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The Linc - Eagles had one of the most productive rookie classes

The Linc - Eagles had one of the most productive rookie classes

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/26/22. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Ranking rookie classes from the 2021 NFL draft: Best and worst teams based on first-year production - ESPN+9. Philadelphia Eagles. Why they’re ranked here: DeVonta Smith showed that the ability to run routes and generate separation translates to the NFL level seamlessly, but his production was capped by the overall potency of the Eagles passing offense. Landon Dickerson ended up starting 13 games at guard once injuries struck the line, and Milton...
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The Eagles could find a Jordan Howard replacement in the 2022 NFL Draft

The Eagles could find a Jordan Howard replacement in the 2022 NFL Draft

Photo by Mike Mulholland/ With the 2022 NFL Draft a few months away, let’s take stock of the Eagles roster, the talent of the draft class, and where it leaves the team in terms of how to address needs. This will be a position-by-position review with draft outlook incorporated. Let’s take a look at the running backs. The Team The Eagles led the NFL in rushing yards and touchdowns in 2021 and set franchise records on the ground. Which is amazing when you consider they weren’t running the ball consistently until midseason. Anyway, the Eagles finding their identity...
23 hours ago
You Can’t Run the Ball to the Super Bowl

You Can’t Run the Ball to the Super Bowl

Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports In Part I, we discussed (and graded) Nick Sirianni. Read on for an assessment of Hurts, Gannon, and more! In Part I of my 2021 review, I took an in-depth look at Nick Sirianni. I eventually graded him, and gave him an “A-” for his efforts in 2021. For Part II, I’ll put the rest of the Eagles under the microscope and continue to hand out grades. In this article: What should we make of Jalen Hurts after one full season as the starter? Gannon might be on his way to a head coaching gig - could this be addition by subtraction for...
Jan 25, 2022
The Linc - D.J. Chark among Eagles free agent options

The Linc - D.J. Chark among Eagles free agent options

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/25/22. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Three free agents who make sense for the Eagles, version 1.0 - PhillyVoiceD.J. Chark: In May of last offseason (long after the meaty part of free agency concluded), the Eagles hired former Jaguars GM Dave Caldwell to a “personnel executive” position, and his influence was clear, with the Birds’ trades for QB Gardner Minshew and CB Josiah Scott. The Jaguars free agent who I think makes sense for the Eagles this offseason is Chark, a 6’4, 198-pound former Pro Bowl receiver...
Jan 25, 2022
Eagles 2022 free agents

Eagles 2022 free agents

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ An early look at what the Eagles might do with the roster as free agency approaches. The Eagles were steadfast in their mission in 2021 to move forward with a young team. This spanned multiple position groups, and while often came at the expense of experience, it set them up with a plethora of starters locked in on rookie deals. Howie Roseman and co. also used some time during the season to tie up some loose ends, and got extensions done with Dallas Goedert, Avonte Maddox, and T.J. Edwards. Still, there are eight unrestricted free agents heading...
Jan 24, 2022
Jonathan Gannon reportedly not a finalist for Broncos head coaching job

Jonathan Gannon reportedly not a finalist for Broncos head coaching job

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ One less option for Philadelphia’s DC. Eagles defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon is NOT one of the three finalists for the Denver Broncos’ head coaching vacancy, according to NFL insider Ian Rapoport. RapSheet says Denver is down to Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, Los Angeles Rams offensive coordinator Kevin O’Connell, and Green Bay Packers offensive coordinator Nathaniel Hackett. The Eagles received a request from the Broncos to interview Gannon two weeks ago. Reports indicated that Gannon came off as a very impressive...
Jan 24, 2022
15 takeaways from the best playoff weekend in NFL history

15 takeaways from the best playoff weekend in NFL history

Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports What an incredible weekend of football. You don’t need a lot of flowery prose to know that this weekend was unparalleled in NFL history. The Cinderella Bengals overcoming a ferocious Tennessee Titans defense and knocking out the No. 1 seed on the road to earn their first AFC Title game appearance since 1988 on a last second field goal by a rookie kicker. The 49ers scoring their only touchdown on a blocked punt and somehow shutting down Aaron Rodgers, on the road, in snowy Lambeau Field, to upset the No. 1 seed Packers on a walk-off...
Jan 24, 2022
Let’s see how former Eagles played in the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs

Let’s see how former Eagles played in the divisional round of the 2022 NFL playoffs

Photo by Dustin Bradford/ Two Former Eagles on active rosters advance to the AFC and NFC Championship games. The list of former Eagles still competing for a chance to play in the Super Bowl continues to dwindle down, with seven players total — including practice squad and IR players — on teams advancing, but just two on active rosters and suiting up in next weekend’s division championship matchups. The stage is set for an AFC Championship game featuring the Bengals vs. Chiefs, and the NFC Championship matchup that has come down to two California teams, the Niners...
Jan 24, 2022
11 Eagles defensive coordinator candidates if Jonathan Gannon isn’t back

11 Eagles defensive coordinator candidates if Jonathan Gannon isn’t back

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports Philadelphia might be on to their third DC in three years. With rumors that Jonathan Gannon is a strong candidate to land a head coaching job, there’s a decent chance the Philadelphia Eagles will need a new defensive coordinator. While the Eagles would probably prefer to keep continuity, the reality is there are some good replacement options available to them. Gannon leaving might even be a blessing in disguise with the potential to upgrade on him. Let’s take a look at some of Philly’s options. 1 - DENNARD WILSON The Eagles...
Jan 24, 2022
Defending Sirianni’s First Seven Games

Defending Sirianni’s First Seven Games

Danielle Parhizkaran/NorthJersey.com / USA TODAY NETWORK Nick has shown he can be a good head coach in the NFL. Can he take the next step to being great? The first part of this Eagles season review focuses on their new head coach, Nick Sirianni. Check back tomorrow for the second part, which will cover the other parts of the Eagles. I began following the Eagles in 2006. Since then, they have hired 3 head coaches, and every time I try to keep an open mind, regardless of the context surrounding their hiring. In their first season, I care less about results and more about...
Jan 24, 2022
The Linc - ESPN says the Eagles are currently “stuck in QB purgatory”

The Linc - ESPN says the Eagles are currently “stuck in QB purgatory”

Photo by Michael Reaves/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/24/22. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... NFL overhaul tiers: Which teams will look most different in 2022? Who needs a rebuild, and who is right on track - ESPNSTUCK IN QB PURGATORY. Philadelphia Eagles. Priorities this offseason: Take stock of the quarterback position and solidify its future. The lifeless wild-card loss to Tampa Bay raises questions about Jalen Hurts’ 2022 outlook in green. Hurts did an admirable job leading Philadelphia to nine wins and a playoff berth, but his problems...
Jan 23, 2022
NFL Playoffs: Sunday divisional double header

NFL Playoffs: Sunday divisional double header

Photo by Scott Winters/Icon Sportswire via We get one more AFC and one more NFC playoff game today. We’ve got one more day of divisional games before the AFC and NFC Championships next weekend, and they start a little earlier on Sunday. The first matchup of Sunday’s double header will feature the Los Angeles Rams on the road against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. These teams have met twice before in the postseason, with the Rams winning both of those games. Most recently, the (St. Louis) Rams won at home in a bizarre 11-6 victory in the 1999 playoffs. The last time they...
Jan 23, 2022
The Linc - “Pretty good reason to conclude that the defense underperformed in 2021”

The Linc - “Pretty good reason to conclude that the defense underperformed in 2021”

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/23/22. Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Eagles stay or go: Defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon - PhillyVoiceOn the one hand, the Eagles’ practice squad players gave up 475 yards and 51 points to Dallas in a meaningless Week 18 game that skews the above rankings some. On the other hand, the Eagles’ defense was gifted a who’s who of craptastic opposing quarterbacks in 10 of their 18 games. So we’ll call that a wash, and consider the above advanced stats a fair representation of what...
Jan 22, 2022
NFL Playoffs: Saturday divisional round double header

NFL Playoffs: Saturday divisional round double header

Photo by Ian Johnson/Icon Sportswire via We get one AFC and one NFC playoff game today. We’ve reached the divisional round of the 2021 NFL Playoffs, and while the Eagles may have already been eliminated, we can just sit back and enjoy the madness that could ensue. The first matchup of Saturday’s double header will feature the Cincinnati Bengals on the road against the Tennessee Titans. The Bengals are fresh off their first postseason win in over 30 years, and the Titans got some rest during their first round bye. They’ve only played each other one time in the...
Jan 22, 2022
NFL Playoff Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round Games

NFL Playoff Picks Against the Spread: Divisional Round Games

Photo by Andy Lyons/ Suggestions for trying to beat the odds. Before the second round of the 2022 NFL playoffs schedule kicks off, let’s have some fun by taking a look at the spreads for the divisional games. You can find all of the NFL betting lines via DraftKings SportsBook. You can CLICK HERE for straight up NFL picks without regard to the spread. My overall record is 144-133, which is tied with the BGN community. I had a bad wild card round performance (2-4) while the you made up ground with a good showing (5-1). Let’s see if you can keep your hot streak...