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Philly Special - Safian & Rudolph Jewelers
This Safian & Rudolph custom creation features the actual playbook formation of the touchdown play, thrown by tight end Trey Burton to Super Bowl MVP quarterback Nick Foles on a trick play near the end of the game’s first half. Labeled by many as the greatest trick play in Super Bowl history, the Philly Special can now be worn and remembered forever! The Philly Special necklace is available in a 14-karat white or yellow gold, featuring a “football-shaped” marquise diamond, for $795. Or you can choose order it in silver with cubic zirconia, which can also be gold-plated at no extra charge, for $295.

Eagles Minicamp Practice Notes: Two members of the secondary stand out - BGN
Ronald Darby turned in a strong day of practice. The 24-year-old corner notched several pass deflections, including two leaping breakups on deep throws by Nick Foles. The only real time I saw him get beat today is when he got matched up on Zach Ertz. He contested the throw as much as he could but Ertz was just too big. Outside of that, Darby had an impressive day. Staying in the secondary, Tre Sullivan stood out to me with a near pick-six by jumping a slant route. Then he logged a leaping pass breakup on a Sudfeld pass meant for Goedert, who was running a corner route. Maybe the Eagles don’t even need to bring Corey Graham back? If they do, Sullivan should at least be the fourth safety. He’s showing the ability to both cover and hit.

Eagles OL coach Jeff Stoutland’s many thoughts on his offensive linemen - PhillyVoice
Taylor Hart: “When I look at offensive linemen and evaluate them, there are certain areas that we look at, that we hone in on, and he had a lot of those things that I thought you had to have to be a good offensive tackle in this league. With that said, I just felt like he needed more time to develop, and find out really who this guy really is, and I think that he’s doing a fine job of that right now.”

Minicamp Roundup – Day 1 - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles had perfect attendance so the threat worked pretty well. Okay, so let’s get on to the good stuff, the practice notes. As a reminder, there are no pads and there is basically no contact. First up is Brandon Lee Gowton. He’s put out the best practice notes of anyone so far this spring. He covers a lot of players, gives good info and keeps it entertaining as well.

Michael Bennett Makes His Mark On Day 1 -
“Oh, it’s exciting, man. So many great people, new teammates, getting used to the organization, getting used to the city, it’s just fun,” Bennett said after practice, surrounded by cameras and reporters in the middle of the field. “You come into a new team, championship mode, lot of great players. It’s great bonding time, so it’s always good to be here.”

A glimpse of Brian Dawkins stuff you’ll see at Hall of Fame - NBC Sports Philadelphia
There’s one competition flying under the radar this summer for the Eagles. And it’s not weakside linebacker or nickel corner. There’s also a competition to see which Hall of Famer can draw out the largest group of fans from their respective former teams. I wouldn’t bet against Brian Dawkins.

2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Ranking the Fantasy Assets for the Philadelphia Eagles - CBS Sports
Wentz was a revelation in his second season, tossing 33 touchdown passes in just 13 games and rushing for 299 yards on top of that. Had he played 16 games he almost certainly would have been the top quarterback in Fantasy. Of course he didn’t, and the knee injury he’s rehabbing is certainly one of the things that should make you cautious about drafting him this year. The other is how unsustainable Wentz’s touchdown rate (7.5 percent) was. In the 20 years before last, 10 starting quarterbacks had a touchdown rate of 7.5 percent or better. None of them repeated the feat the following year. Six of the 10 saw their touchdown rate fall to 5.2 or lower while Aaron Rodgers, Kurt Warner and Peyton Manning (twice) were able to post a rate of 6-6.5 percent.

Blitz tendencies on passing plays in the NFL - PFF
Cincinnati Bengals – 11 percent, Jacksonville Jaguars – 12 percent, Philadelphia Eagles – 13 percent, Seattle Seahawks – 14 percent, Los Angeles Chargers – 15 percent. Only five teams in the NFL blitzed less than 20 percent of the time on first down passes and when you look at the five teams that did, it’s easy to see why. The Cincinnati Bengals boast Geno Atkins, who led all 4-3 defensive tackles with 70 total pressures and a pass-rushing productivity rating of 11.8, while rookie Carl Lawson and veteran Carlos Dunlap combined for 131 combined sacks, hits and hurries off the edge. The Eagles saw Fletcher Cox and Brandon Graham combine for 111 sacks, hits and hurries in the regular season and had five players on their defensive line rack up at least 35 total pressures.

The only thing the NFL can agree on about Terrell Owens is he deserves to be in the Hall of Fame - SB Nation
Some of T.O.’s former teammates and coaches explained to SB Nation what sets the receiver apart from his enshrined peers and whether or not he’ll find what he’s always sought in Canton.


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