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The Linc - Proof against hiring proven coaches

News & notes from around the web for November 16th

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The success of Chip Kelly's Oregon Ducks offense is more familiar than it seems - Grantland
If the Eagles did hire Chip Kelly, may he'd like to keep Michael Vick around.

Curse to hire a coach who won a Super Bowl?
Judging from talk radio, lots of fans think the Eagles would be wise to hire a "proven" coach who has won a Super Bowl. The likes of a Jon Gruden, Bill Cowher or Sean Payton. Not so fast. Believe it or not: No coach has won Super Bowls with two different teams. As in zero.

Current 2013 NFL Draft order: Chiefs and Jaguars still at the top -
By losing again, both Kansas City and Jacksonville held serve in the race for the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft. Both teams still only have one win, but the Chiefs hold the top pick by virtue of strength of schedule.

Dez Bryant’s non-catch last Sunday, and the gimp from Pulp Fiction – Blogging the bEast
OK, so… Dez Bryant did not catch that TD pass last Sunday. There were 6 steps on that play:

Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " Nick By The Numbers
I thought it would be interesting to put Nick Foles numbers into context. I’m not trying to say that Nick is any better than these guys or make any evaluations. I just think it is interesting to see how he compares to other QBs from a purely statistical sense.

Eagles have lost that winning feeling
The Eagles haven't won a game in 46 days, and the team's five-game losing streak is beginning to take its toll on a battered bunch of Birds.

Football gambling goes big: Vegas' premier handicapping competition at the tipping point -
A behind-the-scenes look at the SuperContest in Vegas' LVH casino, which has become the world's premier NFL handicapping competition.

The Five Worst Passes of the 2012 NFL Season - The Triangle Blog - Grantland
These are, so far, the worst passes of the 2012 NFL season.

Doctors Refuse To Clear Concussed Michael Vick After He Claims Eagles Can Still Make Playoffs | The Onion - America's Finest News Source
The Onion!

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