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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/1/18

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Top NFL receivers by WR Rating against press and off-man coverage - PFF
9. Mike Wallace, Philadelphia Eagles (w/ Baltimore in 2017), 123.5. The former Raven caught 15-of-29 targets for 305 yards and three scores against press coverage, averaging an impressive 20.3 yards per reception. 10. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles, 122.9. Agholor faced press-man coverage on 36.0 percent of his snaps, recording 20 receptions on 33 targets. He also tied for the third-most press-coverage touchdown receptions, with six.

Eagles Rookie Profile: Six things to know about Bruce Hector - BGN
“On top of having good hand moves and quickness, he showed his ability to play across the line in different techniques and positions throughout his career. He really broke out in 2015 under former USF DC and current Indiana head coach Tom Allen’s 4-2-5 and had the best season of his career last year in Charlie Strong/Brian Jean-Mary’s scheme. That also allowed him to improve upon his TFL totals each season.”

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 Vikings fans, followed by Giants fans. 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 — in other words, these emails appear exactly as they were received.

No Nigel in the Opener - Iggles Blitz
Assuming the Eagles stay healthy at LB between now and the opener, I’m guessing Jordan Hicks will be the MLB and Corey Nelson the WLB. Those two will likely also be the LBs in the Nickel D. It sounds like Nate Gerry has a chance to be the SAM. He would play in base looks. Obviously a lot can change between now and September. Kamu Grugier-Hill has outperformed Nelson to this point, but Nelson is learning on the fly. He’ll have a much better feel for things in Training Camp. Maybe KGH continues to shine and wins the WLB job. Gerry could play well enough that the Eagles actually want him on the field.

Defense Faces Early Challenge Minus Nigel Bradham - PE.com
Bradham won’t play. Mychal Kendricks was released. Dannell Ellerbe, who played just three defensive snaps in the Super Bowl, is an unrestricted free agent. Instead, projecting ahead, the Eagles hope to have Jordan Hicks healthy and in the middle of the defense and then … who … else? Schwartz tinkered with the personnel in the Super Bowl, employing veteran safety Corey Graham for 64 snaps and, in those snaps, using Malcolm Jenkins in a linebacker role for pass-coverage purposes. Maybe that’s a direction Schwartz considers for the opener, but let’s remember that Graham is an unrestricted free agent, and while the possibility remains that Graham could sign with the team before Training Camp, he hasn’t done so yet.

My 15 minutes with Nick Foles: He’s really that special, and so is his memoir | Maria Panaritis - Philly.com
A year ago, he texted Foles. “He said, ‘Nick, I’ve got to talk to you. I’m really having a tough time, really struggling,’ ” Foles remembered. “And I said, ‘Hey, I want to talk to you, let me just get through meetings, I’ll call you right away.’ So I talked to him and, he’s had a pretty rough go of it. I was listening to everything going on, as people should do – listen. And I said, ‘Let me share something with you.’ And I told him the story about how I almost stepped away from the game, the emotions I felt, what I felt when I was traded.” And how Foles nearly walked away from football. His friend was stunned.

‘Star Wars’, Eagles Super Bowl celebration headlines July at the Mann - 6ABC
Summer Season is in full swing at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. In July alone, the Mann will have movies, music, a fireworks extravaganza and a special concert paying tribute to the Super Bowl-winning Eagles. ”We have started off with a bang and we have so many more wonderful programs still to come,” said Catherine Cahill, President and CEO of The Mann Center for the Performing Arts. On July 24th, Cahill said, the Mann will be transformed into Eagles Nation for A Championship Season with the Philadelphia Orchestra, “with a giant screen showing clips and highlights from NFL Films of our own Eagles victory celebration season.”

2018 fantasy football top-200 PPR rankings - ESPN
Zach Ertz is the top Eagles player at No. 30 overall.

Ranking the NFC East: Quarterbacks & Runnning Backs - Hogs Haven
It’s early July, and aside from the league announcing suspensions, there’s not much to do except to make lists and rank players... so let’s get to it!

Six things I liked about the Giants’ offseason, and one that I didn’t - Big Blue View
I have always espoused the belief that with the way offenses spread the field now with three- and four-wide receiver sets it is critical to have as many good cover corners as possible. If Apple and Janoris Jenkins are healthy and productive for 16 games, the Giants’ weakness here might not get exposed. If one of them gets hurt, that could be a major issue. Maybe 33-year-old William Gay has a good season left. Maybe Donte Deayon or Grant Haley can help in the slot if needed. Maybe someone from the group of B.W. Webb, Teddy Williams, Chris Lewis_Harris and Kenneth Durden can help. Maybe, maybe, maybe. Too many maybe’s for me.

Do the Bills or Vikings deserve the record for most crushing NFL playoff losses? - SB Nation
The Buffalo Bills and Minnesota Vikings have combined to play in eight Super Bowls. Never against each other, though; that would ensure one of them could win. Those eight Super Bowl appearances have resulted in zero wins, leaving the duo tied atop the NFL’s “what if?” ranks. No other franchise has ever played in more than two without winning a league title at least once. Bills and Vikings fans have experienced the dizzying heights and hype of multiple Super Bowls but never earned the chance to watch their team hoist the Lombardi Trophy at the finish.

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