Sunday, October 4, 2015

Chip pleased by team's response to thrashing

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said his players' response to the blowout in Denver has been strong and positive.

Chip pleased by team's response to thrashing

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and head coach Chip Kelly. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and head coach Chip Kelly. (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Much to no one's surprise, Chip Kelly got the answer he wanted from his team when the Eagles returned to practice following their 52-20 humiliation in Denver Sunday.

After the game, Kelly said he wanted to see how his players reacted when practice resumed for this Sunday's game at New York. When Kelly met with reporters Wednesday, he said: "I really like this group. I like their mindset. I like their attitude ... Now we build on that."

Kelly said right guard Todd Herremans played his best game of the season at Denver. He said the defense "has to get more pressure on the quarterback, I think that's obvious."

Kelly said safety Patrick Chung will again be limited in practice today, and that corner Brandon Boykin also will be limited. Chung and Boykin are dealing with shoulder injuries. Kelly indicated he thinks Boykin will be able to take part in the full practice Thursday.

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Kelly said Cedric Thornton has really taken to the new 3-4 scheme and has been the Eagles' best defensive lineman so far -- which might not be all good, given that Thornton, who came here undrafted from Southern Arkansas,  plays on a line that includes Fletcher Cox, the 12th player selected in the 2012 draft.

Kelly said Giants quarterback Eli Manning, who has struggled this season behind a banged-up offensive line, "might be the best deep-ball thrower in the game." He also praised Manning's toughness.

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