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The Linc - Batting down the passes

Philadelphia Eagles links for 7/26/13.


Today is the first day that the entire Eagles roster will be practicing in training camp. No pads on yet, but still lots of action to be seen. Don't forget to follow the BGN writers covering Eagles TC on Twitter:

Jimmy "Hack" Kempski - @JimmyKempski

Brandon Lee Gowton - @BrandonLeeSBN

Let's get to the links:

Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2013: The Assistant Coaches Speak - Brandon Lee Gowton, BGN
The Eagles assistant coaches were available to the media today. I heard from Bill Davis, Jeff Stoutland, Jerry Azzinaro, and more. Some very interesting nuggets in this post. In addition, here's my post on the Eagles veterans arriving to training camp.

Eagles OL coach Jeff Stoutland talks about Kelce, Johnson, Herremans and Watkins - Jimmy Kempski,
Jimmy expands on some of the Stoutland quotes I discussed in my article.

Rookies Ready To Bat It Down - Danta Klaus,
Bennie Logan and Joe Kruger are seen as key pieces for both the present and future of the Eagles' defensive line. Drafted in the third and seventh round, respectively, each player provides the versatility to play multiple positions and slide all around the front. They also possess high football IQs and can affect the play even when they're not able to get to the quarterback or make a tackle. When watching Logan and Kruger's tape, it's impossible not to notice how often they read the quarterback, get their hands up in passing lanes and deflect or bat down passes.

Thursday Wrap - Tommy Lawlor, IgglesBlitz
Tommy gives his thoughts on some of the hot training camp stories from Thursday.

Chip Kelly’s Mystery Man | The MMQB with Peter King
To get the most out of his players, Kelly is turning camp into a performance laboratory—but who’s that at the controls? I'm linking to this again because it was so good.

Chiefs keep airing it out on day two of rookie and QB camp -
The Chiefs have not attempted a running play during the team portions of the first two days of camp.

Photo Gallery: Eagles Cheerleaders Play Bikini Football On Beach with Hurricane Sandy Responders | The700Level
You probably aren't reading these words but here's a quick explainer anyway. The Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders unveiled their new calendar with a nice pair of events down in Atlantic City on Wednesday at the Chelsea Hotel.

After an offseason of searching, NFL coaches may finally know how to defend the read-option - Grantland
There's no simple solution for the NFL's latest offensive trend, but after an offseason of searching, defensive coaches may finally have some answers

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