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August 20, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
THE THEMES of this summer's Eagles camp have centered around injuries and rules. Who can practice and, more importantly, who can't. Who can touch who and when and where. A year ago it was all about the breakneck pace of Chip Kelly's offense and how it would most certainly break some bones in the process, especially those who would play on his overtaxed defense. But then the season played out, the breakdown of bodies did not occur, and the themes shifted to Kelly's employ of the mysterious "sports science," which as far as anyone on the outside can discern, is a pseudo phrase for no more tacos.
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October 21, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMeco Ryans was having his best performance of the season Monday night before he left the Eagles' 27-7 win over the Giants in the second quarter with a hamstring injury. Ryans did not return in the second half. "I could go back in, but I wasn't going to be all the way 100 [percent]," Ryans said. "We'll see how it goes [this week]. " Ryans, the Eagles' veteran inside linebacker, played a bigger role with Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks out of the lineup. He had an interception and a fumble recovery.
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November 20, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
DeMECO RYANS won't be an All-Pro this year. He won't lead the league in any major categories. If you were to make a list of the most productive players on Bill Davis' defense this season, he'd probably rank outside of the top five. But DeMeco Ryans will be on the field on Sunday, and that alone is an achievement to consider. It was a little over a year ago that Ryans planted on the turf at NRG Stadium after intercepting a pass from Texans quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick and felt his Achilles' tendon ripple up through his right calf.
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October 22, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Columnist
THE PLAY that turned the game looked really improbable, like, "How'd he do that?" to the naked eye. Slowing down the replay still didn't make it ordinary. The Eagles trailed, 7-0, and it was about to get worse, Giants' first-and-10 at the Eagles' 23. Giants tight end Larry Donnell, the game-winning-touchdown-catch hero of his team's thrilling victory over the 49ers the previous week, had both strong hands around the Eli Manning pass, and he seemed to have Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans boxed out. Ryans was trying to reach in, over Donnell's left shoulder.
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September 15, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Throughout the preseason, DeMeco Ryans faced questions and criticism about what appeared to be lackluster performances. A 28-year-old, the two-time Pro Bowler endured accusations that he is past his prime and is in decline. These theories were exacerbated when other linebackers started taking his snaps in practice and a dose of buyer's remorse appeared near. So after last Sunday's 17-16 win over the Cleveland Browns, when Ryans was perhaps the Eagles' best player on the field with nine tackles - and three for losses - while playing 60 of the Eagles' 62 defensive snaps, Ryans had his chance to say "I told you so. " He could have smiled and strutted and insisted that he was right all along when he implored that he'll be fine come the regular season.
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August 27, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NEITHER BILL DAVIS nor DeMeco Ryans can guarantee that Ryans and his repaired Achilles' tendon will be 100 percent by the time the Eagles open their season Sept. 14 in Atlanta. Davis, the Eagles' defensive coordinator, didn't say so, but this uncertainty might have played at least a small part in the team's decision to sign Ryans' inside-linebacking understudy, Mychal Kendricks, to a four-year, $29 million contract extension on Monday. "You know, I don't know. Those are tough injuries to get 100 percent," Davis said yesterday, when asked about Ryans' timetable.
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October 21, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THEY NEEDED something. The Eagles, reeling from punch after punch from the visiting Giants, had been robbed of their first hope; an offensive pass interference flag picked up because the pick the Giants ran came within a yard of the line of scrimmage. They had forfeited a third-down stop because Connor Barwin jumped offsides, but just barely. The defense needed rest, and recovery. They needed some things to go right. They got them. They got them from Mufasa. Over.
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December 28, 2013 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Earl Wolff was sitting at his locker at the NovaCare Complex on Thursday afternoon, his back to everyone, his head hanging low, when out of the corner of his eye he saw DeMeco Ryans enter the room. A rookie safety, Wolff is nursing an injured right knee and has missed four of the Eagles' last five games. Though he had practiced Thursday, he still felt so sore that he worried whether he'd be healthy enough to suit up Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys, for the game that will determine whether the Eagles reach the playoffs.
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September 25, 2015 | Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
LET'S GET this out of the way: Right now, DeMeco Ryans is not a great football player; but then, he always will be a great football mind. He essentially cost the Eagles the first three points the Cowboys scored Sunday . . . and, by dint of will and wit, he twice saved a touchdown. Early in the drive, he should have tackled Joseph Randle for a loss on second-and-4. He was torched on a second-and-7 play that put the Cowboys at the 1. Then, he got burned in the end zone. Still, the Cowboys had to settle for three.
NEWS
March 20, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Now we know why the Eagles weren't casting lines to Stephen Tulloch or Curtis Lofton. They were fishing for a bigger score. And they pulled him in Tuesday night - Pro Bowl linebacker DeMeco Ryans - and on first impression the Eagles looked like they bagged a big one. All they had to give up was a fourth-round draft pick and a swap of third-round picks with the Houston Texans to get the 6-foot-1, 250-pound Ryans. On the surface, the acquisition plugs what were gaping holes on the Eagles defense last year.
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January 15, 2016 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
AS COORDINATOR, Billy Davis coached the defense. As a pedigreed inside linebacker, DeMeco Ryans led it. Their performances this season probably ensured they will be coaching and playing elsewhere in 2016. Some of that is their fault. Some is not. They could not control circumstance, and they could not control Chip Kelly. And, so, here is a final, likely futile, defense of Davis and his indefensible defense. Just before his final postgame confession, after the Eagles' playoff chances vanished in a loss to Washington, Davis stood apart from a gaggle of interviewers and muttered, "I hate this bleep.
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January 12, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
DEFENSIVE LINE Grade: C-plus Even though he had to deal with constant double-teams, Fletcher Cox was a disruptive force all season, finishing with a team-high 9 1/2 sacks, 32 hurries and 16 1/2 tackles for losses and receiving an overdue Pro Bowl invitation. With so much attention focused on him, it should've opened up playmaking opportunities for his linemates and linebackers. But nose tackle Bennie Logan, who battled injuries much of the season, wasn't the unstoppable backfield penetrator he was the year before.
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January 6, 2016 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
Three years ago, the Eagles made a radical change to their defense. They shifted from a 4-3, "wide-nine" defensive front to a 3-4. The next coaching change could bring a similar philosophical shift. The new coach will determine the defensive scheme, but it's something the players must think about entering the offseason. Many of the players on the Eagles defense were brought in by Chip Kelly's staff to play in this scheme. "I think for everybody, it should matter," safety Malcolm Jenkins said.
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January 6, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
AS THE Eagles struggled through three seasons of their Chip Kelly-dictated 3-4 defense, there was always speculation about whether they'd be better off running a 4-3 setup, as they did for 14 years under Andy Reid. It was useless speculation, because Kelly wanted his offense to work against a single high safety 3-4, the defense he thought was the toughest match for an attack that tried to spread the field from sideline to sideline. Even if Kelly had jettisoned defensive coordinator Bill Davis somewhere along the way, as so many fans urged, Kelly would have burdened Davis' successor with the same system.
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December 24, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
SOMEONE NEEDS to shoulder this blame. Just six wins? Gutted by the Cardinals in prime time at home? It's Bill Davis' fault. DeMarco Murray - he's a stiff. Chip Kelly's an arrogant, power-hungry know-it-all. Now, all of those accusations might be fact. It simply is not realistic to expect significant change. Not two years in a row. For any NFL team teetering at mediocrity or just below, Christmastime is, jarringly, the season of projecting rejection and unemployment.
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December 20, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Staff Writer
NOBODY understands the gap between where the Eagles thought they would be this season and where they are better than Rick Minter. Minter coaches the Eagles' inside linebackers, and when the season began, he was the envy of all the other position coaches, counting among his charges DeMeco Ryans, Mychal Kendricks, Kiko Alonso and the precocious third-round rookie Jordan Hicks. At no other station on the practice field did the Eagles enjoy such star power and depth. You know how that has gone.
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December 11, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
SUNDAY, when warmups conclude and the hugs and handshakes and nonhandshakes have all been recorded for posterity, something will happen that you haven't heard much about this week. The Eagles will host the Buffalo Bills in a football game. The guys who did or did not exchange greetings with LeSean McCoy will have to tackle their franchise's all-time leading rusher. They'll also have to deal with quarterback Tyrod Taylor, whose passer rating of 104.3 ranks fourth among NFL starters.
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December 10, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THIS IS not going to be a fun week to be Kiko Alonso. The guy the Eagles got when they traded LeSean McCoy has not returned to the form that made him the NFL's defensive rookie of the year for Buffalo in 2013. In fact, to Eagles fans, that form might seem about as far away and as relevant as Nick Foles' 27 touchdown passes vs. two interceptions, the same year. "The fact that I got traded for (McCoy) has no relevance at all," Alonso said Tuesday. "It's really just, the guy's a great player.
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November 30, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles season hasn't officially concluded, but that doesn't mean conclusions haven't been reached yet. In fact, quite a few have. It wasn't that many seasons ago, as Jeff Lurie fashioned an exit strategy for the Andy Reid era, that the owner dismissed brief late-season success as "fool's gold. " Even if the Eagles somehow show an unexpected pulse in their remaining five games, the 2015 season is a failure on a grand scale. There is no getting away from the fact that Chip Kelly's third season was not just a step back but a repudiation of his entire methodology of team-building.
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November 28, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeffrey Lurie DOWN - Ultimately, this is the Eagles owner's mess. He gave an NFL neophyte complete control of personnel in a sloppily arranged marriage that somehow left Howie Roseman in the building. What will he do to fix it? Chip Kelly DOWN - His offense has become predictable. His choice for defensive coordinator keeps coming back to haunt him. He can't get his players to play for him. And now Kelly has turned into a coach who makes countless head-scratching decisions. Bill Davis DOWN - He isn't a bad coordinator.
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