Bacon, Eggs and Eagles – Jordan Matthews ‘Man Crush’?


James Franklin, former Vanderbilt head coach admits to having a “man crush” on current Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews. With his work ethic, team-first mentality and obvious skills on the field, it’s easy to see why Franklin has such strong feelings for Matthews. Did you know that a pair of former Eagles’ quarterbacks are teaming up in St. Louis? Jeff Garcia was hired to join the team as a coach and Nick Foles was obviously traded there this offseason…that should be interesting. All of this and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!

James Franklin has a ‘man crush’ on Jordan MatthewsBy Staff

"Penn State football coach James Franklin has a man crush on Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews — and he’s not afraid to admit it.“I love Jordan,” Franklin said in an appearance on Comcast SportsNet’s Philly Sports Talk Monday. “I’ve had a man crush on Jordan for a long time. I told the Eagles’ organization that when they were thinking about drafting him.”"

Ex-Eagle Jeff Garcia joins Rams’ coaching staffReuben Frank of

"Jeff Garcia and Nick Foles, two quarterbacks that led the Eagles on playoff runs after beginning the season on the bench, now find themselves together in St. Louis under a coach that preceded them in Philly by 15 years.The Rams added Garcia to their coaching staff on Tuesday, according to the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and he will presumably work with Foles, who the Rams acquired from the Eagles in March in exchange for Sam Bradford and a second-round pick."

Chip Kelly not that big on two-pointersPhil Sheridan of

"PHILADELPHIA – With the Philadelphia Eagles proposing a rule change to make two-point conversions easier, a strange little misconception has taken on new life. That is, that Chip Kelly is gung-ho to go for two after scoring a touchdown.In 2014, the Eagles scored 54 touchdowns. They attempted (and made) 54 point-after kicks. In 2013, Kelly’s first season in the NFL, the Eagles attempted a total of eight two-point conversions. They were successful three times."

LJ at LTTommy Lawlor of

"Did the Eagles want Dion Jordan in the 2013 Draft? We won’t know until Chip Kelly writes his memoir (after winning Super Bowls and then taking over as head coach at New Hampshire). The Eagles drafted Lane Johnson. Whether they “settled” for him or got their guy, it turned out to be a great pick.Johnson started all 16 games at RT in 2013. He played well after a bit of a slow start. He then got suspended for 4 games in 2014. Johnson returned and started the final 12 games. He started a bit slow, but got up to speed pretty quickly and had a good year."

Early Birds: State of the Roster: Offensive lineZach Berman of

"The Eagles did not address the offensive line in free agency or the draft. That means unless they add somebody between now and the start of the season, the Eagles will have all returning players on the offensive line this year, or one or two from the above list of undrafted free agents.The Eagles list Bunche (6-6, 320) and Boyko (6-7, 301), at guard, although both could also play tackle. Bunche, a Delaware native who played college football at Miami and UCLA, started rookie camp at right tackle. He was recruited to Miami by Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland, so there is some familiarity with his ability and personality. Boyko started 43 games at UNLV at left tackle and received a combine invitation. The Eagles value guard-tackle versatility among their backups, so they will need to show they can play both."

While it was sad to see running back LeSean McCoy go at first, his replacements Ryan Mathews and DeMarco Murray look ready to take his snaps. Check out this photo that Mathews tweeted out of him and Murray during the Eagles’ photo shoot.

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