Posts Tagged ‘Nick Foles’

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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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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Can Chip Kelly Take the Eagles & the Fanbase Into the Next Era?

Chip Kelly has the chance to bring the Eagles back to greatness.Having gone to Eagles games since 1978, I can say with full confidence that this is the most exciting off-season since Hurricane Buddy blew into town. Chip Kelly has a rather large task in front of him. He has to change the mindset of a fan base that has been beaten into submission by the Andy Reid Era. For 14 seasons we were subjected to a weekly demonstration of trying to fit Square Pegs into Round Holes.

Since taking over in January, Chip, and his offense that he employed at Oregon, has been scrutinized, and put under the microscope by every analyst, talk show host, columnist, and bar patron in Eagles Nation.  ‘How can he …

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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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Chip Kelly’s Pre-Draft Watch List; Getting to Know Some Potential Draftees

Geno Smith could be at the top of Chip Kelly's want list on Draft Day for the Eagles.The time between free agency and the NFL draft is the slowest portion of the NFL off-season. The free agent pool has been depleted, new rules implemented (sorry Marshawn), new logos created (looking good Miami), playbooks explored and re-written, all that is left is the final piece of the NFL personnel puzzle: the NFL draft. The Philadelphia Eagles will draft fourth overall in this year’s draft, and have eight other selections in addition. The Eagles have draft picks in each of the first five rounds, and four selections in the final round of the draft. With much help needed on the roster, and an …

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Will The Eagles Draft Geno Smith?

Could the Eagles be looking at Geno Smith to be the Quarterback of the future for Chip Kelly?With the NFL draft just a month away, there has been a ton of discussion about what the Eagles should do with their first round pick. Some believe they should use it on a defensive player. Others feel that drafting the best player available is the best course. Still others think trading down and turning one pick into two picks is the best option. Each of these prospective draft strategies, which have been spouted for months now, hold merit.

In recent weeks, however, a new possibility has arisen.

Since the Eagles worked out West Virginia quarterback Geno Smith in mid-March, speculation about the …

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Michael Vick Gets Restructured Contract from Eagles

Michael Vick has had his contract renegotiated and will possibly remain with the Philadelphia Eagles next year.Chip Kelly has finally made a move with Michael Vick. To many fans displeasure, the Eagles have re-structured Vick’s contract and will not be releasing him for now. Many fans have been hoping that Vick would be released and Nick Foles would be Kelly’s guy under center to start the 2013 season. It could still happen, but is not likely. It has not been guaranteed that Vick will start and he will most likely have to compete against Foles.

Vick’s deal is basically a one year deal were he could make up to 10 million. This may seem high but it cuts out …

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