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Eagles Home Opener Opponent Super Bowl Winner Streak is Over - BLG, BGN
In case you missed it from last night, the curse is over!

Eagles: Stay or Go? -
It’s decision time for the Eagles once again. Chip Kelly's debut resulted in a 10-6 season and an NFC East Championship. Despite a first-round playoff exit, the Birds exceeded most people's expectations. Now we ask you, the fans, to play fantasy general manager and decide who should stay and who should go.

Eagles' Kelly should have a better grasp going into Year 2 - Zach Berman, Inquirer
This offseason will be different. Kelly knows his way around the facility. He has a staff and an established program and can approach his second year with a firmer grasp of the nuances of the job. "We're at a different level now," Kelly said. "Everything was a first-time thing for us. It was our first minicamp, our first OTA, our first Phase 1 [of OTAs], our first free agency, our first draft. All those things are different. Now that we've got at least a year of experience, it'll be a little bit different here in the offseason."

Roster Building - Tommy Lawlor, Iggles Blitz
We’re getting ready to go into a fun part of the year…offseason moves. They won’t start til March so all we’re doing now is speculating and sharing our near perfect plans. I’ve already gotten lots of questions about who the Eagles should target in free agency and the draft. I’ve got a lot of tape study and research to do before I can give you good answers. We’re just beginning the process.

10 areas the Eagles need to address for 2014 - Reuben Frank, CSN Philly
1. Pass rush
There were games where the Eagles got tremendous pressure on the opposing quarterback. Five sacks in the Chiefs game, five more against the Cards and Bears. But there were too many games where pass pressure was non-existent. In 10 games the Eagles got two or fewer sacks, and in their last two they got virtually no pressure on Kyle Orton or Drew Brees. They did sack Brees twice but they weren’t game-altering, momentum-changing plays – one for zero yards, the other for one yard. Overall, the Eagles were 20th in the NFL with 37 sacks. They were 5-2 when they had three or more, 5-5 when they had two or fewer. Although Trent Cole did have a good stretch there in the second half, the reality is when your best pass rusher is 31 years old and playing out of position, you need to get a lot better there. The Eagles desperately need a young 3-4 edge pass rushing linebacker as a centerpiece of an improved pass rush.

East-West Shrine Game Preview - Tony Pauline,
The 2014 edition of the Shrine Game begins Monday morning in St Petersburg, Florida as near 100 NFL prospects are measured and weighed and put to the tes on the practice field. This year's version offers one of the most exciting combinations of underrated players and small-school prospects who are prepared to display their skills for future employers. Lest we forget, last year's Shrine Game is where North Carolina State safety Earl Wolff cemented his place on the NFL radar, leading, of course, to his fifth-round selection and eventual place in the Eagles' starting lineup. But before the first practice takes place, let's break down each position by unit to get an idea of what to look for.

LeSean McCoy Q+A: Fly High - TDDaily
Considering the way Philly’s season ended—and how recently—LeSean McCoy was in good spirits on Thursday in New York City, in town for Nike Football’s unveiling of the Silver Speed Collection for Super Bowl XLVIII. We talk about the follies and the Knicks, Nets and his favorite NBA team, the Lakers, before he tells me he hopes to do some shopping in the Big Apple. He wasn’t kidding, apparently.

VIDEO: Roob vs. Spadaro: 3 keys for Eagles' offseason - CSN Philly
This made me laugh, so definitely watch this.

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