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Nick Foles' 13 simultaneously glorious and terrible slides last season, in GIF form - JimmyK, Philly.com
Vick is gone, and Nick Foles is now 'the guy' in Philly. While Foles is willing to slide (or whatever you would call what he does), he will not remind anyone of Vince Coleman, and the slide questions have officially commenced this year.
All-22: Close-Up On Kelly’s Use Of the Mesh - Sheil Kapadia, Birds 24/7
Chip Kelly went into his first year unsure of exactly how opposing defensive coordinators would match up with the Eagles. What he found out fairly quickly was that the most common strategy was a ton of man coverage. Crowd the box against LeSean McCoy, play with one deep safety and force the Eagles’ passing attack to make plays over the top. For the most part, Kelly had answers. The offense set franchise records for yards, points and touchdowns. The Eagles also led the league in pass plays of 20+ yards. And one of the most popular concepts the Eagles employed against man coverage was the mesh.
State of the Eagles: Cornerbacks - Zach Berman, Inquirer
Don’t expect Boykin to play on the outside much, if at all, this season. The Eagles consider the inside a different position than an outside, and Boykin is skilled in that role. The Eagles will face a number of skilled slot receivers this season, and they will need Boykin to match up to those players. Boykin wants to play on the outside. If he stays on the Eagles long term, they will likely need to pay him like an outside cornerback. But that’s not an issue for this season, and Boykin is so valuable to the defense.
Practice Notes: Don't Count Out QB Kinne - PE.com
Two of the standout plays from Monday's Organized Team Activity at the NovaCare Complex were an on-the run, across-the-body pass to Jordan Matthews over the middle and a perfectly placed deep ball that floated over the shoulder and into the arms of James Casey down the left side of the field. The two pristine passes had one thing in common – they both originated from the right arm of G.J. Kinne. "Y'all are just here once a week, but that's every day," Kinne said after practice with a laugh. "I try to do that every day."
Nick Foles: 'There's no dollar sign on me' - Geoff Mosher, CSN Philly
"I'm happy for those guys who do well, but my most important thing is being successful with my teammates. When I'm playing out there, there's no dollar sign on me when I'm throwing a ball."
The Greatest QB of All-Time V, Part I (Methodology) - Chase Stuart, FootballPerspective
The Eagles have a whopping 8 different quarterbacks on the list: no other franchise has more than five. For Philadelphia, it’s Michael Vick, Norm Van Brockin, Dononvan McNabb, Sonny Jurgensen, Ron Jaworski, Roman Gabriel, Nick Foles, and Randall Cunningham.
How *not* to become a member of the Pro Football Writers of America - SB Nation NFL
I wanted to be in the PFWA, but "Do I really want to be a member of a club that wouldn't have me for a member?"- Thomas Jefferson