The Linc - Chip Kelly doesn't have an Oregon bias

Jonathan Ferrey

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Kelly: No Favoritism Towards Ex-Oregon Players - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Today, Chip Kelly was asked if his familiarity with the former Ducks can help him build his program with the Eagles. "If we were gonna sing the Oregon fight song, it would," Kelly joked.

What Defense Will Davis Run? - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
The real test for Davis will be to take this knowledge and use it to shape a defense that can be effective. The Eagles won’t be the ’85 Bears. Heck, they won’t be the 2012 Bears. They just need to be "good enough". They need to make some plays. I think there is enough talent to do that, but it will require creative coaching.

Didinger: Before Kelly, There Was Neale - Ray Diddy, PhiladelphiaEagles.com
There are some fascinating parallels between new head coach Chip Kelly and Greasy Neale, the only Eagles head coach in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. I know Mike McCormack is in Canton, but he got there for his playing career with Cleveland, not the three years he spent coaching the Eagles (1973-75). And, yes, Bert Bell has a bust in Canton, too, but it is for his role as NFL commissioner, certainly not his 10-44-2 record as head coach in the '30s.

Why Your Team Sucks 2013: Philadelphia Eagles - Drew Magary, Deadspin
Kelly is bringing the Blur Offense with him, and I imagine he'll be in for a rude awakening when he realizes that his offense is terrible and he won't have three straight FCS opponents to help his players warm up for the season. It's gonna be a real treat to watch the Eagles go three-and-out in 20 seconds, give up a 12-minute touchdown drive, and then go three and out in 20 seconds AGAIN. They're poised to lose the Time of Possession battle by a ratio of 1:5. I'm sure fans in Philly will be patient and reserved and give Kelly all the time he needs to work out the bugs in his FIRE HIM FIRE HIM NOW KILLLLL HIM!

A Scout's View Of Eagles' LBs - Paul Domowitch, Eagletarian
"(Mychal) Kendricks is going to be a very good player in this league. He’s their best blitzer, and he’s good at it. If you want to send a fifth player (after the quarterback), he’s a good guy to do it. The problem is, he’s also their best cover guy. So you also need him on the (running) back. You want him on screens. You want him covering the tight ends down the seam.

Earl Wolff expects to play as much as Nate Allen Monday - Jeff McLane, Inquirer
"I honestly feel like me and Nate will get almost, I would say, an equal opportunity on the field Monday night," Wolff said Wednesday. Kelly "told me I would play every quarter. Like I said, I don't know exactly how much I will play. But I'm going to be ready to take advantage of every opportunity."

Fanspeak's 2013 NFL Guide - Fanspeak
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Eagles finalize pratice squad with Oregon DE Bair - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
Defensive end Brandon Bair, who played at Oregon for head coach Chip Kelly, was signed to the eighth and final spot. Bair has spent time with the Raiders and Chiefs, two teams the Eagles play this year. The 6-foot-6, 285-pound lineman signed with Kansas City as a rookie free agent in 2011 and spent 2012 on the Raiders’ practice squad. He has not played in any NFL games.

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