Originally written on Gridiron Grit  |  Last updated 11/20/14
Chip Kelly and the new-look Philadelphia Eagles may not be considered to be in the playoff conversation heading into the start of the highly-anticipated 2013 NFL regular season, but with unrest in the NFC East and four different division champions over the last four seasons, anything can happen.  At least one thing’s certain about this team though—it will be fascinating to watch. Despite the widespread speculation and intrigue regarding the tempo on offense and how the unit will operate with Michael Vick, Nick Foles and possibly even rookie QB Matt Barkley lining up under center this year, the Eagles’ new-look defense could be just as interesting to watch and just as important to the team’s success in 2013. Philadelphia chalked up just 30 sacks (down from 50 in 2011) and a mere 13 takeaways in 2012.  Philly more than made up for the departures of defensive lineman Cullen Jenkins and Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie in the secondary with the additions of Patrick Chung,...
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