Foles Continues to Shine – EaglesFanCast 132

Three preseason games down, and the Philadelphia Eagles win their third.  This time backup quarterback Nick Foles takes the start while Mike Vick gets some rest for his ribs.  Foles continues to do very well, showing great things as a future starter with this organization.  The Eagles beat the Cleveland Browns 27-10 under his leadership.  We talked about how Vick needs to protect himself during this season and not put himself out there on every play if there are huge risks.  He has to throw the ball away or slide (feet first, of course.)  What we want overall, besides a safe quarterback, is a controlled and balanced Offense this year.  With the caliber of running backs we have, this Offense could be deadly if balanced correctly.

Our guest this week is EFC contributor Holden Fulco, and he brings up an former Eagles player who is also not doing well, in the name of Kevin Kolb.  The conversation then shifts to what the organization sees that we as fans do not, and most of the time the players that leave the Eagles do not thrive.

The Eagles organization had both good news and sad this week, with the sad being we learned of the death of legend Steve Van Buren.  Any Eagles history book has to mention him, and his accomplishments are still talked about to this day.

On the positive side, modern favorite Brian Westbrook announced that he would retire an Eagle.  Still amazes me as to how lucky I have been to have watched him live on that field so many times.  An amazing player and great person.  I’m glad he is retiring with us.

 

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Quarterbacks – EaglesFanCast 131

Andy Reid and Craig Stadler Mustache War

Andy Reid is declared the winner!

Two games into preseason, and two games our starting quarterback Michael Vick leaves with an injury.  This time it looked just as scary as the first week, and lucky for him (and fans), all scans come up negative for broken ribs or cartilage.  Backup rookie quarterback Nick Foles once again impresses and takes control of the Offense for three and a half quarters, leading the Philadelphia Eagles over the New England Patriots 27-17 on Monday Night Football.  We expect Foles to pretty much get the remainder of the preseason playing time so Vick can rest his sore ribs and pretty much not get killed before the start of the regular season, plus Kafka is still going to be out until Week 1 or so.  This is fine with Eagles fans, as right now we cannot get enough of seeing the future leader get as much NFL experience as possible.

Others that impressed us in the game were Mychal Kendricks, Bryce Brown, Phillip Hunt, and Brandon Boykin.  Those who did not impress were the replacement refs -shudder-.  Obviously it’s preseason, so we’re not going to see too much from the Offense or Defense regarding specialty plays, yet we do expect the team to improve in terms of discipline and basic mechanics.

We had an email from Herbert in Philly, and a few voicemails from Ross in DC… remember, voicemail records for only three minutes!  LOL  Thanks for the feedback, you guys are great.  A special thanks to Steve Brown who stayed up very late to hang with us this week.  Good on ya!

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post Vanilla – EaglesFanCast 130

Publication previewWe are back after an extended Summer break, and we couldn’t be more excited for the new Eagles season!  We catch up a bit, welcome in guest co-host Ryan Mains, and discuss what has been going on with the midnight green and silver.  As is typically the case as Training Camp winds down and we have our first pre-season game at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers, the team shakes off some of the rust.  We saw some exciting play from Boykin and Foles, some sloppy Defensive tackling, Kafka out for a few weeks with a broken hand and the end of Training Camp.  The second pre-season game is on the road on Monday night against the New England Patriots.

No matter how the game went, and we believe we saw more good than bad… it’s the start of the 2012 Philadelphia Eagles season.  There are high expectations for this team again this year, and we have a lot to look forward to.

Something that is a must-read for every Eagles fan is the “Bleed Green’s 2012 Eagles Preview” put together by Cody Benjamin of Bleed Green.  There are a ton of contributors in this including Les Bowen, Tim McManus, Jason Brewer, Jeff Warner, Chuck Stanley (of EaglesFanCast, of course), Cody Benjamin, and more.  The magazine is available in both print and digital editions.  I highly recommend this!

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post Eagles Draft 2012 – EaglesFanCast 129

The NFL Draft 2012 is now in the history books.  We are back with the scouting guru Tommy Lawlor to work through everything our Philadelphia Eagles did during the Draft weekend.  The Eagles went after the players they targeted, moving around in the order to get them.  We discuss how this all came about, and was each one worth it?  Overall things looked good for the team and if the new additions can make a difference this coming season, then the Eagles are an improved team overall.

Here are the Philadelphia Eagles 2012 Draft picks:

Round 1 – DT Fletcher Cox – Mississippi State, 6-4, 298 pounds
Round 2 – LB Mychal Kendricks – Cal, 5-11, 240 pounds
Round 2 – DE Vinny Curry – Marshall, 6-3, 266  pounds
Round 3 – QB Nick Foles – Arizona, 6-5, 243  pounds
Round 4 – CB/RS Brandon Boykin – Georgia, 5-9, 183 pounds
Round 5 – OT Dennis Kelly – Purdue, 6-8, 321 pounds
Round 6 – WR Marvin McNutt – Iowa, 6-3, 216  pounds
Round 6 – OG Brandon Washington – Miami, 6-3, 320 pounds
Round 7 – RB Bryce Brown – Kansas State, 5-11, 224 pounds

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post Eagles Pre-Draft 2012 – EaglesFanCast 128

The NFL Draft 2012 is a week away, and as in previous years we have it covered thanks to a great friend in Tommy Lawlor.  Tommy helps us weed through all of the speculations, rumors and anxious fan concerns leading up to this year’s Eagles Draft.  We discuss the year’s draft class, what the Eagles need, try to understand what Andy Reid might be thinking, and the overall approach the Eagles will take to address the needs of the team for the near future as well as the positions to be addressed a few seasons from now.  It is never easy to decipher the extremely complicated plans that all of the teams have, but there are only a few days for them to put them together and execute starting next Thursday evening.  The 2012 Eagles season may be influenced in a huge way by this Draft.

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post Eagles Take A Step – EaglesFanCast 127

Well now things are getting interesting again.  The Philadelphia Eagles welcome the Jets to The Linc and trounce them 45-19, showing for the second week in a row a rather dominant Offense AND Defense.  Surprisingly, the Eagles are also still a faint glimmer in the playoff conversation, but need plenty of help the last two weeks of the season.  So no Eagles fans all over are at odds with their feelings on the team; those wanting head coach Andy Reid and Defensive Coordinator Juan Castillo gone at any cost, and those that really enjoyed the Eagles teams that showed up the past two weeks.  It’s a very interesting thing that is going on in this regard, as all fans still bleed green, but are just disgusted at how the team as a whole played most of the previous twelve weeks.  Joining us this week is a return guest, Steve Malinowski from Tailgate365.com!

We want to wish everyone a very Happy Holiday, no matter what holiday you celebrate, where, or with whom.  Enjoy your family, friends and cherish the good times.  Happy Holidays Eagles fans!

What we discussed:

  • Eagles beat the New York Jets 45-19, winning their second straight game
  • Fans battle themselves in where their loyalties on the team lie, resulting in winning or losing
  • Are the Eagles coaches safe yet?
  • Jason Babin is a beast, being all over the Jets quarterback this week and now leading the NFL in sacks this season
  • Be a Jets fan this week!
  • It would be so sweet for the Eagles to walk into Dallas’ big house and play the spoiler this week
  • EFC FFL Upate – the championship is on us and your two EFC cohosts battle it out for the title!

 

Go JETS! Go EAGLES!

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post There’s A Chance – EaglesFanCast 126

The Philadelphia Eagles return to their winning ways and defeat the Miami Dolphins in Miami, 26-10.  Although the Eagles played decidedly well in the game, one of the highlights was definitely the 20,000 Eagles fans that had quite a large voice and made themselves heard in Miami.  It was an absolutely awesome display and made all Eagles fans proud.  Overall, as we knew, the Eagles need to win out and get a lot of help to have a shot at the playoffs, and they took a small step this week in the win.  The New York Giants also beat the Dallas Cowboys which also helped the Eagles keep the chance alive.

What we discussed:

  • UK Steve Brown joins Chuck this week!
  • Eagles beat the Dolphins and keep the remote playoff hopes alive
  • Eagles fans still hold hope and get a step closer
  • Michael Vick returns as quarterback this week and he ran a more efficient Offense
  • The Defense impressed and kept the Dolphins to only three points the entire second half
  • Some excellent emails and voicemails that injected some great points
  • The New York Jets come to Philadelphia this coming week, and the concern is high, as the Eagles have not played well at home all season
  • EFC FFL Upate – the playoffs are here!
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