Posts Tagged ‘LeSean McCoy’

Eagles Fantasy Focus: Quarterbacks

The Eagles Quarterbacks in mini camp.NFL training camps will open in two weeks but for fantasy football managers the preparation has already started. Studying stats and mock-drafts are a mid-summer necessity if you wish to collect trophies, prizes and bragging rights come Week 16. As a champion and 14-year veteran of multiple leagues, I’d like to give Eagles fans my thoughts on this upcoming season from a fantasy point of view. This is the first installment of a positional break-down and projection for first-year coach Chip Kelly and the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles.

QUARTERBACK

Anything can happen in training camp but obviously Michael Vick is the favorite to open the season under center. Chip Kelly may not name a starter until the week before the opening game which could cause Vick’s draft value to drop. His potential in Kelly’s up-tempo offense, with plays …

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook: Running Backs

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson is the #1 running back in Fantasy Football for the upcoming season.An NFL running back is the workhorse of a team’s offense. The stumbler, rumbler, and hopefully not fumbler, is the key component to a successful fantasy team as well. On average, the elite running backs will score more points than their counterparts with lesser skill sets. The best way to win your league in a given year is to draft the best value players at a given position, and the numbers show that taking a running back early is the best path to the  fantasy promised land. But the masters of the ground game are a dime a dozen once you get past the …

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New Coaches, New Players, New Identity for Eagles

Chip Kelly's biggest test for the beginning of training camp for the Eagles is determining who between Michael Vick & Nick Foles will start.The primordial mini camp under first year head coach Chip Kelly began in Philadelphia on June 4th, and already has that ‘new-camp’ smell. Gone are fast food Fridays, closed practices, and that jolly green walrus. Even the pace of practice has changed, as numerous players have commented on the new fast-paced practice scheme. Music blares from PA systems as the Eagles go through daily practices, but these aren’t the only changes permeating Philadelphia’s favorite franchise.

Chip Kelly and Andy Reid are antithetic down to their base philosophies. Where Reid instituted physical …

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Former Cowboy Joins the Birds; How Will Felix Jones Contribute?

Felix Jones will no longer be wearing the Star for Dallas but will be part of the Eagles backfield this season.Change has been the theme of the off-season for the Philadelphia Eagles, be it new coaches, new players, new systems, or new practice policies, the 2013 NFL season will have a vastly different feel in 2013.

Announced this week was the singing of former Cowboys’ first round selection, Felix Jones who will complement LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown nicely in Chip Kelly‘s expected run-heavy offense.  Jones signed a one year contract with the Eagles, and is likely to play a role in the Eagles rushing attack, though we do not know what that exact …

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Chip Kelly Philadelphia’s ‘Hero’? Too Early to Tell; But Getting a ‘Good Feeling’

Chip Kelly is starting his first training camp as the Eagles Head Coach.As NFL rookie camps concluded over the weekend, we now look ahead to the next item on the NFL’s offseason agenda. The penultimate of offseason workout events, the first Offseason Team Activites, or OTA’s, kicked off Monday morning and had a new, distinctive, feel compared to the mini-camps run by Andy Reid for over a decade. The players took the field at the NovaCare complex in South Philadelphia to the sounds of Chip Kelly’s playlist, including such gems as “Turn Me On” by David Guetta feat. Nicki Minaj, “Hero” by Nas, and “Good Feeling” by Flo-Rida. While the self-proclaimed “Harajuku Barbie’s” vocalization may seem out of place, the players seem to like …

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Chip Kelly: Success Formula and Offensive Efficiency

Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly finds his offensive success in certain areas.The doctor is in. That much is certain after Dr. Chip Kelly and co-surgeons Dr. Tom Gamble and Dr. Howie Roseman removed NFL players from the free agency pool with surgical precision. They have resuscitated a team whose health was failing and now they must oversee the rehabilitation. First up, the offense. Dr. Kelly, winner of the Nobel Prize for NFL Innovation for his contributions to Super Bowl winning franchises, measures offensive success with a mathematical formula. But does the formula represent philosophy, or fact? Well, the fact that the formula measures offensive success may be a misnomer. Success may be better measured by yards or touchdowns. More accurately it is a formula for offensive efficiency. …

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Over-Paid and Under-Played for the Eagles

Michael Vick was re-signed by the Eagles to reduce his cap number. Who else doesn't deserve a massive contract?As the curtain fell on the nightmare that was the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2012-2013 season, Andy Reid walked his green mile, and the proverbial axe fell to end the most successful era in Philadelphia football history. After the worst season in Reid’s tenure ended, Jeffery Lurie made good on his promise that “eight losses was not good enough” and Reid was out in Philadelphia. The fat lady sang his last song in Eagle green, and quickly landed a new job in Kansas City, yet somehow managed to be out of work for less time than Rob, 5 minutes, …

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Dirk Koetter to interview for Eagles Head Coach Job

hi-res-89728462_display_imageFOXsports.com’s Alex Marvez is reporting that Atlanta Falcons Offensive Coordinator Dirk Koetter is set to interview with the Philadelphia Eagles for the open Head Coach position. He also has interviews set up with the Kansas City Chiefs & Cleveland Browns. Koetter was mentioned by HighPhive.net’s Paul Dorn a couple weeks ago as a replacement for Andy Reid after his eventual firing. The 53 year old coordinator has never been a Head Coach in the NFL but has coached in the NCAA.

Koetter coached Boise State from 1998-2000 compiling a 26-10 record leading them to two bowl victories. After 2000 he was hired by Arizona State and in his first season went 1-7 before finishing his time there in 2006 with a 40-34 record and a 2-2 record in bowl games. He was hired by the Jacksonville …

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Michael Vick to Start for Injured Rookie Nick Foles

Michael Vick will start at least 1 more game for the Philadelphia EaglesPhiladelphia Eagles fans get to watch Michael Vick work his magic on the field one more time this season. After Nick Foles was named the starter for the rest of the season, regardless if Vick was healthy, I thought we would never get to watch him take a snap in an Eagles jersey again. Luckily for all of those Vick fans, he will be the starter against the New York Giants Sunday. Unfortunately Foles will be sitting out due to a hand injury.

The second half against Washington was disappointing and started to make Foles seem like he may not be the quarterback many thought he was. However, reports have come out that Foles played the second half against the Washington Redskins with a …

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Eagles Injury Updates: No Vick, McCoy or Coleman

LeSean McCoy is still suffering from concussion like symptoms and is unlikely to play Sunday against Tampa BayPhiladelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid spoke to the media today and gave an update on the laundry list of injuries impacting the 3-9 team currently. Former starting quarterback Michael Vick still has not passed his concussion exam and neither has starting running back LeSean McCoy. Kurt Coleman was injured Sunday against Dallas with a chest problem and Colt Anderson will practice in his place. Danny Watkins is fully healthy but the Eagles will continue to stick with Jake Scott as starting right guard.

Obviously Reid announced earlier in the week …

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