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Michael Coggin
Michael Coggin is a writer for Eagledelphia.com & can be followed on Twitter @mqcoggin
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Nothing clever to note this week, I’m afraid. This is the problem of having a full time job outside this grand hobby. Thoughts on Week 10’s games & some picks below: Buffalo (+1.5) at New York Jets: What’s interesting is that some outlets are giving the Bills a field goal... Continue reading
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Well last week didn’t exactly go as I had expected. Easily the worst week of the NFL year to date for this column: going 1-1-1 against the spread. Let’s look at what went down. First, Arizona went into Cleveland and won 34-20. The Cardinals were actually down 20-10 but must... Continue reading
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Week 7 in the NFL followed, predictably, the conversation we’ve been having since August. The handful of good teams won as they were expected: the Patriots, Falcons, & Panthers. The bad teams lost as they were expected: the Buccaneers, Lions, Texans, & Browns. Everyone else rolled around in the dirt... Continue reading
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Week 6 is already here. In Detroit, Miami, Baltimore, Kansas City, New Orleans, and San Francisco, the NFL season might as well be over. In the AFC South, the Colts—limping out of the gate to a 3-2 start—appear to have weathered the injuries on offense & will soon leave the... Continue reading
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Week Four saw some ups & downs in our fantasy advice. We hit huge on a few guys: Le’Veon Bell, Charles Clay, & the Panthers defense/ST. On the flip side, there were a lot guys that hugely disappointed: Latavius Murray, Jonathan Stewart, Aaron Rodgers, Greg Olsen, & all the WRs.... Continue reading
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The back-ups cometh. Week 4 in the NFL brings the first round of bye-weeks. If you’ve got any Patriots or Titans on your starting roster, time to go to the bench or waiver wire. UPDATE: According to NFL spokesman Greg Aiello, there is a chance the Eagles vs. Washington-football-club game... Continue reading
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Has there been a more ass-backwards start to an NFL season in recent memory? If you can think of one, I’d like to hear it. The Seahawks, Colts, Ravens, & Eagles are all winless. The Jets, Jaguars, Titans, and Falcons—teams that combined for 15 wins in 2014—are all leading their... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com After a disappointing opening to the season in Atlanta, the Philadelphia Eagles will open the 2015 home slate today against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys are 4-1 in their last five trips to South Philly. The Eagles, on the other hand, have lost four of their... Continue reading
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They say you shouldn’t bet on Week 1 in the NFL: you just don’t know who to trust. That couldn’t have been truer than it was this past weekend. There were surprises: Buffalo blowing out Andrew Luck & the Colts; St. Louis upsetting the reigning NFC champs; the hometown Birds... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Eagles open their NFL regular season this evening at the Georgia Dome against the Atlanta Falcons. This is the first game on the 2015 ESPN Monday Night Football schedule. Game coverage starts at 6:55 p.m. This marks the 32nd time the two teams will... Continue reading
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This is some kind of torture, isn’t it? It’s been 259 days since the Philadelphia Eagles last took the field in a meaningful game. Yet, cruelly, we wait one more day. We wait and watch. We will watch on CBS, on Fox, on the NFL network. We will watch the... Continue reading
In 11 days, the games count. In 11 days, the players on the field will be the very best this team has to offer. It will be the Eagles best 53 guys against Atlanta’s best 53 on Monday Night Football on September 14. The result will matter. The result will... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com Let’s be honest, this is the only preseason game that anyone really, truly, honestly looks forward to. The third preseason game, by and large, will tell you—often for the first time—the identity of your football team. This has never been truer than for the 2015 Philadelphia... Continue reading
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The Sunday Six-Pack is going to be a weekly column identifying the “keys to the game.” Put another way: what are the six things that will need to happen to produce a Philadelphia Eagles win? In the preseason, the wins & losses don’t matter nearly as much as the roster... Continue reading
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At the end of the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season, it was clear that—while the team was good—they were still not of the same caliber as the elite teams in the NFC. The following statements were beyond dispute: The offense wasn’t good enough to beat the elite defenses: Seattle, Arizona, San... Continue reading
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At the end of the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season, it was clear that—while the team was good—they were still not of the same caliber as the elite teams in the NFC. The following statements were beyond dispute: The offense wasn’t good enough to beat the elite defenses: Seattle, Arizona, San... Continue reading
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At the end of the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season, it was clear that—whjile the team was good—they were still not of the same caliber as the elite teams in the NFC. The following statements were beyond dispute: The offense wasn’t good enough to beat the elite defenses: Seattle, Arizona, San... Continue reading
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Nearly seven months ago, in a 2014 Philadelphia Eagles season review, I wrote the following words: The Eagles lost games this year b/c the talent on the field wasn't up to the task against more talented units. Is there any doubt that the Eagles have less talent on their roster,... Continue reading
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In less than a month, the Philadelphia Eagles will open training camp. Without question, the most significant storyline will be the “open competition” at the quarterback position. This will undoubtedly dwarf the following topics: Evan Mathis’ departure, the performance of Allen Barbre/Jason Moffitt/ Matt Tobin/Andrew Gardner/etc., the new-look Murray/Mathews/Sproles backfield,... Continue reading
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So we are one week into the true NFL offseason and, with five weeks to go before camp opens, there is going to be a large void in Eagles related news for the foreseeable future. We may get the occasional roster move or player/coach quote to devour. Mostly, though, we’ll... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com The kids are off for the summer. Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly broke minicamp on Thursday. Athletes & coaches, alike, will have roughly 6 weeks to rest & relax—or train & mentally prep— prior to preseason beginning on August 2nd. Until then, it is likely... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com It seems like every other day Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly has given us something to talk about…something to consider…something to debate. The topic du jour is the Eagles unceremonious release of veteran offensive guard Evan Mathis. This story ate up the end-of-the-week news cycle.... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Eagles formally kicked off Summer this past week—no offense, Memorial Day weekend—and quenched an early-summer thirst for meaningful sports talk when they gathered in South Philly for organized team activities (OTAs). While the NBA Draft lottery & Phillies General Manager Ruben Amaro, Jr. provided... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com This nation was built upon the character of strong-willed men: Washington, Adams, Jefferson, Franklin, etc. These were men of men of substance; leaders of armies; risk-takers; agents of change. These men—wise as they were—sought to create a nation of balance, freedom, and liberty & justice for... Continue reading
View image | gettyimages.com Chip’s first offseason as sole captain of the Eagles personnel department is (barring minor moves) in the books. He has navigated free agent waters and waded through the depths of he NFL draft. The seas were often torrid: the direction, frequently erratic. Despite this, the Philadelphia... Continue reading