Afternoon Notes: Kingsbury On Chip
Chip Kelly crossed paths with several coaches in his various travels this offseason.
One coach who came to see Kelly in Philadelphia was Texas Tech’s Kliff Kingsbury. The Red Raiders averaged 35.8 points and 510.7 yards per game in Kingsbury’s first season there.
Speaking to FoxSports.com’s Bruce Feldman on The Audible podcast, Kingsbury explained what he got out of his visit.
“I went to Philadelphia and met with those guys, the Eagles coaches, just to see what they were doing differently at that level,” he said.
“I thought he’s done a great job of staying consistent in who he was at Oregon, bringing it up there and believing in it and excelled. A lot of the same concepts they were successful with at Oregon, they’re running and being successful with in one of the top offenses in the NFL. So it was fun to see that. Everybody says, ‘Well that offense can’t work in the NFL.’ He kind of went up there and showed everybody it could. So it was fun to be around that, and hopefully we take some stuff from what I saw up there and incorporate it into our game and get better this year.”
EAGLES CAP SPACE
Kevin Seifert of ESPN.com has a piece up on the offseason financial health of all 32 teams. The Eagles currently have over $20.2 million in cap space, fifth-most in the league.
In terms of actual cash, the Eagles are paying eighth-most ($143,038,022) in 2014.
And they are paying out $9,453,783 in dead money – that’s money to players no longer on the roster. That ranks right around the middle of the pack; 16 teams are paying less.
BEASON NICKED UP
In NFC East news, Giants linebacker Jon Beason left practice today with an injury. From NJ.com:
Giants linebacker and shoo-in defensive captain Jon Beason was carted off the practice field today. The training staff appeared to be looking at his knee or lower leg, but Beason was able to walk off the field under his own power.
The Giants signed Beason to a three-year deal this offseason.