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Eagles rookie NFL player comparisons: Eric Rowe edition - PhillyVoice
I really struggled coming up with a comp for Rowe. In researching it, a lot of the same names re-surfaced over and over. I think what happens there is that websites just recycle names they've seen elsewhere. Here are some of those recycled names you can find in a lot of places, and my thoughts on the comparisons.
Peters: DeMarco Murray Will Gets His Yards - PE.com
"It's a big weight on our shoulders. He was the rushing champ last year. He almost broke the record. For him to come here and not duplicate that, that would discredit us a little bit with the Dallas offensive line. We've got to make sure he gets his yards," Peters said. "That's a big challenge. The Dallas offensive line is good. We're just better. We're going to make sure he gets his yards."
No More Drama - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles released Evan Mathis on Thursday. Is Chip Kelly crazy? Dumb? Spiteful? That all depends on perspective. Kelly obviously doesn’t see as big of a gap between Mathis and Allen Barbre, Matt Tobin or Andrew Gardner as the rest of the world. Mathis is more of a sure thing, but he’s also 34 and coming off a season where he missed 7 games. I’m not going to suddenly rip Mathis and act like he’s not a good player, but it is fair to wonder when he’s going to start declining. Father Time catches everyone.
Growth Mindset: The Idea Shaping the Eagles’ Offseason - Birds 24/7
When informed recently that copies of her book were circulating around the NovaCare Complex this offseason, Carol Dweck was thrilled. The Stanford psychology professor has heard the name Chip Kelly before, but she knows very little about him. Kelly and his coaching staff, however, are very familiar with Dweck. They've been using her 2007 book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, as a teaching tool all offseason. The book focuses on the difference between a growth mindset and a fixed mindset.
Kelly dismisses another star who wouldn't buy in - Inquirer
There is no mystery about why the Eagles - let's get specific here, we're talking about Chip Kelly - cut Evan Mathis on Thursday. Mathis wanted a new contract. He thought he deserved one, and he made that desire public. Kelly doesn't want any players on his team thinking about anything but football, which means he doesn't want them thinking about how much money they're making and he certainly doesn't want them talking publicly about it, which means Mathis was bound to be gone sooner or later. Sooner won.
No clear winner in Chip Kelly-Evan Mathis divorce - CSN Philly
Now there’s pressure on Evan Mathis to find another NFL team willing to pay him the $11.5 million he stood to collect if he had ingratiated himself into Chip Kelly’s locker room culture. Now there’s pressure on Kelly to have his offensive line withstand the loss of another one of its best players as he insists that 2015 is about winning a Super Bowl, not rebuilding.
Victims of Roster Circumstance: The NFLers Most Affected by Their Teams’ Moves - Grantland
Jordan Matthews is among the 5 players most positively affected by roster changes.
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