David Murphy is a sports columnist for the Daily News and Inquirer. He joined the company in 2008 and spent the next six years on the Phillies beat.

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A rough night for Ronald Darby raises more questions for the Eagles secondary | David Murphy

The Eagles have allowed three receivers to go over 100 yards in the first two games, including Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley on Sunday night.

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Can the Eagles count on Rasul Douglas or Sidney Jones against the Falcons? | David Murphy

Can either one can show coach Jim Schwartz that he can be trusted on an island against NFL receivers?

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A new law in California could be the start of a dystopic arms race, or the end of the NCAA | David Murphy

We’re talking about the transformation of college sports into a real life video game for millionaire and billionaire sports fans. At the state level, this would have the same impact as Citizens United on the political process.

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The Phillies are where they are because they built a poor pitching staff. Period. | David Murphy

The fundamental problem with this Phillies team is not the managing, or the hustle, or the injuries, or the periodic hitting funks of its future star first baseman. The problem is pitching, going into battle with a rotation built largely on hopes and prayers.

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Eagles’ offensive formula looks a lot like the one that led to its pre-Super Bowl peak | David Murphy

With a deep threat in Desean Jackson and a revamped backfield, the Eagles are returning to the formula that cemented their arrival as contenders.

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Did Miles Sanders and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside alter the Eagles plans with their play this preseason? | David Murphy

The depth chart is stacked around Miles Sanders and J.J. Arciega Whiteside, but both bring skill sets that make you wonder whether the Eagles might feel compelled to get them on the field.

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In a sham of a game, Clayton Thorson didn’t show much, and it might not matter | David Murphy

It might be a stretch to say Thorson earned a spot on the practice squad. But, then, it might be a stretch to say anything meaningful about this preseason . . . except that it is finally over.

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The NFL’s real existential crisis might be a looming quarterback shortage | David Murphy

With Andrew Luck's surprising retirement and an aging crop of future Hall of Famers at the position, the NFL needs budding stars such as Carson Wentz to make good.

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Three Eagles who stood out on a dreary night | David Murphy

We saw several pieces of evidence supporting the Eagles’ belief that J.J. Arciega-Whiteside has a future in Doug Pederson’s offense.