The Linc - Under the Radar Eagles To Watch in 2014

Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 1/12/2014.

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Let's get to the links...

2014 NFL Pro Bowl: Nick Foles is Headed to Hawaii - BLG, BGN
In case you missed it from late last night, Nick Foles is Pro Bowl Bound.

True Believers - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Of all the traits Chip Kelly wants in players, character may be the one that is most surprising. I don’t mean choir boys, but rather football character. Kelly wants players that are smart, coachable, focused, driven, hard working and ultra-competitive. Kelly likes guys to be solid citizens as well, but he’s focused on football. I think one of the reasons that Kelly values character so much is that he needs guys to fully buy into his system. You need to sleep, eat and train the way he wants. You need to prepare, practice and play the way he wants. Kelly isn’t a standard motivator. He’s not going to be yelling at his guys. He isn’t out there giving wild speeches. He finds the right players and then motivates them in a more generic fashion. He sells them on the idea of trying to be great. And he makes football fun. Hard work, but still fun.

Foles goes right back to work - Zach Berman, Inquirer
"Everybody wants to label this after a good season, but I need to get better," Foles said. "I don't look at this season as, I did good. I got a lot of stuff to work on. I got to do a lot better. We didn't win the last game, and a lot of that goes onto the quarterback."

5 under-the-radar Eagles to watch in 2014 - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
The Eagles will continue to build their roster through free agency and the draft this offseason, but they also have several in-house candidates who can emerge from obscurity to carve their niche on next year’s team. The following is a breakdown of five guys on the current roster who either made little or no contributions in 2013 but should challenge for playing time next year. This is based on interviews with Eagles coaches, players and front office personnel from throughout the season.

What's Next For Nick Foles? - Dave Spadaro, PE.com
This isn't about labels, or guarantees, or predictions for Nick Foles. It's about the natural progression of a quarterback entering his third NFL season and the things he needs to do to improve ...

Sadly, This Curry Isn't Hot - ChipWagon
As I said at the outset, I love Vinny. I just don't think he can play for this team. This was the seventeenth game this year and he was making the same mistakes he made in pre-season. He was bigger and stronger but he didn't play bigger and stronger. He was nothing on running plays and a loose cannon on passing plays.

Penn State Names James Franklin Head Football Coach - Black Shoe Diaires
Just watch this video.


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