Mark Sanchez: ‘I’m much better’ heading into upcoming season


Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez is fully health and said he feels “much better” heading into his second season in the City of Brotherly Love. While many seem to believe newcomer Sam Bradford will run away with the starting quarterback job, Sanchez is more than ready to put up a fight. Considering he’s finally healthy, there’s a chance he could be the opening week starter but it’s tough to tell right now given the circumstances of Bradford’s health. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!

On Top Of Game, Sanchez Ready At QBDave Spadaro of

"Measured purely in football terms, Mark Sanchez says, the comparison from last season to now doesn’t even calculate. Two thousand and fourteen was a chance to get back into the game and on the field after some rough times in New York. Two thousand and fifteen could be the platform for the best football of his career.That’s the way Sanchez looks at things in his second season as an Eagle. He completed a strong offseason at the NovaCare Complex and then headed out to California, did some traveling, enjoyed family and friends, and is back at work preparing for Training Camp and the chance to provide the coaching staff quality play as a backup to starting quarterback Sam Bradford and, in truth as Sanchez sees it, compete with Bradford for the No. 1 job."

State of the Eagles: OffenseBrenden Peddigree of

"When Chip Kelly is the head coach, it is almost a guarantee that the offense will be top five in the league. It has been for the first two years of Kelly’s time in Philadelphia.In 2015, the only offensive holdovers from the Andy Reid-era Eagles will Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, Brent Celek and Riley Cooper. Two of those players could have their starting positions taken away by the time the season opens up against the Atlanta Falcons.In just two years, Kelly has completely flipped the team and got the players he wanted to run his system. Kelly has claimed in the past that his offenses are “quarterback proof,” meaning that he can plug and play any quarterback and he will thrive. He has proven so far that it works."

Eagles under the radar: ILB Brad JonesGeoff Mosher and Reueben Frank of

"Geoff’s takeThere’s been so much talk about the trio/potential rotation of DeMeco Ryans, Kiko Alonso and Mychal Kendricks and some intrigue surrounding third-round pick Jordan Hicks that Jones has almost become a forgotten man. Jones’ ability to play inside and outside should come in handy, especially with the depth issues the Eagles have on the outside. Jones has 10 career sacks and three forced fumbles, which means he has 10 more sacks and three more forced fumbles than Marcus Smith and Travis Long. Jones is hardly a star but he’s a better version of Casey Matthews and a better special teamer than Matthews was. They really could have used him last year."

RiskTommy Lawlor of

"Jason Pierre-Paul looked like the most dominant defensive player in the league in 2011. He racked up 16.5 sacks, 8 TFLs, 2 FFs and even batted down 7 passes. The Giants won the Super Bowl that year and many wondered if JPP would be the new LT, striking fear into the hearts of offensive players and coaches around the league.JPP didn’t handle success well and wasn’t nearly the same player in 2012. He still had 8 TFLs, but only 6.5 sacks. And his run defense was an issue. The Eagles ran at him repeatedly in an Sunday night win where the team piled up 191 rushing yards. TE Brent Celek was able to single-block JPP more than a few times."

Eagles Mailbag: Riley Cooper’s role in Philadelphia’s offense could decreaseBrandon Lee Gowton of

"@Steved416 asks: Do you see Riley Cooper making this team with all the wideout talent and youth?Much to the chagrin of some Eagles fans, yes, I do see Riley Cooper making Philadelphia’s final 53-man roster. From a financial perspective, keeping him around makes the most sense. From a talent standpoint, well, there are obviously concerns. Cooper was arguably one of the worst wide receivers in the NFL last season, if not the worst. Despite his struggles, the team seems to value him. Cooper spent the entire spring running with the first team wide receivers."

Sit tight everyone, Eagles’ football is almost here.

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