Philadelphia Eagles third-year safety Earl Wolff is already facing a “make it or break it” training camp in the City of Brotherly Love. Wolff has struggled to stay on the field during his short tenure in midnight green and it’s certainly getting on head coach Chip Kelly’s nerves. It seems as though Kelly openly questions Wolff’s toughness and pain tolerance at times which certainly isn’t a good sign at all. But with how awful the Eagles’ options at safety are besides Malcolm Jenkins and Walter Thurmond, Wolff may still end up making the team’s final roster. All that and more in this morning’s serving of Bacon, Eggs and Eagles!
Critical Camp Ahead For Earl Wolff – Dave Spadaro of PhiladelphiaEagles.com
"Earl Wolff says he is healthy and ready to go for Training Camp, and that’s a must for a third-year safety who knows that he, to borrow an old saying, “can’t make the club if he’s in the tub.”“I feel great, ready to go,” Wolff said on Thursday night as the Eagles unveiled their “Our City, Our Team” mural in a dedication event on Darien Street alongside Lincoln Financial Field (as an aside, the mural is remarkable, impressive and a must-see for every Eagles fan when you visit South Philadelphia)."
Offseason MVP – Jay Glazer? – Tommy Lawlor of IgglesBlitz.com
"Go back and read a book about the NFL from the 1960s or 1970s. You’ll find out that even star players had offseason jobs. They might work in insurance or do some sales. A couple were actually lawyers. No one has time for that these days. The NFL is a year-round business.Former Eagles DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy get a lot of notoriety for their partying, but even those guys put in plenty of work to stay in good shape. Some current Eagles are taking things to the next level in their pursuit of greatness."
Eagles and Chip Kelly aren’t parting anytime soon – John Smallwood of Philly.com
"START WITH the premise that no coach in Philadelphia will ever have universal staying power with the fan base until he wins a championship.Then again, a year after ending the city’s 25-year title drought, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel was back to being a boob in the eyes of some fans, simply because he got his team back to the World Series in 2009, but did not win it.A coach’s shelf life, however, is not something fans actually have that much control over."
Chip Kelly, football’s most intriguing figure, is also its most unknown – Kent Babb of WashingtonPost.com
"On a Monday afternoon nearly two years ago, a woman in her mid-forties settled into a long Metro ride, Dupont Circle to Landover, bound eventually for FedEx Field.Jennifer Jenkins hadn’t been to an NFL game since she was a little girl, football making so much noise during one part of her life that for a long time she tuned it out. But this day in September 2013 was different: Chip Kelly was coaching his first NFL game, his Philadelphia Eagles playing the Washington Redskins."
How will Eagles deal with Bradford in the long run? – Mike Sielski of Philly.com
"The Eagles begin training camp a week from Sunday, so here’s a question: How do you solve a problem like Sam Bradford?By acquiring Bradford from the St. Louis Rams in March – even though he’d torn his left ACL twice in 10 months and hasn’t suited up in a regular-season NFL game since October 2013 – the Eagles would seem to have put themselves in a position only Joseph Heller could appreciate. Bradford will earn $13 million this season, the last in the six-year, $78 million contract he signed after the Rams made him the No. 1 pick in the 2010 draft, and as an NFL Network report earlier this week reaffirmed, he has no interest in signing an extension with the Eagles anytime soon."
You’ve got to love when teammates refer to each other as “brothers” and that’s exactly what defensive end Vinny Curry did on Twitter yesterday, as well as making fun of fellow defensive end Cedric Thornton:
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