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July 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles file back into the NovaCare Complex on Friday; have their first practice of training camp on Saturday; and, by next Sunday, everyone in the Philadelphia area should be reasonably assured about the keys to success in the coming NFL regular season. We are about to enter the "Five Most Important" time of year, that dripping, summer listsicle time when everything you need to know about the local football team can be explained in the "Five Questions That Must Be Answered" or the "Five Players Who Must Improve" or the "Five Country Music Concerts the Eagles Should Definitely Skip.
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April 7, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
After playing it straight with the press concerning the past and future of Donovan McNabb, star Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson yesterday dished to the radio station that pays him, 97.5-FM, "The Fanatic. " "It was time for a change," said Jackson - a shot, clearly, at McNabb. "We've got some young players here. I'm just excited about everything. " McNabb's criticism of the Eagles' young players in the regular-season loss in Dallas caused Jackson, in his second season, to bristle.
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October 3, 2011 | BY RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
SPEAKING for the masses, DeSean Jackson said, "Today I felt we were in great shape being up 23-3 - the second half was just brutal. " On a day when Jackson caught six passes for 171 yards, and dropped a couple of others, the Eagles still blew a 20-point lead and lost to the 49ers, 24-23. The team's third consecutive loss, and third consecutive second-half collapse, colored everything, even his personal success. Bittersweet, as the lady once said. "It was just that they were able to put points on the board [in the second half]
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April 11, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DURING ITS offseason, NFL.com manufactures creative ways to keep readers interested. It's perfectly normal, and something the Daily News does every summer. We call it the Eagles' training-camp guide. Anyway, one of the things the NFL website did this spring was to put 64 of its greatest plays in a bracket and have readers vote on their favorites. The span went from Bill Osmanski's touchdown run in the 1940 championship game to Jacoby Jones' touchdown catch in the most recent Super Bowl.
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August 12, 2010
Poor Donovan McNabb. After one season with the best wide-receiving tandem he had as an Eagle, he gets traded to the Washington Redskins. Kevin Kolb will be the beneficiary of what has the potential to the top wide-receiver twosome in Eagles history. DeSean Jackson was a star from the start. Injuries made him the first rookie receiver to start a season opener under Andy Reid, but Jackson's six catches for 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams was a sign of things to come. Jackson set an Eagles rookie record with 62 catches and 912 receiving yards.
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March 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once more, DeSean Jackson answered questions about his contract. Only this time, he did it with a smile and with certainty. With his future in Philadelphia secure, the dynamic wide receiver offered bold predictions of success for himself and his team. "I have five bright years to look forward to. In one of those years, I'm going to guarantee a Super Bowl because we've been close the past four years," Jackson said Thursday, a day after agreeing to a five-year contract with the team that drafted him in 2008.
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June 3, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In late April, when the cancer that had invaded Bill Jackson's pancreas spread, DeSean Jackson had his father relocated from Long Beach, Calif., to Philadelphia. From peewee football through DeSean's tenure at the University of California, Bill Jackson was a staple at his son's games. However, after DeSean, a wide receiver, was drafted by the Eagles last year, the bicoastal travel prevented the elder Jackson from attending most of the games during his son's breakout rookie season.
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September 12, 2011
ST. LOUIS - The outside noise has been particularly noisome lately for DeSean Jackson, what with other players successfully getting contracts negotiated, and Terrell Owens going on the radio and saying he shouldn't be risking injury without a new deal, and an unusual number of typists and talkers attempting to read his mind. Keeping the sideshow separate from his business is Jackson's full-time job now, and will continue to be for as long as he is ridiculously underpaid and without a new contract.
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September 8, 2011
Does DeSean Jackson deserve a contract extension? Both sides of the argument have been presented and argued since the Eagles wide receiver first held out from the start of training camp. The debate has been played out on radio, on paper, online and on barstools across the area. But what about the guys on the Eagles - what do they think? While it is safe to say the opinions of Jackson's teammates - and friends in many instances - don't reflect that of the general public, they do matter.
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July 22, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERY TEAM tries to get better, immediately. The question is: Since they walked off the field after their playoff loss to New Orleans, have the Eagles improved themselves? It is impossible to tell. For one inescapable reason, it is impossible to tell. Oh, they have taken logical and prudent steps toward improvement in every avenue. Sometimes improvement means adding young players. The Eagles did that by drafting receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff in the second and third rounds, respectively.
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July 22, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
TEN YEARS AGO, the Eagles opened training camp at Lehigh with traffic jams, overburdened parking lots, and more than 6,000 fans spilling out of a few sets of bleachers, boisterously reacting to every snap. It won't be like that when the 2014 Eagles first take the field Saturday at NovaCare. For one thing, the workout will be closed to the public. For another, there was no offseason addition anything like Terrell Owens, the catalyst of those 2004 hopes. But for the first time since 2004, lots of Eagles fans sense a team on the rise, real hope for a championship.
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July 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
They start hitting this week. The Eagles begin training camp on Saturday, and that's what makes it different. That's what separates training camp from mini-camp and rookie camp and an organized team activity - the cumbersome term for a gathering that might resemble passing camp or summer camp or band camp but, per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, cannot resemble actual football camp because players aren't permitted to tackle each other....
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July 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles file back into the NovaCare Complex on Friday; have their first practice of training camp on Saturday; and, by next Sunday, everyone in the Philadelphia area should be reasonably assured about the keys to success in the coming NFL regular season. We are about to enter the "Five Most Important" time of year, that dripping, summer listsicle time when everything you need to know about the local football team can be explained in the "Five Questions That Must Be Answered" or the "Five Players Who Must Improve" or the "Five Country Music Concerts the Eagles Should Definitely Skip.
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July 2, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BY NOW, Pete Prisco's inbox is full of hate mail. The senior NFL columnist for CBSSports.com, recently published his annual list of overrated/underrated players for each team. And there are some big names on the overrated list, including running back Ray Rice of the Ravens, running back D'Angelo Williams of Panthers, wide receiver Wes Welker of the Broncos and (drumroll please) quarterback Nick Foles of the Eagles. Wrote Prisco about Foles: "Let's slow the train down some, OK. He did some good things last season, but you'd think he was a star already.
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June 20, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The lesson that Eagles running back LeSean McCoy learned after the team released DeSean Jackson in March was that any player is vulnerable if he does not "buy in. " McCoy implied that the team's decision went beyond statistics and production. "No matter how good a player is, it's a team, and if you can't buy in, anything's possible," McCoy said Wednesday. The Pro Bowl running back expounded on comments he made to NFL.com last week. He said he was speaking for himself and did not know whether others on the team viewed Jackson's release as a by-product of not buying into coach Chip Kelly's philosophy and demands.
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June 20, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LESEAN MCCOY, one of the Eagles closest to released Pro Bowl wideout DeSean Jackson, indicated yesterday that Jackson's departure taught McCoy something about Eagles coach Chip Kelly. "No matter how good a player is, it's the team. If you can't buy in, anything's possible," McCoy said, when asked to expound upon recent remarks he made to NFL.com. about Jackson's departure being a warning to other players. "Some players, some teams may think, 'Well, he's producing on the field, so that's the only thing that matters' . . . It's the small things, that you think nobody really cares about, but in all reality, they do. " McCoy said he didn't necessarily take the Jackson situation as a personal warning; he believes he has bought into Kelly's way of doing things and has taken care of those small things, en route to leading the NFL in rushing last season.
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June 20, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
INVEST IN YOURSELF. Chip Kelly says it to every new face that walks into the NovaCare Complex. "We all have 24 hours in the same day and it's what you want to do," the Eagles' coach was saying yesterday. "If you want to go play video games and watch TV and do all those other things, you're going to get beat out by the guy who is doing the little things that are going to make the difference between making the team and not making the team. " Some get this right away. Some take longer.
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June 20, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
AFTER THE Eagles finished losing to the Saints in their playoff game in January, they exited the field, dressed in their locker room and talked about how they expected to improve in Year 2 of the Chippah. After the Eagles finished their third preseason teaching camp yesterday, they exited the field, headed toward the locker room and talked about how they had improved on several categories of intangibles. That might be true. They might be a smoother machine, more completely comprehending what innovative head coach Chip Kelly wants on offense, more quickly understanding what innovative coordinator Billy Davis needs on defense.
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June 19, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THERE'S A LOT riding on Jeremy Maclin's comeback from last July's torn right ACL. Eagles coach Chip Kelly has talked about how eager he is to see Maclin in his offense. Maclin is the main reason the Birds were comfortable parting with DeSean Jackson. Maclin might turn out to be the most significant addition to the 2014 Eagles, but the team's 2009 first-round pick still has some hurdles to cross. Wide receivers coach Bob Bicknell acknowledged this when he was asked Monday how Maclin was doing.
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