E60's "Imperfect" Sheds Light on Issues Faced By Athletes Like Roy Halladay, Brandon Brooks

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Last Friday night, ESPN released a mini-doc on Roy Halladay with E60's "Imperfect".

The show was excellent and should be watched by all Philadelphia sports fans and really those interested in sports in general.

If you haven't seen it, Halladay's family, mainly his wife, discusses many issues that Halladay himself dealt with, but were never really discussed in public.

The reasoning behind this: Roy felt as though he had to be perfect or else he would let everyone down and his life would be over. The need to keep any issues out of the spotlight, including major injuries, likely contributed to his tragic death in November 2017.

At it's core, the story is meant to help alleviate the stigma around mental illnesses and the need for professional athletes to be superhuman.

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Eagles Have Three Linemen In PFF Top 50 Players Heading Into 2020

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Saturday, Pro Football Focus began releasing their list of the top 50 players in the NFL heading into the 2020 season.

To no one's surprise, the Eagles representatives were in the trenches on both offense and defense. It is how Philadelphia has been building for years so it's good to know that the team has top players at those positions.

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Jason Peters Could Still Be Valuable Addition For Eagles, But At What Cost?

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Tuesday, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson gave a vote of confidence for Andre Dillard to be the starting left tackle, saying he has "a ton of confidence" in the second-year man.

In fact, All-Pro center Jason Kelce gave the former first-round pick some support of his own, saying that Dillard's only slight weakness in 2019 was power and he will improve on that for 2020.

Still, despite Dillard's massive potential and his solid showing at left tackle in 2019, Pederson also told reporters that the team has remained in contact with 16-year veteran Jason Peters.

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Eagles Offensive Line Well Represented in Final Portion of PFF's All-Decade Top 101

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, Pro Football Focus began their All-Decade Top 101 list and just one Eagles player made the portion of the list between 101 and 74.

On Tuesday, they released the second part, featuring two more Eagles offensive linemen.

Wednesday's release of numbers 49-25 saw the first, and only, two Eagles defenders on the list.

Thursday saw the final spots, from 24-1, released and two more Eagles offensive linemen were named to that top tier, though neither is currently with the team.

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Pair of Birds Defenders Land On PFF All-Decade Top 101

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, Pro Football Focus began their All-Decade Top 101 list and one Eagles player (as well as a former play) made the portion of the list between 101 and 74.

On Tuesday, they released the second part, featuring two more Eagles.

With 49-25 being released on Wednesday, the Birds were once again represented on the lines.

The Eagles also landed their first defenders on the list.

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Two More Eagles Offensive Linemen Named To PFF All-Decade Top 101

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, Pro Football Focus began their All-Decade Top 101 list and one Eagles player (as well as a former play) made the portion of the list between 101 and 74.

On Tuesday, they released the group from 73 to 50.

It should come as no surprise that the Eagles are again well represented in the trenches.

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Rasul Douglas Takes Pay Cut

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The NFL offseason continues to move along as scheduled.

Last week, NJ.com's Mike Kaye reported that Rasul Douglas had agreed to a restructured deal.

On Monday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports confirmed the news, but with details of the new contract.

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Lane Johnson Appears on PFF All-Decade Top 101

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Monday, Pro Football Focus announced the initial portion of their All-Decade Top 101, spanning from number 101 to 75.

For a decade with a Super Bowl Championship, it's almost assured Eagles players will make the list.

On the flip side, the team has dealt with many injuries and rotating players as the franchise has had three different head coaches during that time period.

As PFF says, "this list isn’t an evaluation of talent, but rather of production, efficiency and performance over a specific time period" and does include the postseason.

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NFL Releases 2020 Schedule

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Despite all the precautions being taken to prevent further spread of the coronavirus, the NFL has stuck to it's planned schedules.

Another one of those landmarks came on Thursday night as the league announced their 2020 schedule.

The league has made some changes already, including the lack of any international games as the leagues hopes to keep it's players healthy and may not be able to have fans in the stands anyway - making an international flight all but pointless.

While the Eagles already knew their opponents, they now know when they'll face each and on how much rest.

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Three Overlooked Defenders Already On Eagles Roster That Could Have Major Impact In 2020

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles took the time during free agency to address the defensive side of the ball.

The added a potential cornerstone defensive tackle, returned Hassan Ridgeway, Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod, acquired a shutdown corner and signed the trio of Jatavis Brown, Will Parks and Nickell Robey-Coleman.

The process left the offensive team-building to the draft, where the Eagles came away with just K'Von Wallace and three developmental players in the front seven.

The process would seem to have left the Eagles reliant on these moves prior to the draft - and it wouldn't be a surprise to see all seven of those players on the field at the same time - six of them frequently.

Still, all those splash moves have left a few defenders that are with the team being slept on and they could just surprise a lot of people with their impact on the team.

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