Chip Kelly Update: Saints Preserve Us

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To be canonized as an official Roman Catholic Saint, you need to have produced at least two verified miracles. The New Orleans Saints got their first on Sunday, miraculously healing the crippled Eagles offense and blessing them with 39 points. It would have been 53 except for two inexcusably bad passes by QB Sam Bradford that were intercepted in the …

Sam Bradford the Next Drew Brees? Chip Kelly Thinks So

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The NFL off-season was filled with talk about Chip Kelly and Marcus Mariota, the match made in heaven that was so good it couldn’t possibly happen — and it didn’t. Now they’ve moved on to talking about Kelly and Sam Bradford. Kelly’s the coach so desperate for a headline, he traded for a QB coming off of two ACL tears in the …

Shorts, Passes, and Screens — The New Read Option?

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Needless to say, the Philadelphia Eagles have had an interesting offseason. With a flurry of moves that had (and still have) many Eagles fans questioning Chip Kelly‘s sanity, Philadelphia has set themselves up to have the strongest run game in the NFL. With potentially the strongest stable of runners Kelly has ever had, the Eagles are primed for dominance. Interestingly, what may …

Mariota — From Saint Louis to New Orleans?

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We all know that NFL “experts” don’t like “gimmicky Oregon spread offense players” such as Marcus Mariota right? Well, if you didn’t, then let me be the one to tell you – they don’t. This can be clearly seen in the fact that two of NFL.com’s so-called experts have Mariota going outside of the top 10 picks, with Bucky Brooks having him going …

Duck(s) Flying South for the 2015-2016 NFL Season

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I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that a large number of Oregon Duck fans, unless you didn’t care about the NFL until Chip Kelly got hired by the Philadelphia Eagles (or still don’t care), are probably Seattle Seahawk fans. Personally, having been born and bred just outside of New Orleans, I am a Saints fan. As such, while many of …

Should the Saints Bring in Marcus Mariota?

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Over the next three weeks, FishDuck.com Feature Writer Caleb Couturie will be analyzing the 25 teams in the NFL Draft that may look to select Marcus Mariota. Previous Article: Click here No. 12: The New Orleans Saints NO’s Draft Pick: Thirteenth NO’s 2015 Cap Space: $(-20,411,945) NO’s Top Needs: LB/CB/QB As a lifelong Saints fan, and now of course a lifelong Ducks fan, I must say I’m a …

Chip Kelly Update: Vulnerable to Weakness?

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Chip Kelly’s first season in the NFL ended with a field goal – kicked by the New Orleans Saints as time expired in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. It was a rough ending to a great season, and very likely Michael Vick’s last game as an Eagle.  No one is happy about the loss, close as it was, but …

Chip Kelly Update: Playoff Time

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It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t pretty, but the Philadelphia Eagles showed a lot of grit and poise in grinding out a 24-22 win against the hated Dallas Cowboys, to advance to the playoffs in Chip Kelly’s first year. Think about that for a second: Chip was never a head coach in his lifetime, until 2009. In the five years …