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Prayers and Thoughts go out to Eagles nation

Posted by fanofphilly on Sunday, August 5th, 2012

Today Howie stepped up to the podium and announced that Andy Reid was absent from early morning workouts due to the passing of his son Garrett Reid.  First and foremost my heart and prayers go out to the Reid family and the whole Eagles organization.  Now let me say this… I do no like using […]

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Flyers HUGE FA signings

Posted by fanofphilly on Thursday, July 5th, 2012

Flyers announce 2 signings today. Ruslan Fedotenko – returns back to the team but this time almost 10 years later hes coming back.  He will not be a player that will light the lamp often for us but he will bring solid depth and SIZE.  Something that we needed after losing Jagr and JVR.  Regardless […]

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Rookie salary cap numbers for 2012

Posted by fanofphilly on Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Ok so the numbers are not 100% final but with the new CBA you can get very very close to being accurate. Now these are their paycut for just this year against the cap. 1-12     Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State – $1.8m 2-14     Mychal Kendricks, ILB, California – $807k 2-27     Vinny Curry, […]

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Eagles possible 3-4 defense?

Posted by fanofphilly on Monday, May 17th, 2010

Theres been a lot of talks and whispers about the Eagles switching back and forth from our well established 4-3 defense to the much loves 3-4 defense. Theres also talk of doing a hybrid of both, which quite frankly I have no clue how they would pull that off but I’m interested to find out. After much talk about this and a couple of emails in regards to it I figured I would not ignore it anymore. Heres a nice write up bur Bleacher Report.com ….

There’s been plenty of fan talk over the years about the Eagles moving to a 3-4 formation. The team seems to always draft players who would fit better in the 3-4 format rather than the 4-3 that the Eagles use. This year has been no different and there is plenty of buzz going around about the 3-4 yet again.

In the 2010 draft, the Eagles surprised a lot of people by trading up to the 13th overall selection to select defensive end Brandon Graham. They continued to surprise people by drafting a ton of other LB/DE types in the later rounds.

With the way the Eagles drafted, the typical 3-4 conversation began to come up. Out of their defensive ends, the Eagles seem to have two categories. There are a group of smaller guys who are high-motor pass rushers and another group of bigger guys who look like they could be DE/LB hybrid players.

Marty Mornhinweg has acknowledged the fact that they will use some of these hybird players and show some 3-4 formations in 2010. So now that we know we will see it, the question will be how much?

You have to believe that they won’t overuse the formation. The Broderick Bunkley and Mike Patterson combination in the middle is too good to not utilize as much as possible. Also, they don’t have that super big body guy that’s essential for the 3-4.

However, I am excited to see what they can do in the formation. They have all different types of players that could fit in there and be effective. They’ve got a bunch of speed they could line up and send multiple pass rushers at a time, or they could use this speed formation to try and do a better job covering the tight end.

I think they will work on this a lot in Training Camp, so it’s going to be even harder for the rookies to pick up the defensive system. If the younger guys want to make the roster, they are going to have to grasp the concepts of both the 4-3 and 3-4.

If the Eagles can find success in the 3-4 in certain situations, it will definitely be a big help.

Posted in: NFL General, Philadelphia Eagles.

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