7073彩票登录Marcus Hayes is a sports columnist for the Inquirer. Hired more than 20 years ago as a features writer, he has since covered the Eagles, Phillies, and Sixers beats as well as Big Five basketball, college football, golf, and the Olympics.

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With injuries on the back end, Flyers’ young defensemen have a crucial chance to shine | Marcus Hayes

Robert Hagg sacrificed the meatiest part of his body to help beat the Capitals, which is the sort of effort he and the rest of the youth movement needs to show to keep the team afloat.

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Cory Undlin really got a coordinator’s job? Yes, and Malcolm Jenkins endorsed the Eagles’ DB coach. | Marcus Hayes

The coach of the worst unit on the team the past two seasons moves onward, and somehow, upward, to Detroit.

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Flyers 6, Bruins 5, in a gritty, crazy shootout game; and other quick observations | Marcus Hayes

The Flyers were 2-5-1 in their previous eight games, but they came alive against Boston.

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Malcolm Jenkins says Eagles are close to a title, but only if soft veterans play like gritty backups | Marcus Hayes

“We sometimes rely on our talent. And we coast. ... If we could combine [the newcomers’] grit with that talent, we’ll be right there.”

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Lurie’s meddling with Eagles will cost him Pederson, sooner or later | Marcus Hayes

The owner humiliated Pederson when he forced him to fire his offensive coordinator and receivers coach. He has always limited Pederson's power. What will be the last straw?

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What if DeSean Jackson got surgery earlier, Clowney was an Eagle, and Hollins never played? | Marcus Hayes

They're all scenarios that probably would have kept the Eagles playing this weekend.

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Wentz must protect himself better because there are lots of Clowneys out there | Marcus Hayes

The NFL is populated by dozens of big, mean, angry men, intent on making truckloads of money by destroying opposing QBs. Despise them all you like, but Ginger Jesus continues to put himself in peril.

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Eagles and their fans proud of season after playoff loss to Seahawks | Marcus Hayes

Brilliant coaching, high character, and indomitable spirit carried the Eagles' Legion of Whom to the brink of a playoff win against the Seahawks.

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Eagles-Seahawks observations: McCown steps up with Wentz out, Wilson makes big plays | Marcus Hayes

Josh McCown, the 40-year-old journeyman who had retired after last season, ably replaced Carson Wentz. But the Birds' no-names weren't quite enough once the franchise quarterback was knocked out of the game by a vicious hit.

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Pederson says Groh deserves credit for Eagles’ success | Marcus Hayes

The Birds wouldn’t be hosting the Seahawks in a wild-card game Sunday if the offensive coordinator hadn’t gotten the most from the players we knew the least.