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Bittersweet NFC East Champs – EaglesFanCast 228

Talk about an up and down Sunday of football. The Philadelphia Eagles enter their second road game on the west coast after losing the previous week to the Seattle Seahawks. The Los Angeles Rams, helmed by quarterback Jared Goff had a 9-3 record and poised for their run at the playoffs, with a lot to play for. Play they did, and so did the Eagles in a brawl of a football game, with ultimately the Eagles besting the Rams 43-35, and clinching the NFC East.

A time for celebration!

But wait, there’s more!

Unfortunately among the celebration was the realization that potential MVP quarterback Carson Wentz tore his ACL in his left knee. Lost for the season, and well over half of the 2018 calendar year.

Gut punch. Kick in the gonads. A full-on stomach flu feel for Eagles fans the world over.

So now the Eagles have backup quarterback Nick Foles taking the team forward from here on out this season. Nick Foles led the Eagles previously, and had much success. He now has more weapons than he had before.

The Eagles are 11-2, and have the hapless New York Giants this Sunday. Now the Eagles are playing for the #1 seed in the NFC for the playoffs.

We said at the beginning of this season that if the Eagles did not make the playoffs, we would consider this season a failure. They met that goal. The rest is fun. We should not be down, we have an amazing team, are 11 and freaking 2, and have seen some great football so far. This ride is not finished yet. Hang on, it may be bumpy though.

Fly Eagles Fly

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More Dominance – EaglesFanCast 226

The Philadelphia Eagles are back home for a week and host the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. It didn’t go well for the Bears, as the Eagles dismantled every part of the Bears Defense and Offense, winning 31-3.

What else can be said at this point with the 10-1 Eagles? They are playing at a very high level, but not looking, at all, like they playing above themselves as either a team, or individual players. Each player that subs in during the game is simply another threat the other defense has to worry about.

And speaking of Defense, the Eagles version of it is ridiculous. They have upended Offensive Lines, quarterbacks, the run game and harassed receivers week after week. The Bears had six, SIX, rushing yards.

Next is the first of two big tests for the Eagles. They go out west and take on a very tough Seattle Seahawks. The week after, they travel down the west coast and meet up with the Los Angeles Rams. These are two high-powered teams, led by very good quarterbacks. This test comes at the perfect time in the season, where the Eagles can prove complete dominance of the league, or as a catalyst for the rest of the season to correct any outstanding negatives that are hiding in the team.

Either way, the Eagles “magic number” is one. If the Dallas Cowboys lose on Thursday, or the Eagles beat the Seahawks on Sunday, the NFC East belongs to the midnight green and silver.

These are good times, let’s enjoy every minute of this Autumn.

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Eagles Pre-Draft 2017 – EaglesFanCast 217

The 2017 NFL Draft is just one day away, and we are talking Eagles prospects, needs, wants, and expectations with none other than Tommy Lawlor!

This year the Draft is being held in Philadelphia, and the city’s Eagles fans are beyond excited for this event. Chuck will be going, and trying to tweet during the event from the Eagles Nest section of the audience.

So as is usual in our annual Draft shows, we covered a lot. Some of what you’ll hear on this show…

The 11 Must-Visit Attractions for Cowboys Fans Attending the NFL Draft in Philly, courtesy of CSN Philly

We go over the 2017 Eagles season game by game, and predict the season record, hilariously, of course.

When Tommy Lawlor joins us, we get down to the true purpose of the show, and tap Tommy’s brain for everything Draft. The players of note that we discussed were:
Corey Davis, WR
Mitch Trubisky, QB
Gareon Conley, CB
Derek Barnett, DE
Charles Harris, DE
Christian McCaffrey, RB
Jonathan Allen, DT
Reuben Foster, ILB
Marshon Lattimore, CB
Jamal Adams, S
OJ Howard, TE

Lot of fun talking with Tommy as always, and the excitement for the Draft is here. We will know tomorrow where the Eagles are headed for this season, and those that follow.

Fly Eagles Fly

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Thanks go out to Justin from Sports Events International for getting Chuck a spot in the Eagles Nest for the Draft!

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Eagles Pre-Draft 2015 – EaglesFanCast 181

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Like so many of our years before, we are joined by the one and only Tommy Lawlor this week for his amazing analysis of the Eagles needs and fits in the 2015 NFL Draft.

Only a few days until the Draft kicks off Thursday night, and only a small handful of people inside the Philadelphia Eagles organization know what they have planned.  The Eagles fans, analysts, and Draft geeks can only speculate what this unpredictable organization will do by the end of the upcoming weekend.  Chip Kelly has surprised and wowed many for the past few months, leading some to speculate he is a genius and others to proclaim him insane.  Either way it has been entertaining, and the excitement leads right up to this particular Draft, which some Eagles media has been talking about since the middle of the 2014 season, because of one player, Marcus Mariota.

We discuss Mariota and what he would bring to the team, and what the Eagles would have to give up to get him.   From there we move on and Tommy opens the floodgates of his college football player knowledge past and present.  We go position by position on both Offense and Defense and talk about the needs, wants, and who the Eagles might pick up, and when.

Players like TJ Clemmings, Jake Fisher, or Brandon Sherff could be the Eagles newest Offensive Lineman.  We talked about the Cornerback and Safety needs, and players Quentin Rollins, Eric Rowe, Adrian Amos, Damarious Randall, and Byron Jones are all those that could fit Eagles needs.

No one has it figured out yet, but we have a feeling it’s going to be an exciting night for Eagles fans as we welcome the newest to wear midnight green.

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Free Agency Mayhem – EaglesFanCast 179

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When the Philadelphia Eagles season ended, there were few doubts as to what the Eagles organization had to do to move into the 2015 season a better team.  Backup quarterback Mark Sanchez would be relegated to backup duties, if another QB wasn’t signed in the off-season, and plug several holes on the Defense, namely cornerback and safety.

But entering January, coach Chip Kelly became General Manager Chip Kelly, and Howie Roseman became the numbers guy for the organization, with all player personnel final decisions falling to Chip.  Then, March happened.  In a matter of days leading up to free agency, which officially kicked off the afternoon of March 10th, the Eagles team is practically unrecognizable from a player perspective.

At the end of February, the Eagles released TE James Casey and somewhat surprisingly, guard Todd Herremens, and the next week signed linebacker Brad Jones.  Rather standard so far.  The next day, fan favorite Trent Cole was cut, another salary cap release, along with cornerback Cary Williams.

Then things get, um, weird.

It is then reported that the Eagles will trade star running back LeSean (Shady) McCoy to the Buffalo Bills for ILB Kiko Alonso, who is coming off a serious injury.  This is a week before free agency officially starts, mind you.

Two days before free agency, quarterback Mark Sanchez is re-signed, to a two-year deal.  Now, free agent starting wide receiver Jeremy Maclin still has not been paid, and fans are wondering what is going on.  We find out quickly as the Chiefs announce they agree to terms with Maclin, and he will be reunited with former Eagles head coach Andy Reid.  But on the somewhat positive side, Frank Gore has reportedly agreed to sign with the Eagles.  So the running game has been more solidified with the loss of McCoy.

The day before free agency, the Eagles re-sign Brandon Graham, and things are good.  Then Gore backs out, and instead signs with the Colts.  Now Eagles fans question EVERYTHING about what is going on, many panic, and many break ankles jumping off the Chipwagon.

Finally the day comes, free agency, March 10th.  Some things will be answered.  But wait!  The Eagles trade starting quarterback Nick Foles to the Rams for injured QB Sam Bradford!!  Many a “WTF” was seen on Twitter.  Rumors fly rampant in many directions, and no one seems to know what is going on.

Then the Eagles add CB Walter Thurmond, CB Byron Maxwell, and RB Ryan Matthews is coming to town with the intention of signing.  Busy as hell, and all good additions!

Then comes March 12th, today, and things still aren’t done!  The Eagles not only sign Thurmond, but also Dallas Cowboys running back, the 2014 yards league-leading DeMarco Murray, comes to town and signs a lucrative contract!!  As Murray’s car is tailed by media helicopters from the Philly airport to Eagles HQ, it gets reported that the Eagles are shopping around standout guard Evan Mathis!

Mayhem, absolute mayhem as an Eagles fan.  We don’t feel this is over yet, and we cover some of this on this episode of EaglesFanCast!

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