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September 10, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY said yesterday he hasn't talked to Nick Foles yet about the film from Sunday's herky-jerky season opener. Kelly didn't want to share any insights into why his starting quarterback spent the first half of the game against Jacksonville lurching around the pocket with the dazed expression of a household pet abandoned on I-95. I watched the game again yesterday, and wasn't visited by any blinding insights. The only thing I noticed that I didn't really consider as it was happening was that a lot of the awkwardness had to do with Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin.
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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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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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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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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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March 2, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
NOW THAT DeSean Jackson has been franchised by the Eagles, the most likely outcome is that he plays here this season. Maybe that seems kinda obvious, but there are other possibilities. The Birds, who are believed to have floated last weekend's report that they are entertaining offers for their game-breaking wideout, could seek to trade him. If they really wanted to be Machiavellian, they could wait until the prominent pending free-agent wideouts all sign, then yank the tag and throw DeSean on the UFA market late, when he is unlikely to do better on a long-term deal elsewhere than he will with the Birds.
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September 15, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It's dangerous to read too much into what happens in the NFL during the opening week. In some ways, it's an extension of the preseason, except, of course, it counts in the standings. The starters are going the distance for the first time, so that's an adjustment. The opponents are finally showing off the offensive and defensive schemes they hid during the preseason, so that must be taken into consideration, too. "You know you've got to be slow to judge what happens in Week 1," Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said.
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September 10, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CHIP KELLY said yesterday he hasn't talked to Nick Foles yet about the film from Sunday's herky-jerky season opener. Kelly didn't want to share any insights into why his starting quarterback spent the first half of the game against Jacksonville lurching around the pocket with the dazed expression of a household pet abandoned on I-95. I watched the game again yesterday, and wasn't visited by any blinding insights. The only thing I noticed that I didn't really consider as it was happening was that a lot of the awkwardness had to do with Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin.
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September 10, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
THE DEFICIT was already 14-0 with 5:03 left in the first quarter Sunday, and the three greatest fears about season No. 2 under Chip Kelly had bubbled to the surface: One, Nick Foles might, in fact, be a one-hit wonder. Two, the Eagles' secondary still appeared to be a four-alarm fire, despite offseason additions. Three, they would miss the ability of DeSean Jackson to create separation for other receivers and to extend plays. Of course, we all calmed down in the second half, as Cary Williams and Nate Allen put their Rosetta Stone tapes away and began to speak English to each other, and Foles stopped hugging the football as if it were a security blanket, and big plays by Zach Ertz and Jeremy Maclin reassured us that Kelly had not lost his mind when he jettisoned his Pro Bowl receiver last March after his best statistical season.
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September 8, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
LeSean McCoy was fiddling with the toe cap he's been wearing since he injured his big toe a few weeks ago. The Eagles running back was sitting at his locker stall after practice Thursday and he wanted to clear something up. A question about his relationship with Andy Reid as opposed to his still-evolving one with Chip Kelly elicited the following response: "Everybody thinks for some reason there's tension between us. There's no tension," McCoy...
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September 8, 2014 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
AFTER 7 long months without football, our wait is finally over. Throughout Philadelphia and in 30 other NFL cities, fans have been frantically getting their fantasy teams and survivor pools in order. Our next obsession is predicting our team's final record with game-by-game analysis. Everyone from experts like the great Ray Didinger to the homeless guy at Broad and Locust has made a prediction. Last year, I picked the Eagles to go 7-9 and was called an optimist. I never thought that Nick Foles would look like Joe Montana or that Chip Kelly's offense could be so productive.
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September 5, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Can Seahawks buck trend? No team has repeated as Super Bowl champion since New England beat the Eagles, 24-21, in February 2005. Since then, the defending Super Bowl champion has earned only one playoff win - New England the next year. Since 2005, the defending Super Bowl champion hasn't qualified for the playoffs four times, and the ones that did were a combined 1-5 in the postseason. Seattle, which retained most of its team, appears a solid choice to buck this trend. First-round QBs Blake Bortles (Jacksonville)
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September 5, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
Here are five keys to offensive success for the Eagles. 1 Nick Foles' continued development: As good as Foles was last season, he's still learning the job. He wants to get the ball out faster, take fewer sacks, while still avoiding interceptions. It isn't a huge knock to say Foles' numbers were better than his play sometimes last season, keeping in mind that his play, after starting the season as Michael Vick's backup, was quite impressive. If Foles stalls or goes backward, so will the Eagles.
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September 5, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Chip Kelly likes to do everything fast, but the speed with which he turned around the mess that Andy Reid had left behind at the NovaCare Complex shocked just about everyone in the NFL. From worst to first in the NFC East was not envisioned by many and admired by all. So how did the Eagles do it, and, even more important, how can they take it to another level in 2014? Kelly's genius as an offensive mind often gets much of the credit, and there is no denying he was the mastermind behind the fastbreak format that had opposing teams taking notice from opening night against Washington right through the playoff loss to New Orleans.
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September 5, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE QUESTION: What to expect from Nick Foles? You don't know. They don't know. Even he doesn't know. Foles might lead the league in passer rating again and disprove Donovan McNabb's latest assertion (that Foles isn't a franchise quarterback) . . . or he might throw 10 interceptions in the first half of the season and get benched in favor of Mark Sanchez. Nobody knows whether Foles is the real thing. For one thing, he has never entered an NFL season as a starter. That means he has never had the entire league spend the entire offseason preparing to target his weaknesses.
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September 5, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE LAST TIME Jeremy Maclin played in a game that counted was on Dec. 30, 2012 at the Giants. The Eagles lost, 42-7, with Maclin scoring their only touchdown. Afterward, Andy Reid, even more ruddy-faced than usual from a bitter wind, held what everyone understood was going to be his final Eagles postgame news conference. Maclin found himself answering questions that day about whether his teammates had quit, in losing 11 of their final 12 games. "I don't want to say so. Then again, I'm not them, so I don't know," Maclin said in the visitors' locker room.
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