Chip Kelly Update: An Ugly Turn of Events

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The Philadelphia Eagles raced out to a 16-3 lead against Miami Sunday in what looked like the easy, hilarious victory that it should have been. Tight end Brent Celek, who usually just blocks these days, caught passes for 14, 20, 40 and 60 yards as he ran rampant across the middle of the Dolphins’ defense. Miami has committed a series …

Chip Kelly Update: Winning Is More Fun

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The city of Philadelphia was basically on suicide watch after the loss to Dallas, with the only energy wielded by people forming lynch mobs for Chip Kelly. Much of the pessimism was realistic, too. The Eagles’ offense was easily the worst in the NFL, as their three running backs combined for negative yardage against the Cowboys’ decimated defense. Kelly was running …

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

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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 …

Chip Kelly Update: Reconditioning the Roster

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Since our last update, the Eagles have finished their draft and signed a bunch of free agents to complete their roster. They also made some key staffing changes, which helps us understand some of those roster additions. I’m talking about the revamp of the Eagles’ pioneering Sports Science department. Shaun Huls, a very low profile former Navy Seals trainer, got a …

Chip Kelly’s Magic Trick Turns Ducks into Eagles

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According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, six former Ducks will be available for contracts in free agency – FB Will Tukuafu, TE Dante Rosario, TE Ed Dickson, OL Adam Snyder, LB Spencer Paysinger, and CB Walter Thurmond III. What is the Master Plan? How will it unfold? What will it look like when its done? #EaglesNation #FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/nE4JQ9VZJS — …

Recruiting Analysis: Ducks Dodge Disaster

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When news broke that Don Pellum was going to be Oregon’s new defensive coordinator, a number of people asked me how it would affect recruiting.  ”It won’t,” I said, “the thing to watch is whether or not John Neal stays put.”  I was worried, since I knew that Neal really wanted that defensive coordinator position.  How would he react to …