Kelly: Davis Will Still Be My Defensive Coordinator

Billy Davis and Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)

Billy Davis and Chip Kelly. (Jeff Fusco)

DETROIT, MI Chip Kelly quickly dismissed the notion that’d he fire Billy Davis after the Eagles’ 45-14 loss to the Lions. In his post-game press conference, the head coach was asked if Davis would still be his defensive coordinator.

“Yes,” Kelly said, offering no other words on the topic.

Kelly, who explained that he’s “committed” to seeing this season through, added that he thought his players gave full effort. He was also asked if he believes he still has the support of the guys in the locker room. Read more »

Kelce: ‘We’re Going To Find Out the Cowards’

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

DETROIT, MI — Jason Kelce‘s left knee was swollen nearly twice its original size, the upper half of his leg black and blue from the strain. Inflammation of the bursa near his knee joint pushed against a nerve, causing pain to the point where he was having difficulty walking leading up to the game.

But he played, and stayed in there the whole, disastrous game against the Lions. Asked if that’s as good of proof as any that he is still fighting and fighting for Chip Kelly, he responded, “I guess.”

Kelce has been on of Kelly’s biggest advocates, and a defender of his methods. After a pair of horrible losses and all signs pointing to dysfunction, has his confidence in Kelly been shaken?

“I will never doubt Chip Kelly and I will never doubt these coaches,” he said. “That’s the only way you can go about this business in my opinion. Doubters and people that don’t trust their teammates and don’t trust their coaches, those are losers in my opinion. That’s the way you lose games. And obviously we’re losing a lot of games right now, we’re not doing very well. But that’s not ever going to change my approach or my trust in the players in this locker room or the coaches that are telling me what to do.” Read more »

Open Thread: Eagles vs. Lions

NFL: Detroit Lions at Philadelphia Eagles

Happy Thanksgiving to our Birds 24/7 community. Through good times and (plenty of) bad, your loyalty continues to shine through. We can’t thank you enough.

Here’s hoping for some good football, good food and good times with your loved ones. As always, feel free to join the conversation in the comments section.

— Tim and Josh

Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Jason Kelce, Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

Jason Kelce and Sam Bradford. (Jeff Fusco)

For the second consecutive week, Mark Sanchez will start at quarterback for the Eagles. Sam BradfordJonathan Krause, Ryan Mathews, Denzel Rice, Tanner Hawkinson, Zach Ertz and Brandon Bair are inactive. Read more »

Who Picked The Eagles: Week 12

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

The Eagles play the Lions in Detroit at 12:30, just in time to ruin your appetite for Thanksgiving dinner.

Here’s how a sampling of local and national media think the game will play out.

Birds 24/7 Picks

Both Tim and Josh are picking the Lions this week in an effort to right their season records. Check out the latest episode of Press Coverage for their full thoughts on the Thursday throw down, as well as Chip Kelly’s sinking ship.

National Writer Predictions

FOX Sports’ Pete Schrager isn’t buying Chip Kelly’s tactics any longer. He picks the Lions, 31-23, over the Birds on Thanksgiving. Read more »

Eagles Could Face Rams In London In 2016

Photo By Jeff Fusco

Photo By Jeff Fusco

The NFL announced its slate for the 2016 iteration of the International Series in London on Wednesday, and it appears the Eagles might be ticketed for a matchup across the pond next season.

Early rumblings projected the Eagles to face off against the Bengals, but instead Washington will be facing Cincinnati in London in Week 4. The other concrete matchup pits the Colts against the Jaguars in an AFC South in Week 8.

For the third game, the St. Louis Rams have been established as half of the matchup in Week 7, on October 23.

As for the other half of the game, the NFL’s official release simply says “NFC East opponent” rather than specifying which team — the Eagles, Cowboys, or Giants — will be playing because it’s still up for grabs.

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‘As Far As I Know, It’s Mark’

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Photo by Jeff Fusco

Straight answers were a little hard to come by in respect to the quarterback situation Tuesday.

Pat Shurmur said that he really didn’t know who would start against the Lions —  stating that it came down to health — and that he was sure Chip Kelly would provide reporters with an update when available. That drew laughs from some members of the assembled media, who won’t meet with Kelly again this week and probably wouldn’t be given the answer even if they did.

Lane Johnson,  a de facto team spokesman of sorts, offered a bit more. Read more »

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