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Eagles News: Chip Kelly says he needs Josh Huff to be a big contributor

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Lane Johnson could be moving to left tackle vs. Saints - Delaware Online
Kelly was asked what's keeping Josh Huff from having a bigger role. Huff had four snaps against Washington after missing the Jets game with a hamstring injury. "He was hurt," Kelly said. "He didn't practice until later in the week, so it was an injury that hurt him. I think he's back full speed. Before that, he was playing 30-plus snaps a game and was good … We need him to be a big contributor for us, but we also need him to be healthy."

Examining the Eagles' penalty-negated touchdown against the Redskins - PhillyVoice
As you can see, it's quick. If the official had told Agholor to back up, he would not have been able to move back and re-set before the ball was snapped anyway. Still, that is one really ticky-tack call in a game that was filled with them, on both sides. The NFL is having issues with that so far this season, as games are taking longer because of a significant rise in called penalties.

Darren Sproles: The Total Package -
Sproles remembers being told by NFL scouts that if he had been just a few inches taller, he’d have been a lock to go in the top five of the NFL Draft. Instead, he fell to the fourth round, where the San Diego Chargers made him the 15th running back selected in 2005. In the 10 years since, he’s made it his mission to prove wrong each and every one of the coaches, scouts and executives who labeled him "too small." It’s that drive that’s made him one of just six players ever to reach 17,000 all-purpose yards in their first 10 seasons. And it’s his commitment to overcoming the perceived physical limitations with which he was born that has allowed him to maintain his impressive production at an age at which many running backs have already broken down

Look for Bradford to go deep again vs. Saints - Inquirer
But questions still remain. Why wasn't the deep ball there for the first three games? Why was it unleashed with such fury in Washington? And perhaps, most important, will it remain a weapon in an Eagles offense that is still in search of an identity? It should, at least, for Sunday's do-or-probably-die game against the Saints. The New Orleans defense has allowed an NFL-worst 9.4 yards per pass attempt. "It's not something that we've been trying to shy away from; it just hasn't really presented itself until last Sunday," Bradford said. "Now that it's out there teams have to respect us pushing the ball down the field."

Lane Johnson: Eagles' O-line is 'sinking the ship right now' - CSN Philly
When Lane Johnson watches the Eagles’ offensive line, he sees the same thing you see. “When you watch the film, the O-line is the one sinking the ship right now,” Johnson said Wednesday. The Eagles’ offensive line has indeed been wretched so far this year, and Chip Kelly said one of the possible strategies to turn it around is to move Johnson from right tackle to left tackle.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Bradford Showing Signs Of Life - Birds 24/7
After re-watching the game film, however, Kelly may want to amend that answer. Bradford certainly had his costly miscues — including an over-thrown ball to Jordan Matthews and an under-thrown pass to Nelson Agholor — but he registered his best game of the season by completing 15 of his 28 passes for 270 yards, three touchdowns and a 122.6 passer rating. Perhaps more importantly, he finally showed the arm talent that made Kelly trade for him. As Redskins coach Jay Gruden said Sunday, Bradford made some great throws, and he's starting to put the Eagles in a position to win. Does he look like the quarterback many predicted after a phenomenal preseason? No. Bradford did, however, take his biggest step of the season toward that expectation on Sunday.

No turning back for Eagles offensive line - Morning Call
So many of the offensive line's breakdowns through the first quarter of the Philadelphia Eagles' season have been mental, not physical. That's what's so maddening to the players, whose frustrations have been compounded by the fact that on some plays they just can't find someone or the right opponent to thump. As a result, you see one or two of them in the open field, looking around to see what happened behind them.

Greg Hardy is saying ALL the wrong things as he returns from suspension - SB Nation
Greg Hardy isn't paying any mind to the scandal that kept him out of football for more than a year, and that's troubling.

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