The Linc - Chip Kelly's See Coast Offense

Brian Bahr

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/29/2013.

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The Eagles' 67 plays of 20+ yards, in less than 2 and a half minutes - JimmyK, Philly.com
The Eagles offense is a big play machine. They have 67 plays of 20+ yards this season (chart below), which is 12 more than any other team in the NFL, and 25 more than what the rest of the league averages, at 41.6. In fact, the Eagles have a play that goes for 20+ yards once every 10.7 plays. By comparison, the rest of the NFL averages a 20+ yard play every 17.3 snaps.

Crazy Birds - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
The Cards and Eagles have one of the more overlooked rivalries/histories. The two teams used to play each other twice a year when they were NFC East rivals. That stopped in 2002 when the NFL went to 4 divisions in each conference. Here are some memorable games of the last 20 years.

Kelly: We Run the ‘See-Coast Offense’ - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
"Here’s our offense: We run the ‘see-coast offense,’ " Kelly said. "If we see something, and we like it and we think it fits, we’re gonna run it. So the Philadelphia Eagles run the see-coast offense. Let’s run with that today and we’ll go from there."

How many and which NFL starting QBs would you take over Foles right now? - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
A few days back, a long-time reader posed an interesting question on Twitter. To summarize, how many NFL quarterbacks would you rather have over Nick Foles right now? Seems like an appropriate question now that he’s officially been named the Eagles’ starter. It’s difficult to answer, too. Foles still only has 11 starts under his belt, which amounts to less than a season’s worth. He’s playing lights-out football right now, yet he’s little more than a month removed from a putrid performance against Dallas. In short, Foles hasn’t quite cemented his status as a franchise quarterback, or in many eyes, even a very good player.

Eagle Eye In The Sky: Cardinals Preview - Fran Duffy, PE.com
The bye week has come and gone and on Sunday the Eagles welcome the Arizona Cardinals, who boast the toughest defense they’ve seen at Lincoln Financial Field since Week 3 against Kansas City. How the Eagles respond after two weeks of preparation will be one of the interesting storylines before, during and after the game is over. Let’s take a look at this Cardinals team. Offensively, it all starts with their pass game and veteran quarterback Carson Palmer. Palmer has his faults at this point in his career, as he often takes sacks he shouldn’t and is known to throw a couple balls to the other team. He is the reigning NFC Offensive Player of the Week, but he could’ve had three or four interceptions in the win over the Colts on Sunday. However, Palmer can really sling it if he is given time in the pocket. The offensive line has begun to settle in and provide their quarterback more time of late.

Roc Carmichael using career to support charity - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
Welcome to Roc Carmichael’s world. There’s football. Yes, there’s definitely football. The Eagles think a lot of the 25-year-old Carmichael, who joined the Eagles a few weeks into the season and played well starting in place of injured Bradley Fletcher in wins over the Packers and Redskins. But there’s something else. Something even more important than football to Carmichael. There’s a lifelong devotion to community service. To helping people. And this Thanksgiving, his story is a terrific reminder that while some play football for money and fame, others play the game for a different reason.

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