Eagles Wake-Up Call: ‘Invest In Yourself’

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Chip Kelly has said repeatedly that he didn’t enter the NFL with any preconceived notions.

Still, one thing that surprised him last year was how committed most of the team’s veterans were to the program. At the time, Kelly explained that many of them bought in from the get-go and were focused on getting better and earning a job.

In Year 2, Kelly has done some more roster-churning. He’s had full attendance all spring and has been preaching a consistent message to the 90 players at the NovaCare Complex: invest in yourself. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: What We’re Watching At Mini-Camp

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The Eagles open a three-day mini-camp today at the NovaCare Complex.

These will be the final practice sessions of the spring. The players will then get more than a month off before the start of training camp in late July. Keeping that in mind, here are three things we’ll be keeping an eye on. Read more »

Davis: Smith Will Help With ‘Mirrored’ Defense

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Billy Davis wants a mirrored defense.

The Eagles’ defensive coordinator spoke Monday for the first time since the team used a first-round pick on outside linebacker Marcus Smith. Smith has been practicing at the Jack spot this spring – the position occupied last year by Connor Barwin. Davis provided insight on what the plan is for the Birds’ rookie.

“Marcus is a young guy that we had to start at a position to learn it,” he said. “The positions can be mirrored or they can take on little different variations depending on who’s out there – who’s out there at that time or even in a series. So it’s very flexible what I can do with the Jack and the Predator. But Marcus, we started at the Jack. There’s probably a little bit more versatility and movement. More of what he did in college was the Jack so we started him there. But I’m willing to bet once he settles down a little bit he can go either side.” Read more »

All-22 Resources: Chip Kelly’s Playbook

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We’ve done several All-22 write-ups since Chip Kelly was hired as the Eagles’ head coach back in January of 2013.

Coaches and players have been generous enough to explain some of the key plays and concepts to us along the way. So we thought it’d be a good idea to compile all of those pieces in one place.

Below you will find links to the write-ups on individual offensive plays we’ve gone over. Bookmark it, favorite it, get it tattooed on your leg. Whatever you need to do.

In the coming weeks and months, we’ll have plenty more and will add to this page. In the meantime, click on the links or the photos for in-depth explanations. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: ‘People Are Going To Listen To Him’

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Nick Foles is in a different spot.

He doesn’t want to admit it, but it’s the truth. Last year at this time he was in a battle with Michael Vick and faced an uncertain future. This year, things have changed. He’s the man and has been handed the keys as the Eagles look to improve on last year’s mark and make a playoff run. Read more »

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