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ClutchPoints Aug 10, 2020
Eagles’ Darius Slay appears to take jab at Lions’ Matt Patricia

Eagles’ Darius Slay appears to take jab at Lions’ Matt Patricia

The saga between Philadelphia Eagles’ Darius Slay and Detroit Lions’ head coach Matt Patricia continues. In a press conference, Slay mentioned some of the things he likes about the culture in Philly as compared to Detroit, which many are taking as a jab at Patricia. New Philadelphia CB Darius Slay said one of the things […] The post Eagles’ Darius Slay appears to take jab at Lions’ Matt Patricia appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bleeding Green Nation Aug 10, 2020
Nickell Robey-Coleman says it was a no-brainer to sign with the Eagles

Nickell Robey-Coleman says it was a no-brainer to sign with the Eagles

Plus, Darius Slay explains why he likes the Philly culture. Two of the Eagles new secondary additions, Nickell Robey-Coleman and Darius Slay, spoke with reporters on Monday. They talked about their move to Philly, the secondary room, and this unique offseason. Nickell Robey-Coleman On signing with the Eagles He said that the Eagles kind of came out of nowhere this offseason, and weren’t in the initial group of teams that reached out with interest. But, when they did, the Eagles expressed how much they liked his style of play, and Howie Roseman was really enthusiastic about wanting to add...
Bleeding Green Nation Aug 9, 2020
How much will change for the Eagles if Darius Slay shadows WR1s?

How much will change for the Eagles if Darius Slay shadows WR1s?

Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports Jim Schwartz opened up the possibility for shadow man coverage for the first time during his entire Philly tenure Sometimes, coach-speak is just coach-speak. Football guys want to get in and out of podium sessions as quickly as they can, and with tired idioms ever permissible by sportswriters just looking for a soundbyte, they can say enough while really saying nothing. Eagles DC Jim Schwartz has long been an expert in this field. But last week during media availability, he gave a long and detailed answer to a question on newly-acquired CB Darius Slay, and how...
Bleeding Green Nation Aug 7, 2020
The Linc - The Eagles’ top bounce-back candidate

The Linc - The Eagles’ top bounce-back candidate

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/7/20. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... NFL bounce-back candidates for 2020: Picking players for all 32 teams - ESPNPhiladelphia Eagles: Darius Slay, CB. What went wrong: From 2014 to 2018, Slay was one of the NFL’s best cornerbacks, ranking as the fourth-most-valuable corner over that span. His grade slipped some under Lions coach Matt Patricia, largely because of the scheme. Detroit plays a significant amount of man coverage, which resulted in Slay facing far more single-coverage targets than other NFL...
ClutchPoints Aug 6, 2020
Eagles DC Jim Schwartz details special skill set of CB Darius Slay

Eagles DC Jim Schwartz details special skill set of CB Darius Slay

The Philadelphia Eagles never shy away from making moves during the offseason. They were able to land Darius Slay via trade from the Detroit Lions. Jim Schwartz, the defensive coordinator of the Eagles, detailed the special skillset of Slay. While speaking to Zach Berman of The Athletic, Schwartz highlighted the benefits of acquiring a player […] The post Eagles DC Jim Schwartz details special skill set of CB Darius Slay appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Bleeding Green Nation Aug 6, 2020
The Linc - The Eagles’ top training camp battles

The Linc - The Eagles’ top training camp battles

Photo by Will Newton/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 8/6/20. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Five Eagles training camp battles to watch - PhillyVoice5) The outside corner opposite Darius Slay: Avonte Maddox vs. Sidney Jones. This isn’t really a training camp battle, in my view, as the starting outside corner opposite Slay is almost certainly going to be Maddox, but we’ll include it because there are some who believe that Jones has a real shot at that spot. Comments from Howie Roseman form back in March about each player were pretty telling about the hierarchy...
Inside the Iggles Aug 1, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles: Were we wrong about Darius Slay’s role in 2020?

Were we wrong about Darius Slay’s role with the Philadelphia Eagles in 2020? Heading into 2020’s version of the free-agency period, everyone that knows anything about the Philadelphia Eagles kept drifting back to a similar conclusion. The cornerback position needed to be addressed. It may have even been the biggest question mark on this Eagles […] Philadelphia Eagles: Were we wrong about Darius Slay’s role in 2020? - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bleeding Green Nation Jul 31, 2020
Jim Schwartz talks Darius Slay shadowing top receivers, Jalen Mills moving to safety

Jim Schwartz talks Darius Slay shadowing top receivers, Jalen Mills moving to safety

Plus, the Eagles’ DC gets into the DE/DT rotation. The Eagles made a lot of changes to the secondary earlier this offseason, and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz spoke to the media on Friday about Jalen Mills moving to safety, how Darius Slay will be used, and what they’re building at defensive line. He also admitted that there aren’t a lot of “household names” at the linebacker position, but they’ve had a lot of guys who have put time in on the grass and in the meeting rooms, and it’s time to see them play. So, they’re excited about the roster. Here’s what the DC had to...
Bleeding Green Nation Jul 29, 2020
The Linc - PFF ranks the Eagles’ secondary

The Linc - PFF ranks the Eagles’ secondary

Photo by Scott Taetsch/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/29/20. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... NFL secondary rankings: All 32 units entering the 2020 NFL season - PFF12. Philadelphia Eagles. Trading for Darius Slay will go a long way to finally answering the Eagles’ problems at cornerback. Ronald Darby was meant to be that player, but his time in Philadelphia never quite worked out. Slay is coming off his worst coverage grade since his rookie season, but his tape shows a player who played in tight coverage consistently but continued to come out on the wrong...
Inside the Iggles Jul 26, 2020

Philadelphia Eagles 2020 training camp preview: CB Darius Slay

The Philadelphia Eagles got the cornerback they needed in Darius Slay. To say the Philadelphia Eagles secondary was less than stellar in 2019 is an understatement. Whether we blame injuries, ineffective play, or both, the unit, as a whole, needed a makeover. Philly re-signed Jalen Mills, and even though he’s still listed on the roster […] Philadelphia Eagles 2020 training camp preview: CB Darius Slay - Inside the Iggles - Inside the Iggles - A Philadelphia Eagles Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.
Bleeding Green Nation Jul 22, 2020
Answering 7 questions to help preview the Eagles’ 2020 season

Answering 7 questions to help preview the Eagles’ 2020 season

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ SB Nation collaboration. The outlook of the 2020 NFL season may be uncertain but our preview coverage here at Bleeding Green Nation is not. Undeterred, we’re kicking off our annual offseason opponent preview series tomorrow with a look at the Eagles’ Week 1 opponent, the Washington __________s?, with insight from Hogs Haven. Before we get started on that, though, I thought it could make to sense share the seven season preview questions I answered about the Eagles for other SB Nation NFL team sites. Here’s a look. Notable free agency additions? Darius Slay,...
Bleeding Green Nation Jul 19, 2020
Eagles’ cornerback outlook is more promising than it’s been in some time

Eagles’ cornerback outlook is more promising than it’s been in some time

Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports Eagles training camp position preview: Cornerback. Philadelphia Eagles training camp is right around the corner ... maybe? Players are currently scheduled to report to the NovaCare Complex later this month. As we count down the days together, Bleeding Green Nation will be previewing every position on the Eagles’ roster. We continue today by taking a look at the cornerbacks. Previously: Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | Offensive line | Defensive end | Defensive tackle | Linebacker. THE PLAYERS DARIUS SLAY When the Eagles traded for Slay...

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