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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 12/29/15.

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Upsetting Developments - The MMQB
Chip Kelly the GM. I realize I’m jumping on the pile here, but the Eagles have to either delegate personnel back to Howie Roseman or start a search for a real GM. Today.

Chip Kelly: ‘This Organization Deserves A Playoff Team’ - CBS Philly
The most pressing offseason decision facing the Eagles comes at the quarterback position. Sam Bradford — who can elect to test the free-agency waters this offseason — told reporters he wants to return to Philly for a second season, but has not discussed that with the team yet. "Yeah that always happens after the season, there’s never negotiations with anybody during the season," Kelly said. "We certainly want Sam back and we’ll try to do everything we can to get him here."

For the record, the Eagles didn't 'rebuild' last offseason - PhillyVoice
In sports, when you talk about "rebuilding," usually what comes to mind, for me anyway, is transitioning from aging veterans to younger players with promise. When it comes to the discussion of the first Chip Kelly piloted Eagles offseason, Kelly doesn't have many defenders. However, the ones who do defend him have made the argument that he "rebuilt" the team in his vision, and should have time to see positive results. Nonsense. Kelly in no way, shape or form "rebuilt" the roster with distant future success in mind. He built it to win immediately. And failed. Badly. In the process, the Eagles got older and worse.

Lots of Questions - Iggles Blitz
I think Jeff Lurie will stick with Chip as his coach. Things have not worked this year, but changing coaches isn’t something to be done lightly. Lurie believes in the value of stability. Marvin Lewis has a pair of 4-win seasons on his track record, but the Bengals stuck with him. Turned out to be a great decision. Ron Rivera went 6-10, 7-9, 12-4 and 7-8-1 prior to this year. I’d say the Panthers made the wise move in sticking with him. There are arguments against Chip. More than a few people have compared him to Ray Rhodes, who went 10-6, 10-6 and then 6-9-1. Lurie kept him for a fourth year and the team was awful, the worst Eagles team of the last 30 years. Lurie knows how things felt with that team and how things feel with this group. He’ll use that knowledge to help make his decision.

Time for Lurie to speak up on Chip Kelly - Inquirer
This time, we had better get the truth, the whole truth and nothing but. The owner embarrassed himself and Roseman after last year's meaningless season-ending win over the Giants when he lauded the work of his former general manager and assured everyone that he would remain in that role. A week later, after a stiff arm from his head coach, Lurie changed course and the future of the Eagles was thrust into Kelly's hands. Now, the faithful followers deserve an honest evaluation of what Lurie thinks of Kelly's first season as the final decision maker and his third as the head coach. How does Lurie feel about all that money he spent on DeMarco Murray and Byron Maxwell? How does he feel about his team taking a huge step in the wrong direction?

Kelly On Peters: ‘I Will Never Question His Toughness’ - Birds 24/7
After reports emerged that Jason Peters took himself out of the Eagles’ game against Washington Saturday night, Chip Kelly said today he doesn’t know whether that’s true. "It wasn’t relayed to me that way. It’s just relayed Jason’s out. I didn’t get into that," Kelly said. "We were just told he couldn’t go any longer." According to multiple reports, Peters, who injured his elbow during the game, took himself out because he "didn't want the risk of getting hurt for a team that is not going to the playoffs." Peters played 56 offensive snaps (69 percent), while Dennis Kelly was on the field for the other 25 plays (31 percent). "Jason has been playing hurt all season long," Kelly said. "I don't think people realize what he's gone through to get out on the field. But again, when I'm told on the sideline, I never say, 'Hey, explain to me what went on.'

Why Chip Kelly deserves one more year with Eagles - The 700 Level
Some folks are fine with giving Kelly another season as coach, but want to see him lose control of personnel. Aside from the fact that he’s not likely to give up that power now, it’s a little more complicated than that. The Eagles didn’t simply give Kelly a promotion. He revamped the organization’s entire scouting department, hiring all new people, as any newly appointed personnel director would. Whether it’s Howie Roseman reprising his old role or somebody else, they’re going to want to bring in their people. That’s too much upheaval in one year’s time. Ripping everything apart and changing directions yet again may have an adverse effect. What’s done is done, and the Eagles should see this through for better or worse.

Eagles' Chip Kelly and Sam Bradford perfect together? -
If both sides are telling the truth this could be one of the easiest negotiations in NFL history. Although you know it won't be. Quarterback Sam Bradford says he wants to be an Eagle. The Eagles, or head coach Chip Kelly anyway, says he wants Bradford back. Put away the tape on all the college quarterbacks, stop watching Super Bowl XLVII between San Francisco and Baltimore, and get the deal done.

The Pain Of Reality Faces Eagles -
No playoffs. Saturday's loss to Washington ended any postseason hopes, so the Eagles are here at the NovaCare Complex in the final week of the 2015 season preparing to close the year on a positive note ...

Chargers fine Eric Weddle $10K for watching his daughter perform at halftime - SB Nation
The San Diego Chargers fined safety Eric Weddle $10,000 for staying on the field at halftime during a Week 15 game against the Miami Dolphins so he could watch his daughter perform during a dance ceremony. After not disclosing the fine for a week, Weddle's agent David Canter tweeted about the fine in an angry series of tweets directed at the Chargers. The team placed Weddle on injured reserve on Monday against the player's wishes, almost certainly ending his career with the team, and according to Canter, the Chargers aren't going to let Weddle travel with the team in Week 17.

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