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I hate to brag, but in the heat of the rumor frenzy surrounding Chip Kelly’s possible exit from University of Oregon and ascension to the NFL I knew he would land in Philadelphia. They have so many offensive weapons. It’s a beautiful city. They aren’t a sad sack franchise in the midst of an overhaul, like Jacksonville. NCAA investigations were heating up in Eugene. It just seemed too easy.
But now for the real test, can he win?
The stories of the college coaching legends turned NFL washout are easy to recall: Nick Saban, Dennis Erickson, Lou Holtz, Pete Carroll (part I). They all seemed to have the secret to success until they got onto the biggest stage in America. Kelly, however, can find hope in former Pac-12 rivals Jim Harbaugh and Pete Carroll (part II). Which list Kelly finds himself on depends on a few key factors.
An underachieving team
Despite their 4-12 record, the Eagles weren’t a terrible team last year. A few bad breaks, some crucial injuries and a city...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Chip Kelly era is going to begin much like the Andy Reid era ended.
So says the Worldwide Leader, anyway.
In their annual NFL preview issue, ESPN predicted that the Eagles will lose 41-0 to the division-rival Redskins, Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com reported.
Coincidentally -- or not -- the game will be broadcast on ESPN as part of their Week 1 Monday Night Football double-header...
As we get ready to start the Chip Kelly era of Philadelphia Eagles football, the QB drama and offense are not what’s of concern. The offense has the talent and coaching skills to compete this year.
Hell, I’m even excited about the apparent improvement to a special teams unit that has been dreadful and uninspiring the past two years.
However, the defense is a different story...
Because of Chip Kelly, being the Oregon Ducks Placekicker was the easiest job in the world. You didn’t have to do a whole lot.
Well, maybe the second easiest job. A weatherman in San Diego just has to show up every day and say “it’s going to be: nice.” CC Lewis Black for that joke.
Chip Kelly was very aggressive in terms of going for it on fourth down and on two-point conversions...
Chip Kelly won't be getting an easy "Welcome To The NFL" game.He won't get to face an obscure team and start off with an easy win (Andy Reid against JAX). He won't even be playing at home. It's an away game, against arguably the most talented offense in the league, the Washington Redskins. And of course, it's on Monday Night Football.Every first-year...
The apparent fact that most Philly fans of the male persuasion are silently brooding in cautious wait of the debut of the Chip Kelly era on Monday Night Football speaks volumes.
I have never seen such a laid-back fan reaction among males to a coaching regime change in Philadelphia. At least not on the eve of a brand-new NFL football season...
Guys are hedging their bets...
In Wednesday's edition of the Around The League Podcast I noted that the Denver Broncos offense has a chance for a historic season along the lines of the 2007 New England Patriots.
One of the primary reasons for that optimism is the Broncos' emphasis on playing faster in a heavy no-huddle attack which has been cribbed from the 2012 Patriots -- via new Philadelphia Eagles...
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said there's no fall-out after Thursday's scuffle between Riley Cooper and Cary Williams and that it quickly went away. “We went right back to team period and both those guys lined up and played" Kelly said. "A matter of fact Mike threw the ball deep to Riley on the first play of team period and Cary was covering him.
So I don’t see...
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 Thursday’s quick hits:
1. The Eagles finalized their practice squad by adding one of Chip Kelly’s former players in Oregon, defensive end Brandon Bair.
2. Although the preseason has concluded, the battle for...
Hey, you remember how this works, right? I hope so, we’ve done it for years.
Anyhoo, our Redskins-loving “staff” makes predictions in the post, readers make predictions in the comments, and the commenter who comes closest to predicting the final score gets to make a guest post. Hip-hip!
Chris Mottram: Redskins, 30-24
With the tempo of Chip Kelly’s offense, the Eagles’...
It went down last night for the 3rd year in a row--- the Fantasy Football Draft for the veteran members of the combined Bored here at Eagles Eye/ PE.com University... It's nice to see Democrats and Republicans reaching across the aisle in harmony (well, sort of!) and coming to some facsimile of unity in a "League of Nations", so to speak... Such is the growing legacy...
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 Saturday’s quick hits:
1. Defensive coordinator, Bill Davis says that the Eagles defense won’t know where it stands until after Monday’s season opener against the Redskins.
2. Is Cary Williams becoming a problem...
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Eagles coach Chip Kelly could end up having to make an extremely difficult decision this season in regards to either Cary Williams or Riley Cooper. The recent scuffle between Cooper and Williams may be more deeply rooted than Williams just being a hot-head.
While it’s true that Williams has a temper and gets into physical altercations more than the average...
To Every Dog, Cat, Guinea Pig, Pot-Bellied Pig, Mini-Pony, Pygmy Goat, Parakeet and Mexican Rosy Boa:On behalf of all sports fans, I apologize for any and all behavior you find upsetting over the next six months. Please understand, it’s football season.The yelling and screaming, it’s not directed at you. I know you don’t quite understand why we holler at the bright square box...
If the Philadelphia Eagles want to run the Washington Redskins ragged, DeAngelo Hall says it won't work.
''We're in great shape,'' the Redskins cornerback said, ''so if they want to try to put their condition against ours, I feel like we'll win that battle every day of the week.''
That's not to say Hall is expecting an easy night...
The NFC East is possibly the most watched, dissected, scrutinized, and competitive division in the NFL. No matter the team that is at the heart of the public’s ire toward the division, no team is safe from being thoroughly pounded by analysts, writers, fans, and sports talk radio. While this may be the case for every team and every division in the NFL, no division seems to get...