Sam Bradford exited the Eagles’ game yesterday with an injured left shoulder and concussion, and is expected to miss Philadelphia’s game against Tampa Bay on Sunday and possibly next Thursday’s matchup in Detroit.
With Bradford likely sidelined, Mark Sanchez is expected to start. The news was first reported by Ian Rapoport, who tweeted it as Chip Kelly’s press conference wrapped up this afternoon. Ryan Mathews also left the game yesterday with a concussion, although Kelly didn’t discuss his status. Read more »
Expectations for the 2015 season were largely built on trust.
Trust that Chip Kelly knew what he was doing as a head coach and architect; that the offensive line would hold up despite a big subtraction and no notable additions; that the young receivers would help replace a key veteran; that Sam Bradford would take his game to the next level in this system and avoid injury; and that over time, the new pieces would coalesce to form a contender.
On Sunday, that trust absorbed its biggest hit yet. Read more »
“We didn’t play smart.”
Chip Kelly spoke for eight minutes and 23 seconds after the Eagles’ 20-19 loss to the Dolphins Sunday afternoon, but that was the gist. That was his biggest takeaway from his team’s fifth loss of the season, a press conference compressed into four brief words.
Kelly didn’t think his team played a smart enough game to win, and then they didn’t.
“We had too many penalties that I think negated big gains for us,” Kelly said, visibly frustrated by the abundance of flags. “A lot of them — I think there were only seven of them, when you look at the game sheet, but there were a lot of them that were offsetting. We obviously had more of them. We had way too many penalties on the offensive side of the ball.”
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On first down, with 10 yards to go and a little over 11 minutes left in the fourth quarter, Mark Sanchez thought he saw something he could exploit.
In part, he was right. As he looked over the Eagles’ offensive line, making sure the linemen were set and ready to snap the ball, he saw a Miami player running, out of the corner of his eye, off the field.
This, he thought, was his chance to catch them out of position and hit a big play.
The Eagles are finally back in a 1:00 Sunday slot, and they’re playing in Philadelphia for the first time in nearly a month as the Dolphins pay a visit to the Linc. We’ll pop in with some updates and thoughts from time to time. Feel free to join the conversation in the comments section below.
The Eagles take on the Dolphins at 1 p.m. today, their first 1:00 game in more than a month. Here’s how a few national writers see the game playing out.
On Friday, May 9, Chip Kelly and the Eagles sat with the No. 42 pick in the 2014 NFL Draft and a bevy of options at their fingertips in one of the deepest wide receiver drafts in league history.
The Eagles selected Jordan Matthews out of Vanderbilt, and 24 games into his career, Matthews has had one of the best starts to a career of any wideout in franchise history. He had his share of struggles over the first half of the season, but the pick still appears to be a good one by just about any measure.
But there’s always the parallel universe game to be played. What if the Eagles had selected, say, Davante Adams, who Green Bay selected 11 picks later? Or maybe Allen Robinson, who went to Jacksonville 19 picks later?
What if the Eagles had selected Jarvis Landry, who the Miami Dolphins took 21 picks after Matthews and enters Sunday’s matchup with the Birds as one of the more dynamic players in the NFL?
Malcolm Jenkins missed his second straight day of practice Wednesday because, as Chip Kelly revealed for the first time during his press conference, he suffered a concussion in the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys on Sunday night.
“[Jenkins] won’t go today, he has a concussion,” Kelly said Wednesday. “He’s going through recovery and concussion protocol.”