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Eagles News: Jerry Rice believes Jordan Matthews will fix his drop issues

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 11/8/15.

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Jerry Rice says he can relate to Jordan Matthews' dropped passes -
While Matthews is consistently among the first players to the NovaCare Complex each morning to catch balls from the JUGS machine and last to leave the practice field on a daily basis, this season that work ethic hasn't translated into results on Sunday. Rice, who finished his career as the all-time leader in receiving yards with 22,895 yards, says he can relate to Matthews' current mentality. "He's used to being that playmaker," Rice said. "So, you know you're only going to get so many touches," Rice said. "So, you try to take advantage of that. He's an excellent football player. He's gonna be able to grow from that and become a better football player.

A look ahead to the 2016 quarterback class: Gunner Kiel edition - PhillyVoice
His accuracy is good. On the 2015 season, Kiel is completing a hair under 69 percent of his passes, despite a lot of drops (in the games that I watched, anyway) and the willingness to take a good amount of shots down the field (9.4 YPA). He generally does a good job with ball placement, hitting receivers in the hands in stride. But he's especially accurate on deep and intermediate passes, which is something we haven't seen in Philly for a while.

Jones On Hardy: ‘He Is A Member Of Our Team’ - Birds 24/7
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones released a statement Friday night after pictures emerged showing the injuries sustained by Nicole Holder during an alleged domestic violence incident with her former boyfriend, Greg Hardy. "While we did not have access to the photos that became public today, we were and are aware of the serious nature of this incident," said Jones. "We as an organization take this very seriously. We do not condone domestic violence. We entered into the agreement with Greg fully understanding that there would be scrutiny and criticism. We have given Greg a second chance. He is a member of our team and someone who is grateful for the opportunity he has been given to move forward with his life and his career."

Eagles-Cowboys scouting report: Burden falls on Sam Bradford - CSN Philly
Obviously, this is a much different offense without Tony Romo at the helm. The Cowboys finally abandoned Brandon Weeden in favor of Matt Cassel under center, which is an upgrade but still isn't all too favorable. When Cassel's first or second read isn't there, he'll put his head down and try to take off. Sure, he has the wheels to pick up a few yards, but often his attempts to flee a clean pocket result in sacks. Every once in a while, Cassel can get into a rhythm, as Eagles fans saw in 2013 when he led the Minnesota Vikings to a 48-30 victory over the Birds in Week 16, throwing for 382 yards and two touchdowns. That performance is not indicative of the 11th-year veteran's career, however.

Kelly the coach gets little help from Kelly the GM - Inquirer
The first game of the rest of Chip Kelly's coaching career with the Eagles takes place in the Jerry Jones Halfway House and Pole-Dancing Emporium on Sunday night and it would be only a short stretch to say Kelly's entire tenure could be defined by what remains on the schedule this season, starting with the Cowboys. There are two schools of thought and two directions the team can take. Either Kelly has been victimized by some bad luck and by the normal settling-in period that a lot of change requires, or he has made an utter hash of the roster that will take years, not weeks, to repair. In the former scenario, the Eagles can shake off a 3-4 start, blitz through an unimpressive list of opponents, and become a dangerous team in the postseason. In the latter, well, that doesn't happen.

Kellystrator: Bill Davis Breaks Down X's and O's -
Defensive coordinator Bill Davis joins Ike Reese on Eagles Game Plan for the first time to break down four big plays from the Eagles defense over the first half of the season ...

The NFL needs to stick with advertising for beer, drug and bundled securities companies - SB Nation
We cannot beleve the news. Apparently the NFL is forcing teams to give back over $6,000,000 in ad money that was paid by the United States military in exchange for "salute to service" spectacles at NFL games. And we, quiet frankly, are stunned that the NFL was ever accepting money in such a questonable manner to begin with and eating into ad space for more above-board organizations like FanDuel. Folks we are pissed.

Eagles and NRG are working together to give away tickets, prize packs, and more
Check this out, Eagles fans! And stay tuned to BGN for more info on contests involving free tickets.

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