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Eagles News: Tim Tebow is still a star

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Ranking the NFC East by position: Defense edition - PhillyVoice
Wanna know how bad safety play is in the NFL, and more specifically, the NFC East? I have no idea who is going to start at safety opposite Malcolm Jenkins, and there's an argument to be made that the Eagles have the best safety situation in the division. Jenkins is the best safety in the division, and whoever wins the other starting job likely won't be much worse than any of the the other teams' #2 safety, so that's my logic putting the Eagles tied at second place with the Cowboys atop the division. (I can't in good conscience rank any of these teams #1).

Tebow's star power endures, even on fringe of NFL roster - Inquirer
The prospective third-string quarterback of the Eagles stopped in the center of a NovaCare Complex practice field Thursday to shake owner Jeffrey Lurie's hand and chat a while, and then Tim Tebow turned to his right to face a familiar sight in a familiar setting. There, 105 reporters and writers clustered together in a tight, sweat-stinking group under an oppressive midafternoon sun. It was 90 degrees, the air like moist gauze, and from the weather to the horde of media awaiting Tebow, this could have been Gainesville, Fla., in 2008 or Cortland, N.Y., in 2012. This was the sort of scene that Tim Tebow creates, because Tim Tebow is still a star.

The Kelliest of Kelly Teams - Iggles Blitz
This is Chip Kelly’s third year in the NFL. He’s been working on the roster since he was hired, and still has more work to do. Every year he’s out there trying to find his kind of guys. Talent isn’t enough. Being a good guy isn’t enough. He’s looking for the right kind of player. Kelly wants talent, character, brains, competitive spirit, drive, determination, toughness and discipline from his players. I think the 2015 Eagles are the most talented roster that Kelly has had to work with, but it is also the most Kelly-like roster of his tenure.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: First Impressions Of Murray - Birds 24/7
"The first day we were out here, the team run [period] didn’t go as well as we wanted it to," said Jason Kelce. "And he was out here the next day saying, ‘Hey, that was my bad yesterday, guys. I didn’t hit the hole the way I should have. I didn’t do this the right way.’ And that’s the type of guy you want. Those are the type of people that take it upon themselves to make an actual difference. It’s not this guy, it’s not that guy, it’s not on the superstar doing it one way. He’s the guy that’s taking accountability.

The Big Question: Who Is The Go-To Weapon? -
Considering the resources allocated to his acquisition, the answer has to be DeMarco Murray, right? I know he’ll be rotated with Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles, but I believe Murray was brought in to be the focal point of the offense. I think the answer is even clearer when you consider how varied the options are in the passing game. Jordan Matthews, Zach Ertz and Co. are great, but the beauty of that group is that anyone could be "the guy" for a given week.

For Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow, it's not 2012 - ESPN
Then, in April, Kelly signed Tebow to a one-year contract. For Sanchez, it must have brought back unpleasant memories of 2012. When he was quoted as saying the Eagles signed Tebow because "we needed another guy to throw while Sam's [knee is] still recovering," it was widely taken as a dismissal of Tebow's chances. "I think that kind of came off the wrong way," Sanchez said last week. "At least it was not exactly what I intended to say. It took on a life of its own. Listen, everybody's here for a reason. We're all working hard, trying to make each other better. Coach wanted specific guys here for specific reasons. That's up to coach. We just plug in and play."

Josh Huff expects big things in 2nd season with Eagles - CSN Philly
Josh Huff won’t talk numbers. He won’t talk specifics. He does allow that he has big expectations for his second NFL season. "I do," he said. "Just because of how confident I am and how much more comfortable I am than last year."

MMBM: Cam Newton isn't worth any guaranteed money - SB Nation
Guarenteed contracts would be the worse thing to happen to the NFL. Major League Baseball has guarneteed contracts and its turned the sport into one big welfare state. Attending a minor league game is like visiting the social securty office. And with todays news that Cam Newton is going to be the latest QB to cash in, the NFL is taking a dangerous step toward communism. Everyone in Russa had a guarenteed job- just some of them happened to be burying the bodys of the capitalists. But do you think Newtons losing any sleep over the cap room hes stealing from Keuchley? Yeah me neither.

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