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Eagles News: Sam Bradford can be Chip Kelly's franchise quarterback

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 6/17/2015.

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Eagles minicamp practice notes, June 16, 2015: Sam Bradford's gun - PhillyVoice
If football were all seam throws, Mark Sanchez would be a Pro Bowl quarterback. He does a great job hitting receivers down the middle of the field. Today he hit Austin in between two defenders with a perfectly placed ball.

Sam Bradford Will Be the Franchise QB Chip Kelly's Eagles Have Needed - B/R
In fact, if Bradford can stay healthy, he’s going to be Chip Kelly’s franchise quarterback. When he went down with his first torn ACL, Bradford was playing the best football of his career. In 2013, Bradford played seven games, and the most impressive was his final contest of the season against the Carolina Panthers. The Rams didn’t win the game, but it wasn’t because of Bradford struggling. After rewatching all seven of Bradford’s performances in 2013, this game encapsulated his talents most effectively, as he showed every trait required of a franchise quarterback.

Eagles dispute Cary Williams' claim that they were 'exhausted' - Inquirer
"If you ask most guys who have come from other places and come here, most of them will tell you toward the end of the season they felt better here than they have at other places," Jenkins said, "and I think it's due to all the things Chip focuses on as far as recovery and all of that."

Running Diary: Eagles Practice Observations - Birds 24/7
Good stretch during 7-on-7s for Bradford, who completes four in a row. They were all underneath, but he got rid of the ball quickly and was on-target with his throws. I really thought Jordan Matthews was going to see more reps on the outside, but he's been mostly in the slot during the practices we've watched. Riley Cooper and Josh Huff have been on the outside.

Why Releasing Evan Mathis Was the Right Call for the Eagles - numberFire
Two seasons ago those three, along with Mathis and Herremans, helped establish the best run game in the NFL according to our Net Expected Points (NEP) metric. NEP measures the value of each play on the field based on how an average team would be expected to score in each scenario using historical data. The Eagles ranked first in both Adjusting Rushing NEP and Adjusted Rushing NEP per attempt during the 2013 season. They did that all while being the sixth most run-heavy offense in the league. While LeSean McCoy had an outstanding season, first in Rushing NEP per attempt among 22 backs with at least 200 carries, at least a portion of that success can be attributed to the offensive line.

Taking Stock Of The Eagles In Camp -
So many things change, as we know, so all of those what-will-happen questions are projections, leaps of faith, educated guesses. We live in the here and now. Here is where the Eagles are in the middle of June, in the midst of a mandatory mini-camp.

Mark Sanchez: 'I'm showing it on the field now' - CSN Philly
Coaches, media, teammates and other practice observers aren’t the only ones who can see the difference between the Mark Sanchez of last offseason and the one flinging the ball all over the place this spring. Sanchez can feel the difference. He can see the results.

A guide to NFL offseason contract extensions - SB Nation
Waiting out contract extensions can be an emotional roller coaster for fans. Once the deal is done, how do you know if it's going to be a good or bad one? We're here to help.

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