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The 76ers Aren't The Disgrace They're Being Made Out To Be - About
Not Eagles related, but check out some of the Sixers writing I'm doing.

Eagles: Stay or Go? - Philly.com
It’s decision time for the Eagles once again. Who should stay and who should go?

Gamble's dismissal shows that Kelly does not have complete authority - Inquirer
What Howie wants, Howie gets. There is no other conclusion to draw from the Eagles' dismissal of Tom Gamble, formerly their vice president of player personnel, formerly the man in the franchise's front office whom Chip Kelly respected most, formerly a thorn who apparently pricked general manager Howie Roseman one too many times.

Quick Slants: Will free agents want to sign with Eagles? - CSN Philly
As the Eagles deal with front-office turmoil and the aftermath of skidding their way out of the playoffs, they face an important offseason in which they must address numerous concerns on defense. They need at least one cornerback and a safety. They could use some help at linebacker and may need to replace two pass rushers if Trent Cole and Brandon Graham don't return.

Stay or Go: Examining Eagles’ potential cap casualties - The 700 Level
Deciding which players to re-sign and offer extensions isn’t always very difficult, but the move to part ways with a veteran for financial reasons is often a difficult call. Not surprisingly, for a team with as many aging players as the Philadelphia Eagles, they have several decisions to make this offseason.

Didinger: Burnout Ended Vermeil's Tenure - PE.com
Black Monday came late in 1983. Typically, when NFL coaches either step down or are shown the door, it happens the day after the final regular season game. For Dick Vermeil, Black Monday came one week later. The Eagles concluded a bitterly disappointing, strike-shortened 1982 season with a 3-6 record. They lost their final game to the New York Giants on January 2 in a gloomy Veterans Stadium. The locker room was strangely quiet afterwards. The moment I'll always remember is Vermeil seeking out cornerback Herman Edwards, embracing him and walking away without saying a word.

Would Chip Kelly leave the Eagles because of power struggle with Howie Roseman? - NJ.com
A power move by Roseman that better have Eagles fans everywhere hoping Kelly wasn't lying when he said his relationship with the general manager is actually "good", and not the potentially divisive one it now seems to be. If Lurie did in fact side with Roseman in the team's firing of Gamble, and went against the wishes of Kelly, it is a bold move by the owner. Kelly has seemingly had full control over what happens at the NovaCare Complex since he was hired, and he has made that very clear on multiple occasions.

QB Index: Year-end rankings - NFL.com
20. Nick Foles, Mark Sanchez
21. Jay Cutler
It was hard to separate the Eagles' quarterbacks, who both put up big numbers despite way too many mistakes and missed open receivers. When they faced quality opponents, they usually cracked. ... Cutler had career highs in yards, touchdowns and completion percentage (and fumbles). He finished 15th in QBR, 16th in DYAR, but 32nd in Pro Football Focus' metrics. He was the garbage-time king, and his lack of mental development helped end another era in Chicago.

The NFL quarterbacks who create something out of nothing - SB Nation
This year's NFL postseason field is headlined by a new generation of mobile, savvy quarterbacks who create big plays from outside the pocket. SB Nation goes deep for a closer look at how they do it, and how defenses can try to stop them.