseverance and unity, but perhaps it was telling his personal story about how he overcame his anxiety that made the most lasting impression. After identifying his issues with anxiety during the 2016 season, when he missed two games, Brooks began to seek help. In 2017, he played in all 16 games, became a Pro Bowler and helped the Eagles win their first Super Bowl championship.

2018 All-Rookie Team: Josh Rosen, Bradley Chubb will thrive -
Tight end: Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (Round 2, No. 49). Eagles coach Doug Pederson quickly finds a way to take advantage of Goedert’s playmaking talents as a “jumbo” slot receiver.

ESU’s Tim Wilson hasn’t awakened from Eagles dream - Allentown Morning Call
“It’s all kind of been a blur ever since,” the wide receiver and East Stroudsburg University graduate said. Wilson wasn’t even sure if it was Executive Vice President of Football Operations Howie Roseman who flagged him down with the news that the Eagles were looking to sign him to their 90-man roster and bring him back for organized team activities, mandatory minicamp and training camp. “It was one of those guys,” he said. “I don’t even know.”

Four Downs: AFC North - Football Outsiders
While the Steelers need pass-rushers, everyone else in this division needs more blockers. The Browns in particular face the difficult task of replacing a Hall of Fame left tackle in Joe Thomas.

Who are the greatest Eagles of all time? - PFT
In many ways, the 2017 Eagles are the greatest installment of the franchise, at least since its latest NFL-title team 1960. But who are the greatest players of all time? That was the subject of a PFT Live draft on Monday, with an expansion to four rounds.

Five teams who could surprise with an NFL Wild Card appearance in 2018 - PFF
Washington Redskins. Quarterback Kirk Cousins is out, but despite Cousins making more in Minnesota, the Redskins might actually be better off with Alex Smith after acquiring him from the Kansas City Chiefs via trade. Smith is coming off the highest graded season of his career at 87.2 last season, and has consistently graded at 80.3 or higher every season since 2011. Most impressive last season was how good Smith was throwing the ball downfield, tied for the league lead with 12 touchdowns on throws 20 yards or further downfield. “But Tyreek Hill!” I hear you scream. Yes, Hill helped Smith out, but only six of those deep touchdowns went to Hill as Smith still made plays downfield to other receivers. Furthermore, the Redskins added Paul Richardson, who himself had three deep receiving touchdowns in 2017 and they should have tight end Jordan Reed back healthy. Add in the talents of rookie running back Derrius Guice out of LSU and this offense could take a significant step forwards.

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will not attend start of Patriots’ OTAs; expected to show up for mandatory minicamp - Pats Pulpit
The New England Patriots usually have very good attendance when it comes to voluntary offseason workouts. This year, however, has been a bit different as two of the team’s biggest stars decided not to show up so far: Quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski both have not joined their teammates since the Super Bowl.

Three reasons why Jason Garrett is the best coach for the Dallas Cowboys - Blogging The Boys
BLG Note: Hahahahahah.

Here’s everything you need to know for the NFL’s 2018 spring league meeting - SB Nation
The NFL owners will convene this week for an annual league meeting that will likely end with a couple rule changes, a new team owner, and the announcements of a future draft site or two, as well as Super Bowl host cities. With the majority of the 2018 offseason over, the May 21-23 meeting is one of the last things on the calendar before a couple months of absolutely nothing. Here’s what you can expect to happen this week at the league meeting in Atlanta.


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