Fixing the Philadelphia Eagles

Noah Smith NFL 6 Comments

With the early season struggles of the Philadelphia Eagles, suddenly everyone is breaking their legs jumping off of the Chip Kelly bandwagon — proclaiming that they saw it coming. Everyone has their magic fix for the offense: “If LeSean McCoy were still here they’d be winning,” one will say, or “Jeremy Maclin is the magical missing piece.” I’d even bet …

Chip Kelly Update: The Final Cutdown

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

After a crazy off-season of frenetic wheeling and dealing, controversies and silly hype, the Eagles season begins, for real, on Monday night during Prime Time. The final preparations are done. The Eagles lost their fourth preseason game, the most pointless, which strangely reassured some people who love to tell you preseason games don’t matter. Which is sort of true, except that …

Chip Kelly Update: A Great Start

Mark Saltveit Editorials 4 Comments

Preseason games mean nothing — we all know that. And yet … the Philadelphia Eagles stomped on the Indianapolis Colts Sunday, and it was hard not to be excited by the way the team played. Even if you ignore the final score — 36-10, not that it mattered — there were a lot of individual performances that were highly encouraging. …

Chip Kelly Update: Training Camp Madness? Not Really

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 7 Comments

After the long but quiet summer break, the Eagles opened training camp in humid 90-degree Philadelphia weather. News broke that they traded cornerback Brandon Boykin to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a fifth round pick. (If he plays 60% or more of the snaps this year, that changes to a fourth round pick.) Boykin is an excellent nickel corner with long arms …

Ascending Eagles — Bradford and Tebow

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

With the NFL preseason around the corner, all of the intrigue that has been building throughout the offseason will finally be seen on the field. One of the most interesting stories coming out of Eagles camp this year has been surrounding Chip Kelly’s two new quarterbacks – Sam Bradford and Tim Tebow. Both players have looked impressive thus far, with Bradford looking …

Sam Bradford the Next Drew Brees? Chip Kelly Thinks So

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 5 Comments

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 …

Chip Kelly Update: “I’m not governed by the fear.”

Mark Saltveit FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

The winter and spring are long and barren for a football fan, especially one who follows Chip Kelly. The Eagles coach speaks to the press only at press conferences, and he basically doesn’t have any from the day the team cleans out its lockers after its final game until organized team activities (OTAs) start again in late May. There are …

On Wings of Eagles — Chip Kelly’s Plan for Tim Tebow

Noah Smith FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 3 Comments

Many people assumed that one of the NFL‘s most polarizing players, Tim Tebow, was done as an NFL player.  Despite these assumptions, one coach, Chip Kelly, decided to sign him.  Kelly’s signing a polarizing player who many people doubt can even be a backup in the NFL shouldn’t surprise anybody, as Kelly has shown time and again that he doesn’t …

The Post-Heisman Slump

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The dust has all but settled from the Ducks’ historic 2014-15 season featuring a trip to the inaugural College Football Playoff, a Rose Bowl victory, and the first Heisman trophy winner in school history. It is time to look ahead to the 2015-16 season and retool for another National Championship run. The biggest concern facing this squad as they take …

Mariota, Mariota and More Mariota

McKalie Bellew FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

Oh my, Marcus Mariota will never stop surprising us. I can’t even imagine what the rest of his career as a football player has to offer! It’s about time for an update on all the amazing things this young man is accomplishing, so here it goes. To begin, Mariota was named the Pac-12 Offensive Player of the Year after leading …

College Football Nation: Hot Seats and FSU’s Drastic Unie Change

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 0 Comments

This is shaping up to be the summer of the hurry up offense and the attack it has come under.  I am okay with coaches arguing over the possible rule change all summer and taking jabs at each other.  Imagine how much bigger the Iron Bowl will be if Alabama’s Nick Saban and Auburn’s Gus Malzahn have all summer to speak …

College Football Nation: Shootout in the South and FSU QB has a Heisman Moment

Jeff Hostetler FishWrap, FishWrap Archive 1 Comment

  Great weekend of college football. We will be having some movement in the Top-10 for sure after certain teams’ performances.  The SEC brags about defense but it seems to be the last thing on their mind as every game is played. If there is a year to knock out the SEC from the title game or in the title …