The Philadelphia Eagles (Allegedly) Have a New Wordmark

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

For some reason, boredom perhaps, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to replace their existing wordmark which has been used since 1996. The “swooping” eagle head will still remain as the primary logo. The new wordmark looks like it was created by an 8-year old was first reported by Pro Football Focus’s Ari Meirov.

The Eagles have yet to confirm the change.

This is the first significant change to the Eagles’ identity since Christina Lurie forced Jeffrey Lurie to abandon the Birds’ abandoned Kelly green after the 1995 season.  While the ‘96 wordmark and swooping eagle head has never been a fan favorite, especially with older generations, it has been the visual identity for the franchise’s winningest time in modern history.  The previous wordmark was unique to the franchise and is synonymous with players such as Brian Dawkins, Nick Foles, and Jason Kelce.

The new wordmark, well, not so much. 

 Here's an extensive look at the new wordmark. What do you think? Time's yours Birds' fans.

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Jaquiski Tartt Latest To Join Eagles Secondary

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles secondary is adding another veteran to it's ranks, this time from San Francisco.

On Friday afternoon, Philadelphia agreed to terms with Jaquiski Tartt. The deal is for just the 2022 season.

This will be Tartt's first professional season outside the Bay area as he spent the previous seven seasons with the 49ers defense.

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The Eagles Are Getting into the Tequila Business

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Eagles are following in the footsteps of The Rock and getting themselves into the tequila business.  Well, sorta into the tequila business. 

The Philadelphia Business Journal is reporting the Birds’ have partnered with tequila maker Real Azul to bring Azul’s tequila to Eagles fans.  The multiyear deal will include a limited-edition bottle decked out in the Eagles’ Kelly Green, bars throughout The Linc, and a permanent tequila bar for the 2023 season.  

Don’t go running to your favorite liquor store or PA state store for you poor schmucks in Pennsylvania.  The Kelly Green inspired bottle won’t be released until 2023 to coincide with the return of the Kelly Green uniforms to the Birds’ closet. 

 

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PFF Grades the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Line

By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Pro Football Focus occupies a unique space in the world of pro football analysis. Driven by analytics, PFF often skews common sense and what "the tape sees" for computer statistics.  It’s a flawed method for the most part.  However one area where they do get it right using analytics is the offense and defensive lines.  

For the offensive line analytical stats like number of quarterback pressures allowed, number of sacks allowed, etc., are as important, actually more so than a statistic like pancake blocks. And let the record show, as a lineman I love myself a good pancake! Again, PFF does a fantastic job of breaking out these stats for offensive line grading. 

So what’s my point? 

PFF recently unveiled their grades for the 2022 offensive lines.  The hog mollies are graded in tiers, one through six, from “minor or no weakness” to “problematic.”  Here’s how they described the tiers if full:

  • Tier 1: Minor or No Weaknesses
  • Tier 2: High Floor
  • Tier 3: High-End Potential
  • Tier 4: At Least One Good Tackle
  • Tier 5: Uninspiring
  • Tier 6: Problematic

So, how does PFF grade the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles offensive line?

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The Gift of Gettleman Keeps on Giving for the Philadelphia Eagles

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Philadelphia Eagles added to their retooled defense on Wednesday afternoon, officially inking cornerback James Bradberry to a 1-year, $10 million contract.

I say officially because New York Giants fans expected the signing when it became clear that New York couldn’t keep the former Pro Bowler. 

I reached out to a Giants fan to gauge his reaction to the Bradberry signing. The longtime Giants’ season ticket holder requested anonymity for fear of embarrassment.

Anonymity granted.

“I told you before the Eagles win the division. Now they go 13-4 to do it,” the anonymous Giants fan said angrily. Not angry at me or the Eagles but rather his beloved team. 

“F**k Dave Gettleman,” he added. “The ‘Putz of East Rutherford’ strikes again! The gift of Gettleman keeps on giving. Use that as your headline.” 

A little harsh but oh so true.  Former New York general manager Dave Gettleman is the gift that keeps on giving.  The now “retired” executive has left the Giants in cap and draft hell which benefits the Philadelphia Eagles greatly. 

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James Bradberry Headed To Philadelphia

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Fans may have been disappointed with the Eagles free agency period last month, when they landed Hasson Reddick as the only star and were outbid on other players, particularly at defensive back and receiver.

While the acquisition of AJ Brown has certainly helped to calm the latter issue, the Eagles are hoping to do the same with the former following today's signing.

The Eagles announced on Wednesday that they had agreed to a one-year deal with James Bradberry.

Bradberry was perhaps the Giants top defender, but he was also set to make over $13 million this year and $21 million next year, neither of which were doable for the Giants in their current cap situation.

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Philadelphia Eagles, Miami Dolphins Will Hold Joint Practices During Training Camp

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Breaking News! Breaking News! Breaking News! 

The Philadelphia Eagles and Miami Dolphins will practice together before their preseason finale at Lincoln Financial Field on August 27.  That means half of the University of Alabama offense from a few years ago–Jalen Hurts, Tua Tagovailoa, DeVonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle– will be on the same field, at the same time!  

Like Nick Saban needed any more recruiting help.

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Here’s Your 2022-23 Philadelphia Eagles Schedule

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The 2022-23 Philadelphia Eagles schedule is OFFICIALLY here! I can’t wait to hear everyone’s W and L’s on social media and sports talk radio over the next four months.  

Anyway, a few notes before getting into the schedule itself.  

The Birds are set for five* prime time  games and a trip to Dallas on Christmas Eve. They will face off against old friend Carson Wentz in the first month of the season and Wentz will return to Philadelphia in November. Dougie P returns to Philadelphia on October, 2. 

*- prime time games can be flexed from week’s 5-15 and week 17

Here’s the schedule, set your W’s and L’s accordingly. 

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Eagles News and Notes: Birds-Vikings Set for Week 2 on Monday Night Football

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

ESPN has announced a doubleheader of action for week two of the NFL season and the Eagles are in the plans. 

The Birds will host Minnesota on Monday night, September 19 at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philly.  Eagles-Vikings will be the ABC-half of the doubleheader which also features Tennessee and Buffalo.  The two teams have met two times on Monday Night Football, the Eagles own a 2-0 record against Minnestoa. 

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Ray Didinger Announces His Retirement

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By Michael Lipinski, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Talk about a Sunday shocker.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Ray Didinger announced his retirement from TV and radio this afternoon during his radio show with Glen Macnow on SportsRadio 94 WIP.

His retirement is effective May 29 when his contract expires with 94.1 WIP-FM. 

It’s going to be incredibly odd to go into an Eagles season, especially one with high hopes, and not have the expert analysis from Didinger. Eagles coverage on 94.1 WIP and Eagles Post Game Live on NBC Sports Philadelphia just won’t be the same.  NBC Sports Philadelphia is really going to suffer. 

Didnger is one of the last of a great era in sports coverage. A fan by his own admission, Didinger’s straight down the middle, honest analysis of the Eagles is going to be missed. He never approached his coverage with the “fan angle” which is something that is missing from sports “journalism” today. 

Congrats to Ray on his 50-plus years of incredible coverage of Philadelphia sports. It’s a well deserved retirement. 

Watch Ray’s announcement on SportsRadio 94 WIP: 

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"Heart and Soul" of Penn State Basketball Joins Eagles

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Penn State's new head basketball coach, Micah Shrewsberry, raved about big man John Harrar calling him the "heart and soul" of Penn State's basketball team following his fifth and final year with the program for the 2021-22 season.

Harrar averaged 27 minutes per game this last season across 31 games. He averaged around 10 points and 10 rebounds, too.

Before joining Penn State Hoops, he was a tight end set to commit to Army football. He'll be looking to see if he can find a role on the Philadelphia Eagles at the same position, according to his agent.

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