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The Linc - Don't Give Up on Chip Kelly

Philadelphia Eagles links for 10/2/2013.

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Don’t give up on Chip Kelly so quickly - Bernie Parent,
The key to living in the present moment with the 2013-2014 Philadelphia Eagles and Chip Kelly, at least from my perspective, is to exercise patience. I have to give Kelly some leeway and time to bring people in and create the machine that he is accustomed to. In college football, you have the ability to recruit players. It’s a whole different ballgame when you come to the NFL and try to build a team around the rest of the league with the draft, free agency offers, etc. It can be all luck of the draw.

NFC Hierarchy/Obituary: Week 4 - JimmyK,
11) Eagles (1-3)
The Eagles are the weirdest team in the NFL. They have an offense that is racking up yards at a historic rate, but aren't scoring as much as they should. Meanwhile, their defense is giving up yards and points at a historic rate. The Eagles' next 5 opponents have a combined record of 3-17.

Detailed Game Review – DEN 52, PHI 20 - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Rough game. The Broncos are the best team in the NFL and they showed why on Sunday. They were the superior team on offense, defense and STs. The Eagles were competitive in the 1st half, but things fell completely apart after that. Good teams get better after halftime. The Eagles…might not be a good team. I don’t want to be alarmist, but we have to admit that is a possibility. But if we set aside the last 3 1/2 games and focus on the 1st half vs the Skins…I see nothing but greatness. I am not delusional. I just choose to sometimes not have sanity for a companion.

All-22: Diagnosing Passing Game Issues - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
The running game has been prolific. The Eagles are averaging 198.2 yards per game and 6.1 yards-per-carry. Both are tops in the NFL. But the passing game has lacked consistency. Below is a look at what’s happening when Michael Vick drops back, along with some thoughts on what’s correctable and what’s not.

Film breakdown: The anatomy of an Eagles special teams disaster - Derek Sarley, Eagletarian
According to the secret sauce calculations of Football Outsiders, through four games the Eagles have the second-worst special teams unit in the League. If that ranking holds, it will continue the unbroken pattern of annual decline since 2009 (the year DeSean blew up as the league’s best punt returner).

Believe it: Chris Polk earning more chances - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
He waited a year. Then he waited a month. And when Chris Polk finally heard Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley bark out his name and tell him to get out on the field for the first time in his life, he didn’t believe what he was hearing.

Podcast: Manning Rolling – EaglesFanCast 150
Well as expected by most, the Philadelphia Eagles lose to the Denver Broncos. Not many expected the Broncos to put up 52 points, but in reality our Defense is struggling, and Peyton Manning is playing his best football ever. He also has the weapons needed to shred the struggling Eagles secondary, chew up the clock, and kept our Offense off the field. This week the Eagles have yet another road game, and come back to the East coast to play the Division rivals New York Giants, who have yet to win a game this season. We hope to see plenty of Manningface on Sunday!

Schedule Breakdown: How the Eagles Are Still In the Playoff Race - FanSpeak
Well that game hurt, but we knew that it was a long shot to win (especially in Denver). The Eagles may have fallen to 1-3, but in this down year for the NFC East (or at least as some are calling it), the Eagles still have a chance. The best news is it is not one of those pie in the sky 1 in a million shots either. Philadelphia hasn't lost a conference game and has a win in the NFC East so far. And though the three conference games are all "common games" within the division, none of the other teams in the East have beaten the Chargers, Broncos or Chiefs yet either. Here is what the Eagles have to do in the final 13 weeks (including the bye) to be atop the NFC East (Week 1 starting this week)

The Best Player On The Eagles 'D' Is ... - C-Mac,
Guess who?


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