Chip Kelly on the “Hottest Seat” in the NFC East
While Philadelphia Eagles fans absolutely adore head coach Chip Kelly…for the most part. It’s also fair for some to be skeptical of the drastic moves he has made this offseason. ESPN.com’s Todd Archer, who just so happens to cover the Dallas Cowboys, is among that group as he isn’t buying the stock that Kelly is selling just yet. In fact, each of ESPN’s NFC East reporters were asked “Who is on the hottest seat in the division?” Yet Archer was the only one that even mentioned Kelly’s name. It’s a bit asinine to think that Kelly is on the “hot seat” heading into the 2015 season considering he’s coming off back-to-back 10 win seasons but stranger things have happened in the NFL. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
NFC East Q&A: Who is on the hottest seat in the division? – ESPN.com staff
"Today’s question: Who is on the hottest seat in the division?Todd Archer, Dallas Cowboys: After being on the hot seat every year since he took over, I think it’s fair to say it’s not Jason Garrett. (And I do think we all overstated how hot his seat actually was.) It’s easy to say Tom Coughlin or Jerry Reese with the Giants, too. But I’m going with Chip Kelly. The Eagles’ moves this offseason have been all about Kelly. The trade of LeSean McCoy was at first called a salary-cap move, but then the Eagles put big money into DeMarco Murray and solid money into Ryan Mathews. I’m not ready to say Kiko Alonso will be a star the way McCoy is a star. The trade for Sam Bradford is a huge risk considering the quarterback’s injury history. They have taken an interesting route with their receivers. If this doesn’t work out for the Eagles, then Kelly will have nobody to blame but himself."
Fan-Demonium: A Tradition Of Excellence – Tommy Lawlor of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"The Eagles have the best trio of running backs in the league. DeMarco Murray is here to be the workhorse. Ryan Mathews will back him up and get regular carries. Sproles returns for his second season. Chip Kelly can use Sproles as a third-down back, mix him into the regular rotation and also use him as a slot receiver.Eagles fans have seen a lot of good running backs over the years. Let’s look at some of the best backs in franchise history. LeSean McCoy did some great things for the Eagles in his career. He averaged more than 1,100 yards and seven touchdowns a season as an Eagle. Remember that he missed four games due to injury in 2012 and was a backup in 2009 or those numbers would be even better."
What they’re saying: To pay or not pay Fletcher Cox – Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com
"Back in April, the Eagles picked up the fifth-year option on Fletcher Cox‘s rookie contract, which will keep him under the Eagles’ control for the next two seasons. According to overthecap.com, Cox will count for $3,258,563 against the salary cap in 2015, and $7,799,000 against the cap in 2016.There are plenty of reasons to get a long term deal done with Cox now."
Bailey Making Most Of Opportunity – Tucker Bagley of PhillyMag.com
"I could play here.That thought ran through the mind of WR Rasheed Bailey last year when he attended his first Eagles game. The North Philadelphia native sat up and gazed out over the field, dreaming of one day being able to run routes for Chip Kelly’s squad. Now Bailey has less than three months to prove to Kelly and the rest of the Eagles coaching staff that he is deserving of a spot on the 53-man roster."
Madden 16 covers for all 32 teams – Matt Verderame of FanSided.com
"Every summer, National Football League fans go insane for the new Madden game for either Xbox or PlayStation 4. This year, Madden 16 will be no exception. It is almost a rite of passage for football followers and video gamers to go and camp outside of a GameStop before the release, hoping to get a copy or simply waiting like a lunatic for their pre-ordered copy.For those of us who simply enjoy real football, the best part of Madden being released is seeing the cover. The folks over at EA Sports do a great job of showcasing the cover player, putting some neat artwork into the mix. However, it is kind of a bum deal when your team doesn’t have a cover guy for years on end."
Eagles inside linebacker Emmanuel Acho is clearly excited about the start of training camp, just check out this tweet!
"Mark me down! I'll be there"
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