When Chip Kelly was hired, Ron Jaworski decided to sit down and study tape of five or six Oregon games.
Last week, he looked at a couple more. And the former Eagles quarterback just doesn’t see Kelly’s concepts translating to the NFL.
“It’s going to be interesting to see if this style of offense projects to the NFL,” Jaws said during an interview with Harry Mayes and Nick Kayal on 97.5 The Fanatic earlier this week. “I’m going to say no.”
West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith worked out for teams around the league Thursday during his Pro Day.
According to a USA Today report, 29 of the NFL’s 32 franchises had a representative there, including the Eagles, who sent senior scouting adviser Tom Donahoe.
Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman did not need to attend because they already worked Smith out earlier in the week. The coach and GM were joined by owner Jeffrey Lurie on Monday in Morgantown.
Ron Jaworski was in attendance Thursday and asked Smith about his meeting with the Eagles’ brass.
Until all five of the remaining head-coaching openings are filled, Jon Gruden’s name is going to continue to come up.
The Gruden conversation revolves around two key questions:
1. How interested is he in returning to coaching?
2. How interested are teams in bringing him on board?
There have been plenty of rumors, but Ron Jaworski has discussed the possibilities directly with Gruden.
Ron Jaworski’s new quarterback power rankings are out, and Michael Vick comes in at No. 12. This is what Jaws had to say:
Ron Jaworski believes the Eagles are in for a fight in Arizona. A guest on Mike & Mike this morning, Jaws spoke in glowing terms about the Cardinals’ attack.
“This Arizona defense is playing terrific,” said Jaworski. “I’m seeing some things that make me say, ‘Hmm, this defense could be really, really good.’ They love to play their 2-4-5 as a base — two down linemen, four linebackers, five defensive backs — and why not when you’ve got a Darnell Dockett and a Calais Campbell inside. Those two guys can pretty much handle the interior of any offensive line in the league.
“I think the Cardinals will give the Eagles all they can handle on Sunday.”
We reached out to a handful of local sports figures to get their predictions for the upcoming season. What will the Eagles’ record be? Here’s what they had to say: