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Eagles News: Evan Mathis wasn't a good fit next to Jason Peters, says Tra Thomas

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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/15/2015.

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Tra Thomas: Eagles Are Better On Left Side Without Evan Mathis - GCobb
"I know Evan is a two-time Pro Bowler, but he and Jason Peters play a different style of game" Thomas said. "Evan Mathis is a guy who likes to jump set and likes to take everything at the line of scrimmage.  Jason Peters is a guy who likes to set back and let his guy come to him.  He came up in the same school of thought as Juan (Castillo).  He likes to count his steps and everything is timing and about punching the guy (rusher) to take him past the quarterback." Thomas says there have been fundamental problems on the left side of the Eagles offensive line because of the different ways the two Pro Bowlers chose to block the pass rushers.  Maybe this explains why Peters was supportive of Mathis when asked about his teammate.  In fact, Peters said he won’t miss him.

Fan-Demonium: The Ride Won't Be Boring - PE.com
The Eagles wrapped up their Organized Team Activities and the three-day mandatory mini-camp this week will end the on-field work for the spring. I know this will sound hard to believe, but every player looked great. DeMarco Murray has yet to be tackled. If Jordan Matthews isn't the best young receiver in football, then Nelson Agholor is. Mychal Kendricks looks good enough to lead the league in tackles, unless Kiko Alonso does it. I don't see how this team loses a game in the next decade, let alone this season. Watch out world!

An insider's invaluable insight into Chip Kelly - Inquirer
One of the first things that Bill McGovern learned from Chip Kelly was the proper way to go to bed. McGovern, the Eagles' outside linebackers coach, grew up in Oradell, N.J., the son of a truck driver. His father left for work before the kids were awake and returned home after they were asleep, and he'd often wake McGovern up in the middle of the night - just like he did McGovern's five brothers and two sisters - with a kiss on the forehead, the still-drowsy child not knowing whether Dad had just finished a road trip or was on his way out the door again.

Tim Tebow, Marcus Smith have most to lose - ESPN
Last year’s first-round pick can certainly help himself, too. No question about that. But it seems unlikely that Smith is going to move ahead of Connor Barwin or Brandon Graham on the depth chart this year. After being limited by a groin injury during organized team activities (OTAs), there is much more risk of Smith further falling in the coaches’ estimation. Put it this way: The longer the undrafted Travis Long continues to look better and more effective than the first-round draft pick, the worse it will be for Smith. He needs to show that last year was just a rough start for a capable player.

A New OL - Iggles Blitz
Why do the Eagles like him? Wheeler, who is nicknamed Hot Wheels (I kid you not), has the kind of frame the Eagles like in an interior OL. He is 6-5, 319. He can play G or C and has experience playing on both sides. The Eagles like their linemen to be as versatile as possible.

Ex-Eagles guard Evan Mathis in no hurry to pick his next team, agent Drew Rosenhaus says - NJ.com
"Now it's wide open and there's a lot of interest in Evan," Rosenhaus said recently on the Joe Rose Show on WQAM 560 AM in Miami. "Between now and the start of training camp, I definitely expect him to have a new home. I think we'll be methodical. We won't necessarily rush into signing immediately.

The 49ers aren't doomed, but the 2015 season could be shaky - SB Nation
The sky isn't quite falling for the 49ers, but fans shouldn't expect a winning season in 2015.

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