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Report: The Eagles Are Interested in Mark Ingram

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Photo Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

It can’t be official until next week, but it certainly looks like the Eagles are in the market for a new running back. And why not look in the same place you looked before. According to Pro Football Talk, just one year after making a move to get Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints, the Eagles are interested in picking up potentially-former Saint Mark Ingram in free agency.

Ingram, who PFT ranked as the third best likely free agent running back behind DeMarco Murray and C.J. Spiller (Eagles interested in them, too?), had a Pro Bowl (replacement) year last year with nine touchdowns and 964 rushing yards on 4.3 yards per attempt. McCoy averaged 4.2 yards per attempt but outran Ingram by 355 yards. Ingram’s downhill running style may be appealing to Chip Kelly, according to PFT, and the Eagles would now have much more cap room than the Saints do to offer him a deal. It’s all part of the plan, seemingly, to turn the Eagles into Chip Kelly Presents: Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles, assembled by Chip Kelly™.

For what it’s worth, Ingram is 17 months younger than McCoy.


Jordan Matthews and LeSean McCoy Put their Support Behind Nick Foles

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Photo Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

While everyone from Sal Pal to Randall Cunningham to Marcus Mariota is stoking the “Mariota to the Eagles” fire, current Eagles are backing Nick Foles as their quarterback.

Last week, LeSean McCoy backed up Nick Foles:

“I think Nick’s a good quarterback. He’s the leader of our team. Things just didn’t work out for him this year due to injury, but we’ve got his back. As a team, we didn’t play well enough to win and get into the playoffs.”

Shady’s thoughts are more “it wasn’t Nick’s fault” than “Nick is our QB of the future,” but Jordan Matthews takes it all a step further. “I think everyone has seen the type of production he can have. Before he got hurt he was 6-2,” Matthews told Fox Sports. “It goes without saying what he did his first year when he got the opportunity to play a whole season. I believe he’s a great quarterback and our franchise quarterback.”

So that’s two behind Foles and dozens of crazy people wanting to trade up to number one to get Mariota. Get ready for four more months of this.


LeSean McCoy Pulls out of Pointless Game Because of Injury, Maybe Just Wants to Party Instead

Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Though LeSean McCoy was named to his third Pro Bowl this year, he won’t be playing in the game due to a knee injury. Also, he has this party to go to.

According to the Courier Post, McCoy’s reason for skipping the totally pointless game is because of “a knee injury suffered toward the end of the season finale against the Giants.” The injury is not said to be serious. However:

McCoy will still be in Glendale, Ariz., that weekend, however. He is scheduled to host a party the day before the game.

It makes sense. Nothing ruins the morning after a good party like waking up and realizing you have to go get hit by a bunch of big dudes for absolutely no reason. It might cure a hangover, though.


And Here’s a Team that Missed the Playoffs talking about a “Game of Inches”

It won’t embed here correctly for a reason I cannot figure out, but you can watch LeSean McCoy getting the Eagles pre-game pumped by quoting the above clip from Any Given Sunday over here — sadly without an Al Pacino impression. The video comes from Evan Mathis’ Sqor page, and even though the season is over and the Eagles lost the game of inches, this is still kind of great.

h/t reader Jon


If LeSean McCoy is Sent Away, It Leaves a lot of Useless Jerseys in Your Closets

Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy would like to stay an Eagle, but he’s seen what happened with DeSean and it worries him. Chip Kelly said he’d like him to come back, but that it’s not fully up to him. And a lot of people who just bought expensive McCoy jerseys are gonna be really bummed if he is moved. That’s a lot of people, because McCoy’s jersey was number one among running backs this year, at least according to Dick’s Sporting Goods.

This, of course, doesn’t take into account any jersey bought at NFL.com, the Eagles’ website, or any place that’s not a Dick’s Sporting Goods. But at least at Dick’s, Shady’s jersey was the number six top seller, and the only running back in the top ten. That would mean a possible Shady move could lead to tossed jerseys, out-of-date tailgate shirts, or taped-over names a la DeSean Jackson and Nnamdi Asomugha. But for now, people are still buying them up.


LeSean McCoy’s DeSean Impression is Pretty Spot-On

@0ne0fone lol who kno they boy better then me …. Rg3 would agree haha…. #skinsweek jackpot

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It can be argued that the Cowboys/Colts matchup in Week 16 is even more important for Eagles fans than the Eagles/Redskins one. But for the players, their minds are 100% focused on the Redskins game, and one last chance to show-up former Eagle DeSean Jaccson. But LeSean McCoy thought: Why wait for the game?

As Redskins reporter Dianna Marie Russini told us last week, DeSean’s tenure with the Redskins this year has been classic DeSean: throwing teammates under the bus, complaining in private, complaining in public, generally being the worst. There’s especially been strain between DeSean and whomever his QB may be — mostly RG3. So when Shady decided to poke some light fun at DeSean and his reputation, it looked like it was a “no harm no foul” deal. The addition of “RG3 would agree haha” in the caption is a nice touch, but I really don’t think RG3 (or any ‘Skins fan) is laughing. It’s also a nice touch to deliberately spell “jackpot” the correct way.

As a side note: This is the kind of stuff the internet is good for. You got your analysis and your reporting and all of that stuff, but it’s also great that stuff like this — not exactly “news” per se, but a message directly from player-to-fan — can be put out there for fans and whomever else to enjoy. Or …

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Don’t look now, NFL Network News Desk, but you’re ruining it.


LeSean McCoy is Probably Only Dating One of the Two Reality Stars He was Dating Before

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A little over a month ago we found out that Shady was either dating Kordell Stewart’s ex or J.R. Smith’s ex or both, but now we know he’s probably just dating J.R. Smith’s ex or neither. According to Bossip — I cover the Bossip beat now — that Tweet above is evidence that Porsha Williams is no longer with LeSean McCoy. Thus is the power of an “um nooo.” Williams also said in an interview with OK Magazine:

“I want to be clear that because of Bravo I have all these amazing opportunities. I really don’t know how much I will be featured this season. My fans will see me and I will be with my girls. However, I don’t believe my personal story of rebuilding & dating will be shown. The young man I was dating couldn’t film until later in the season.”

So we won’t see much of Shady on the Real Housewives of Atlanta, which is a huge loss I’m sure we will all feel in our hearts. And personally, I think the girl McCoy was dating in 2012 was much prettier anyway.


LeSean McCoy Says the 4-12 2012 Eagles Were More Talented than the Current Team

Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Photo Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

LeSean McCoy said some things on his weekly radio show at Chickie’s and Pete’s with Anthony Gargano and, this week, Eagles pitchman Dave Spadaro. About mid-way through, the conversation turned to how far the Eagles have improved over the 4-12 2012 team. That’s when McCoy got nutty and Spadaro was forced to (rightly) go into full OH HOLY SHIT damage control mode:

McCoy: “When we had that terrible season, we were very talented. Very, very talented. I want to say, even more or just as talented. I would say more. I would say more talented than this team, I think.

Spadaro: “No.”

Gargano: “The 4-12 team more talented than this one?”

Spadaro, presumably shooting daggers at McCoy and reminding him that he was on live radio and OFF-MESSAGE: “Shady and I are looking at each other here talking about this…”

McCoy, who just managed to offend Jordan Matthews and Riley Cooper: “We had Maclin and DeSean.”

Spadaro: “Yeah, but, the offensive line.”

McCoy: “Was hurt.”

Spadaro: “Was hurt. Now it’s healthy. Now you have Ertz coming in. More depth. You got Sproles helping out.”

McCoy: “Ah yeah, you’re right.”

Spadaro: “Little more depth at quarterback.”

It continued:

McCoy, forgetting that his defense just turned in a wonderful performance: “The line makes everything go, it’s hard to say. The talent level, though, I don’t know. I mean, you know the defense (referring to the 2012 team).”

Spadaro, looking for the dump button: “Defense is a lot better now.”

McCoy: “I forget, was Asante on that team?”

Spadaro: “No, that was DRC..”

McCoy, for some reason fondly remembering DRC: “Woooooah!”

Spadaro, setting the conversation up for an easy turn around: “And Nnamdi.”

McCoy, doing what everyone does when they hear that name: “[Laughs.]”

Shady just wouldn’t let it go and rattled off the names of Eagles past:

McCoy: “We had Trent, we had Babin… we had Mike Vick, Cullen Jenkins. You know, that’s hard to say. It’s close, how about that? It’s close.”

Gargano: “Special teams is way better now.”

McCoy, agreeing: “Yeah the special teams is way better now.”

Spadaro, with the loaded question of the night: “Is the coaching a lot better now?”

McCoy, missing an opportunity to save face: “Ah, as far as what? Because Andy, you know. “

That was about it. Shady did admit that Sproles is a better returner than D-Jac. But my God, what is he thinking? The names he cited to back up his argument: DeSean Jaccson, DRC, Mike Vick, Cullen Jenkins and JASON BABIN. There’s no doubt that some of those guys had(!) supreme physical abilites, but with the exception of maybe DeSean, you couldn’t argue that you’d want the 2012 version of any of those guys on this team, which, by the way, IS 7-2(!!!).

Audio can be heard here– around the 14-minute mark. It’s worth listening to just to hear Spadaro’s panicked WTF reaction alone.

via CSN

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