Eagles Head Into Bye Week at 3-4 | SwartzSports Podcast 11

October 27, 2015

  It’s just Bryn for the 11th edition of the SwartzSports podcast, two days after the Philadelphia Eagles dropped a Sunday Night contest to the Carolina Panthers to fall to 3-4 for the season.  Speaking of drops, that’s all the Eagles have been doing this season, and they’re actually shattering records for offensive futility at the wide receiver position.  On the defensive side of the ball, the Eagles continue to…


Power Ranking NFL’s 12 Best Front Sevens on Defense

October 24, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com Chip Kelly may have set out to build an offensive powerhouse, but the Philadelphia Eagles are winning games recently more because of their top-notch defense. After stifling Drew Brees and Eli Manning in consecutive weeks, the Eagles are back in first place in the NFC East. Defensive end Fletcher Cox is terrorizing opposing quarterbacks, and he’s on his way to his first Pro Bowl. Nose…


Examining Philadelphia Eagles’ Free-Agent Players After 2015 Season

October 24, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com   Six games into the season, it’s safe to say the Eagles’ season hasn’t gone as expected in Chip Kelly’s first season as general manager. Although the Eagles are in first place in the NFC East, their 3-3 record points to the team being the best of the bunch in a very mediocre division. It’s quarterback Sam Bradford who has been the biggest disappointment, as…


Offensive Mastermind or Not, Chip Kelly Has Built Himself a Stout Defensive Team

October 20, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Eagles are in first place in the NFC East, but it hasn’t been the way many people expected it to happen. Fresh off a 27-7 win over the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, Chip Kelly’s team is winning football games with a defense that looks like one of the best in the whole National Football League. The Eagles allowed just seven…


Eagles Giants Monday Night Football Preview | SwartzSports Podcast 10

October 18, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com   In the 10th SwartzSports podcast, Cody and Bryn give their Eagles Giants Monday Night Football preview, a game that could vault the Eagles into first place in the NFC East.  The Eagles, fresh off a dominant victory over the New Orleans Saints, could be hitting their groove after a slow start to the 2015 season. Monday’s battle with Eli Manning and the Giants will…


Against All Odds, Jordan Hicks is Philadelphia Eagles’ Best Rookie

October 13, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com   If you had polled the fan base four months ago and asked which Eagles’ rookie would be the most impressive through the first five games of the season, you would have gotten one of two answers: wide receiver Nelson Agholor or defensive back Eric Rowe. Maybe you’d have heard cornerback JaCorey Shepherd, and just maybe, an overconfident fan would have nominated one of the…


Chip Kelly’s Gamble of Walter Thurmond Paying Off for Philadelphia Eagles

October 12, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com Through five weeks, Walter Thurmond continues to be a godsend for the Philadelphia Eagles defense. The former fourth-round pick of the Seattle Seahawks wasn’t even supposed to be a safety for his new team in Philly; in five previous years in the NFL, Thurmond had never played a single snap at safety. After tearing his pectoral muscle early in 2014 and missing 14 games, Chip…


Can the Philadelphia Eagles Still Win the NFC East?

October 10, 2015

  View image | gettyimages.com   It’s safe to say the first month of the season hasn’t gone as expected for Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles. With three losses in their first four games, the Eagles face a major uphill battle to have any chance at reaching the postseason.  In fact, it’s safe to say that if the Eagles don’t win in Week 5 against the New Orleans Saints,…


5 Keys for Philadelphia Eagles to Beat New Orleans Saints in Week 5

October 9, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com Despite an underwhelming start to 2015, the Philadelphia Eagles can remarkably stay in the thick of the NFC East hunt with a win over the visiting New Orleans Saints on Sunday.   The Dallas Cowboys, last year’s division champion, have been plagued by injuries this season and get a tough matchup against the 3-0 New England Patriots, who are fresh off a bye week. Likewise, the…


Player-by-Player Grades for Philadelphia Eagles’ Offense Through Quarter Season

October 8, 2015

View image | gettyimages.com To say the season hasn’t gone as planned for the Philadelphia Eagles is probably an understatement. Preseason Super Bowl aspirations have dissolved, and in its place is an Eagles team that is boring, predictable, mediocre, and – at a 1-3 record – last in the NFC East.   It’s all on Chip Kelly, who asked for full power, got it, and so far, has driven the…