The Linc - Will NFL referees slow down Chip Kelly?


Philadelphia Eagles links for 7/30/13.

No training camp practice today for the Eagles. They're back at it tomorrow. Don't forget to follow the BGN writers covering Eagles TC on Twitter:

Jimmy "Not a hack" Kempski - @JimmyKempski

Brandon Lee Gowton - @BrandonLeeSBN

Let's get to the links:

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2013 Notes & Quotes - Monday 7/29/2013 - Brandon Lee Gowton, BGN
Yesterday's notes from practice and quotes from Chip Kelly. 2nd year CB Brandon Boykin has had a tremendous camp so far.

Eagles training camp, 7/29/13 recap: Brandon Boykin shines - Jimmy Kempski,
More Boykin love. Find out why he's doing so many pushups in this training camp.

The New Size of the Eagles - Bob Vetrone Jr.,
It turns out that the 90 guys who make up the beginning full roster of Chip Kelly’s first training camp are about three-quarters of an inch taller and seven pounds heavier than the 90 who started what would be the final Camp Andy Reid. The defense has "grown" moreso than the offense. And among specific positions, only the quarterback has "shrunk." Stay out of the way of the linebackers; they are up an inch-and-a-half and 12-plus pounds.

Donovan - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Donovan McNabb was drafted 2nd overall in 1999. He was supposed to be the star QB to turn the Eagles around. And that’s just what he did. McNabb helped lead the Eagles from the bottom of the standings to the top of the NFC East. The Eagles won the NFC East from 2001-2004. That doesn’t sound like a big deal now, but it was huge then. The previous division title was 1988. Before that it was 1980. Winning 4 in a row was a darn big deal.

NFL to the Eagles: Not So Fast - Kevin Clark, Wall Street Journal
[Kelly's] plan is to continue the philosophy he perfected as the coach at Oregon: to run every play as quickly as possible with no huddles and no stoppages in play, all aimed at leaving the defense doubled over in exhaustion. This "up-tempo" strategy, already popular at the college level, looks like it could change the pro game forever. There's just one small problem standing in Kelly's way: referees.

Dawkins, Westbrook Thank Donovan McNabb - Danta Klaus,
On the day that the Eagles announced they will retire former quarterback Donovan McNabb’s jersey number, two of No. 5’s former teammates - safety Brian Dawkins and running back Brian Westbrook - shared their memories of the greatest quarterback in franchise history.

Eagles QB tracker: Cooper, Avant to the rescue - Andy Schwartz, CSN Philly
All in all, the routine remained the same. Vick and Foles again split reps with the first and second teams. According to's unofficial count, each took 31 reps. Vick took 17 with the first team, and Foles 19. Vick completed 17 of 22 passes, and Foles 17 of 23. Many of the 11-on-11 snaps were running plays. Matt Barkley took 19 snaps, completing 7 of 11 passes.

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