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The Linc - Is Vinny Curry on the Trade Block?

Philadelphia Eagles links for 9/11/2013.

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Vinny Curry’s Agent Open To A Trade - Tim McManus, Birds 24/7
“Vinny’s main objective is to play and play at a high level,” agent Kevin Connor told Birds 24/7. “The question becomes, can that happen in Philly or do we need to facilitate an opportunity outside of Philly if it makes sense for all parties.”

Chip: Offense was too slow - Les Bowen, Daily News
Kelly said he thought his offense was too slow early, when it ran 30 first-quarter plays. He had to clarify that he wasn't kidding; Kelly said missed passes and delays getting the ball to the officials to set it wasted time.

Some Curry, Casey Talk - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
Vinny Curry was inactive vs the Skins. James Casey played, but only had 2 snaps on offense. What gives? Matchups had a lot to do with it. Chip Kelly said the Eagles were only going to dress 6 DL. Curry was the #7 guy. That’s why he sat. But why only dress 6 DL?

Eagle Eye In The Sky: An Unbalanced Line - Fran Duffy,
On second down from the Redskins’ 34-yard line, the Eagles came out in their most popular personnel grouping of the night - 11 personnel, with one running back (McCoy) and a tight end, Brent Celek. Throughout the game, the Eagles offense came out in a wide variety of formations in this grouping, some of which included what is called an “unbalanced line,” which you will see below …

Slower second-half tempo concerns Eagles - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
“There are a lot of mistakes we made,” Michael Vick said. “I think [in] the second half, we got a little bit sloppy, partially because we killed some clock. But I can’t take anything away from the Washington Redskins’ defense. They did a great job, but we can do a lot of things better.”

NFL Power Rankings Week 2 - Steve Shoup, FanSpeak
The Eagles jumped a LOT of spots on our power rankings, because that was an impressive performance all around Monday night. No one knew what to expect and the Eagles' speedy offense did not disappoint.

Chip Kelly and the Eagles Are Here to Make Football Fun Again - Chris Ryan, Grantland
Let's be honest: Football is not really that fun. It's awesome, dudes get lit up and we feel it in our chest-caves, it's intense, it's communal, and it's the dominant narrative generator in the world of sports. I wouldn't call it fun, though. But after an offseason that called into question whether it’s morally responsible to enjoy this sport, and after an opening Sunday of Carolina-Seahwaks, Gabbert, all of the Steelers getting hurt, Weeden, the Jets-Bucs Stupid Bowl, and the usual 10 seconds where you wonder whether someone just died on a football field after a hit, after all that, to see a team be so arrogantly creative, so wildly entertaining … that was something anyone could love. The Eagles deserved to be playing sports the same night as Rafa-Djokovic. Last night, the Eagles were fun.

Week One Power Rankings - PFT
The Eagles are ranked at FIVE.

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