Friday, August 28, 2015

A few thoughts on Chip's tight ship

Friday, June 12, 2015, 1:24 PM
I don't think releasing Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis dooms the Eagles this season. I don't think any of the stuff Chip Kelly has done since taking over personnel control in January necessarily dooms the Eagles this season, or beyond. I still think there's a real good chance the guy is smarter than all... Read more

Chip really did it: Mathis released

Thursday, June 11, 2015, 4:18 PM
IT WAS EARLY afternoon in Arizona. Evan Mathis was heading into a workout when his phone buzzed; Chip Kelly was calling. "We're going to release you so you can see if you can get what you want," is how Mathis recalls his message. This, the Eagles' two-time Pro Bowl left guard was not expecting, he... Read more

It's beginning to look a lot like Thurmond at safety

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, 12:53 PM
Chip Kelly again praised Walter Thurmond, when the Eagles' coach met with reporters before Tuesday's OTA session at NovaCare. Thurmond is a veteran nickel corner, signed as a free agent, who is bidding to become the starter at safety opposite Malcolm Jenkins. In contrast, when Kelly was asked about... Read more

Bradford: No cartilage damage

Monday, June 8, 2015, 3:35 PM
Sam Bradford was asked over and over to provide some sort of timeframe on when he will be 100 percent. Over and over, Bradford politely declined. Bradford said he doesn't want to set a date and then ignite panic if he is unable to meet it. (He didn't really say "ignite panic." But that would be what... Read more

Davis: More linebackers means more packages

Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 3:47 PM
Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis is reluctant to claim huge improvement for his beleaguered unit, despite major offseason upgrades. Davis, speaking to reporters Wednesday for the first time since the end of the 2014 season, said he and his players have a lot of work ahead. "On Sundays really... Read more

Bradford throws 7-on-7; Smith, Wolff still sidelined

Tuesday, June 2, 2015, 1:26 PM
The Eagles resumed OTAs Tuesday, and as promised, quarterback Sam Bradford threw during 7-on-7 drills, an indication of progress in his return from back-to-back left ACL surgeries. Bradford's first two throws were misfires, then he connected on an inside route with undrafted rookie wideout Devante... Read more

Chip: Tried to call LeSean, not worried about perceptions

Thursday, May 28, 2015, 1:00 PM
Eagles coach Chip Kelly spoke to reporters Thursday for the first time since running back LeSean McCoy, now in Buffalo, said Kelly had "gotten rid of all the good black players." "I've got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he's wrong," Kelly said. "We've put a lot of time... Read more

Eagles purge personnel department

Monday, May 4, 2015, 11:39 AM
THE BIG, HAPPY personnel family Chip Kelly described for us during the NFL draft is now a little smaller. After the draft was over, the Eagles on Sunday dismissed director of college scouting Anthony Patch, director of pro personnel Rick Mueller and Southwest area scout Brad Obee, sources close... Read more

Domo's NFC East Draft Report Card

Sunday, May 3, 2015, 11:04 AM
Eagles Grade: B-minus The Eagles wound up with just six picks, which is as few as they’ve had since the league went to a seven-round draft in 1994. While they spent three of those six picks on a major need area – the secondary – they failed for the second straight year to add any... Read more

Eagles' draft was in defense of Bill Davis

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 7:44 PM
Going into the 2015 NFL draft, the Eagles had three obvious areas of need -- a top-shelf wide receiver, youth and depth on the offensive line, and their secondary, the roster's prime trouble spot, where a difference-maker would be welcome at corner or at safety. The wide receiver, USC's Nelson Agholor... Read more
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