Breaking: Temple Construction Site Collapse [UPDATED]

Emergency vehicles are at the scene at 12th and Berks, where part of a building under construction, the Science Education Research Center, has fallen in. An injured construction worker has been lowered onto a stretcher and is being taken for treatment.

Below, Temple’s most recent tweet:


UPDATE [2:29PM]: Ayers says the collapse zone is unsafe, but everything else is okay. The worker has been stabilized and has been taken to the hospital. Follow @TempleUpdate on Twitter for the latest news.

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  • Drew Pitchford

    I’d really love for Kelley’s or a similar playbook to leak online. (like I’ve pdf playbooks from the 90s to the mid-2000s. But I’d love to know his terminology. I know the west coast offense, the Corryelle offense, the Earhardt-Perkins system. I’m ready to learn this new thing!

  • ChessFan

    “Smart coaches out-coach mediocre coaches”. Especially coaches who have a difficult time making real-time adjustments (ie Reid). In the longer term Eagles should have an advantage in drafting players who are not as high on other boards due to high versatility Kelly loves. Kudos for this hiring as I can think of no available coach who would have me enjoy pre-season as much.

  • jon h

    guys, phenominal journalism here. I don’t see anything better in philly or anywhere else – the depth of coverage is just amazing. WOuld much rather have this then the same made up controversy over and over again.

  • therealpistolp

    So simple it’s genius!!!!!

  • TC

    “Barkley’s pass goes right through Harbor’s hands.“
    more like fingertips. That was almost hell of a catch, hardly a drop.

  • Roderick Silva

    I’m loving these breakdowns. Looking forward to this season.

  • Mike

    Great analysis guys! Keep it coming.

  • Dr Rick

    I’ve gotta second Sheil’s link to Chris Brown at Grantland. Excellent recent update on the read option in the NFL with Buffalo and Chicago.

    I think Ron Jaworski and Mike Missanelli are just so wrong. “This stuff will never work in the NFL.” But then I don’t get paid to have controversial opinions and generate listeners.

    PS TMac did a nice job on Mike M’s show today not getting sucked into MM’s baiting.

    • livingonapear

      Jaws at least included qualifications. It was less of a “it can’t work” and more of a “Until I see how the passing game steps up, I’m not putting money on it.”

  • EaglePete

    ha, yes positivity is a bit over the top for pre-season. I try to temper it myself. We have all seen greatness in preseason that doesnt translate. I actually think they might come out hot early in season and fade a bit down stretch and defenses catch up. Since they have to defend this style more often now as well. Most seem to think it will be opposite. Regardless of record, should be far more entertaining than recent years. Some sites are all negative all the time, some way too positive (ummm you can guess the first one, the second one being the teams site). Not sure where this stands, Id like to think neatly in between.

  • Anon

    Watching some Kelly runs specific plays to put them on tape for DCs to watch / plan against. Then he’ll run the plays during a game, to see how the DC has adjusted. He and Pay will find the weakness, adjust and run a variation that exposes the weak part of the defense when they cheat. Or he’ll just never run those plays again and show different looks during the game. Not sure if another HC has as much video / analysis of plays on the internet as Kelly, but it hasn’t stopped him from winning.

    Another key is that the mesh point (where the QB makes the run/pass option) doesn’t occur until after the snap, and sometimes a few second after the snap which gives extra time to analyze the D. Not every call is pre-snap which is really useful to the QBs.

  • Adam

    I know I sound like a broken record but what I’m looking for out of this season is.

    1. Improved tackling.
    2. Improved special teams.
    3. Much improved turnover differential (if we can’t create more, at least cause less)
    4. Young talent showing improvement (specifically 2nd year leap for last years class)

    I think those improvements alone can turn a 4-12 team into any where from 6-10 to 8-8.

  • aub32

    Guess this is where I will be missing Maclin.

  • BlindChow

    Also, it makes sense in conjunction with the follow-up play, where instead of blocking Jackson would go deep.

  • Fly High

    This is right on. In terms of stopping Oregon’s O, LSU really didn’t. Ohio State in 2009 and Auburn in 2010 did because they had 1 or 2 superathletic DL who destroyed Oregon’s overacheiving OL. In terms of scheme, I would look at Stanford this last year. but even more Cal. In 2010, Cal lost to Oregon 15-13, when Oregon was beating everyone by 40. The thing I remember was that simplicity was the way to beat the Oregon offense, complex schemes and a lot of blitzing never worked. I am guessing in the NFL, a very simple defensive scheme, with little blitzing and good disguise would be the best counter to Kelly.

  • Phils Goodman

    In the no huddle, it’s essential to be able run each play out of every possible formation and personnel grouping.

  • Broadcasting Wisdom

    Very exciting stuff, no doubt about it. I love that Kelly appears to have the patience to take the 4-5 easy yards per play that a defense gives you somewhere on the field, and march methodically (if rapidly) down the field. After 14 years of needing the big play to be successful, and watching Reid get bored after 4-5 short plays and have to call the deep one, I am intrigued by the prospect of numerous 10+ play drives with the defense on their heels, gasping for air.

  • Maggie

    I have just finished re-reading “About Three Bricks Shy of a Load” about the early 1970’s Steelers. I actually bookmarked a number of pages because Chuck Noll’s schemes sounded very similar to Chip Kelly’s. Including having a one-word or number to call in plays from the sidelines. Including using a machine waving tall appendages in front of the QB to simulate blitzing defenders. There is really nothing new “under the sun”, but there are clever people who build on previous suggestions and come up with improvements, Go Eagles. Oh, on defense, Joe Greene suggested AND implemented a change of position to greatly increase his ability to get through a gap between the O linemen. Greene once knocked the ball out of the back’s hands, then picked up the back and a guard at the same time to throw them down. Ah, the good old days.

  • Dutch

    The most basic concept on offense is to protect the QB. Kelly put a premium on Big mobile Offensive Linemen. You can’t run a spread offense without smart agile linemen. When you do not have the best linemen you have to protect the QB with tight formations which takes away from individual or group spacing. Kelly spreads your defense out across the field then isolates a group of your defenders to give his offense a numbers advantage somewhere on the field.
    it’s nice to see the scheme developing right now, but it’s going to be even better to watch in another year and beyond. It’s not a bad thing for Foles and Barkley to sit back and absorb the possibilities of this offense before being handed the reigns.

  • Maggie

    Maybe, also, Oregon didn’t have Shady? Or a real NFL quality running back or two?

  • Maggie

    They may have 3-4 defenses, but do they have really good 3-4 defense PLAYERS?

  • Anon

    You forgot improved play calling / time management, and improved o-line. But i’m with you the rest of the way. I honestly think the offensive talent is on par with the 10+ win teams, but we’l have to see where defense falls. I think the dedication to special teams helps us on both sides of the ball…

  • Ziggy9000

    Don’t forget that the birds also played something like 6 games last year where their opponent was coming off an extended week or a bye or the Birds had a short week. That should account for 2 extra wins alone.

  • Anon

    I don’t want a LB anywhere near DJ1 (maybe DJII). However, i did see baltimore hit T. Smith in the slot and then he juked some DBs and was gone. I think for them might be better than Flacco constantly overthrowing him.

  • Anon

    If Kelce is getting beat a lot by the NT, I think CK will pull him and have him be a run blocker on an OZR, neutralizing the NT. I think he beauty of the scheme is that you can neutralize dominant pass rushers just by not blocking them, reading them, and moving the play away from those guys.

  • Chipper fan

    Except Darin Thomas owns the NCG record for passing yards in that game against Auburn. With Nick Fairly chasing him all game.
    (and the record for the longest NCG pass play, to Jeff Maehl.)
    Kelly actually schemed and called a pretty good offensive game considering Auburn’s line (Fairly).
    Darrin T. owns some records at Oregon, but he’s no Michael Vick.

    I have no doubt that opposing DCs and HCs will spend more time trying to figure out Kelly’s Eagles, than the other way around.

  • pjxii

    Tom Coughlin always seemed to have a player get “injured” to take away the opposing team’s momentum.

  • Warhound

    One can, eventually, be just as strong as pre-injury, or even stronger; but, it takes time: the injured leg has to be completely rebuilt. I remember looking at my leg, soon after the ACL replacement, and yelling at it to function: needless to say that didn’t work.

  • A Big Butt and a Smile

    I’m putting them at 8-8 – anything over 8 is gravy.

  • Dominick Minyon

    Except for the Washington Redskins on Monday night

  • Dommy Bunks

    did you ever think maybe the system helped turn a 6th round pick into a HOFer? Brady is Mr. Magnificent no doubt, but would he have the same legacy is he wasn’t Belichick’s puppet?