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LeSean McCoy likes to call Chip Kelly an offensive “genius.”
A stretch? Maybe. Then again maybe not.
The Eagles have churned out 2710 yards on offense seventh-most in NFL history after six games. In his first NFL coaching stint of any kind Kelly has produced the first offense in league history to rack up at least 425 yards in each of its first six games.
“Look Chip is a genius” McCoy said. “He knows how to put the stuff together. Just like the defense can make adjustments and get what they want Chip can do the same thing.”
One specific play from the Eagles’ 31-20 win over Tampa illustrated McCoy’s point about Kelly’s ability to get his desired matchup. With Kelly it’s all about mathematical advantages and the first Eagles touchdown over the Bucs is an education in simple math.
On the opening drive Nick Foles marched the offense to Tampa’s 4-yard line where Kelly not only capitalized on favorable numbers but also the perception that Foles isn’t a threat to run.
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Michael Vick announced Thursday that he will not be playing Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. Chip Kelly may have refused to rule Michael Vick out for Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys before Thursday's practice but Vick made sure to do so afterwards. "I'm not playing Sunday," Vick said alongside Nick Foles as the two conducted a rare joint press conference...
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Both All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters and Michael Vick returned to practice for the Eagles Thursday. Photo Courtesy: Zimbio.com
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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly refused to rule Michael Vick out of Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys in spite of the quarterback admitting...
Despite telling reporters Thursday that he would not play Sunday, the Eagles listed the quarterback as questionable Friday on the official injury report. Photo courtesy: ESPN
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At the stated price, the Philadelphia Eagles ticket and travel package seemed too good to be true to Lou Berman.
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Something weird is going on in Philly.
On Thursday quarterback Mike Vick declared himself to be out for Sunday against the Cowboys due to a hamstring injury suffered 12 days ago. On Friday however the team officially called him questionable.
So how can Vick be 50-50 to play (which is what questionable means) if he says he’s out?
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A discouraged Michael Vick said Wednesday he hopes his hamstring injury isn’t a long-term one.
Vick has already missed 1½ games with a nagging hamstring injury that is healing very slowly and it now looks very unlikely he’ll be able to play against the Cowboys at the Linc on Sunday.
When will he be back? He has no idea.
“I want to get back out there but I can’t” Vick...
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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, still recovering from a
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Nick Foles has been awarded the title of NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his amazing game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Foles threw for 296 yards and 3 touchdowns, completing 71% of his passes. He also ran in a score from 4 yards out.
Foles’ Total QBR on Sunday was 89.8. For a little perspective, Peyton Manning’s Total QBR for the entire 2013 season is 90.1.
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The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Friday’s quick hits:
1. Michael Vick has officially ruled himself OUT for Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.
2. Despite Foles’ success and the talks of a QB controversy, both QB’s don’t want this to get...