There’s no better way to start off your day than with the latest news regarding your Philadelphia Eagles. Now that you’ve had your good night of sleep, it’s time to heat up that morning pot of coffee, splash some water on your face to wake yourself up and of course, don’t forget your morning serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Barwin: Byron Maxwell’s ‘been as good as suspected’ – Marc Sessler of NFL.com
"At 5-foot-9, the recently traded Brandon Boykin didn’t fit the physical mold of what Eagles coach Chip Kelly wants from his defensive backs — but Byron Maxwell does.The former Seahawks star was paid handsomely this offseason to serve as Philly’s big — he’s 6-foot-1 and 207 pounds — lead cover man.“Maxwell’s been as good as suspected,” Eagles linebacker Connor Barwin said, per ESPN.com’s Ashley Fox. “You can tell he was on a Super Bowl team and played with a very, very good group over there.”We ticketed Maxwell as one free agent bound to make too much money this offseason, and he certainly broke the bank with a six-year, $63 million deal. He earned the contract after just 17 starts in Seattle, but Maxwell showed the ability to handle heavy coverage duties as opponents constantly threw away from All-Pro Richard Sherman."
NFL Urban Legends: Donovan McNabb’s Super Puke – Mike Tanier of BleacherReport.com
"No city has a more complex relationship with its sports heroes than Philadelphia. And few sports heroes felt the brunt of that brotherly love/hate relationship as heavily as Donovan McNabb.Back in 2004, McNabb was feeling nothing but love. His Eagles were by far the best team in the NFC, and with the help of Terrell Owens, McNabb brought the Eagles back to the Super Bowl for the first time in a quarter century. But everything went wrong in the fourth quarter of that Super Bowl against the Patriots.In the weeks that followed the loss, a rumor began growing and taking on its own life, becoming a full-bore urban legend that turned a disappointing-but-hard-fought near-miss into a case of a quarterback who couldn’t toss passes because he was too busy tossing cookies."
5 off day observations from Eagles training camp – Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com
"The Eagles have their first scheduled day off Wednesday after practicing since Sunday’s start of training camp. They will reconvene Thursday at the NovaCare Complex, where they have three more days of practice until Sunday’s second and final open practice at the Linc.The Aug. 16 preseason opener against the Colts is still almost two weeks away. Here are five observations after the first three days of camp:1. It’s way too early to make declarative judgments about the performances of the quarterbacks. The pads just came out for the first time Tuesday, which allowed defensive backs to play more aggressively in coverage. So it’s basically been one practice of kinda-real football. What you were looking for in the first few days is whether the ball is finding receivers’ hands instead of the ground or D-backs’ hands. So far, interceptions have been held to a minimum. You’d like to see more completed passes, but remember the Eagles take more snaps at practice than most NFL teams and two of the four QBs — Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow — are running this offense for the first time. There haven’t been many touchdowns, but 7-on-7s and team drills are almost always dink-and-dunkfests until camp progresses. We’ll know much more about Bradford’s development after the first preseason game."
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