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Eagles News: Jay Glazer says Chip Kelly is just a dude from New Hampshire who drinks Coronas

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 10/17/15.

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Jay Glazer: ‘People Get Chip Kelly Wrong, He’s Just A Dude’ - CBS Philly
Jay Glazer, an NFL insider for FOX—who trained multiple Eagles’ players at his MMA-style gym this past summer and is well-known among the players—stuck up for Kelly on Colin Cowherd’s radio show on Friday. "You know what he really is man? People get him wrong," Glazer explained. "He’s just a dude from New Hampshire who drinks Coronas. I’m dead serious. He’s not what people think he is. He is not this elitist. He’s not a guy who is trying to beat his players down."

Why aren't the Eagles' edge rushers generating better sack numbers? - PhillyVoice
Because of the pressure the Eagles have gotten, without getting sacks, they have often forced quarterbacks into bad throws. For example, opposing quarterbacks have combined for just an 85.7 QB rating against the Eagles so far this season, which is ninth in the NFL. They have also picked off six passes, which is sixth in the NFL. While the sack numbers are down, the overall efficiency of the defense has been far better than it was a year ago. Credit an improved secondary, but part of that is also because of the disciplined way the pass rushers have attacked the quarterback.

Huff getting a chance to compete with Eagles - Inquirer
Huff certainly belongs, but he remains a work in progress, even though the Eagles drafted him in the third round a year ago, when there were receivers chosen after him that have had bigger impacts in the NFL. An early-season shoulder injury slowed his growth as a rookie, but he had more negative plays than positive last year. He opened training camp this summer as one of the starting outside receivers, but was supplanted by rookie Nelson Agholor. But Agholor has had growing pains, as well, and is unlikely to play on Monday night against the New York Giants. Aside from the Redskins game when Huff was returning from a hamstring injury, he has played about 50 percent of the snaps. But his role is sure to increase after breaking out last week and with Agholor's ankle sprain.

Sam Bradford 'very comfortable stepping up' as Eagles' leader - CSN Philly
Nobody can be a leader until they’ve gained the trust of the people around them, and that takes time. And it seems Bradford has done that. "I feel a lot of times people question my leadership just because I’m quiet," Bradford said Thursday. "But they don’t see what I do behind the scenes or the relationships I’ve built with those guys. I’m very comfortable stepping up and saying something when I feel like it needs to be said. "I’m very comfortable. I’ve been around here now, going into the sixth week of the season." Much was made of Bradford’s pregame pep talk before the Eagles beat the Saints last Sunday, and Bradford said it was the first time he's felt compelled to address the offense in that fashion.

All-22: Return Of the X-Plays - Birds 24/7
X-plays were a big reason the defense struggled a season ago, as they ranked last in the NFL with 72, or 4.5 per game. After having difficulty against Atlanta and Julio Jones to start the season, the secondary has progressed to being a sound unit, and one that's responsible for the Eagles' top-10 ranking in interceptions. Although the defense played well overall Sunday — they held the Saints to a season-low 17 points — Davis emphasized the need to prevent X-plays from becoming a problem again. "We have to just weather the storm and get back to just taking care of business, keeping the ball in front of us and keeping the X-plays off," Davis said. "We have to play some technique things better; some of them could have been better calls."

5 thoughts on Sam Bradford through 5 games for the Eagles - NJ.com
Health: Speaking of mobility, it is worth mentioning that Bradford has now been through training camp, preseason and five weeks of game action without missing a single practice. Given his past history of injuries, that is no minor accomplishment, and certainly worth mentioning.  Short of an x-ray on his ankle following the team's game against the Atlanta Falcons, which didn't cause him to miss anytime, Bradford has a clean bill of health so far this season.

RB Murray Making Progress In Offense - PE.com
It hasn't been easy sledding for running back DeMarco Murray. A new team, a new town, a new offense and numbers that only in the last couple of weeks have headed in the right direction ...

Which NFL coach is getting fired next? - SB Nation
I would say that if Jim Caldwell isn't feeling the heat yet, he soon will be. You've got a team that's underachieving greatly, and there are rumors and speculation that they've given up during games. It's kind of a cliche, but to say Caldwell has "lost the team" isn't too much of a stretch. It feels like the season is lost and it's only been five weeks.

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