Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 10/3/14
It's a day of transition. Akeem Jordan, the free agent (UDFA 2007) ILB and ST-eamer  from James Madison, has left the nest to sign with his old mentor, Andy Reid in Kansas City. More importantly, the mother of our good friend JB-Sage-Lion has passed away at too young an age. Our thoughts go out to JB and his family. * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Even in the transition from Coach Reid to Coach Kelly, there are still truths which we hold constant: 1. You usually need to win 2-out-of-3 games throughout a season to make the playoffs; 2. To win 2-out-of-3 games, you need to tackle and block well. All indications are that Chip Kelly will emphasize the fundamentals of tackling and blocking when OTA's and training camp really get underway. Kelly was never known for a multitude of blocking schemes in his offense, but he sure emphasized the fundamentals of downfield blocking. He also did plenty of tackling drills while he was at New Hampshire and Oregon...
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