The Linc - Expect over 1000 yards for LeSean McCoy

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Philadelphia Eagles links for 8/22/2013.

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Why Vick will play better in Chip's offense - FanPost by poetx, BGN
Actually, I know Vick will play better in Kelly's offense, and the reason is simple. This will be the first time in his career, or at least since 2003 under Dan Reeves, that he has played in a balanced offense, where the running game and passing game are equally important and utilized.

Jason Peters: '[LeSean McCoy] will be over 1,000 yards... early' - Jim Kempski, Philly.com
"[LeSean McCoy] is definitely going to be over 1000 yards," said Peters. "Early. Earlier than he has been. The defensive line and linebackers are going to be winded, and we're still going to be pushing on the D-Line. He's going to break out early this year."

Haunted by stupidity - Jon Bois, SB Nation
From the moment he was drafted, Donovan McNabb has been the target of all sorts of horrible nonsense.

Help From the Past - Tommy Lawor, Iggles Blitz
The 2010 and 2011 drafts are part of the reason there had to be change this past offseason. The players taken in those years failed to be impact guys that could help the team win games and get where it wanted to be.

Coming to Terms with Vick as the Eagles’ Starting QB… Again - Andrew Kulp, The700Level
There may not be a more outspoken critic of Michael Vick the football player than myself since his arrival in Philadelphia in 2009. It’s got nothing to do with past criminal behavior – he paid his debt to society. In fact, I kind of like the reformed Mike. He strikes me as a thoughtful and dare I say genuine person. I simply don’t think highly of his resume.

32 Teams in 32 Days: Philadelphia Eagles - John Castellane, PFF
After a second straight very disappointing season that began with Super Bowl aspirations and ended without a playoff berth, the Eagles decided it was time to end the successful, but not "Super", 14-year tenure of head coach Andy Reid. The search for a new head coach orchestrated by general manager, Howie Roseman and owner, Jeffrey Lurie was very thorough, but all along seemed to center around one candidate. After a period of doubt, that candidate decided to accept the Eagles job and the Chip Kelly era had officially begun in Philadelphia

Checking In On the Secondary - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
Davis wants Boykin in the slot. He feels like the Georgia product has the best skill set for the position, and that the unit will be strongest overall if he works inside. While starting Boykin on the outside and moving him in during nickel situations is possible in theory, Davis suggested that is a lot to ask of a player — especially one with limited NFL experience.

25 Rejected Nicknames for Professional Sports Teams - Mental Floss
Yesterday Grantland's Zach Lowe ranked all 30 NBA team names and provided some fun history about each nickname. One of our favorite topics is what sports teams were almost called, so we decided to round up some of the best and weirdest names that could have been.

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