Philadelphia Eagles News, Rumors, Odds and Stats
Fansided: Eagles roundup: Nick Saban wanted Jeff Stoutland, A Nick Foles billboard
It seems as though Nick Saban may have been interested in re-adding Jeff Stoutland to his coaching staff. More on that in a second. Before we get into that, let's talk a little bit about Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Nick Foles.
No, we won't be discussing whether or not he's better than Carson Wentz. Aren't you tired of those types of discussions anyway? If you aren't, you should be.Philly shows love again. But, are you surprised?
Despite a last second interception by the New Orleans Saints, Nick Foles has given us enough postseason magic to last the rest of our lives.
Fansided: Teams in search of a quarterback are questioning Nick Foles' ability to succeed long-term
Here we go again; Another offseason spent wondering where some of the Philadelphia Eagles key players will end up. The Eagles have a handful of starters that are set to take on the free agency market in 2019. One of those players happens to be their 2017 Super Bowl MVP quarterback, Nick Foles. Although Foles has a mutual option on his contract that could keep him with the Eagles for $20 million, we have to assume that the Eagles are going to avoid coughing up that much money for a backup in 2019.
And yes, Nick Foles would be a backup in 2019 if he were to return to the Eagles.
Bleeding Green Nation: The Eagles' season is over. Now what?
The 2018 Philadelphia Eagles season unfortunately came to an end last Sunday. John Stolnis and I got together to offer thoughts on the Eagles' loss and where the team goes moving forward. We touched on a number of topics in this Eagles exit interview episode:Was Philly's loss to the Saints the least disappointing end to an Eagles season ever?
Lessons learned from the 2018 season, including Doug Pederson being a stud
To what extent did the Eagles' window close on Sunday night?
BLG feels like people are generally way too down on Carson Wentz
What happens with Nick Foles this offseason?
Bleeding Green Nation: Top 10 graded Eagles of 2018 according to PFF
Everybody agrees with Pro Football Focus' grades, right? Regardless of how you feel about them, they do serve as a solid guideline for how players performed throughout the year. With that in mind, here are PFF's top 10 graded Philadelphia Eagles of 2018 with a minimum of 300 snaps played.
1. Fletcher Cox - 92.5 (2nd, IDL)
Cox was chasing individual hardware this season and fell short, but that should not diminish his contributions. He led the Eagles with 10.5 sacks and recorded a blistering 95 pressures in the regular season.
Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles News: Cowboys' short-term success could be bad for their long-term outlook
Did the Cowboys' Playoff Run Hurt the Future of the Franchise? - The Ringer
The era of Dallas being able to take advantage of Prescott's rookie contract--and those of the Cowboys' other established stars--is all but over. The franchise's best chance to win a Super Bowl with this collection of players has already passed, and now Jones plans to double down on Garrett and a staff that failed to accomplish its ultimate goal. An NFC East title and unlikely trip to the divisional round made for a thrilling winter, but Cowboys fans may look back on this stretch the same way Packers fans view Aaron Rodgers's "run the table" magic in 2016.
Bleeding Green Nation: NFL Mock Draft 2019: ESPN Mel Kiper 1.0 Edition
You really know the 2019 NFL offseason has arrived (for all but four teams, at least) when Mel Kiper is back in your life. The ESPN analyst released his first 2019 NFL mock draft on Thursday. Here's who he has the Philadelphia Eagles taking in the first round, via In$ider:
25. Philadelphia Eagles: Montez Sweat, DE, Mississippi State
With free agents Brandon Graham and Chris Long potentially moving on, Philadelphia could add some pass-rush help here.
Fansided: Philadelphia Eagles: Fletcher Cox responds to his critics on Twitter
The Philadelphia Eagles had to wrap their season up last week after a road loss to the New Orleans Saints. It's unfortunate, but the Saints showed the Eagles why they were deserving of the number one seed and home field advantage with their victory. Just because the Saints won though, doesn't mean that the Eagles didn't put up a good fight. This wasn't your Week 11 Eagles this past Sunday. They fought hard all the way until the end. Unfortunately, it wasn't enough.
Now that the game is over though, there are plenty of analysts still going over the game film from last week ahead of the Saints matchup this weekend against the Los Angeles Rams.
Fansided: Stephen A Smith on Dallas' loss, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback questions
Love him or hate him, there's only one Stephen A Smith. One of the mainstays of ESPN's highly-popular First Take has truly outdone himself this time. We're speaking of his recent celebration of yet another Dallas Cowboys playoff loss. Then, we'll talk a little about his thoughts on the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback situation.
We begin with Monday's opening segment of First Take. Mr. Smith donned a black cowboy hat and whipped out a cigar to celebrate Dallas' Saturday night loss to the Los Angeles Rams. This shouldn't be a surprise to anyone as he's always taken every opportunity to antagonize Cowboys fans (a trait any Eagles fan would find endearing).
Bleeding Green Nation: Report: At least three Eagles assistant coaches won't be back in 2019
Earlier this week, Doug Pederson said that all three Philadelphia Eagles coordinators will be back for the 2019 season: Mike Groh, Jim Schwartz, and Dave Fipp. Pederson didn't say anything about the status of other assistant coaches, however.
As it turns out, the Eagles will be making some changes to their coaching staff this offseason. Geoff Mosher and Adam Caplan are reporting wide receivers coach Gunter Brewer, defensive line coach Chris Wilson, and assistant offensive line/tight ends/run game coach Eugene Chung will NOT be back in 2019.
Scoop from me and @caplannfl: #Eagles defensive line coach Chris Wilson's contract has expired and WR coach Gunter Brewer has been told he can pursue other opportunities.
Bleeding Green Nation: Saints apparently saw Fletcher Cox as a weak point to attack on their fake punt attempt
One of the biggest plays from the Eagles' Divisional Round playoff loss to the Saints was when New Orleans successfully converted a 4th-and-1 via a fake punt. Down 14-0 and set to kick from their own 30-yard line with 11:51 remaining in the second quarter, the Saints prevented the Eagles from potentially going up three possessions by direct snapping to gadget player Taysom Hill.
As it turns out, the Saints were apparently motivated to attempt a fake in that situation due to a weakness heading into the game. The weak point? Eagles All-Pro defensive tackle Fletcher Cox:
Never take plays off.
Bleeding Green Nation: Eagles News: Doug Pederson's old friend thinks Philadelphia should keep Nick Foles over Carson Wentz
Brett Favre says Eagles should go with Nick Foles over Carson Wentz - NBCSP
"No disrespect at all to Carson Wentz. I think he's already proven that he's a great quarterback. Totally different than Nick Foles. Nick Foles, to me, is more of a (Tom) Brady-esque type quarterback. Very limited in what he can do but very, very good in what he does. He's a pure pocket passer and he's great at dishing it out and he's proven that he's clutch. He did it this past week, he did it last year, he's done it time and time again, and he's proven that he can win the big games.
Bleeding Green Nation: NFL Playoffs 2019 Picks: Conference Championship Predictions by Football Writers
The Bleeding Green Nation writers picks are in for the Conference Championship round of the 2019 NFL Playoffs! Each week we'll predict the winners of each and every NFL game. We'll tally the results along the way and see who comes out on top at the end of the season.
After the Divisional round, my overall record still ranks first. But it's the collective BGN community with the best playoff record so far.
Feel free to post your own predictions or discuss the writer predictions in the comments. You can also vote for who you think will win the games.
Bleeding Green Nation: Inside the drive that doomed the Eagles
When a team loses a close game, finger pointing takes place. Each play is dissected with the final result, in hindsight, seemingly hinging on the outcome.
The Eagles' Divisional Round loss in New Orleans is no different.
The the turning points are easy to pick. The fake punt attempt, Nick Foles' interception, etc. are all plays the Eagles and fans will look at as turning points -- plays that you can't help but wonder what would've happened had they were stopped or made.
As various players discussed after the game, their season didn't end because of an Alshon Jeffery catch -- there were other plays left on the field.
Bleeding Green Nation: Discussing the future with an Eagles beat writer
Making it clear that Carson Wentz is the quarterback of the franchise moving forward was just step one. The Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles are facing a bevy of decisions as they enter the off-season. To help me give a look into how those decisions may unfold I brought on Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com to preview the off-season.
First we took a look back at Nick Foles and his time here with the Eagles and how the Eagles will handle his situation. Do they pick up his option to retain his rights?
Bleeding Green Nation: Zach Ertz, Fletcher Cox withdraw from 2019 Pro Bowl
None of the three Philadelphia Eagles players originally named to the 2019 Pro Bowl -- Brandon Brooks, Fletcher Cox, and Zach Ertz -- will be playing in the actual game this year.
Brooks obviously can't play even if he wanted to. The Eagles' starting right guard suffered an Achilles injury during Philadelphia's playoff loss to the New Orleans Saints on Sunday.
Cox and Ertz, meanwhile, have withdrawn from the event. Cox also got injured during Sunday's loss to the Saints and was seen wearing a walking boot during Monday's Eagles locker room clean-out.