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Film breakdown: Chip Kelly's failed 'swinging gate' 2-point conversion was a bad execution, not bad play calling - JimmyK,
The title says it all and Jimmy is right.

Chip Kelly: Focus On The Positives - Dan Klausner,
Chip Kelly addressed the media Friday afternoon in the wake of the Eagles’ tough 26-16 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. Though all phases of the team – offense, defense and special teams – struggled at times, Kelly felt the defense played much better against the Chiefs than the Chargers. He was proud of their effort in the face of adversity, since they were often put in difficult field-position situations. There were players who stepped up, but the defense as a whole needs to continue to improve, and everyone shares a piece of the pie. The next game will not get any easier for the unit, as it will face a stiff test against Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning and his prolific offense.

Taking Stock - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
2013 is the can’t lose year. If the Eagles go 10-6 and win the division, that would be a really fun season. If the Eagles go 6-10 and end up with a Top 10 pick, that will be a huge help to getting the Eagles where we need to be long term. Heck, go 1-15 and you’ve got your choice of DL Jadeveon Clowney and QB Teddy Bridgewater, a couple of possible franchise players.

Chip Kelly Update: Welcome to the NFL, Noob - Mark Saltveit,
Worst of all, Kelly is losing with a conservative, often conventional attack unlike anything seen in Oregon for years. After wowing football fans with his Oregon-style attack in Game 1, Kelly showed a much more typical NFL offense in Game 2. That was fine, since the offense was still very successful (30 points and 511 yards). After two games, Shady led the league in rushing, DeSean was the receiving leader, and Vick was 3rd in QB passer rating (behind only Aaron Rodgers and Peyton Manning).

Game Review: Eagles Offense Vs. Chiefs Defense - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
You hopefully know by now that I call it like I see it with Michael Vick. I thought he was outstanding last week against the Chargers, and I thought he was terrible against the Chiefs. Were there offensive line issues? Absolutely. We’ll get to those below. But Vick made bad decisions all game long and was inaccurate with the football when he had opportunities to make plays.

Despite pain, LeSean McCoy great once again - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
McCoy gave every Eagles fan on earth a huge scare Thursday night when he suffered what appeared to be a serious lower leg injury just before halftime of the Eagles’ loss to the Chiefs at the Linc.

Chip Kelly is a rookie coach making some rookie mistakes - Bob Brookover, Inquirer
Friday, in fact, was a new experience for the Eagles' rookie coach. A little more than 13 hours after his team's 26-16 loss to Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs, Kelly answered questions as the coach of a team sitting on a two-game losing streak. It was the first time as a head coach that he had lost consecutive games in the same season. His only other two-game losing streak was when Oregon lost the national championship game to Auburn in January 2011, then was beaten on opening day the following season by Louisiana State.

Video: Chip Kelly’s Phone Goes Off, He Gets Embarrassed - The700Level
"I can’t even get a press conference straight."

Dungy says Chip Kelly’s offense will work, with the right personnel - PFT
Dungy thinks that the key will be to acquire the right personnel to run the offense the way Kelly wants it to be run.

Commander-in-Chief - Bill Barnwell, Grantland
As it turns out, slowing down the most-hyped offense in the NFL is actually pretty easy. Just take the two best defensive players in football through two and a half weeks, let them wreak havoc, and never give that offense the ball back. This football stuff is easy! The Chiefs didn't reveal a blueprint for stopping Michael Vick and beating the Eagles 26-16 last night, because other teams can't replicate what the Chiefs can do defensively. And the Chiefs are a scary team that nobody is going to want to play all season for that same reason.

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