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Eagles Autism Challenge Launches World Championship Ring Sweepstakes - PE.com
Adding to last week’s festivities and the unveiling of the team’s World Championship Ring, Eagles Autism Challenge, Inc. is excited to announce a special sweepstakes that will present one lucky fan with an official World Championship Ring. Through the Eagles World Championship Ring Sweepstakes, Eagles fans can enter for a chance to win a personalized version of the ring that Eagles players were presented with in honor of the team’s Super Bowl LII victory. All entries can be submitted by visiting www.prizeo.com/EaglesRing. Proceeds from the sweepstakes will go toward advancing autism research through Eagles Autism Challenge, Inc.
Matt Jones has a chance to revive his career with the Eagles - BGN
The Philadelphia Eagles signed veteran free agent running back Matt Jones earlier this offseason. Jones hasn’t lived up to expectations to this point after being selected with a third-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft. Now with his third team within the span of a year, it’s time to do or die. And for Jones, there still might be some hope. Signs point to Jones being the potential favorite for the fourth running back job behind Jay Ajayi, Darren Sproles, and Corey Clement.
Merrill Reese, getting Super Bowl ring, was: ‘knocked over by the size of the ring and its sparkling beauty’ - PhillyVoice
Through the years, Merrill Reese has become as synonymous with the Eagles as Chuck Bednarik and Carson Wentz. That’s what happens when you become the voice of a team—as Reese has been with the Eagles since Dec. 11, 1977, when Reese called his first game as the team’s play-by-play broadcaster. His deep baritone calls have become an authentic part of Eagle fan’s Sunday afternoons, and in a sense, almost like a part of the family. The only thing missing for Reese in over 40 years of broadcasting Eagles’ games was a Super Bowl victory. That changed Sunday, Feb. 4, of this year.
Eagles’ Jalen Mills says Carson Wentz is “throwing strikes like he always does” - PFT
“He looked like Carson Wentz,” Mills said. “Of course he wasn’t scrambling and he didn’t rush out of the pocket, but when he was sitting in the pocket during seven-on-seven drills when he was allowed, he was out there throwing strikes, doing things he always does.”
Roob’s 10 observations: Agholor, underrated Super Bowler, Shady’s career - NBC Sports Philadelphia
Doug Pederson has found the perfect balance these past few months of allowing his players to really enjoy being Super Bowl champions while still keeping an eye on 2018, and that’s not an easy thing to do. The Eagles have celebrated when it’s time to celebrate and they’ve worked when it’s time to work, and honestly, I feel like most of the guys on this team would rather be at an OTA practice under the hot June sun than at some banquet re-living Super Bowl LII. Which is the beauty of this team. Zach Ertz put it beautifully when he said this: “There’s always going to be one-hit wonders in this league. Teams that won one Super Bowl or players that made one Pro Bowl and then you didn’t hear from them again. But it’s the great players and the great teams that are able to have that sustained success.” And that right there is the mantra for this football team. Last year was incredible. But it’s in the past. It’s time to move on. It’s time to go to work.
How Philadelphia Eagles’ tight-knit QBs welcomed Joe Callahan into the position group - PennLive
A few weeks ago, the Philadelphia Eagles fourth-string quarterback said he was staring at pictures of dogs on his phone and had no clue how to respond to his new teammates. This was Joe Callahan’s initiation into one of the NFL’s most tight-knit position groups. Callahan said he didn’t want to offend anyone. He liked all the photos. But the other three quarterbacks on the Eagles’ roster started a group text to welcome Callahan onto the team, and the first the thing they asked him to do was rank each of their dogs. So Carson Wentz, Nick Foles and Nate Sudfeld sent pictures, and Callahan had to pick which pups he liked best.
HCR Coaching Spotlight: Eagles Special Teams Coordinator Dave Fipp Ready For Promotion - Head Coach Ranking
Conversations with coaches and executives around the league reveal high praise for Fipp’s special teams knowledge, organization and ability to get the most out of the personnel. Fipp has held the position with the Eagles since 2013 – along with running backs coach Duce Staley and offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, he survived the transition from Chip Kelly to Doug Pederson. During that time, the Eagles special teams improved (per the fine folks at Football Outsiders) and, of course, the Eagles just won Super Bowl LII. A coach with a strong reputation and a winning pedigree like Fipp should be strongly sought after.
Rams another ‘Dream Team’ Eagles? We’ll wait and see - ESPN
In a stretch of six days, from July 28 to Aug. 2, those Eagles added seven impact players to a team coming off a division title, prompting new backup quarterback Vince Young to bestow upon them a label that would haunt them all year. The Eagles thought their frantic offseason would propel them to the Super Bowl. Instead, they began 4-8 and ultimately missed the playoffs for the first time in four years. Along the way, they reinforced some valuable lessons -- that free agency is dicey, that team chemistry is fragile and that the proverbial superteam might not work so well in the NFL. So, what does that say about this year’s Rams? Well, nothing. Yet. Comparisons between those Eagles and these Rams can’t truly be made until this season plays out. But some glaring similarities exist, as do some notable differences. Let’s explore some, just for fun.
Q&A with Joe Banner: Why Nelson Agholor should stay in the slot, the Eagles’ analytics department & more - The Athletic
Well, first of all, I think it’s a great decision. One of the things that has been true for a very long time — and we did it in Philly and they continue to do it in Philly, it seems like the Patriots, they do it, and it’s a little bit connected to analytics, which is affecting the game more and more — the weakest area of the defense is pass coverage in the middle of the field. And the most easily exploited area for an offense is in the middle of the field. So the fact that Nelson is really good at it, creates almost automatic mismatches because of his size and the quickness of his feet, means you go into almost every game very likely that you’ve got a mismatch advantage at that spot when you’ve got a good player playing the slot receiver position. So I think it’s consistent with what you see more and more teams doing and what’s actually correlating to success in winning games, which is controlling the middle of the field.
What a Handful of Odd NFL Stats From 2017 Could Tell Us About 2018 - The Ringer
Every season has statistical quirks, but will these teams and players continue their trends or regress toward the mean?
What should we expect from Carson Wentz and Deshaun Watson in 2018 after their ACL injuries? - SB Nation
Carson Wentz was a month away from locking up the NFL MVP award in just his second NFL season when disaster struck. The Philadelphia Eagles starter tore his ACL and LCL in a Week 14 win against the Rams, ending his 2017 campaign. It didn’t slow the Eagles, who went on to win the Super Bowl with Nick Foles instead. But the best-case scenario for Philadelphia is Wentz can return to his MVP form and lead the Eagles for years to come.
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