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Alshon Jeffery wants to deliver ‘another trophy’ to Eagles fans - PE.com
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery evaluated the team’s offensive weapons and expectations for the season Saturday at the Hyundai Youth Football Camp. As Training Camp rapidly approaches and Jeffery starts his third season with the Eagles, he reflected on what the experience has been like so far. “It has been awesome,” Jeffery said. “I definitely want another Super Bowl this year, for sure. I’ve just been having fun and enjoying it.” [...] “I love the City of Philadelphia,” Jeffery said. “Hopefully, I can finish my career off here. It’s great. Hopefully this year we will be holding up another trophy.”
The arguments about the Eagles’ running back situation have shifted, and I am here for it - BGN
I’m not really here to argue either side. Although, for the record, I am happy Sproles is back and think his veteran experience and unique skill set is a welcome addition to the locker room. But more than anything, I am beyond excited that the Eagles are currently in a situation with so many talented rushers and young backs with potential, that we are actually arguing among ourselves about whether a potential future Hall of Famer is actually a waste of a roster spot. Think about that for a minute. Philadelphia was once a mecca for the NFL’s best rushers, from Brian Westbrook to LeSean McCoy, but the second that Chip Kelly traded away McCoy, the running back position for the Eagles has been a bit of a question mark at best. I hate to bring it up, but don’t forget the team was once rotating through some failed experiments like DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews.
A four-step plan to get the Eagles’ offense back to Super Bowl form - The Athletic
Doug Pederson made it clear this offseason that he wants to use more 12 personnel, although I’m not sure if the bump is going to be as dramatic as some might expect. The Eagles used two-tight-end sets 43 percent of the time last year, according to the Football Outsiders Almanac. That actually ranked first in the NFL. Maybe the Eagles get closer to 50 percent in 2019. But anything beyond that would represent a significant shift from their own tendencies and league trends. Regardless, it’s obvious they have to be creative in finding ways to get Dallas Goedert on the field more. Situationally, the Eagles probably made a mistake by not using more 12 personnel in the red zone last season. They led the NFL with 13 passing touchdowns out of 12 personnel; no other team had more than eight. Eagles quarterbacks threw touchdowns on 35.1 percent of their red-zone attempts when in 12 personnel. That number dropped all the way down to 15.8 percent in 11 personnel.
‘I want to put that uniform on’: Eagles’ Paul Worrilow receives second chance after missing all of last season - NJ.com
“I remember calling [my agents] when I was a free agent again,” Worrilow said. “I said ‘It’s Philly, I don’t care what the contract is like. This is where I want to be.’” Worrilow grew up like most Eagles fans. He watched the 1 p.m. games and stayed up late for the prime-time matchups. He enjoyed watching Brian Dawkins’ famous pregame ritual in the tunnel and appreciated Jeremiah Trotter’s ax celebration after a big play. Former Pro Bowl running back Brian Westbrook was his favorite player to watch. Worrilow was ready to put on the same uniform. “It feels right, to put it simply,” Worrilow said, reflecting on his time with the Eagles.
Will DeSean Jackson be a Hall of Famer? - NBCSP
When you ask yourself whether someone is a Hall of Famer, you ask if there’s anything he did better than anyone else in the game, and there’s never been anybody quite like Jackson. I do think he needs two more seasons to even get himself into the mix, and I think even then he’ll always be a long shot, just because he’s not going to be one of those 15,000-yard career guys. But he’s such a unique player and such a consistently explosive one, he definitely will deserve consideration five years after he does retire.
Ranking the NFC East, 2019: The All-NFC East team - Hogs Haven
You’ll note that the Eagles ended up with the strongest roster assessment overall, though the voting was heavily skewed towards the offensive side of the ball for Philly. [...] If I were relying on these poll results to predict the final division standings for 2019, I would have to put the Eagles at the top of the division and the Giants at the bottom. Additionally, the poll results would put the Redskins in 2nd place and Dallas in 3rd, but — again — bear in mind that this is not a random poll of NFL fans from across the country. Opinions will differ.
Redrafting the 2015 NFL Draft - The Draft Network
20th overall - SAF Adrian Amos, Philadelphia Eagles. Actual pick: WR Nelson Agholor. Adrian Amos was a Day 3 selection in this year’s Draft, but he, like Grady Jarrett and Stefon Diggs before him, has certainly worked his was up the ladder during his first four years in the NFL. Amos continues to sneak under the radar, but he won’t do so on this redraft. Amos is a reliable starter and would’ve paired well with Malcolm Jenkins on the backend for the Philadelphia Eagles instead of the mismash of players they brought into 2015 and beyond (Walter Thurmond, Chris Maragos, Ed Reynolds and others).
How Jets GM Joe Douglas should replicate the Eagles, Part 3: A few trading techniques - Gang Green Nation
The Eagles frequently find a middle ground. They trade away a pick to acquire a veteran they want. Along with the veteran they acquire, a lower pick is part of the return. In 2017 the Eagles traded for a quality defensive lineman in Timmy Jernigan. They traded Baltimore their third round pick (74th overall). The Ravens sent a lower third round pick (99th overall) to Philadelphia with Jernigan. The actual price the Eagles paid here was minimal. They got a good defensive linemen and ended up with the same number of picks. Essentially all they had to do to get this lineman was trade down 25 slots in the third round. That wasn’t very costly. A year ago Philadelphia got Michael Bennett from Seattle. They gave up a fifth round pick and Marcus Johnson, a camp fodder wide receiver who Seattle traded again a few months later. Along with Bennett, Seattle sent the Eagles a seventh round pick.
Annual NFL Training Camp Tour Begins—And It’s Already In Jeopardy - FMIA
“If I had to pick a team or two to make it to the Super Bowl, win the Super Bowl, the boring answer is the Patriots and the Rams,” he told me, sitting a table away from an octogenarian couple. They were nibbling at chicken sandwiches before noon Sunday. “Everyone knows these guys are the best teams out there. But if you’re looking to invest in a futures ticket, I would say that the big thing to avoid is look away from the teams that have all the hype surrounding them. I can’t believe we live in a world where the Cleveland Browns are the most hyped team in the preseason. But I would say they’re probably the single worst bet to win the Super Bowl right now.”
In Atlanta, Dan Quinn Is Ready to Show Off the Falcons’ Coaching Overhaul - MMQB
“We lost in the divisional round to Philadelphia [in 2017], and that hurt because we had a chance to win it at the end of the game, to go to NFC championship again,” he said. “And when you didn’t get it done, you feel disappointed. For that two-year block [2016-17], one included, offensively, Kyle [Shanahan], and one didn’t. I was impressed by the team, the resiliency to keep going. And so, I fully expected us to reset from that and go battle for it again.
Who rates players in Madden NFL 20? Go inside the ratings process - ESPN
Andre Weingarten sticks his head through the space between the whiteboard and the edge of Dustin Smith’s end-of-row cubicle. They watch one of three computer screens on Smith’s desk. A YouTube video of Kyler Murray, the former Oklahoma quarterback who would become the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft six weeks later, is playing on one of them. Together they watch. For hours. Daily. Prospect by prospect they go, the bespectacled 34-year-old Smith and the bearded 23-year-old Weingarten -- making the decisions for how digital players will rate in this year’s Madden video game.
The Pro Bowl’s greatest tradition is its perpetually gross uniforms - SB Nation
Nobody cares about the Pro Bowl. This includes whoever designs the uniforms.
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