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Eagles ILBs Kiko Alonso, DeMeco Ryans, and Mychal Kendricks could all get on the field together - PhillyVoice
Start thinking up Kiko-DeMeco-Kendricks nicknames, because the trio of Kiko Alonso, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks could all be on the field at the same time in Eagles defensive sub packages this season. "We can rotate them into the packages that we already have," said defensive coordinator Billy Davis, "and there are packages where we can come up with three inside backers that play different kinds of hybrid positions. All three have a high football IQ, and the skill sets are different among all of them, so we can put in some packages to have all three of them out there."
Duce: We’re Getting Back To Running the Ball - Birds 24/7
In Year 1 under Chip Kelly, the Eagles' run game looked unstoppable. LeSean McCoy had a career year, and the team finished first in rushing DVOA. Last year, the Eagles dealt with offensive line injuries, defenses were more familiar with their scheme and tempo, and they finished 13th. Per Staley, the moves of the offseason had nothing to do with wanting to acquire Kiko Alonso or a couple free agents falling into their lap. When the coaches reviewed areas that needed improvement after last season, the run game came into focus. "Definitely," Staley said. "We want to get back to running the ball. We want to get back to just taking over the line of scrimmage. You do that of course with the offensive line. And you do that with good running backs."
Shurmur happy to work with Bradford again - Inquirer
That relationship was not the reason the Eagles dealt Nick Foles and a second-round pick in a package for Bradford, a former No. 1 overall pick who missed most of the last two seasons with two tears of the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. But Bradford had an advocate in Shurmur, who called plays when Bradford passed for 18 touchdowns, 15 interceptions, and 3,512 yards while completing 60 percent of his passes in an offense that had only one Pro Bowler.
Duce Staley: 'Chip is not a racist at all' - CSN Philly
Eagles running backs coach Duce Staley came to Chip Kelly's defense Wednesday regarding LeSean McCoy's claims that race factors into Kelly's personnel decisions. "Chip is not a racist at all," Staley said Wednesday. "Chip and I work well together. Everybody has their own opinion. I'm not here to talk about Tra (Thomas) or talk about what McCoy's talking about. I know from my relationship with Chip, that's definitely far-fetched."
Stoutland Excited About O-Line Picture - PE.com
Jeff Stoutland is holding court, and when that happens he's usually snorting and snuffing and animated and passionate talking about his favorite subject: The Eagles offensive line.
How the Patriots dynasty will crumble - SB Nation
If DeflateGate signaled the Patriots' end of days, this is what the dynasty's death throes might look like.
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