Originally written on 60 Max Power O  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Coach Chip Kelly said when he took the job that he wanted a defense that causes havoc. If the first week of free agency is any indication, Kelly’s plan is taking shape. There is buyers beware attached to this as the last Eagles shopping spree led to Andy Reid getting fired, but a new coach and philosophy needs to be given a chance. Gone are Nnamdi Asomugha, Cullen Jenkins, Jason Babin, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to name a few, and the results were disappointing. The reset button was pushed and influxes of new faces have come to Philadelphia to help the fans forget the faded, ‘Dream team.’ According to Jeff McLane of Philly.com, the Eagles have done a lot of work the past week to erase past mistakes. McLane writes: ‘But the canvas was repainted when the Eagles signed eight free agents - seven of whom are defensive players - in a span of 48 hours last week. They added four defensive backs, a pass rusher, a defensive lineman, and a backup inside linebacker. They come to a defense that will be undergoing a significant modification. The traditional 4-3 scheme - four down linemen and three linebackers - that the Eagles have run for years will no longer be. In its place will be a front that will often look like a 3-4, but the team will try not to label it. Chip Kelly wants versatility. Coordinator Bill Davis, who ran a 4-3 "under" scheme in Arizona, is expected to bring to the Eagles a hybrid defense that will give the new Eagles coach the flexibility he wants.’   var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
2 Comments:
  • Eagles, dey do anything good, deys got lots of older players can still play?
  • dey still are losers for 53 years and counting will be 54 soon
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Daxter Miles’ Twitter mentions light up after Kentucky blowout

Ortiz: 'Nobody in MLB history' tested for PEDs more than me

Sam Dekker scores career high after Aaron Rodgers' challenge

Brey Day: Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight after a vintage performance

Ronda Rousey on having kids: 'I'm an ovarian goldmine'

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Pedro Martinez: Rose should be allowed in Hall of Fame

Pablo Sandoval 'cut things off at the root' with Giants

Scott Boras taking shots at Cubs' history over Kris Bryant

Kingdome debt finally paid off 15 years after demolition

49ers waive Jonathan Martin

Former MLBer Curt Ford assaulted, told to ‘go back to Ferguson’

Five under-the-radar National League MVP candidates

Five bizarre NFL offseason moves that don't add up

Texas to Rick Barnes: Change your staff or you will be fired

First 'National Fantasy Football Convention' to star Tony Romo

Teams that don't deserve to win Connor McDavid Sweepstakes

How a basketball-themed art exhibit changed perceptions

Bucs admit they’ve been getting calls about Mike Glennon

The last Expo standing

NHL ships nets which have room for cameras inside posts

Toronto Raptors limping into the playoffs

Best picks ever at every spot in first round of NFL Draft

Alonzo Mourning confirms “Who wants to sex Mutombo?”

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Under-the-radar NL MVP candidates

Notre Dame’s coach makes first Elite Eight

The last Expo standing

Five under-the-radar AL MVP candidates

Michigan sent recruit's GF a letter

MLB teams that could disappoint

25 years ago, the best Sweet 16 of all time was pure madness

The 2015 bad quarterback carousel

17 facts to know before the Sweet 16

Agent: Sam was horrible at veteran combine

Keeping judo ‘pure’ in Europe means keeping MMA out

The Sweet 16 should be seen as success

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.