Chip Kelly Update: Rebuilding the Roster

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

This is the silly season, from the end of the Combine to the end of the official NFL “year.” On March 10 we start all over again, teams have to fit under the salary cap and free agency opens. Until that date there will be no news, aside from the release of some expensive veterans, and no one will be …

Chip Kelly Update: The Eagles Suck. Also, Best in NFL

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

This is the most confusing football team ever. The offense is completely misfiring. Nick Foles led the league in long throws (over 20 yards) last year; in 2014, he’s 4 for 31, with three interceptions. Sunday was his personal low point in a miserable season; scrambling for a first down, he fumbled away the ball untouched as he rolled forward …

Lane Johnson: Chip Kelly’s Secret Weapon in Space?

Joe Kearns Analysis 3 Comments

Chip Kelly doesn’t just want his skill players to have speed. He places a high premium on athletic offensive linemen who can execute their blocks both at the line of scrimmage and in space. It is easy to see how Lane Johnson‘s rare athletic ability convinced Kelly to select the Oklahoma offensive tackle with the fourth overall pick last year. …