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Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp 2013 Notes & Quotes - Tuesday 8/13/2013 - Brandon Lee Gowton, BGN
My notes from yesterday. They're very exciting.

Your Daily Chat - Eagles Chatter - John Barchard, The Philly Fourcast
Tune in around the 8 minute mark to hear my segment. We talk about Chip Kelly, the 3-4 defense, and expectations for the upcoming season.

Eagles training camp 2013: In lieu of practice notes, here are 10 random thoughts on the team -
Today was basically a walk-through for the Eagles, and probably the most boring practice they've had since training camp opened. The highlight of the day, by far, was when 340 pound Clifton Geathers stood on 330 pound Isaac Sopoaga's back. Here's what that looked like.

Break It Down: Chip Kelly shows he doesn’t need a dual-threat QB in Philly - Chris Burke, Sports Illustrated
New Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has said repeatedly that he does not need a specific type of quarterback — i.e. a dual-threat performer like Michael Vick — to run his offense. Kelly offered a brief glimpse into why that statement is true during the Eagles’ preseason opener last Friday, as he tweaked his team’s attack depending on which of the five (!) quarterbacks was in the game.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the 3-4 - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
I’m a 4-3 guy. Always have been. Always will be. Tom Landry invented it. Buddy Ryan perfected it. The 4-3 is the defense that any good person should want his team to run. Unfortunately, times are changing. The 3-4, and variations of it, are on the rise. This epidemic is worse than when crack cocaine took over the inner cities of the world in the 1980s or even Bieber Fever. Yes, it’s that serious.

NFL Teams should (almost) always "go for it" on 4th and 1 - Brent Cohen, Eagles Rewind
Anyone who has looked at the 4th down strategy chart above knows that going for it on 4th and 1 (trying to convert) is ALMOST ALWAYS the optimal play. While the multi-part series of posts (Part 1 can be found here) that culminated in that chart explained the thinking behind it, it occurred to me that we didn’t actually lay out the numbers.

How the Eagles Scored Two TDs On the Same Play - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Nick Foles saw five defenders in the box, and so his decision was simple: hand the ball off to Bryce Brown. Matt Barkley got a 2 vs. 2 matchup he liked on the perimeter, and so he threw the screen outside to Greg Salas.The play-calls were exactly the same. Yet the quarterbacks made two different decisions, both which resulted in touchdowns.

Bill Davis: Eagles' secondary 'not there' - John Gonzalez, CSN Philly
When the Eagles’ defensive coordinator was asked about his defensive backfield the other day -- a shaky unit with countless questions and few answers -- Davis replied in strong, unvarnished terms.

Hugh Douglas out at ESPN - PFT
Bye bye, TurboBird.

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