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September 19, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
RILEY COOPER agrees with you. He should have caught that touchdown pass down the left sideline early in Monday night's win over the Colts. Cooper, closely covered, tried to leap for the ball, though it was headed for his hands, and he juggled and dropped it. "Yes. For sure. The ball was placed perfectly, right where it needed to be," Cooper said yesterday, as the Eagles prepared for a visit from a certain former Eagles receiver and his Washington teammates. "I don't know why I went up and tried to catch it like I did. I don't know what the hell I was thinking, but, yeah, you need to catch that 10 out of 10 times.
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September 19, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
LIKE MOST of the things related to the Eagles' curious release of DeSean Jackson, the mercurial wide receiver's much-anticipated return to South Philadelphia as a member of the NFL franchise in Washington is muddled in uncertainty. As of now, Jackson's status is day to day for the game against the Eagles on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. He wants to play, but he is recovering from a mild sprain of the AC joint in his left shoulder that forced him out of Sunday's win over Jacksonville.
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September 19, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
ASHBURN, Va. - Less than 48 hours after the smallest player on his team (Darren Sproles) stood taller than anyone else on the field Monday night in Indianapolis, Chip Kelly told a "big" lie. The Eagles coach was asked Wednesday why he released DeSean Jackson in March, a move that resulted in the three-time Pro Bowl receiver's signing with Washington as a free agent. Kelly reverted to his philosophy about how he favors big people over little ones. "Yeah, just trying to build the overall team in terms of what we're looking for offensively and how we wanted to get bigger at the wideout spot and that's what we did," the Eagles coach told the Washington media.
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September 18, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
NICK FOLES completed 21 passes Monday night in the Eagles' 30-27, come-from-behind win over the Colts. Only six of them were to wide receivers. In last week's season-opening, 34-17 win over Jacksonville, only 11 of his 27 completions ended up in the hands of wideouts. Some people, particularly those still mourning the loss of DeSean Jackson, might find the modest reception numbers by the wideouts to be a reason for concern, even though the Eagles happen to lead the league in scoring and total offense through the first 2 weeks.
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September 18, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mychal Kendricks still asks the question that few, if any, of his Eagles teammates have an answer to nearly six months after DeSean Jackson was released. "I didn't see it coming at all," Kendricks said last week. "It's really none of my business, but I still ask the same question a lot - 'Why? Why would that happen?' " It's an open question in the sense that he has not asked the men, or specifically, the man who made the decision to cut a Pro Bowl wide receiver after the most productive season of his career.
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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 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 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 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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