1. Why Chip Kelly Might Be Wrong for Philadelphia

    Chip Kelly has had four sensational seasons with the University of Oregon. He's positioned (by the media at least) as one of the hottest and most coveted NFL head coaching prospects for 2013...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 1 year ago 1,875 reads 14 comments

  2. Philadelphia Eagles Roster Projections, Notes and Training Camp Battles

    I can't help myself. I'm bored. Viable football topics and discussions are slim pickings. So as many before me have already done, I'm going to project a 53 man roster and add a few notes of this, that and what not...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about 2 years ago 2,181 reads 34 comments

  3. Eagles Rookie Draft Pick Brandon Boykin: A Special Cornerback?

    I'm usually a proponent of taller corners although they generally lack the re-directional fluidity of the smaller quicker types. And of course, it's all relative to the scheme...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about 2 years ago 3,371 reads 21 comments

  4. X's & O's: NFL Football's Zone Defenses Endangered by Defenseless Receiver Rules

    The infamous NFL rule changes intended to protect quarterbacks and receivers have added an unresolved twist to the defending of prolific passing attacks around the league...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 2 years ago 1,105 reads 0 comments

  5. An Early Look At The Quest To Be The 2010 Beast From The East

    Taking a look around the NFC East, we find nothing less than a dynamic landscape of opportunity for all four teams to once again challenge each other for the coveted title of Beast from the East...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about 4 years ago 767 reads 21 comments

  6. Philadelphia Eagles Draft Picks and Acquisitions Indicate What Is Forthcoming

    It was a defensive draft, but the Eagles made some surprising selections that not only made me scratch my head, but moreover step back and look at the broader scope of the situation...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 1,857 reads 28 comments

  7. The Philadelphia Eagles Rookie Free Agents: An Answer at Cornerback?

    So far, the Eagles have signed eight rookie free agents following the 2010 NFL draft. That brings the roster total to 79. When camp opens they will be restricted to 80 players, but likely will carry a few extra during the OTAs...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 57 reads 11 comments

  8. Philadelphia Eagles Draft Picks: Front Seven Bolstered, Secondary Still In Need

    A few hours ago, I was ready to rip Howie Roseman for an inept draft strategy. Then I decided to wait, think and analyze the draft on the whole...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 2,205 reads 13 comments

  9. Eagles Draft Nate Allen, Daniel T'eo-Nesheim, and Stockpile Draft Picks

    Day two of the NFL draft began like most imagined. With the 37th overall selection, the Eagles addressed the secondary with an excellent free safety prospect in Nate Allen from South Florida...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 1,271 reads 5 comments

  10. The Philadelphia Eagles Trade Up and Draft Brandon Graham; What's Next?

    In a deal with the San Fransisco 49ers, the Eagles made the anticipated move up the round one draft board from 24th to 13th overall...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 1,829 reads 11 comments

  11. The Philadelphia Eagles And Jeff Garcia: 2010 Player-Coach?

    The last NFL player-coach was Dan Reeves in 1971. He was a running back and an assistant coach for the Dallas Cowboys...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 902 reads 7 comments

  12. The Philadelphia Eagles Safety Net: If Not the Draft, There Is Still Free Agency

    The draft is coming quickly, but in the NFL, it's still open season on free agents. With a plethora of valuable draft picks, the Philadelphia Eagles are in a prime position to grab any of the elite safety prospects...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 1,178 reads 9 comments

  13. The Philadelphia Eagles' Top Five NFL Draft Picks of the Last 50 Years

    Donovan McNabb's 1999 first round selection from Syracuse did not make my "Top Five". It's hard to imagine that, but as a conciliation, he was definitely number six...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 2,836 reads 24 comments

  14. Trading Draft Picks: Eric Berry to Philadelphia Eagles Case Study

    The football front is getting quieter for the moment. The entrails of the Donovan McNabb drama may be ongoing but the roar is dulling. Its time to sprinkle some wild draft speculation on top of the rumor mill...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 2,218 reads 19 comments

  15. More Random Thoughts and Notes Regarding the Donovan McNabb Trade

    I am going to have a hard time with McNabb as a Redskin, but the shock (for lack of a better word) has worn off. It makes me think of Green Bay trying to keep Favre out of a Vikings' uniform...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 376 reads 4 comments

  16. Donovan McNabb To Rival Redskins for Draft Picks: New Era Begins in Philadelphia

    It's official, and my mind runs the spectrum of thoughts and emotions. An Eagles' legend, Donovan McNabb, has been traded. And the heir apparent, Kevin Kolb, is now the new gunslinger in charge...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 234 reads 2 comments

  17. Eagles Trade News: Donovan McNabb To Rival Redskins for Draft Picks

    It's official, and my mind runs the spectrum of thoughts and emotions. An Eagles' legend, Donovan McNabb, has been traded. And the heir apparent, Kevin Kolb, is now the new gunslinger in charge...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 212 reads 6 comments

  18. Eagles Trade News: Sheldon, Gocong to Browns for LB and Draft Picks

    This is certainly an offseason to remember if you are an Eagles fan. It has been full of conflicting emotions as the old guard has been systematically disassembled and rebuilt with newer, younger talent...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 762 reads 6 comments

  19. What's Eating Philadelphia Eagles Fans?

    Droves of antagonistic McNabbamaniac journalists have enjoyed sensationalizing the reaction of the Philadelphia Eagles' fanbase to their own (the journalists') widespread fabrication ...

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  20. Philadelphia Eagles Flying Below the Radar: Cornerback Geoffrey Pope

    Who is Geoffrey Pope and what is he doing on our roster? I'd bet half of Eagles nation didn't even know this guy was on our team and for good reason. It was early in 2009 when the Eagles released the ineffective Jack Ikegwuonu and made the move for Pope.

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 326 reads 12 comments

  21. Philadelphia Eagles' 2010 Break-Out Candidate: Akeem Jordan

    Akeem "The Dream" Jordan was signed as a rookie free agent in 2007 out of James Madison. He has become the incumbent starter at the weak side linebacker position (WILL) heading into 2010...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 491 reads 5 comments

  22. Philadelphia Eagles Draft Report: Seventh Round Sleeper Picks

    If you didn't think the seventh-round compensatory picks that were award to the Eagles had value, take a gander at these fine prospects that are projected to fall in the very tail of the draft and possibly into free agency...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 1,057 reads 6 comments

  23. Philadelphia Eagles Trade Speculation: Vick is a Good Fit for Minnesota Vikings

    It's hard to imagine Brett Favre playing beyond the 2010 season. Well known as it is, Favre amazingly played amazing throughout last year—earning accolades and career-best statistical achievements...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 2,288 reads 22 comments

  24. Eagles Trade Rumors: QB Market For McNabb, Kolb and Vick Cools Off?

    The national sport-media's speculation concerning the future of the Eagles' quarterback trio has muddled down to near oblivion...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 856 reads 13 comments

  25. Eagles Trade Rumors: Chris Gocong to Browns For a Draft Pick?

    There have been many rumblings about Chris Gocong's future with the Eagles. 2009 was prospectively a make or break year for the young linebacker and he never really got going...

    Leo Pizzini Written by Leo Pizzini about over 4 years ago 2,898 reads 14 comments