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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Photo by: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports. Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.

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Wake-Up Call: Former Eagles Finding Work

Chip Kelly told reporters earlier this summer that even if he ran the slowest offense in the NFL, his practices would still be up-tempo. “The only […]

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The Eagles’ Depth Chart At Wide Receiver

We got a request from a reader yesterday to run through the Eagles’ wide receiver depth chart with the guys currently on the roster. And […]

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Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Washington Redskins: QB Michael Vick, WR Damaris Johnson, CB Bradley Fletcher, safety Earl Wolff, LB […]

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Eagles Sign WR Smith, Cut Cunningham

The Eagles announced today that they’ve signed WR Brad Smith and released WR B.J. Cunningham.

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Zone Read: Eagles-Raiders, the Day After

When addressing the media after his team just dropped 49 points against the Oakland Raiders, Chip Kelly wanted to make one thing clear: The offensive […]

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Injury Report: Jackson, Peters Probable

Here is the Eagles’ injury report for this weekend’s game against the Raiders: Out: QB Michael Vick (hamstring). Doubtful: LB Jake Knott (hamstring). Questionable: Safety Patrick […]

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Jackson Still Limited With Ankle Injury

DeSean Jackson is dealing with an ankle injury and was a limited participant at practice for the second straight day. “Yeah, he hurt his ankle,” […]

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Week 2: Eagles Snap Count Analysis

Here’s a look at Eagles snap counts against the Chargers, with notes on Brandon Graham, James Casey, Earl Wolff and others.

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Player Survey: Which Eagle Will Have a Big Year?

Damaris JohnsonLast week, we walked around the Eagles’ locker room and approached players with the following request:

Give me one teammate who’s impressed you this summer and is primed for a big year.

Several players didn’t want to get specific, but others provided responses. Here is what they said.

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Eagles-Jaguars Game Review: The Offense

A position-by-position review of how the Eagles’ offense performed against the Jaguars, with extensive notes on Jason Peters and the line.

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No-22: The Eagles’ New-School Triple Option

avant1a_0821Earlier this week, we looked at how the Eagles packaged the zone read with the bubble screen on several occasions against the Panthers.

The basic premise was simple: If the quarterback saw favorable numbers in the box, he went with the zone read. If he thought he had an advantage on the perimeter, he threw the screen. It was an either/or proposition.

But Chip Kelly and the Eagles ran a different play that actually combines the two. In other words, it’s a zone read and a bubble screen. Or essentially, a new-school triple option.

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How the Eagles Package the Zone Read And Bubble Screen

Back in early June, Chip Kelly sat at the head of a conference table in the NovaCare Complex and spent a full hour answering reporters’ questions about his program, his offensive scheme and his philosophies.

avant1bNot surprisingly, the topic of tempo was brought up. And the first-year Eagles’ head coach tried to explain that he didn’t always want to go at a super-fast speed.

“If they didn’t line up right and they have nine guys standing over there and you have a play called that’s going to run into those nine guys, then maybe playing fast wasn’t the smartest thing to do,” Kelly said. “Sometimes you need to let things get settled down and get an opportunity to make sure that you’ve got the right look.

“A lot of things we’re doing, we’re trying to throw it versus the best-located safety. Well, we better make sure we locate the safeties before we snap the football. Do we want to run it at one guy or run away from another guy? You’ve got to make sure some of those things you can see before you start it. It’s just not all driven on let’s see how many plays we can get run.”

While the truth is the Eagles are going to move quickly, Kelly’s response serves as the foundation for much of what he wants to do offensively: spread the field out, look for a numbers advantage and count on the quarterback to make the right decisions.

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Eagles-Panthers Game Review: The Offense

mccoy1aA position-by-position review of how the Eagles’ offense performed against the Panthers, after having reviewed the game.

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Eagles-Patriots Game Review: The Offense

Notes on Lane Johnson, the quarterbacks, Greg Salas and others in our game review of the Eagles’ offense.