Found May 11, 2013 on The Victory Formation:
The NFC East made the two most surprising draft day quarterback selections when the Giants grabbed Ryan Nassib and the Philadelphia Eagles snagged Matt Barkley. Nassib isn’t in any immediate plans for the Giants, but Barkley certainly has a chance to show up on Sunday in 2013, if not within a couple of years. There is a misconception that Chip Kelly’s offense requires a QB that possesses Mike Vick like athletic ability, someone who can run particularly fast, and Barkley certainly doesn’t fit that mold. The general thought on Barkley is that he is a prototypical 3, 5, 7 step drop back QB. That appears to be how Barkley sees himself as well, because he has never been asked to run an offense like the one Kelly put together while at Oregon. But Barkley is up to the challenge to assimilate himself into the style Kelly wants to run. “You know, I’ll make it fit,” Barkley said, via “It doesn’t matter what plays we run, I’m going to find a way to help this team out, and I know Coach Kelly has a way of working things out as well in terms of how he schemes and how he [...]

Matt Barkley to start for Eagles in 2013?

When the Eagles scooped up Matt Barkley in the fourth-round of last month's draft, the prevailing thought was he'd hold a clipboard for a few seasons. However, the former Trojan's time could be coming sooner than later. Jeff McClane of the Philadelphia Inquirer thinks there's "no reason" why Barkley can't win the Eagles' starting quarterback job...

Is Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly going to start rookie Matt Barkley over the dynamic Michael Vick?

The Philadelphia Inquirer bizarrely contends rookie Matt Barkley could “get the nod” over Michael Vick to start under center for the Eagles against the Washington Redskins in Landover on September 9. Unlike Vick, the 22-year-old Barkley was personally chosen out of USC by new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly with the 98th pick in April’s draft. With the sullied Trojan fully recovered...

Matt Barkley have a chance to start in Philly?

Even though the Philadelphia Eagles drafted quarterback Matt Barkley in the fourth round of this year’s draft, there’s a chance he could end up as their starter this coming season. Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer made a solid argument as to why Barkley could win the Eagles starting job. There are some pertinent reasons to support Barkley’s candidacy, among them his...

Matt Barkley says he’ll make Chip Kelly’s offense fit him

Rookie Matt Barkley told that he plans on competing for the Philadelphia Eagles starting quarterback job. “Well, they’ve both done great things, and Michael has had an unbelievable career,” Barkley said referring to Michael Vick and Nck Foles “I’ll get to know them those guys, and I’m sure from what I’ve heard they are outstanding men, but you come in...

Get ready for a look inside Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles practice

Image via Today is big day for the Philadelphia Eagles. It will be the first time that Chip Kelly will lead a full-team practice via OTAs, and it’s the first opportunity media will have to observe first-hand what they’ve heard about. The super-fast pace of practices. The communications that will change the league, at least according to Brent Celek. This comes right...

What Is Chip Kelly Looking For From The Quarterback Position?

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Eagles News QuarterbacksTags: Chip KellyMatt BarkleyMichael VickPhiladelphia Eagles  The big question everybody is asking about the Eagles concerns their quarterback situation.  What does the drafting of Matt Barkley tell us about what Chip Kelly really wants in a quarterback? How important is the quarterback’s ability to run with the football to...

Matt Barkley reminds Trent Dilfer of Eli Manning

Former NFL quarterback and ESPN NFL analyst Trent Dilfer told 97.5 The Fanatic in Philly that rookie Matt Barkley reminds him of Eli Manning. “I thought he was a first round talent,” Dilfer said, per Black Sports Online. “But when you look at his film, I was really intrigued because of what he does as a player, are really graduate level things. Line of scrimmage control,...

Matt Barkley Could Win Starting QB Job with Eagles

A Philadelphia Inquirer report indicates that Matt Barkley could be the Eagles' Week 1 starter at quarterback.Fantasy Spin:The other candidates are Mike Vick and Nick Foles. Barkley fell all the way to the fourth round at the draft last month after entering the 2012 season as a possible No. 1 pick. This report sounds a little ambitious but anything's possible with the Eagles.

Michael Vick running with the Eagles first-team offense

Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin told that quarterback Michael Vick has been running the first-team offense most of the time, while Nick Foles has been “sprinkled” in. “I mean right now, you’ve got Mike going with the ones,” said Maclin, “and Nick [Foles] sprinkling in some reps here and there.” Maclin was asked about rookie quarterback Matt Barkley...

Jeremy Maclin: Michael Vick’s Leading Nick Foles In The Quarterback Battle

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Eagles rookie minicamp the real fun begins for Barkley...

Matt Barkley and the rookies spent Friday installing offensive plays. Barkley will likely begin fourth on the depth chart behind Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Dennis Dixon come Monday when the veterans join the rookies for Organized Team Activities (OTAs). And finally, for the first time under Chip Kelly, Monday's practices will be open to the media. Barkley already has...

Trent Dilfer: Matt Barkley can be the Next Eli Manning

Former USC quarterback and now Philadelphia Eagles member Matt Barkley has had quite the interesting past two years. A quarterback thought to have been an assured top 10 pick back in the 2012 draft decided to come back to school for his senior year and pursue a national championship. Things didn’t exactly go as planned [...]
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