1. Philadelphia Eagles: Can Michael Vick, Offense Be This Unstoppable All Season?

    Colin Cowherd didn't understand. He knew what Herman Edwards was saying when he explained the root of the Eagles' demolition of the Cowboys Sunday night, equal parts Philly's mid-range ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 2,086 reads 5 comments

  2. Philadelphia Eagles: Was Jason Avant's "Bandwagon Fan" Comment Out of Bounds?

    You're reading him wrong. When Jason Avant said he didn't want those who bailed on his once 2-4 and floundering Eagles back on board, he wasn't taking a shot at the fans. At least not as explicitly as another indelible Philadelphian did in 2008...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,949 reads 6 comments

  3. Philadelphia Eagles: Did Win over Dallas Cowboys Save Andy Reid His Job?

    Philadelphia fans didn't need to be careful when they wished last week. Granted, a healthy chunk of the fanbase would've opted for a Cowboy beatdown like the one the Eagles delivered ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 778 reads 6 comments

  4. Philadelphia Eagles: Rout over Dallas Cowboys Proved (Someone) Can Coach Defense

    Neither player said who fathered the Eagles ' latest and greatest brainchild. Hell, when they described it -- of the defense that bore a 34-7 blowout over Dallas last night -- you didn't know whose they were alluding to...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,005 reads 3 comments

  5. Philadelphia Eagles: Ronnie Brown-for-Jerome Harrison Deal Is So Andy Reid

    If B/R Style would let me, the lede would read: "#Andy Reid." That's it. A proper noun and preceding pound sign, a Twitter search trigger doubling as rhetoric. Simple and succinct...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,253 reads 11 comments

  6. Philadelphia Eagles: Dangling Asante Samuel Before NFL Trade Deadline a Mistake

    "Why not?" More like, "why now?" The prevailing logic as talk swirls of Asante Samuel 's pre-trade deadline availability: What were the Eagles waiting for? What were they ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 2,155 reads 7 comments

  7. Philadelphia Eagles: Even After Win Against Redskins, Fanbase Was Realistic

    Yesterday was supposed to be a gift. A present. A softball even Rex Grossman couldn't have served. The plainly positive focus of Monday's postgame assessment/analogy to a recent sports psychology study was simply one for the fanbase...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 330 reads 0 comments

  8. Philadelphia Eagles Never Gave Up on the Season, on Andy Reid, on Themselves

    The season was never lost. Not to them. That's the underlying message the Eagles shared with a 20-13 win yesterday: they hadn't mailed it in. They couldn't. They hoped too much...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 286 reads 1 comments

  9. Detroit Lions the Team-Building Template the Philadelphia Eagles Must Follow

    Maybe the 2011 Eagles aren't finished. Maybe they're not broken. But if the latter is true, if sports' worst-case scenario—that the blueprint followed to build a team was flawed—applies to the Eagles, all’s not lost...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 619 reads 2 comments

  10. Matty's Mid-Weekly Morning Mailbag: Eagles Will NOT Fire Andy Reid In-Season

    It's here. Finally. I know: That's my breath of relief, not yours. How could it be? You weren't tipped off about the debut of "Matty's Mid-Weekly Morning Mailbag," hereafter affectionately alluded to as 4M...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 533 reads 0 comments

  11. Next Philadelphia Eagles Defensive Coordinator Must Be Hired as Head Coach

    Andy Reid didn't coach himself out of a job Sunday. Really. How could he have? What was different about that ? Reid was vintage Reid Sunday. Updated, maybe. But as frustrating as always...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,480 reads 5 comments

  12. San Francisco 49ers vs. Philadelphia Eagles: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

    After spending this past week in Youngstown, Ohio in lieu of traveling back to the West Coast, head coach Jim Harbaugh's San Francisco 49ers (2-1) are set to clash with Andy Reid 's Philadelphia Eagles (1-2) at 1 p...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 2,784 reads 6 comments

  13. NFL Picks Week 4: Eagles End Skid vs. 49ers and Predictions Across League

    And now for the most egregiously late-published game picks in game pick history... Lessons learned: 1. Pay your Verizon FiOS bill. 2. Live with housemates who pay their share of the Verizon FiOS bill...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about 3 years ago 1,104 reads 0 comments

  14. NFL Referees Might Have Bias Against Michael Vick, but That's Human Nature

    Nobody called anybody a racist. In fact, Dr. Daniel Hamermesh explicitly cautioned against that read of his study. "No, I don’t think so at all," he told me in July ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 587 reads 13 comments

  15. Philadelphia Eagles: Andy Reid Can Salvage Season by Keeping It Simple (Stupid)

    This shouldn't have been about brains. Not Michael Vick 's. Not Andy Reid 's. Nobody's. It should've been simple. At worst, a 29-16 split the other way ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 803 reads 25 comments

  16. Jamar Chaney to MLB, Casey Matthews to WILL Is the Best Move by Andy Reid

    It was a move. Neither life-saving nor God-awful, it was better than nothing. Better than anything available...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 758 reads 1 comments

  17. Justice for Dunta Robinson-Jeremy Maclin Hit Is Suspension, Not $40,000 Fine

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell didn't levy a fine. He posed a question: Is your money worth a message? Senders being defensive backs, recipients being receivers. The copy reading: “Don’t cross the middle of the field...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 929 reads 10 comments

  18. Loss to Falcons Proves Philadelphia Eagles Can't Win with Andy Reid's Strategy

    Not having answers was frustrating. This is excruciating. We found out all we needed to last night. As far as revealing football goes, the Philadelphia Eagles ' 35-31 loss ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 860 reads 31 comments

  19. Michael Vick Suffers Concussion in Philadelphia Eagles 35-31 Loss at Falcons

    Updated score: Falcons 35, Eagles 31 Almost here... One last passing thought for your travels: The most telling game of the Andy Reid coached Eagles' most telling ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 881 reads 5 comments

  20. NFL Game Picks Week 2: Not Enough Faith in Philadelphia Eagles D to Pick to Win

    He wouldn't budge. "Dude, I'm not picking any games," my housemate fired back as I prodded into his thoughts about last week's slate, starting with Thursday's Packers -Saints tilt...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,097 reads 18 comments

  21. Philadelphia Eagles: Atlanta, Dallas Columns Should Make Philly Love Vick More

    They miss him. That's the headline out of the 404 today. Writes Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution: "Say (Michael) Vick was still here: Would the Falcons be better ...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 623 reads 0 comments

  22. Philadelphia Eagles: Week 1 Win at Rams Inconclusive, Even for a Season-Opener

    All due respect to the Eagles ' Week 1 win at St. Louis: Eh. Typically, that preface is ironic: Anything that follows "all due respect" is usually pretty rude. This isn't. It considers all the factors...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 605 reads 7 comments

  23. NFL Week 1: Live Reaction, Pontification to Philadelphia Eagles-St. Louis Rams

    It's here. (Thank god.) And since we've spent the last, oh, four-plus months in suspense of the season, mulling whether we'd even have it, and overstating every nugget out of war rooms and training camps to compensate, this needn't an intro...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 754 reads 3 comments

  24. NFL Power Rankings: Most Overrated Players in the League

    It's not their fault. It isn't. That's a pretty pivotal understanding. Before we level out the league's most overrated players, it's important to establish: it's not the players' fault...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 3,516 reads 53 comments

  25. NFL Week 1 Game Picks: 5-Point Fave Philadelphia Eagles Lose to St. Louis Rams

    And to think: I almost didn't even get this in. Between a new batch of office interns and the Philadelphian skies opening up like Sookie at the top and bottom (and midway-through) the Sunday 8 p...

    Matt Hammond Written by Matt Hammond about over 3 years ago 1,291 reads 4 comments