Dennis Kelly

Birds 24/7

What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.

Birds 24/7

All-22: Dissecting the Eagles’ Offensive Issues

David Molk seemed somewhat surprised to see a group of reporters waiting by his locker Tuesday afternoon. “Molk! Molk! Molk!” chanted DeMeco Ryans, sporting a […]

Birds 24/7

Game Review: Eagles Offense Vs. 49ers

Here’s a player-by-player breakdown of what we saw from the Eagles’ offense after having re-watched. QUARTERBACK Nick Foles – He followed up a tremendous performance […]

Birds 24/7

All-22: Maclin Gets Loose On Jailbreak Screen

In Chip Kelly’s first game as an NFL head coach against Jim Haslett and Washington last season, he used a look in the second quarter […]

Birds 24/7

Eagles Reshuffle Offensive Line

The Eagles showed off a different starting offensive line today during the portion of practice open to the media. They had Jason Peters (LT), Matt […]

Birds 24/7

After Hit On Foles, Peters Answers the Call

When Jason Peters saw Chris Baker level Nick Foles, he couldn’t contain himself. “He was cheap-shotted,” Peters said. “I mean he [Baker] cheap-shotted him, and […]

Birds 24/7

All-22: McCoy’s 3rd-And-15 Run

Chip Kelly admitted afterwards that the call wasn’t part of some grand plan. He was, in fact, deciding to be somewhat conservative and play to […]

Birds 24/7

Notes: The New-Look Offensive Line

Pat Shurmur didn’t want to reveal who would be starting at left guard and right tackle this week in place of the injured Evan Mathis […]

Birds 24/7

Roster Analysis: Sizing Up the Offense

The Eagles made cuts today, trimming the roster down to 53 players in advance of the 4 p.m. deadline. Here’s a position-by-position look at what […]

Birds 24/7

Eagles Depth Chart: Offense

Chip Kelly likes to say that the Eagles only have a seating chart, not a depth chart, this time of year. Luckily, here at Birds […]

Birds 24/7

Bradley Fletcher Ruled Out For Sunday’s Game

Bradley FletcherEagles starting cornerback Bradley Fletcher has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the Chargers.

The 27-year-old sustained a concussion late in the game against Washington. He had yet to pass the ImPACT test as of Thursday afternoon.

The Eagles’ depth in the secondary will be tested. Brandon Boykin is expected to start on the outside in Fletcher’s absence, though he could  very well move into the slot in certain packages as well. Brandon Hughes, who is recovering from a fractured hand, is a logical candidate to play on the outside when Boykin does move inside.

Birds 24/7

Kelly: No Favoritism Towards Ex-Oregon Players

0V3J8539Of the 61 spots on the Eagles’ roster (practice squad included), five are occupied by guys who played their college ball at Oregon.

Today, Chip Kelly was asked if his familiarity with the former Ducks can help him build his program with the Eagles.

“If we were gonna sing the Oregon fight song, it would,” Kelly joked.

Birds 24/7

Dennis Kelly Still Has A Ways To Go Before Return

The last time we spoke with Dennis Kelly, he said that he hoped to be back on the practice field around the start of the regular season and was “very confident” that he would avoid being placed on injured reserve.

On Tuesday he said he was “pretty confident” that the IR is not in his future. And it looks like his return date is still a ways off.

Birds 24/7

Camp Notes: Foles Trying To Bounce Back

Nick FolesIf there is a positive spin to put on Nick Foles‘ two preseason turnovers, it’s that both were promptly followed by touchdown drives.

In the opener against the Patriots, Foles was hit from behind as he was trying to pass on his second play from scrimmage and coughed up the football. His next time up he engineered a 10-play, 62-yard drive that Bryce Brown capped with an eight-yard burst up the middle for the score.

Thursday against Carolina, Foles was interecepted by Josh Thomas in the back of the end zone on the opening possession. On the next series he scrambled for the seven-yard touchdown run.

“In both instances in two weeks in a row which I learned from Nick, he can bounce back from an adverse situation.  Not that you ever want to be in one but at least you kind of know how he’ll be,” said Chip Kelly.

Birds 24/7

Eagles Wake-Up Call: OL Training Camp Preview

How good will Lane Johnson be as a rookie? What’s in store for Danny Watkins this season? Tackling those questions and more in our offensive line training camp preview.