The Linc - Eagles defense primed for takeaways

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On Chip Kelly, Billy Davis And Takeaways | Birds 24/7
The Ducks led the entire nation with 131 takeaways from 2009-2012. Forty of those came in ’12 alone. Davis’ defenses have been known to create turnovers as well. With Davis serving as the defensive coordinator, the Cardinals came up with 21 interceptions in 2009, which was the highest mark for the franchise in since ’94.

Is Nick Foles really the favorite to start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles? | Shutdown Corner - Yahoo! Sports
The problem with the assumptions that Vick would be the favorite is that Vick hasn't been very good for two seasons. He has more turnovers (33) than touchdowns (30), and his exciting 2010 rebirth seems long ago. The Eagles' offensive line problems are a huge reason for Vick's struggles, but that doesn't totally take him off the hook for his mistakes. Even Kelly's reliance on a running quarterback is overstated. He won't have the same system in the NFL that he ran at Oregon, and last year his starting quarterback Marcus Mariota ran just 107 times in 13 games (for a comparison, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel ran 201 times last season).

Iggles Blitz » Blog Archive » No. 7 is No. 25
The most interesting nugget here is that Vick had a rating of 98 in the 2-minute offense. I’d love to know more about that stat. Was he moving the ball down the field efficiently or were there some broken plays that inflated the number? Did Vick thrive because Andy and Marty quit trying to out-think the world and gave him simpler plays that the offense executed well? Did the pace simply help Vick get into a rhythm? Were defenses playing soft and we just had a bunch of underneath passes?

Is Westbrook The Most Underrated Eagle?
NFL.com has a myriad of lists and features to bridge fans from the post-OTA slumber to the start of Training Camp. One of them is unveiling the most underrated players in each franchise's history.

Chip and the Eagles: Dog Days of Summer
This is the dullest time in the pro football calendar, where the sailing ship of gridiron glory hits windless doldrums and ghosts, as sailors used to say. That’s a verb that means drifting aimlessly, becalmed except for the occasional wisp of a breeze (or a phony controversy manufactured by desperate sports writers). You might be tempted to call these the “dog days” of summer, but that’s a term better avoided if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Rolo: Should the Washington Redskins change their name? Yes - The Denver Post

This is the dullest time in the pro football calendar, where the sailing ship of gridiron glory hits windless doldrums and ghosts, as sailors used to say. That’s a verb that means drifting aimlessly, becalmed except for the occasional wisp of a breeze (or a phony controversy manufactured by desperate sports writers). You might be tempted to call these the “dog days” of summer, but that’s a term better avoided if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

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