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Eagles News: Former Pennsylvania governor wants Chip Kelly to trade for Colin Kaepernick

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 10/30/15.

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Ed Rendell: Replace Sam Bradford with Colin Kaepernick - Inquirer
Ed Rendell, the football-crazy politico who writes a column for the Daily News' weekend edition, told Rich Zeoli on Talk Radio 1210 that the Eagles should consider trading for Kaepernick. "One thing is clear, Sam Bradford is not, in my judgment, the quarterback of the future for the Eagles," Rendell said. "What I would like to see us get at the end of the year, I'm told that San Francisco is going to be looking to trade Kaepernick, and I think, in Chip Kelly's system, Kaepernick could be the perfect quarterback because he can run."

Former Eagle Evan Mathis kills it as Macho Man Randy Savage for Halloween - PhillyVoice
The outfit speaks for itself. But it's more than that -- Mathis kind of looks like Macho Man, especially with the beard. The only thing missing is a fistful of Slim Jim's and a scared Mean Gene Okerlund. Savage may have passed away in 2011 (RIP), but if they ever want to make a movie about his life, the casting director's first call should be to Mathis, assuming he can act.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: With Murray, Money Can’t Be Ignored - Birds 24/7
Joel Corry says you can thank Ryan Grigson for "screwing up the running back position" for the Eagles. If the Colts general manager (and former Eagles director of personnel) didn’t ink receiver Andre Johnson to a free-agent deal this offseason, Corry theorizes, perhaps fellow University of Miami product Frank Gore wouldn’t have had a change of heart and backed out of his verbal commitment to Philadelphia.

How much will it cost the Eagles to keep Walter Thurmond, Nolan Carroll? -
As a safety, Thurmond has been a God-send to the Eagles' defense. Making the change from cornerback was a risky move and a sacrifice on his part. He's also made the most of it. Now he needs to be rewarded. Thurmond signed a one-year $3.25 million deal this past offseason and can push it to an even $4 million through incentives. That's not bad. But Oakland gave former Eagles safety Nate Allen a four-year, $23 million deal this past offseason. If I'm Thurmond's agent, we start with the Allen deal and go from there. Anyone who coaches, plays or has even watched the Eagles knows Thurmond is worth more than Allen. But can you pay him more than Jenkins?

Film Review: Cardinals show Eagles how to execute bubble screen - CSN Philly
In the Eagles' loss to the Panthers on Sunday, they tried to run a bubble screen to Josh Huff at a crucial moment in the game but failed.  The play came on a 3rd-and-9 from the Carolina 31-yard line. The play lost a yard, and on the next play, Caleb Sturgis missed a 50-yard field goal. If done correctly, the wide receiver bubble screen can be a useful play. In fact, if you watched the Cardinals game on Monday night, they ran one to perfection. In that game, Carson Palmer hit Larry Fitzgerald for a 16-yard gain on a 2nd-and-10. Let's take a look at what went wrong with the Eagles' play and went right with for the Cardinals:

Bye-Week Look At The NFC East -
The Giants go as Eli Manning goes, and this season, things are going quite well for Manning. He ranks tenth in the league with 1,776 passing yards while throwing 11 touchdown passes compared to just two interceptions. He’s benefited from having one of the best young receivers in the league as well. Odell Beckham Jr. continues to put up big numbers in just his second NFL season, catching 42 passes for 524 yards while finding the end zone four times. Fellow LSU product Rueben Randle has also pitched in with a nice start to the season, averaging 12.7 yards per catch to lead the team. The scary news for Eagles fans is that Manning has been able to find this much success without Victor Cruz, who is still yet to make his return to action after injuring his knee last year in Philadelphia. Once Cruz returns, the Giants’ group of weapons will be even that much more dangerous.

The Onside Kick Family Hour: The Cowboys are dumb for employing Greg Hardy - SB Nation
This week: Are the Patriots the best team in the NFL? The Dolphins are overrated. The Cowboys are stupid for giving Greg Hardy a job. The Bengals are for real (still) and much, much more for Week 8.

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