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Eagles News: Chip Kelly is probably staying in Philadelphia

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 10/11/15.

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Like it, or not, Eagles' Chip Kelly isn't going anywhere -
Nobody around the team, the way we're around the team, really knows Kelly that well and that's exactly how he wants it. So nobody really knows for sure what's going on his mind when it comes to staying or leaving. Over the past couple of years, however, I have come across two people who do know Kelly a little bit, and while neither wants to be quoted about the coach's future, or anything else, they both scoff at the notion of him returning to the college ranks before he's finished what he started in the NFL.

Payton: Tough To Lose Jenkins, Sproles -
"It was absolutely tough (to lose them)," Payton said of the two players, who both joined Philadelphia in the spring of 2014. "Both have great football makeup when it comes to preparation, football IQ and toughness. I’d say that both are extremely well-respected in the locker room, I know they were here. ... Rarely do they do something on the football field that would surprise you or be not what you want them to do."

5 over/unders for Eagles vs. Saints - PhillyVoice
Murray said after last week’s loss that he wanted to get the ball more. Chip Kelly followed by saying everyone needs the ball more, as the Eagles ran just 52 plays against Washington, well below their average under Kelly. Against a soft Saints defense, look for Murray to get the ball plenty. In the three games in which he has played, Murray’s lack of touches has more to due with the struggles of the offensive line than any favoritism between coach and running back. Sure, Murray’s only totaled 29 carries in his three games this season, but that still means 60 percent of the running plays were called for the reigning rushing champ. Ryan Mathews averaged just three carries per game when Murray was active (nine total), while Sproles was right there with him at 3.33 carries per game (10 total). For this week, I’m taking the over.

Eagle Eye: The Well-Studied Drew Brees - Birds 24/7
Not too long ago, Malcolm Jenkins and Drew Brees shared a sideline. The two played together in New Orleans for five years, winning a Super Bowl in their first. Jenkins is a year and a half removed from his time with the Saints now, but the way Brees prepared each week still sticks with him. He’s never seen anything like it. "On every single snap in practice, he’ll throw the ball, and then after he throws the ball, he’ll sit there and go through his next couple of reads like he still has the ball in his hands," Jenkins said. "He does that, play in and play out.

Detailed Game Review – WAS 23, PHI 20 - Iggles Blitz
SAM BRADFORD - Slow start turned into a good game. 15-28-270, with 3 TDs and no INTs. Had a 14-yard scramble. Looked the best he has all year. Once he got going, played with energy and emotion. Used his feet. Threw to receiver who were somewhat covered, trying to give his guys a chance to make a play. Threw the ball vertically a lot. Did that to multiple receivers and did it right, left and center. Wasn’t just feeding the ball to one guy or picking on one DB. Played aggressively and looked good. That is the Sam Bradford we’ve been waiting to see.

Eagles look to shake losing habits vs. Saints - Inquirer
On their way to the field Sunday, the Eagles will walk past a wall in the bowels of Lincoln Financial Field with the team's motto on it for all the players to see: "HABITS REFLECT THE MISSION." This is Chip Kelly's philosophy in Philadelphia, the NFL version of his "win the day" mantra at Oregon. It means that the Eagles are a composite of what they do each day, that their behavior from Monday to Saturday reflects their production on Sunday. No matter how diligent the Eagles have been about practicing and eating and sleeping and strength training, their 1-3 record after four games suggests they are a team with losing habits. To hear them explain it, they're this close to turning it around.

All-22: Eagles' poor fundamentals continue to be a problem - CSN Philly
Execution. We’ve heard that word a lot lately, whenever Chip Kelly tries to explain what’s wrong with the Eagles. We’ve heard it used so much over the past four weeks, it’s as stale as, "I’ve got to do a better job." Yet tired as it may be, when Kelly says execution is the problem, there’s truth to that. Opponents aren’t beating the Eagles right now as much as they’re taking advantage of all the avoidable, fundamental mistakes this team is making, on both sides of the football — and the head coach knows it.

Greg Hardy made a terrible rap video full of strippers and gunfire - SB Nation
Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy used his time off from the NFL last season to make a rap video featuring guns and strippers. The video, a collaboration with rapper JA Alan, was uncovered by TMZ just after midnight on Saturday. The video was made in late 2014. In July 2014, Hardy was found guilty of assaulting his ex-girlfriend, which means Hardy made this video after abusing a woman.

Eagles and NRG are working together to give away tickets, prize packs, and more
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