It’s no secret that the Philadelphia Eagles have put an emphasis on player health and especially sports science since head coach Chip Kelly joined the time. Kelly is known for his quirky methods that he uses both on and off the field to track all different kinds of things with his players. He sends them home with sleep monitors to make sure they’re getting enough sleep, tries to manage what they eat, etc. Some have questioned if it’s too much but apparently the Eagles have been the healthiest team in the NFL under his watch. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Eagles have been healthiest team in the NFL while Giants are most injured – Brandon Lee Gowton of BleedingGreenNation.com
"Much has been made of the Eagles’ sports science program ever since Chip Kelly was hired. But how effective is it?Luckily for you, James Keane has already covered the answer to this question here at Bleeding Green Nation. Spoiler alert: evidence would suggest Philadelphia’s sports science program has been able to keep the team very healthy. So healthy, in fact, that the Eagles are the healthiest team in the NFL the past two seasons. When you’re done yelling at me for “jinxing” things, take a look at this chart via r/NFL:"
Philadelphia Eagles’ Vinny Curry Playing Way to Free-Agent Payday – Andrew Kulp of BleacherReport.com
"Vinny Curry finished second on the Philadelphia Eagles in 2014 with 9.0 sacks. In almost any other situation on almost any other team, this would fall squarely under the positives category. For the Birds, it’s actually a bit of a dilemma.While the Eagles are obviously thrilled to have a secret weapon in Curry, he may not be around much longer. The 27-year-old is headed into the final year of his rookie contract, and unless the club can come up with a way to expand his role, Curry will almost certainly depart as a free agent come March."
"Today’s question: By trading Nick Foles for Sam Bradford, did the Philadelphia Eagles close the gap at quarterback with the other teams in the division? Does Bradford seem like a bigger threat than Foles? –Phil SheridanTodd Archer, Dallas Cowboys: I don’t believe the Eagles have closed the gap at quarterback in the division by bringing in Bradford. It’s based on his history. He’s been hurt too much. Is he skilled? Absolutely. But he hasn’t played at a high level. His best year in St. Louis did not match what Foles did in Philadelphia in 2013. Now did Bradford have the best talent around him with the Rams? Probably not. He’ll have DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles in his backfield, which is a plus, but he will need to have some receivers come through for him. Chip Kelly’s system can make it easy on quarterbacks, so that should help Bradford, but to me the move from Foles to Bradford is mostly a wash. Can I reserve the right to change my mind as we see him play?"
Former Eagles WR DeSean Jackson right on one point – Phil Sheridan of ESPN.com
"PHILADELPHIA — Coach Chip Kelly can’t catch a break. After months of reacting to comments by former Philadelphia Eagles players LeSean McCoy, Cary Williams and Evan Mathis, Kelly now gets to watch a BET reality show starring DeSean Jackson.In the first episode, Jackson was shown discussing his March 2014 release by the Eagles.“When I was released by the Eagles,” Jackson said, “I feel they tried to paint a picture that definitely wasn’t true. It was a slap in the face, coming off one of my best seasons in the NFL.”"
Is Eagles’ Byron Maxwell overrated? – Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ.com
"After the acquisitions of Sam Bradford, DeMarco Murray and Kiko Alonso, Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell has been a bit of a forgotten man.A task that is hard to do for a guy who just got a deal worth $63 million.Maxwell wasn’t forgotten by CBS Sports analyst Pete Prisco, however, as he listed the Eagles top cornerback as the most overrated player on their roster."
It was Eagles defensive end Vinny Curry’s birthday two days ago and this hilarious GIF from Bleeding Green Nation was too good to not share.
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