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Jason Kelce worried about Jeffrey Lurie’s response to speech

Eagles center Jason Kelce created the most memorable moment of the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade when he gave a long speech about how the team had been overlooked from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. That speech veered into profanity at times and Kelce said on WMMR that he worried about people getting [more]

Marv Levy throws his support behind Frank Reich in taking over Colts

Former Buffalo Bills head coach Marv Levy was effusive in his praise of new Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich. Via Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Levy spoke highly of the former Bills backup quarterback whom he spent nine years coaching in Buffalo. “I was pulling very hard for him to get the job,” Levy said. [more]

Donnel Pumphrey readying for 2018 after not playing as a rookie

Donnel Pumphrey didn’t take any time off after the Super Bowl. He had enough time “off” during the season. “I can’t wait for OTAs,” Pumphrey said, via Paul Domowitch of philly.com. “I’m not even taking an offseason. I’m going to stay grinding. I’m excited to get back into things.” Pumphrey injured his hamstring before the [more]

Marquis Flowers: Five Super Bowls is more fun than one

Marquis Flowers admits he’s got a “lil time to waste” now that it’s the offseason, so he spent the day firing back at Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson. In a series of tweets, the Patriots linebacker questioned Johnson’s contention that the Patriots are a “fear-based organization” while the Eagles had fun. Flowers pointed out more [more]

Vikings sign Josh Andrews

John DeFilippo isn’t the only person trading in a job with the Eagles for one with the Vikings. The Vikings announced on Monday that they have signed guard Josh Andrews to their offseason roster. The move comes less than a week after DeFilippo went from Eagles quarterbacks coach to Vikings offensive coordinator. Andrews initially signed [more]

Mike Pereira: Eagles were in illegal formation on Philly Special

On second thought, maybe the Philly Special shouldn’t have counted. After Nick Foles caught a touchdown on fourth down in Super Bowl LII, PFT asked the NFL for clarification about whether the Eagles were lined up in an illegal formation. A league source said the NFL views it as a “judgment call.” But FOX rules [more]

Tedy Bruschi: Lane Johnson is wrong, Patriots have a lot of fun

Eagles offensive lineman Lane Johnson ruffled some feathers in New England when he said his team has more fun than the Patriots, who live in fear of Bill Belichick. Now a former Patriot is hitting back. Tedy Bruschi, who played for the Patriots for 13 seasons, says he thoroughly enjoyed his time playing for Belichick. [more]

Pereira thinks Goodell told Riveron to change his standard on replay reviews

The NFL appeared to change its standard for overturning calls in instant replay in 2017-2018, with head of officiating Al Riveron seeming to stray away from the “indisputable” standard in the regular season only to return to it in the postseason. One of Riveron’s predecessors believes the commissioner was behind that. Former NFL head of [more]

Eagles expected to promote assistant QB coach Press Taylor

The Eagles have lost a pair of offensive assistants since they won the Super Bowl and the plan for replacing one of them appears to involve assistant quarterbacks coach Press Taylor. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is expected to promote Taylor to quarterbacks coach with John DeFilippo now serving as the [more]

Bill Polian on Frank Reich: “He’s everything you want”

Bill Polian picked Frank Reich three times already. So it’s natural that the Hall of Fame General Manager thinks one of his old teams nailed it by hiring Reich as their head coach. Via Mike Chappell of Fox 59, Polian gave the Colts rave reviews for the hire, which seems natural. Polian drafted Reich in [more]

Super Bowl LII game-winner exposes a flaw in Patriot Way

In the aftermath of Super Bowl LII, the play known as “Philly Special” received most of the attention. And rightfully so. The gadget play used on fourth and goal made Nick Foles the first quarterback in league history to catch a touchdown pass in a Super Bowl. But Wristband 145 a/k/a Gun trey left, open [more]

Doug Pederson: Frank Reich deserving of the opportunity

What a difference a week makes. At this time last week, the Eagles were waking up as Super Bowl champions and the Patriots were expected to lose their offensive coordinator to a head coaching job in Indianapolis. This Monday finds Josh McDaniels still in New England and the Eagles saying goodbye to a second key [more]

Former Eagles fullback Jon Ritchie arrested for DUI

The celebrations in Philadelphia last week were mostly peaceful, but not necessarily without incident. According to Rob Tornoe of Philly.com, former Eagles fullback and local radio personality Jon Ritchie was arrested for DUI and simple assault last Friday morning, hours after fans packed the streets for a victory parade. The 43-year-old Ritchie also faces charges [more]

Colts announce Frank Reich as head coach

For the second time since Tuesday, the Colts have announced that they have hired a new head coach. This one presumably will show up for his introductory press conference. Frank Reich, who was getting ready to coordinator the Philly offense exactly one week ago, has signed his contract to succeed Chuck Pagano — and undoubtedly [more]

Reich’s return ends wild week for Colts

A week ago today, the Colts thought their next head coach was getting ready to run an offense in the Super Bowl. As it turns out, he was. Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels opted to stay put, after agreeing to terms to take the job. Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich quickly emerged as a finalist [more]

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