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  1. Replacing DeSean: More Zach Ertz, please

    Apr 4, 2014, 12:05 PM EDT

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    82 receptions, 1,332 yards receiving, nine touchdowns; that’s what the Philadelphia Eagles must replace in the NFL’s No. 2 offense after the release of DeSean Jackson. Where’s it supposed to come from? Not necessarily from any one player. In this four part series, we examine whose roles will increase as a result of the move.…

  2. Sproles trade doesn’t make much sense for Eagles, anybody

    Mar 13, 2014, 12:11 PM EDT

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    Well, I hope everyone is happy. The Philadelphia Eagles finally added a coveted, overpaid, aging veteran during this free agency period, sending a fifth-round pick to the New Orleans Saints in exchange for running back/all-purpose weapon Darren Sproles. This is a swap that would’ve been fresh and exciting maybe two years ago. Now, Sproles is…

  3. Eagles meet with QB Johnny Manziel at combine, nothing to see here (probably)

    Feb 25, 2014, 11:42 AM EDT

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    The NFL Scouting Combine is wrapping up on Tuesday in Indianapolis, where the Philadelphia Eagles made some news that’s sure to be trumped up in the weeks and months leading to the draft. Tucked in this week’s edition of the Monday Morning Quarterback by Peter King was the tidbit that the Birds were one of…

  4. Chip Kelly compared Russell Wilson to Bruno Mars last night

    Feb 3, 2014, 11:15 AM EDT

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    You can call him a “game manager” if you want but now you have to call him a Super Bowl Champion. Russell Wilson did everything he needed to do to lead the Seattle Seahawks to an impressive victory over the Denver Broncos last night. Those lengths may have included a little superstition about not cutting…

  5. Report: Detroit Lions to hire Eagles QB coach Bill Lazor for offensive coordinator post

    Jan 14, 2014, 4:02 PM EDT

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    Nick Foles is heading to the Pro Bowl. Chip Kelly is taking a lot of the credit. Bill Lazor is—perhaps soon to be was—the man behind the scenes As an assistant, the Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach largely flew under the radar while Foles was becoming the highest-rated passer in the NFL. It sounds like folks…

  6. A few NFL writers/analysts eating their words on Chip Kelly and the Eagles

    Dec 30, 2013, 12:49 AM EDT

    Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly looks on from the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys Sunday, Dec. 29, 2013, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

    It’s the job of a writer or analyst — whether in print, on TV or this newfangled interweb thingy — to make bold statements. We’ve done it here at The Level, and we’ve been wrong sometimes, too. But with the Eagles going worst to first after Sunday night’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, we thought…

  7. LeSean McCoy, the best Eagles running back you’ve ever seen

    Dec 29, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

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    Remember when everyone assumed Chip Kelly was going to come in and throw the ball all over the field? People who never watched college football assumed that because his Oregon teams scored 724 points per game, they never ran the ball. Well, LeSean McCoy never got that memo. With a second-quarter run Sunday night, McCoy…

  8. Video: ‘Santa’ interrupts Chip Kelly’s news conference

    Dec 23, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    It’s not often Santa comes off looking like a dope. “Santa Claus” decided to drop in on Chip Kelly’s day-after press conference on Monday to give the Philadelphia Eagles an early present, tell a corny joke or two and let everybody know that Nick Foles is his quarterback for the next 1,000 years, too. In…

  9. ‘We want Dallas! We want Dallas!’

    Dec 23, 2013, 12:08 AM EDT

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    The Chicago Bears had everything to play for with a division title on the line. The Philadelphia Eagles had the bare minimum to gain—improved seeding in the playoffs, if they get in. Guess which team showed up? The Eagles blew the doors off the visiting Bears 54-11 at Lincoln Financial Field in front of a…

  10. Watch Chip Kelly: ‘We’re from Philadelphia and we fight’

    Dec 22, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

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    When you absolutely beat the living daylights out of a team on prime time in front of a national audience, it’s only fitting you show a little swagger afterwards. It started with LeSean McCoy in his postgame chat on the field with NBC’s Michele Tafoya. “I think this week we got fitted for the crown,…

  11. Eagles won’t rest their starters this week… but the Bears might

    Dec 20, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Chip Kelly was adamant that the Philadelphia Eagles would play their starters this Sunday night against the Chicago Bears, regardless of the game’s influence in the standings. His opponent, on the other hand, is not so sure. Turns out the Birds aren’t the only team that might not have that much to play for this…

  12. Joe Conklin’s Chip Kelly and the Chipmunks Christmas tune says Eagles coach is missing some nuts

    Dec 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    Chip Kelly’s play call on 4th and 1 where he opted for a double reverse took some cojones. But leave it to the morning sports radio folks to attack chip for his lack of them. Mostly because of his squib kick decisions, I think. Joe Conklin and the folks over at the WIP morning show…

  13. Meltdown in Minneapolis: Eagles streak snapped in 48-30 loss to Vikings

    Dec 15, 2013, 5:38 PM EDT

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    This had “trap game” written all over it. Shades of Joe Webb some fans even lamented in the lead-up to Sunday. Whether this loss will be remembered similarly in Philadelphia Eagles lore probably depends on how they finish the season, but today, it feels devastating. After holding nine straight opponents to 21 points or fewer,…

  14. Report: University of Texas wants Chip Kelly

    Dec 15, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT

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    When the Philadelphia Eagles’ record was 3-5, there might’ve been a shred of doubt Chip Kelly would go crawling back to college for the right offer. Now that the Birds are 8-5 and making a strong push for the playoffs, Chip’s retreat just doesn’t seem possible. Apparently, that won’t stop the University of Texas from…

  15. The Eagles are in ridiculously good health

    Dec 13, 2013, 2:29 PM EDT

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    Yeah, yeah, we’re jinxing them. Now that we got that out of the way, you really have to marvel at how bare the Philadelphia Eagles injury report is for this time of year. As the Birds prepare for Sunday’s matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, just four players make the report. Starting safety Earl Wolff (knee)…

  16. Chip Kelly doesn’t believe in any stupid SI cover jinx; but the power of the conch compels

    Dec 11, 2013, 12:30 PM EDT

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    A couple of solid one-liners from Chipper at his Wednesday press conference. First, he was asked about Nick Foles and the Philadelphia Eagles being jinxed due to the second-year quarterback earning a spot on the cover of this week’s Sports Illustrated. Q: Are you aware of the @SInow cover jinx? Coach Kelly: I don’t believe…

  17. The time ‘genius’ head coach Chip Kelly deferred to Cary Williams

    Dec 9, 2013, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Want to know what makes Chip Kelly smarter than a lot of other bosses around the NFL? He knows he doesn’t always have all the answers and is willing to take good advice—even when it comes from a player. The Philadelphia Eagles’ offense was stranded in a ditch somewhere off of I-95 until cornerback Cary…

  18. Video: If Chip Kelly calls a [crappy] play, it’s not because he was trying to fool the defense

    Dec 5, 2013, 1:31 PM EDT

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    Here’s a fun exchange from the press conference over at the NovaCare Complex in South Philadelphia today as the Eagles prep for the Lions on Sunday. Inquirer columnist Bob Ford (I believe that’s his voice) asks Chip about defenses maybe doing some things early in an attempt to mask what they plan on doing later,…

  19. Donnie Jones the 12th man for Eagles defense, Nick Foles the 13th

    Dec 4, 2013, 4:13 PM EDT

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    Philadelphia Eagles punter Donnie Jones was named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the second game in a row on Wednesday, which is no surprise. His seven punts downed inside the opponents’ 20-yard line in the 24-21 win over Arizona was one shy of the NFL record. It’s not very difficult to…

  20. Video: Chip Kelly says Nick Foles is Eagles QB for ‘next 1,000 years’

    Dec 2, 2013, 2:35 PM EDT

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    With a hard-fought win over a tough Arizona Cardinals squad, Nick Foles’ record improved to 5-1 this season. He’s now thrown 19 touchdowns to his zero interceptions. So are the Eagles any closer to naming the 24-year-old their franchise quarterback of the future? You bet. One week after officially naming Foles the starter, Chip Kelly…

  21. Chip Kelly’s all like, “do you even know what a wildcat is?”

    Dec 2, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

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    Chip Kelly is a beautiful man. A football genius. Bringer of joy to South Philadelphia. He’s a swell guy by all accounts. But even Chip Kelly makes mistakes. Like when he removed red hot Nick Foles from the quarterback position for one play on Sunday in favor of… Brad Smith. The guy has been on…

  22. Cardinals hold, Eagles hold on to fourth-straight victory

    Dec 1, 2013, 5:21 PM EDT

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    After setting a franchise record for most consecutive attempts without an interception, Nick Foles finally made a bad decision—horrendous, in fact. While nursing a three-point lead with four minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, the starting quarterback of the Philadelphia Eagles floated a pass into the middle of the field, a desperation play made under…

  23. Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians: read-option a ‘great college offense’

    Nov 28, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

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    At this point in the year, the Eagles’ offense is firmly entrenched as one of the better units in the NFL by almost any measure. They’re fourth in yards per game, ninth in points. They have the NFL’s leading rusher in LeSean McCoy, the wide receiver with the most catches over 20 yards in DeSean…

  24. Are the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles contenders?

    Nov 26, 2013, 2:50 PM EDT

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    Few people expected the Eagles to be in the thick of the playoff race heading into December, much less tied for first place in the NFC East. Chip Kelly’s inaugural season as head coach was supposed to be a rebuilding year. Instead, excitement mounts as Philadelphia makes its push for the postseason. After the Birds…

  25. Worst kept secret: Chip Kelly names Nick Foles Eagles starting QB

    Nov 26, 2013, 1:09 PM EDT

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    How obvious was it that Nick Foles would remain the Eagles’ starting quarterback for the rest of the season? Even Michael Vick thought it would be crazy to pull the second-year passer now. Chip Kelly would not confirm Foles would be the Birds’ signal-caller when Vick returned from a hamstring injury however—until Tuesday that is.…