Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has made no secret about getting rid of former head coach Andy Reid‘s players. But Kelly has used the foundation that Reid laid down in Philadelphia to help his roster today. Left tackle Jason Peters and center Jason Kelce were players that Reid brought in himself and they are key pieces to the Eagles success now and in the near future. On the defensive side of the ball, inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans and defensive end Fletcher Cox were also players that Reid acquired as well. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles Still Building on Andy Reid’s Foundation – Andrew Kulp of BleacherReport.com
"Finally, heading into his third season as head coach, the Philadelphia Eagles are truly a team built in Chip Kelly’s vision. After wresting control of personnel decisions away from Howie Roseman, Kelly overhauled the roster in a way that’s seldom seen in the NFL, with as many as 12 new starters projected on offense and defense.In particular, what do Nick Foles, LeSean McCoy, Jeremy Maclin and Evan Mathis all have in common? All came to the Eagles under the regime of Roseman and former head coach Andy Reid. All were Pro Bowl players. And all were sent packing this offseason."
Stock Up, Stock Down for NFL Offenses in 2015 – Russell S. Baxter of BleacherReport.com
"We paraphrase Mean Machine quarterback Paul Crew in his team’s game vs. the guards, sometime in the fourth quarter and in the midst of dealing with a blitzing linebacker known as Bogdanksi.“It worked once…It’ll work again.”For those of you remember our recent look at defensive units on the rise and on the decline, we present the other side of the ball for your debating pleasure."
Chip Kelly improvised as he remade Eagles – Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com
"PHILADELPHIA — If the 2015 Philadelphia Eagles win more than 10 games and go to the playoffs, there will be much praise given to Chip Kelly for his bold plan to remake the team after a 10-6 2014 season.It will be tough to remember at that point that Kelly’s bold plan looked more like quick improvisation as the offseason unfolded. Of his five primary objectives, only two worked out the way Kelly initially expected.Kelly’s plan to upgrade his options at quarterback succeeded when he acquired Sam Bradford from St. Louis for Nick Foles. When Kelly decided to target the best cornerback on the free agent market, he succeeded in landing Seattle’s Byron Maxwell."
Clemson OT Isaiah Battle to enter NFL supplemental draft; Could he interest the Eagles? – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"As we noted when we took inventory of the Eagles’ age along their offensive line a few weeks ago, The Eagles have drafted just one offensive lineman over the last three years, which is the lowest total in the NFL. Over the last two years, they are the only team in the NFL not to have drafted an offensive lineman. The NFL average during that three year span is 4.125 drafted offensive linemen per team."
Eagles to Sign John Moffitt – Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com
"The Eagles are set to sign free agent OG John Moffitt, the top interior OL on the market. Great. But why did the move take so long? He’s available and the Eagles need OG help.Moffitt isn’t your normal free agent. Seattle drafted him in the 3rd round back in 2011. Moffitt started 9 games at RG as a rookie. He started 6 games in 2012. Then things got weird. He was traded to Denver in the summer of 2013. Moffitt played in a couple of games for Denver and then announced his retirement in November."
Eagles tight end Zach Ertz went to Canada to watch his girlfriend, team USA soccer player Julie Johnston participate in the World Cup.
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