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Two of the first big decisions Chip Kelly must make as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles will define his first three to four seasons in the NFL.
Don’t expect new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly to run the exact same offense he used at Oregon in the NFL, or rule out Nick Foles as his quarterback.
Given how quickly Chip Kelly-to-the Eagles came together, there’s rampant speculation that what changed Kelly’s mind was word of impending NCAA sanctions. Here’s the problem with that: by and large, NCAA sanctions don’t matter. They don’t affect winning. This, from USA Today in 2011: A 2007 study by Chad McEvoy, an associate professor of sport [...]
While Howie Roseman’s overbearing role and the team’s indecision on a type seem to be the most prevailing items in their head coaching search, including today’s news that the team interviewed former Cardinals coach Ken Whisenhunt and Bengals offensive coordinator Jay Gruden, their decisions on what to release (and what not to release) is also [...]
Of the list of 39 cornerbacks who played 75 percent of their team’s snaps this season, Seattle’s Richard Sherman (41.1) ranked first in quarterback rating against. Nnamdi Asomugha (120.6) ranked last. Anything Gus Bradley can do to make DB No. 2 look more like DB No. 1? How about for a defense full of players that [...]
It’s unclear whether Mathis or the Chihuahua in his Twitter avatar runs the account: That, within the hour of the Associated Press releasing it’s 2012 All-Pro squad. Mathis was also miffed by only being named a Pro Bowl alternate in 2012. Seeing as advanced metrics for offensive linemen haven’t permeated the calculus for doling out [...]
Two ways to read that: One, they’re being open-minded about it. Two, they’re not sure what they want. Neither is bad — not necessarily. The latter, of course, would be concerning if the team’s second-in-the-NFL 10-candidate search was full of Mike Nolans and Keith Armstrongs. But it hasn’t been. It seems as if they’ve identified a few [...]
Maybe Brian Kelly did interview with the Eagles last night to leverage a raise and contract extension from Notre Dame. Pete Thamel of Sports Illustrated tweeted last night that’s what a Notre Dame source told him. Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk noted that, literally, minutes after the interview, FOX’s Jay Glazer, ESPN’s Adam Schefter [...]
What would he have said? “I needed to be better”? “This one’s on me”? “I apologize to the fans”? Oh, you mean everything he said throughout his 14 years here? And everything Eagles fans said wasn’t good enough for them? Oh. Right. Hit it HERE for today’s PSR Podcast.