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Most preseason games are not worth the hype and forgotten before they begin. Tonight's clash between the Patriots and Eagles could be another.
But it is the first time Chip Kelly can see if the hyper-speed offense he ran so effectively at Oregon will apply at the NFL level and it's the first chance the Philadelphia fans have to let their new coach know what they think about him in a game setting with Andy Reid gone after 14 seasons.
Having watched these two teams practice jointly this week I can tell you I agreed with the assessment of some of the Eagles players who said they thought the Pats were trying to bully them. It looked like they were having their way with the Eagles at times. But as preseason games go this has more sizzle than the norm and the press box figures to be nearly as packed as when Michael Vick made his preseason debut a few years back after emerging from his incarceration on dog-fighting charges.
Here are a few things to look for tonight:
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The plan heading into Chip Kelly’s first NFL game with the Philadelphia Eagles against the New England Patriots was to start quarterback Michael Vick and have him and Nick Foles alternate through the first-team offense during first quarter. For a preseason game – last night’s tilt between the Eagles and the Patriots turned out to be a very entertaining contest and it came with...
First year Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly may need to step away from the college mentality a little.
Kelly has refused to name a starting quarterback throughout training camp.
So when Michael Vick was penned as the preseason opener’s starter on Friday night against New England, it looked like an answer may have finally been hinted.
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The quarterback competition in Philadelphia now looks to be between Michael Vick and Nick Foles.
In the Eagles preseason game against the Patriots however, Vick got the start and ran with it. He completed 4 of 5 passes for 94 yards and a touchdown, including a 47 yard touchdown strike to Desean Jackson on a perfectly thrown ball. Vick looked decisive and elusive, scrambling when...
The quarterback competition that Chip Kelly created embraced and presented Friday came no closer to a conclusion in the Eagles’ 31-22 loss to the New England Patriots Friday at the Linc.
For that Kelly claimed the first round of the battle was a success.
Because neither Michael Vick nor Nick Foles did anything to eliminate themselves from the race it will continue as scheduled...
The Philadelphia Eagles have been talking quarterbacks throughout the offseason.
Who made their case Friday night?
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Eagles coach Chip Kelly still hasn't named a starter for Friday night's season opener against the New England Patriots, and says whoever takes the first snap hasn't been ''anointed'' anything.
Michael Vick and Nick Foles are continuing their training-camp competition for the starting job during joint practices against the Patriots this week. While New...
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly announced today that Michael Vick will start this week’s preseason game. Nick Foles is also expected to get the start next week.
Kelly also stated that Vick and Foles will alternate with the first team offense in the first quarter.
Kelly is obviously making it clear that he’s not ready to name his starter for the upcoming season, despite the fact...
Michael Vick took an early lead over Nick Foles in the first round of the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback competition.
Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to a pair of 80-yard TD drives in his only two series in a 31-22 win over Philadelphia on Friday.
Vick threw a 47-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson, but the new-look Eagles kicked off the Chip Kelly era the same way...
Chip Kelly is playing a dangerous game as he continues to declare a starting quarterback. Some level of competition is healthy, especially to push potential starters, but at some point, it’s more important for the team to move forward with a definitive plan.
For the Eagles, that point is exemplified by the difference in style of Michael Vick and Nick Foles.
In their small...
Eagles HC Chip Kelly announced that Michael Vick will start Friday’s preseason opener against the New England Patriots.
Nick Foles will alternate with the first-team offense and also start the Eagles second preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.
Rookie QB Matt Barkley is expected to see time with the second and third-team units on Friday.
It appears as though Kelly...
The much anticipated debut of Chip Kelly’s offense has come and gone with little fanfare. However, one has to think that Michael Vick has a slight edge over Nick Foles for the job of starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. The starting job for the Eagles has been in the balance all offseason with rookie head coach Chip Kelly refusing to name a bonafide starter. After...
The Eagles have a bit of a competition at the quarterback position, with Nick Foles, Michael Vick and Matt Barkley all on the roster.
Michael Vick will start for the Eagles in their preseason opener against the New England Patriots on Friday night because coach Chip Kelly says it's his turn to go first in the quarterback rotation.
Nick Foles also will take snaps with...
As expected the first ball dropped in the quarterback battle between Michael Vick and Nick Foles.
Eagles insider is reporting that Michael Vick will start the teams preseason opener against the Patriots.
Chip Kelly: mike Vick will start tomorrow night.
— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 8, 2013
Kelly says between 12 and 20 snaps is ideal goal for both QBs on Friday night...
Chip Kelly's pro debut didn't go a lot better than his first night head coaching the Ducks four years ago.
Breaking Bad: Friday night CK's Philadelphia Eagles lost their exhibition opener at home to New England, 31-22. (Kirby Lee, usatodaysports.com photo)
Michael Vick did throw a 47-yard touchdown pass to DeSean Jackson as the Eagles kept it basic on offense, only...
(Philadelphia PA) On Friday August 9 from Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Eagles opened the 2013 NFL Preseason against Tom Brady & New England Patriots. This game marked the NFL Coaching debut of new Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly. Michael Vick & Nick Foles would split the 1st team reps in the 1st […]