The Philadelphia Eagles recently announced a one-year contract with guard John Moffitt. But this isn’t your usual free agent signing. Moffitt isn’t exactly the ideal character fit that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly would look for. He’s battled addiction off the field and had some run-ins with the law but Moffitt retired from football to take care of himself physically and mentally off the field. Now that he’s recovered, he’s giving football a try again and he could very well have an important role with the Eagles in 2015. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
The Story On Newest Eagle John Moffitt – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"John Moffitt’s story is one that involves a whole lot more than playing in the NFL, and how it all comes together — the many pieces — will determine how far he goes in his quest to help the Eagles in 2015.Moffitt will meet the media at a later time and will discuss his journey — from third-round draft pick to NFL starter to retired and now back in the league — that includes off-the-field challenges that clearly the Eagles are convinced Moffitt has beaten.Does he help this season? Moffitt started 15 games with Seatle from 2011-2012. He was traded to Denver and played two games in 2013. And he hasn’t played since he announced his retirement in November of 2013."
Showing Up: Inside Fletcher Cox’s Journey – Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com
"Shaddrick Cox always told his brother to listen, and so Fletcher tries.When friends and family explain to him that things will get better, that the good days will outnumber the bad, that he should focus on the happy times he had with Shaddrick, Cox pays attention.But that doesn’t make it any easier.“Losing my brother had to be one of the hardest things that I’ve faced as a young man,” Cox said. “Everybody says it’ll get better. There’s days where I don’t think it’ll get better. Some days I may believe that. But some days I’m like, ‘This’ll never get better.’ “"
Fan-Demonium: An All-Time Great Debate – Tommy Lawlor of PhiladelpiaEagles.com
"Summer is here. Football is on vacation for the next month or so. There is no hard news to report on right now, but football is always on my mind, in some way or another. Dave Spadaro wrote an excellent piece on Jerome Brown a few days ago and that got me to be reflective, thinking about the old days. Brown was truly something to behold on the field. As I thought about Brown, I wondered how he might fit in on the current Eagles team. That led to more thinking about all kinds of former Eagles players and how they would fit in.So let’s have some fun. Which all-time Eagles would you most like to add to this team?"
There’s an argument to be made that the Eagles’ defense was better than their offense in 2014 – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"We have weekly Eagles chats here, and it feels like someone asks me if defensive coordinator Bill Davis is on the hot seat during every chat. The reason why is because many of the Eagles’ basic defensive numbers were gross in 2014. Conversely, Chip Kelly looks like an offensive mastermind because the offense often puts up eye-popping numbers.Because of Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense, the Eagles are always going to be among the bottom teams in the league in time of possession. In fact, in the last 15 seasons, 14 teams have possessed the ball for less than 27 minutes per game."
The Big Question: What’s Up At ILB? – By PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Welcome to The Big Question. Every Monday during the offseason, Dave Spadaro, Chris McPherson and Bo Wulf will debate one of the hot topics surrounding the Philadelphia Eagles. We invite fans to continue the discussion in the comments section. Enjoy …BW: Since we’re in the doldrums between mini-camp and Training Camp, let’s take some time to narrow our focus onto some specific positions, starting with perhaps the most intriguing one on the roster from top to bottom. How do you guys see the inside linebackers shaking out come the regular season?CM: Look at Bo taking charge here. It was great to see the progress made from a rehab standpoint by both Kiko Alonso and DeMeco Ryans this spring. The Eagles aggressively bolstered the inside linebacking corps after it was devastated by injury last season. Ryans played over 1,000 snaps in 2013 and was on pace to hit that mark again last season before his Achilles injury. Now, you’ve added Alonso, arguably the top rookie defensive player in the league in 2013. Don’t forget about Najee Goode, who would have been an integral part of the defense if it wasn’t for his season-ending injury in the season opener. The Eagles also added veteran Brad Jones, who has starting experience, and third-round pick Jordan Hicks."
You’ve got to love when Eagles teammates interact with each-other on Twitter, especially when it’s big defensive tackle Beau Allen asking tight end Zach Ertz if he can go on a double-date with him and his soccer superstar girlfriend Julie Johnston, ha!
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