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  1. Eagles LBs learning from Kevin Greene

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The way Bill Davis saw it, Kevin Greene shouldn't have been free to spend these three days working with the Philadelphia Eagles linebackers. "He shouldn't be here, helping us coach," Davis, the Eagles' defensive coordinator, said M...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  2. Another day, another fight at Eagles' camp

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles' defense is a little ahead of coordinator Bill Davis' schedule. "The personality of this group will show itself when we play games in the preseason and as we play games on Sunday," Davis said the other day. ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  3. Davis, Ryan share tangled NFL roots

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - They are their fathers' sons. Buddy Ryan begat twins Rex, the colorful head coach of the New York Jets, and Rob, the long-haired firebrand who runs the New Orleans Saints' defense. Bill Davis Sr. begat Bill Jr., the polite, plain...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  4. Philadelphia Eagles do not care who is at QB for Dallas Cowboys

    Phil Sheridan

    The Philadelphia Eagles are keeping their view of the Tony Romo situation simple. They are preparing for a football team, not a quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  5. Eagles' defense regroups for Bears

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- Coming off a game in which his defense gave up 48 points and lost three more defensive backs to injuries, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis called Sunday's visit from the Chicago Bears "our biggest challenge of the season." T...

    Blog | December 17, 2013
  6. Memo to Megatron: 9 Eagles covered Fitz

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- It was funny but totally understandable. A week ago, as he prepared for the Arizona Cardinals, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis declared Larry Fitzgerald "probably still the best receiver in the league." A week later, Davis ...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  7. Eagles defense: 'Players over scheme'

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- It is obvious that players have to learn a coach's system in order to succeed in football. That was a major hurdle for the Eagles as they switched from a 4-3 defense to new coordinator Bill Davis' 3-4 scheme. The Eagles' remarkable...

    Blog | December 05, 2013
  8. Eagles defense owes a debt to Texans

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The timing is convenient for Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis. Since the end of the regular season is right after Christmas, he can send his thank-you note to the Houston Texans along with those for the other gifts he receives....

    Blog | November 22, 2013
  9. No drama, just dramatic improvement for D

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- In the movie version, there would be a big dramatic scene, with Bill Davis or one of his Eagles' defensive players making the kind of cinematic speech that winds up being played on the big screens in arenas and stadiums. That would...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  10. In, ahem, defense of the Eagles' defense

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- First, imagine Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis as a guy hired to repair a badly leaking roof. Now imagine that, as he's hammering nails into shingles, Hurricane Peyton sweeps through and blows the whole roof away. Standing ...

    Blog | October 04, 2013
  11. Eagles' Bill Davis: 'Trust me' on defense

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- As bad as things went for Custer at the Little Bighorn, at least he didn't have to watch film and explain it to a bunch of reporters afterward. The Eagles have the worst defense in the NFL, if you go by yardage allowed. The Eagl...

    Blog | October 01, 2013
  12. With Fletcher out, Eagles scramble at CB

    Phil Sheridan

    The Philadelphia Eagles will be without starting cornerback Bradley Fletcher (concussion) for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. That raises a couple of issues. The most obvious is how defensive coordinator Bill Davis replaces Fletch...

    Blog | September 13, 2013
  13. Eagles defense makes encouraging debut

    Phil Sheridan

    LANDOVER, Md. - Bill Davis made a remarkable admission last week, as he prepared the Philadelphia Eagles defense for Robert Griffin III and Alfred Morris. "I don't know what's coming," Davis said. He meant that he couldn't really gauge the stat...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  14. Coach also curious about Eagles defense

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - The mystery of Chip Kelly's offense -- what it will look like and how he will adapt it for the NFL -- is the dominant storyline for the Philadelphia Eagles. There is an equally mysterious aspect of the Eagles' makeover. So mysteriou...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  15. Planning for unknown in Washington

    Phil Sheridan

    It is the NFL coaches' day to plan. They are preparing for their season opener, of course, but Chip Kelly and his brethren have had months to contemplate how to attack their first opponent -- and vice versa. There are some unique aspects about the...

    Blog | September 03, 2013
  16. Allen strives to survive secondary purge

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - Only the strong (safety) survived. That's been the case so far, as the overhaul of the Eagles' dreadful 2012 secondary remains incomplete. Strong safety Nate Allen could be the sole survivor. "Nate's a phenomenal athlete and good...

    Blog | August 22, 2013