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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/1/2015.

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Ranking the NFC East by position: Offense edition - PhillyVoice
Eli Manning has had more playoff success than Tony Romo, obviously, but Romo is the better quarterback at this point in their careers. Sam Bradford is a complete mystery with the Eagles, both in terms of his availability and his effectiveness even if he is fully healthy. Robert Griffin III was a rookie phenom, but has been an enormous disappointment ever since.

Jason Kelce: Good thing Eagles missed playoffs - CSN Philly
Imagine if the Eagles had won just one more game last year. Where would they be right now? If they had gone 11-5 instead of 10-6, the Eagles would’ve won the NFC East for the second time in Chip Kelly’s two seasons. And then maybe the chain of circus events that started in January wouldn’t have ensued.

Chip Kelly Update: "I’m not governed by the fear." - Fishduck
The winter and spring are long and barren for a football fan, especially one who follows Chip Kelly. The Eagles coach speaks to the press only at press conferences, and he basically doesn’t have any from the day the team cleans out its lockers after its final game until organized team activities (OTAs) start again in late May.

Three Eagles Leftovers From OTAs - Birds 24/7
Chip Kelly seems to think the new two-point/PAT guidelines are dumb. And I have to say I agree with him. Asked to talk about the new two-point rule, Kelly said: "I don't think anything's new. That's the way we look at it. ...We were 43-of-45 in the last two years from that distance, so 96 percent. I don't know what changes to be honest with you." The new rule has teams kicking the extra point from the 15 yard line or going for two from the 2 yard line. The Eagles' proposal, which was not approved, had the two-point attempt starting at the 1.

Fan-Demonium: Perception Vs. Reality - PE.com
The 2011 Eagles looked great on paper. They were loaded with individual talent across the board. I remember the moment that I found out Nnamdi Asomugha had signed with the Eagles. It truly was Christmas in August (free agency was delayed that year due to the lockout). There was no question that the Eagles were Super Bowl contenders. On paper, anyway. Reality proved to be very different. The team started out 4-8 before winning the final four games to finish .500 for the season. I think that was a huge lesson for fans and members of the Eagles’ organization. Offseason moves don't always work as planned. Be careful when building expectations based heavily on offseason moves.

From Quarterback to Guard - NFL Canada
Brett Boyko might just be the biggest quarterback in Canadian high school football history. Entering his senior season in 2009 at St. Joseph High School, the hulking Saskatoon native was encouraged by Canadian Football Hall of Famer Matt Dunigan to try his hand at quarterback. Up to that point Boyko had only played on the defensive line, but he was willing to give it a try. The 6-foot-7, 265-pound pivot was an immediate success, throwing for 1,223 yards and 10 touchdowns in seven games in his senior season. Yet today Boyko spends his time protecting quarterbacks, as an offensive tackle in camp with the Philadelphia Eagles. He’s hoping his unique skill set helps him stick with the team that signed him as an unrestricted free agent after the 2015 Draft.

OWN Orders Holly Robinson Peete and Rodney Peete Docuseries - THR
OWN is getting into business with the Peete family. The network announced the docuseries For Peete's Sake, which follows the lives of 21 Jump Street star Holly Robinson Peete and former NFL quarterback and co-host of Fox Sports' The Best Damn Sports Show Period Rodney Peete.

Johnny Manziel allegedly throws water bottle at harassing fan - SB Nation
The Browns quarterback had another eventful encounter with a fan at the Dallas area golf tournament.

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