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JAMES HURST – FROM UNDRAFTED FREE AGENT TO STARTING ROLE WITH RAVENS

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James Hurst has gradually earned his starting spot on the Ravens offensive line. Photo by contrastphotography.com

Talk to coaches and they will tell you that the best way to maintain a cohesive offensive line is to stay in a constant state of developing young players, not only through coaching but to have them mentored by veterans. The Ravens have a classic example of that formula in guard/tackle James Hurst. Hurst was […]


29 Sep 17 - Football, NFL, Ravens, Uncategorized - No CommentsRead More »


ODELL BECKHAM, JR CAN BE AS STUPID AS HE IS BRILLIANT

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Odell Beckham, Jr. was flagged for a 15-yard penalty after this post TD act...pretending to be a dog taking a leak in the Eagles end zone.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

Odell Beckham, Jr. is many things. One thing he is not, is boring.
The fourth-year superstar threw a bucket of water over one of his best ever performances.
After his first of two touchdowns, Beckham got down on all fours and pretended to be dog, then imitated a dog taking a leak on a fire hydrant, but used the Eagles end zone as the hydrant.
It drew a 15-yard penalty, a meeting with his coach and another meeting with Giants President and CEO John Mara.
All that instead of breaking down the Giants upcoming road game against Tampa Bay.


29 Sep 17 - Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


EAGLES NATION HEADS WEST FOR CHARGERS GAME

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"At the end of the day, it's all about lining up and hoping to beat somebody's butt and that's all I'm focused on." Eagles tight end Zach Ertz on playing in front of just 27,000 fans this Sunday against the Chargers. 
Photo by Al Thompson

Eagles will take on recently moved franchise in MLS stadium near LA that seats about 27,000 fans – most are expected to be from Philadelphia
The Eagles (2-1) will head out to the West Coast this weekend to take on the winless Los Angeles Chargers (0-3) in a game the Birds can use to put some traction into their drive to win the NFC East.


28 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


WITH SPROLES DONE FOR THE SEASON, EAGLES SIGN KENJON BARNER

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The Eagles signed running back Kenjon Barner to a one-year contract to take over roster spot when Darren Sproles was lost for the season.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

Filling the roster left when Darren Sproles tore his ACL and broke his forearm on the same play Sunday afternoon against the Giants at the Linc, the Eagles signed running back Kenjon Barner to a one-year contract. Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich talked about losing such a key contributor. “I mean, losing a guy like […]


27 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


EAGLES PULL OFF LAST SECOND WIN OVER GIANTS THAT WAS MEMORABLE IN MANY WAYS

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Jake Elliott went from practice squad to being treated like a king after hitting a 61-yard field goal to lift the Eagles to a 27-24 win over the New York Giants,. 
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

The Eagles pulled out a 27-24 win over the rival New York Football Giants on a 61-yard walk-off field goal by rookie Jake Elliott to improve to 2-1, 2-0 in the NFC East.
The game was memorable on many levels including an extraordinary showing of team and league unity after the NFL and its players, coaches and owners came under attack by President Trump over protests by players held during the playing of the National Anthem.


25 Sep 17 - Eagles, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


PUGH, MANNING, SULLIVAN BRAINSTORM TO FIND GIANTS OFFENSE

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Justin Pugh said he is shocked the Giants have scored just 13 points in two games.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotogrpahy.com

Giants veteran offensive lineman, Justin Pugh said the offensive line was not going to give up, that they would keep fighting to figure out a way to get the job done. When your quarterback gets sacked eight times in the first two games, you’ve scored only 13 points and there is not real running game […]


22 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


MALCOLM JENKINS SAYS ELI MANNING ISN’T SEEING GHOSTS, HE’S BEEN HIT BY A FEW

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Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says Birds must get pressure on Manning early and often.
Photo by Andy Lewis / contrastphotography.com

So far this season Giants longtime quarterback Eli Manning has the look of a guy who does not want to get hit anymore. He has been sacked eight times in two games, but has been hit several more times than get charted. He has also fallen down several time or reacted to pressure that’s not […]


22 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


GIANTS & EAGLES LOOK TO ADDRESS ISSUES ON OFFENSIVE LINE AND SPECIAL TEAMS

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Giants coach Ben McAdoo is probably facing more headaches that Eagles Doug Pederson.
Photo By Any Lewis /contrastphotography.com

The Eagles (1-1) and Giants (0-2) square off this Sunday with issues on their respective offensive lines, special teams mistakes and turnovers (FOX  1:00 PM). The Eagles have rushed for a total of 165 yards with a decent 4.0 yards per carry but 61 of those yards have come from quarterback Carson Wentz on broken […]


19 Sep 17 - Eagles, Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »


MARSHAL YANDA WON’T SEE THE FIELD AGAIN IN 2017

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Marshal Yanda press conference. Photo by Jesse Simmers / contrastphotography.com

Most likely the best lineman in the NFL suffered a season ending ankle injury in the Baltimore Raven’s 24-10 Victory over the Cleveland Browns today. In the 2nd play of the 2nd Half Yanda went down with what first seemed like a sprain. He was later found to have a much worse injury. The Ravens […]


18 Sep 17 - Football, NFL, Ravens - No CommentsRead More »


McADOO AND HARRISON TALKING LIONS: VIDEOS INSIDE

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Damon Harrison

Coach Ben McAdoo came out and spoke about all the things his team needs to do rebound from Big Blue’s poor showing in their season opener against Dallas. The Giants will face the Detroit Lions Monday Night (8:30 PM ESPN) in a crucial NFC matchup. All three other NFC East teams are facing tough games […]


16 Sep 17 - Football, Giants, NFL - No CommentsRead More »



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