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Archive: September, 2013

Chip Kelly does not rule out lineup/personnel changes, discusses late-game clock management

Monday, September 16, 2013, 8:29 AM
Chip Kelly met with reporters at 11:30, but he first appeared on WIP's Morning Show on Monday morning. He reiterated what he said after Sunday's game, but there were two specific answers to tackle... - Kelly was asked whether he will make personnel/lineup changes. He did not say no, and actually seemed... Read more

Vinny Curry inactive for second consecutive week

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 11:35 AM
Defensive end Vinny Curry is inactive for the second consecutive week, sidelined for Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers. This is not a good sign, because one of the defenses last week was that the Redskins are a running-based offense and Curry is a pass rusher. Except the Chargers are a... Read more

Eagles-Chargers: What did we learn?

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 10:01 PM
Chip Kelly endured his first career NFL loss after the Eagles fell to the Chargers, 33-30, at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday. It was an entertaining game, full of interesting subplots. Here are some observations: -- The Eagles offense left some points out on the field, but the loss fell squarely... Read more

LeSean McCoy contributes more as a receiver than a rusher

Sunday, September 15, 2013, 8:28 PM
One week after LeSean McCoy rushed 31 times for 184 yards, the Eagles’ star running back was limited to 11 carries for 53 yards in a 33-30 loss to the San Diego Chargers. McCoy was still a major contributor, catching five passes for 114 yards. The Chargers appeared to build their defense around... Read more

Eagle Scout: A closer look at Eagles-Chargers

Saturday, September 14, 2013, 10:02 AM
As DeSean Jackson pointed out this week, the Eagles captured the attention of the “whole world” during Chip Kelly’s memorable Eagles debut on Monday. That might be hyperbole from Jackson, but there’s growing buzz about Kelly and the Eagles after their dizzying pace and opportunistic... Read more

CB Bradley Fletcher out with concussion; Boykin moves outside?

Friday, September 13, 2013, 2:03 PM
The Eagles ruled cornerback Bradley Fletcher out for Sunday's game against the Chargers with a concussion. Fletcher didn't practice all week. Brandon Boykin is expected to slide outside from the slot and start for Fletcher at least in the base defense. The Eagles had no media access on Friday. If... Read more

The Inquirer’s Eagles-Chargers Predictions

Friday, September 13, 2013, 11:34 AM
JEFF MCLANE The Chargers come to Philly licking their wounds after they surrendered a 28-7 lead and lost to the Texans on a last-second field goal Monday night. The Eagles, in turn, are on a high after besting the Redskins, 33-7, even though they almost choked up a 26-point lead. But they survived... Read more

How Chip Kelly kept the Redskins off-balance

Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:13 AM
Back in May, amid a throbbing bass, fly swatters and the frenetic pace of his first NFL practice open to reporters, Chip Kelly sneaked in a few plays during installation periods that used an unbalanced offensive line with the right tackle lined up inside the left tackle, and more radically, both tackles... Read more

Bradley Fletcher not practicing, Brandon Hughes returns

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 12:07 PM
Eagles cornerback Bradley Fletcher did not practice Wednesday because of a concussion. Cornerback Brandon Hughes returned to practice in his recovery from a broken hand. Fletcher is "day-to-day," according to defensive coordinator Bill Davis. The Eagles will have a few contingencies if Fletcher does... Read more

Even after Eagles go fast, Chip Kelly thinks it's too slow

Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 2:25 PM
That fast-paced style the Eagles used on Monday night in the 33-27 victory over the Redskins? The one Michael Vick said couldn't get much faster? Well, it was wasn't fast enough for Chip Kelly. “I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you," Kelly said. "I’m not joking. We got to do... Read more
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