While many are skeptical about the Philadelphia Eagles projected starting quarterback Sam Bradford, some believe he’ll do “great things” with his new team. Add New York Giants defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to the list of people who believe Bradford will do well in Philadelphia. It’s also time to check in on the newest members of the team, including players such as linebacker Brad Jones, to see how they are fitting in so far in midnight green. It’s always tough to move to a new city and join a new team, but the process can be interesting at times. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Bradford Will Do ‘Great Things’ With Eagles – Chris McPherson of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Cerebral. Athletic. Fierce competitor.Those are just some of the terms used to describe quarterback Sam Bradford by his former head coach Steve Spagnuolo and teammate A.J. Feeley in separate interviews Wednesday on 97.5 The Fanatic’s Anthony Gargano and the Morning Show.“I know he’s going to do great things there in Philadelphia,” said Spagnuolo, who was the head coach in St. Louis for Bradford’s first two NFL seasons and will now scheme against him as the defensive coordinator for the New York Giants."
New Eagles Settle In Off The Field, Too – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Brad Jones is keeping it simple. When he isn’t learning the Eagles’ defensive playbook, or working at the NovaCare Complex or sustaining on the basics of life, he’s plotting his next move.“I am in a hotel. I am living out of a suitcase, so technically that makes me homeless,” he says. “I have my eye on some places to rent, and that will happen. But right now it’s very basic. My needs are few. I am a guy who believes in owning only a few things. I believe that no one should have more clothes than fit in one suitcase. I’m a firm believer in that, actually. Any more than that and I can just toss it away.“So, moving for me is fairly easy. I have a suitcase with maybe six outfits in it and I would label the style, because I live in San Diego in the offseason, ‘professional beach bum.’ “"
"After LeSean McCoy basically called Chip Kelly a racist, it was only a matter of time before someone put a microphone in front of DeSean Jackson for his take on Kelly, and while DeSean did not take the bait, he did manage to say funny things. I’m way late on this, but I love this quote by old friend DeSean, as transcribed by CrossingBroad.com (emphasis is mine):"
Why Sam Bradford Has Chance to Become New Face of Franchise in 2015 – Bryn Swartz of BleacherReport.com
"It didn’t feel like Sam Bradford was really the starting quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles when the team exchanged Nick Foles and second- and fourth-round draft choices for him back in March. But after the Eagles’ failed attempt at drafting former Heisman quarterback Marcus Mariota, it’s become apparent that Bradford will be the guy in 2015.If there’s a general feeling of disconnect for the fanbase regarding the current Eagles team, it’s because almost none of the big-name players has actually played a game for the city yet. Sam Bradford, DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews, Nelson Agholor, Kiko Alonso, Byron Maxwell and Eric Rowe are all new faces."
Philadelphia Eagles: Realistic 2015 Predictions for Every Major Stat Category – Cody Swartz of BleacherReport.com
"If one thing is for certain with Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly, it’s that the 2015 team he puts on the field will be vastly different than the 2014 squad that won 10 games but missed the playoffs.Kelly metaphorically took an axe to last year’s roster, parting ways with a handful of talented players from the Andy Reid era, including All-Pro running back LeSean McCoy and Pro Bowl quarterback Nick Foles. Kelly signed free agents DeMarco Murray and Byron Maxwell to massive contracts, traded for oft-injured quarterback Sam Bradford to run his offense and added former Oregon Duck Kiko Alonso to an underrated Eagles front seven."
The first Eagles’ player to be named to NFL Network’s “Top 100” list this year was quite a surprise, running back Darren Sproles. While Sproles carried the team earlier in the season, he saw his playing time diminish down the stretch. Either way, it’s always nice to see some midnight green on this list.
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