Round 1: Derek Barnett After cementing his legacy at Tennessee by surpassing Reggie White’s sack record, expectations were high for Derek Barnett in his rookie season. Although he played a rotational role, it’s safe to say he surpassed them. Amassing 5 sacks, 21 tackles, 1 FF and 2 recoveries, Barnett was a wrecking ball on the […]Read more "The best draft class since 2012? Looking back at how Eagles rookies performed in Super Bowl winning season"
It’s been a rollercoaster season for the Philadelphia Eagles and their #1 ranked rushing defense. A fairytale that has had the highest of highs and the lowest of lows still has a long way before a happy ending ends the book…and the next challenge comes in the way of Dallas. But as the Eagles prepare […]Read more "Eagles rookies are primed to steal the show and raise the bar on defense in week 17"
The Eagles enter an interesting predicament ahead of week 17. Do they rest starters? Can they afford to? There is a long road to the Super Bowl that will run through the City of Brotherly Love and if the Birds do rest starters in order to be suitably prepared, it opens the doors for some […]Read more "Five underdogs who could see significant playing time in week 17 for the Eagles"
Exactly 360 days ago, Penn State went into Heinz Field in Pittsburgh to take on the Pitt Panthers. After handedly defeating Kent State in the opening weekend of the season, the Nittany Lions faced a much tougher opponent in the Panthers, in the first of a home and home series between the two former rivals. […]Read more "Previewing Penn State Week 2: Home Against Pitt"
The Eagles preseason opener was filled with surprises. From some eye-popping plays to a ball that appeared to be covered in butter, there is plenty to discuss after the loss to the Packers. For the Eagles, a huge chunk of their roster spots will be decided through preseason play. So which players improved their chances […]Read more "Who were the five biggest winners from Eagles preseason opener?"
If there’s one word that has been prominently associated with the Philadelphia Eagles in the last 12 months, it’s versatility. The NFL is ever-changing and on Offenses across the league, players who can hurt Defenses is more than one way, or force them to account for a different kind of weapon. Christian McCaffrey for instance soared […]Read more "An evolving Eagles Offense is helping Jim Schwartz carve a new prototype at linebacker"
From first round pick DE Derek Barnett, to 6th round pick DT Elijah Qualls, the Philadelphia Eagles definitely seem to have a type. High quality, productive, hard working, intelligent, leaders on both sides of the ball. Since the 2016 draft, the birds seem to be adding players that not only fit them, but also seem […]Read more "Way too early prediction: How much will each Eagles rookie contribute this year?"
It’s that time of year where free agency, the draft, OTA’s, and mandatory minicamp, have come and gone, leaving us to sit and wait. Like the calm before the storm, most players have gone back to the respective areas they were raised. They will all keep their workouts at a high level, as they know […]Read more "Three remaining free agents who could help the Eagles defense"
The NFL is an ever-changing landscape. What works offensively one year, may end up costing you dearly the next and when you look closely at the most successful teams in the league, adaptation is the one thread connecting them all. The Philadelphia Eagles are no different, having caused a few head scratches when they drafted […]Read more "Nate Gerry could be the key to unlocking full potential of Eagles Defense"