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Ron Jaworski admitted that he was a cynic when it came to Chip Kelly initially, and that the newcomer proved the old guard wrong.
“I wasn’t sure how this was going to work. I wasn’t a big believer in guys coming from the college ranks, leaving that rah-rah college style and bringing a new style to the NFL. Kelly made it happen. He won me over,” said Jaworski during his show on 97.5 the Fanatic this week.
Jaws did a thorough study of each offense across the league for his 2014 quarterback rankings, which will be released shortly. He walked away even more impressed with Kelly’s scheme.
“Chip Kelly did a great job of getting people wide open. I went through all these quarterback throws [across the league], I don’t think anybody did a better job at getting receivers open than Chip Kelly. When you look at 400-500 throws of each quarterback and I see guys that are making these stick throws into double coverage and all these things, and I plug in Eagles tape and I’m seeing guys running open.”
Jaworski is on board, clearly. But he also sees challenges ahead. Read more »
Here’s this week’s roundup of national media coverage.
Some weekend reading for you to check out on this Saturday. As always, we’ll hit you with the NFC East roundup from Josh on Sunday. Read more »
LeSean McCoy was honored Wednesday with the 2014 John Wanamaker Athletic Award.
And during the ceremony, he spoke with reporters on a variety of topics – one of which was Nick Foles.
“Nick, he wants to play, he wants to get better,” McCoy said, via CSNPhilly.com. “He’s playing lights-out even in camp, but he still wants to be at a higher level. He’s at that peak where people know him like, ‘Man, this Foles, is he that good?’ Because you see the stats, you see the numbers. I think this is the year he blows ‘em out like, ‘Yeah, I’m Nick Foles. I’m Philadelphia’s quarterback. I’m the guy.’ And this is the year he blows it away.” Read more »
Nick Foles is on the cover of the most recent edition of Philadelphia Magazine, and inside is a profile of the Eagles quarterback by Buzz Bissinger.
Bissinger traveled to Foles’ home town to get a sense of what he was like before he went on to Michigan State and Arizona, eventually landing in Philadelphia.
We thought the profile might be of interest to this audience, so below is the first part. You have to grab the magazine to read the rest.
(We don’t make the rules, but c’mon – $9.90 for the year? That’s the best deal in town! And yes, I’m a company man).
Anyway, here’s the snippet:
National love has been hard to come by for Nick Foles of late. Read more »
With Lane Johnson likely facing a suspension, the Eagles could do without another issue along the offensive line. But one could be coming. Read more »
Here’s this week’s roundup of national media coverage. Read more »
Some links to pass along this weekend: Read more »