While the moves that the Philadelphia Eagles and head coach Chip Kelly have made on the offensive side of the ball are getting all the headlines, what they did on defense is finally starting to get some recognition. Zach Kruse of Bleacher Report recognized the Eagles as one of the most improved defenses of the 2015 NFL offseason. Although we know all too well that winning the offseason means absolutely nothing. Back to the offensive side of the ball, the training camp battle at wide receiver will be fun to watch. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Most Improved Defenses of the 2015 NFL Offseason – Zach Kruse of BleacherReport.com
"The Eagles’ big moves on offense have dominated the headlines, but it’s the potential improvement on defense that likely holds the cards for Philadelphia’s 2015 season.A unit that ranked 22nd in points allowed a season ago has made some big changes."
Fan-Demonium: Lessons For The Draft Class – Tommy Lawlor of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Back in 1973, Americans were thrown into a state of horror as they sat in theaters and experienced The Exorcist, the scariest movie ever made to that point. People fainted while watching it. Others ran screaming from the theater. Those who walked out calmly were still shaken and greatly affected by what they had just experienced.Eagles fans might have the same response if I started an article writing about Jon Harris, Danny Watkins, Jaiquawn Jarrett, Freddie Mitchell, Bernard Williams, Jerome McDougle, Kevin Allen and Quinton Caver. Those are the worst first and second round picks of the past 25 years. How bad are they? Freddie Mitchell is pretty much Jerry Rice compared to the rest of the group.Yikes."
Having Tebow is a plus for Eagles – Bob Ford of Philly.com
"The Eagles will hold three days of organized team activities this week, which is the NFL’s euphemism for voluntary practice sessions that are usually anything but. And while there are collectively bargained restrictions on the nature of the drills and workouts, there is no limit on local speculation regarding what Chip Kelly will learn about his team during these sessions.It might be he already knows plenty."
Eagles’ wide receiver competition is one to watch – Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com
"PHILADELPHIA — Now that we’ve looked at the Philadelphia Eagles position by position, let’s try to make sense of the roster from a big-picture view. It’s kind of tough to guess at the 53-man roster until we at least see some of the new players out on the field, but we’ll try.Let’s look at the offense today."
VIDEO: Anatomy Of A Play: Four Verticals – PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"In this week’s Anatomy Of A Play, Ross Tucker and Ike Reese from Eagles Game Plan diagram the ‘Four Verticals’ pass play and how Jordan Matthews made defenses pay with that concept all season long."
The Eagles’ first-round pick, wide receiver Nelson Agholor celebrated his 22nd birthday yesterday. So I just wanted to wish him a happy birthday and look forward to seeing him dominate in midnight green for years to come!
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