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Eagles News: Chip Kelly could be forced to do Hard Knocks in 2016

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 5/28/2015.

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Eagles are prime candidates for HBO's 'Hard Knocks' in 2016 if they don't make the playoffs this year - PhillyVoice
Chip Kelly wants HBO invading his training camp like he wants a root canal. However, if the Eagles don't make the playoffs in 2015 and Chip Kelly remains the head coach of the team (a very possible scenario), the NFL could force the Eagles to be the subject of the show.

Is Chip Kelly a madman or a mastermind? - SB Nation
Whatever you think about Chip Kelly's reconstruction of the Philadelphia Eagles, it's undeniable that he isn't following the traditional roster rebuilding plan. Unorthodox is an understatement for the former Oregon Ducks head coach, who has shaken up the Eagles about as much as imaginable in his two years at the helm of the organization.

Agholor Off To A Good Start - Iggles Blitz
We talked a bit about Tim Tebow yesterday. Is he really an improved passer? From what I’ve heard, there is a definite difference. He spent 12 to 15 months working on his motion. In the past, he worked on it for 3 to 4 months at a time. That’s all the down time there was between the end of one season and the beginning of the next. Since Tebow was out of the league entirely last year, he was able to really work on his motion. The fact it is better doesn’t mean he’s an NFL quality passer. We have to see how he does throwing the ball as part of a team.

More to Eagles' front-office overhaul than meets the eye - CSN Philly
The most intriguing of all recent front-office additions is Chris Shea, a former high-ranking Dolphins executive whose title with the Eagles is director of scouting administration/strategic management. Shea's hiring wasn't announced and won't be. The title itself is both vague and comprehensive, and that’s probably intentional. Shea, who left his job as Dolphins assistant director of pro scouting and has 28 years of mostly NFL front office experience, has the most unique pedigree in the entire front office, a resume that blends scouting, coaching, contracts, cap management and analytics.

Early Birds: State of the Roster: Safety - Inquirer
The question is who lines up next to him. It seems the Eagles will give Wolff a chance to win the job. Wolff started six games as a rookie in 2013, but last year was a lost season. Wolff never seemed healthy while returning from a knee injury, and he eventually went on injured reserve. The next few weeks will show whether Wolff can return to the 2013 form that intrigued the Eagles. The best-case scenario for the Eagles would be if Wolff could become a starter. If he’s not able to fill that role, the Eagles must get creative.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Red-Zone Boost? - Birds 24/7
Murray, meanwhile, finished first in yards gained (148) and tied for first in touchdowns (12) in the red zone last year for a rate of 21.4 percent. Proving that it was more than just a freak year behind a standout offensive line, Murray rushed for 135 yards and nine TDs (23 percent rate) from inside the 20 the season prior.

Eagles need leapers for season to go as planned - Morning Call
When he wasn't dropping passes or fumbling the ball, Huff was doing just as much damage to opponents. He averaged 12.3 yards on just eight total receptions but also averaged 29.6 yards on 14 kickoff returns — the highlight coming when he went 107 yards for a score in a 43-24 win over Tennessee. He has pure speed and unquestioned physicality. What he hasn't shown is consistency. Huff does seem to have a great deal of confidence, so that should help him.

Reasons To Believe D Will Take Big Jump -
Season 3 is here and Bill Davis has more pieces in place for his Eagles defense. He has seen the ebbs and flows of building a quality defense, and now comes the critical year: Can the back end match what the defense does up front?

After moving the extra point back the NFL should encourage fewer kicks | The MMQB with Peter King
Moving the PAT back 13 yards is a band-aid. It’s time for some rules changes that will lead to fewer kicks and more football.

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