Posts Tagged ‘Michael Vick’

Eagles Training Camp Preview: Cut Days

Chip Kelly participates in Training Camp with his teamAs the dog days of summer grow near, training camp begins to rear its ugly head. Just a few weeks of conditioning, game planning, and formulation will stand between NFL teams and their 2013 campaigns’. For Philadelphia, training camp will be especially tumultuous under the new coaching staff. Players drafted during the Andy Reid era may want to update their resumes, as their time in the bird gang may be coming to a close.

Roster cuts are the least enjoyable part of coaching, but are a necessary evil if team’s want to take their talents to the big apple come February. Chip Kelly will not play favorites, a fact that should worry third year underperforming linebacker, Casey Matthews, an …

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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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For the Philadelphia Eagles, Luck is about to Change

Michael Vick's time to put up as the Eagles first string quarterback is here.With six minutes left in a sun-splashed, week one game in Cleveland last season, Michael Vick stood behind center on his own nine yard line and had to think to himself, we need to start executing now. The Philadelphia Eagles were losing to the Browns 16-10 in an atrocious game, a game in which Vick was supposed to prove he was back from injury, capable of recalling his 2010 form. It was not the case. Vick had thrown four interceptions, matching his rookie counterpart Brandon Weeden pick-for-pick. And while Vick led the Eagles on a game winning drive, execution was not the reason for …

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2013 Fantasy Football Outlook: The Quarterbacks

Aaron Rodgers is a top rated Fantasy Football Quarterback again this season.The field general, the admiral, the most important position on the field, the quarterback is the heart and soul of each team. But from  a fantasy perspective, your quarterback may not be the most important pick on draft day.  For the 2013 season, the quarterback position has so many quality players, it may be wise to wait before selection your gunslinger. Sure, selecting Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, or Drew Brees is a considerable advantage, but selecting them too early could mean destruction for your fantasy football team. Below are a list of quarterbacks that will help your fantasy team in 2013, if taken in the correct …

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June Gloom, Around the NFL

DeSean Jackson has already started a controversy in Eagles training camp.With the end of minicamp in the rear view mirror for most of the NFL, it is time for an update on the latest happenings as the long drought begins until training camp in August.

For the Eagles, there has been much controversy regarding the starting quarterback position. DeSean Jackson and Michael Vick have publicly stated their shared desire for a quarterback to be named, but head coach Chip Kelly has not budged on the subject, and why should he? There is no benefit to naming a starter now as opposed to training camp, except perhaps to quell the fury of a diva wide receiver, and a quarterback with more baggage than an international flight at …

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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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Michael Vick As The Eagles Quarterback? So What?

Given health and protection, it’s possible that Michael Vick can do more things in Chip Kelly’s offense than Nick Foles or Matt Barkley. But, so what?After signing a new contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, the quarterback stood before reporters knowing he had something to prove to his new coach.  Last season he passed for 17 touchdowns, threw 20 interceptions and had a 70.2 QB rating, making the terms of the new contract a bit puzzling.  But the veteran spoke to the media with conviction.  “I’ve got tremendous faith in my ability,” he said.  “I expect to be there opening day. But I’ve got to do that on the field.  It’s not going to …

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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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2013 NFL Draft Recap: The Philadelphia Eagles

Matt Barkley's Twitter picture after he was drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in the 4th Round.No draft since 1999 has brought such hype and expectation to the Philadelphia Eagles. Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman, and Tom Gamble took the reins of the Eagles organization, and laid the framework for the Chip Kelly era in the draft. Prior to the draft, the Birds’ team needs were vast at : OL, CB, S, DE, TE, DT, and LB respectively. Through the draft, Kelly and his staff picked out diamonds in the rough in seemingly each of the six rounds they drafted in while addressing many of the team’s needs and finding great value with each selection.

The first round of the draft was very eventful for the Eagles, as Chip …

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Eagles Draft Day Rumors: Trade & Likely Pick

Could the Eagles really take Geno Smith with the 5th Overall Pick in tonight's 2013 NFL Draft?According to a front office member of a NFL team the Philadelphia Eagles have been busy working the phones in the last few days into today about moving back out of the #4 spot. The teams they’ve contacted start with the 5th pick Detroit Lions and as far back as Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and the Baltimore Ravens. Talking with teams that far back in the draft means they’re looking for an accumulation of picks not only in this draft but the 2014 NFL Draft.

It’s not expected any team 5-8 (Detroit, Cleveland Browns, Arizona Cardinals & Buffalo Bills) will want to pay the price to swap with the Eagles …

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