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  1. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis says no changes after 'di...

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- It was Phillies great Mike Schmidt who described Philadelphia as the city where athletes could experience the "thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day." The Eagles can relate. They are 4-1 and all they hear...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  2. What's so special about a Chip Kelly practice?

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The tree trimmer is in luck. He is working on this block of South Broad Street just as the Philadelphia Eagles are beginning one of Chip Kelly's hyperspeed practices. His spot in the cherry picker gives him a perfect vantage point on ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  3. To Eagles DBs, Jackson has two speeds

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - In theory, having practiced against DeSean Jackson should help the Eagles' secondary deal with him when they have to cover Jackson in a game Sunday. "We know him well," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. "He's got great speed, w...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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