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It’s going to be fun in Philadelphia for the 2013 season, coach Chip Kelly has his own way of explaining what he wants on defense, and it’s basic straight to the point. Kelly, ever the sophisticated offensive mind has a brutally simple philosophy on defense. There is two ways to go when building a defense, small based on speed or big dependent on strength. Kelly is prescribing to the latter. 4-3 defenses are typically smaller with speed, and 3-4 defenses rely on being physical. Kelly has already decided to go with a 3-4, which needs big and long defenders who can win at the point of attack, not run around it. "You have to adjust to what you have. No one is starting from Square 1 and saying, 'How do we build a perfect defense, offense, and special teams?'" Kelly said, via Jeff McLane of Philly.com. "And you don't have 100 first-round draft picks, either, so you can say, 'Hey, I really like that guy, but he's gone.' "So you always ...
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Recently acquired receiver Arrelious Benn, in the final year of his rookie contract, signed an extension that will keep him in a Philadelphia Eagles uniform through 2014, reports Pro Football Talk.
The Eagles traded with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for Benn, who has caught 59 passes for 862 yards and five touchdowns in three seasons.
“Right now, I’m hungry to prove a lot...
There has been speculation that the Philadelphia Eagles are attempting
to trade Jeremy Maclin, but Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports the team isn’t
actively shopping the wide receiver.
Despite the fact that Maclin is entering the final year of
his rookie contract, a team source told Mosher that the Eagles intend to hang
on to the fifth-year pro.
Philadelphia made Maclin...
You know it's a slow news day in Eagles Land when I literally searched for inspiration by throwing a football around with my neighbor's kids. Then it hit me!---no, not the ball...well, yes, sort of...
I was never trained as a QB in throwing the football. It's a position I never played. But every kid plays throw and catch with a football. It's the Amurrikin way...
NewsTags: Chip KellyPhiladelphia EaglesFor about a decade and a half, former Eagles head coach Andy Reid built the Birds with the thought that he wanted to assemble an undersized, fast and quick football team.
Yesterday new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made it clear that he doesn’t want to go that route and I think that’s a...
I wanted this piece to be a history of the best tradebacks in Eagles draft lore. Trading back is when you deal an earlier pick to another team for two or more of their later picks...or some other valuable consideration.
It seems to me the way to go if you want the most bang for your draft buck.
This is the latest post in Kurt’s continuing series to identify the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player of All-Time. For an explanation of his methodology for choosing each franchise’s ultimate franchise player, and then how you and he will choose the NFL’s Ultimate Franchise Player from that list, click here.
Previous selections: ARI | ATL | BAL | BUF | CAR | CHI | CIN | CLE...