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Byron Maxwell looking forward to returning to Philly to show Eagles 'they messed up'

Byron Maxwell looking forward to returning to Philly to show Eagles 'they messed up'

The cornerback position has been something of a thorn in the side of the Eagles for years now. Fans are hoping Sidney Jones and to a lesser extent, Rasul Douglas can finally change that.

But as it currently stands, the Birds are certainly not real solid at corner heading into the season.

“It's a position that we continue to look even outside, as we do every position,” head coach Doug Pederson said early in training camp. “And as you know, we're going to continue to look and try to bring in guys if we can and just create as much competition at that spot.”

Enter former beleaguered Bird Byron Maxwell, who is playing pretty well for the Miami Dolphins these days and is also excited to come back to Philly and show them how the Eagles messed up. He was asked about the Dolphins' trip up to Philly in two weeks for the joint practice sessions after practice yesterday. From the Palm Beach Post:

He’s not exactly done with that vendetta. He mentioned it again after today’s practice and is eagerly awaiting the Dolphins’ upcoming trip to Philadelphia—“I am, I’m looking forward to it,” he said—in which they’ll hold joint practices with the Eagles before facing them in the Aug. 24 preseason game.

He still knows some people on the team, but his main interest is in providing the Eagles with an up-close reminder of why they shouldn’t have given up on him one season into a six-year, $63 million deal.

“Well, yeah, I would like to think they (messed) up,” he said. “Their season didn’t go too well. Yeah. And who says their season’s gonna go well this year? We’ll see. But I’m worried about the Miami Dolphins.”

Maxwell's time in Philly was pretty much in tune with the disaster that the Chip Kelly era turned into. It's hard to second guess shipping him out when they did but he's performed well for the Dolphins while the Eagles have had to use plenty of picks on the CB position. 

Maxwell and the Dolphins will play in Philly on Aug. 24th and share a couple joint practices at the NovaCare Complex in the days prior. Kiko Alonso, the linebacker who made that one nice interception once for the Eagles, will also be making a return appearance.

Is there an NFL conspiracy against the Eagles?

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Is there an NFL conspiracy against the Eagles?

Updated 6:17 p.m.

Somebody jumped the gun this week in a promotion for Super Bowl LII. Or did they?

This year's Super Bowl will feature either the Patriots or Jaguars taking on either the Eagles or Vikings. Unless there is some conspiracy afoot!

You see, there is an image going around that the NFL posted a promo of Super Bowl LII featuring only the Patriots and Vikings along with some head-scratching text. Just another attempt to disrespect the Birds!

It included the following text:

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Offsides!

The NFL, rightfully so, apologized for the mistake.

"It was a regrettable mistake," an NFL spokesman told NJ Advance Media. "The ads were mocked up using all the [possible] combinations, but weren't supposed to go until Monday when the matchup is known. Obviously, someone jumped the gun." 

So are the conference championship games fixed?!? Unlikely. 

Via CBS/NJ.com

Jason Kelce has a message for dog mask wearers at NFC Championship

Jason Kelce has a message for dog mask wearers at NFC Championship

Dog masks at Eagles games? Are they good or bad? It's tough to say.

But many Philadelphia fans are into it, so we're running with it on Sunday when the Birds take on the Vikings in the NFC Championship game at the Linc.

Eagles center Jason Kelce joined Angelo Cataldi on the 94 WIP morning show and talked about what it was like to witness the wild 4th down stand to win the game against the Falcons last week. But he also spoke about the big game this coming Sunday with the Vikings.

Fans wearing dog masks in the stadium came up after a few of the Eagles adopted the underdog mentality quite literally.

Kelce had a message for fans with masks inside the Linc.

"A quieter crowd is always beneficial to the offense," Kelce said. 

"Take the dog masks off when the [Eagles'] defense is on the field. We need as much noise out there as we can get."

"If you really want to see a home field advantage, all you have to do is look at how much better a defense is at home or away. Our defense has been great everywhere for the most part but I think they've been averaging something like less than 13 points at home. Something crazy. The noise level affects offenses more. The fact that our crowd gets so into it when our defense is on the field it's hard for opposing offenses to function. We even got a little of that up at MetLife Stadium when Eli Manning was complaining."

You can listen to Kelce's full interview below (via CBS) and start training your screaming voice for Sunday now. Gonna be loud at the Linc.