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Eagles News: Mike Mayock says Philadelphia will make the NFL playoffs

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/30/2015.

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Mayock: Regardless Of QB, Eagles Will Make The Playoffs - Birds 24/7
NFL analyst Mike Mayock joined the Mike Missanelli show this week to offer his thoughts on the 2015 Eagles. Even with some question marks surrounding the quarterback position, he is bullish on what this team can accomplish in the regular season. "Regardless of who plays quarterback this year, I think they’re going to make the playoffs," Mayock proclaimed. "I think the differentiation of the quarterback position starts in the playoffs when you play quality defenses every week." Mayock believes Sam Bradford's struggles in St. Louis were due to an unimpressive supporting cast and feels he will fit in much better in Chip Kelly's offense.

Exclusive excerpts from new book, 'Controlled Chaos: Chip Kelly's Football Revolution' - PhillyVoice
The Philadelphia sports world just can't get enough of Chip Kelly. Just look at how the region reacted to a recent story by Kent Babb of The Washington Post that revealed Kelly was married for seven years in the 90s. Even my 87-year-old grandmother was grilling me about the story. And that's because Kelly is a mystery. An enigma. Quite possibly the most interesting* man in the world. Only we wouldn't know because Kelly wishes it to be this way.

Kelly's admiration of SEALs offers insight into his coaching - Inquirer
I look at it from the Navy SEALs' point of view: 'I do not advertise the nature of my work, nor do I seek recognition for my actions.' " - Chip Kelly. That quote, from a sit-down Kelly had earlier this summer with the reporters who regularly cover the Eagles, has been popping up a lot this week in profiles and season previews. It serves as a punchy explanation for why and how Kelly has kept his personal life as private as he has for as long as he has - how, for instance, the most intriguing man in the NFL managed to let everyone just sort of assume he'd been single his whole life, when in truth he was married for seven years.

How 'culture beats scheme' became Eagles' motto - CSN Philly
It started as a passing comment and blossomed into a franchise slogan. "Culture will beat scheme every day," Eagles coach Chip Kelly remarked to practice-squad safety Jordan Kovacs on the sideline prior to the Eagles’ 27-0 whipping of the Giants at the Linc last October. One day later, the coach’s one-liner went viral and provoked a spectrum of responses. Still, the coach repeated his stance.

Better D? - Iggles Blitz
The defense did some really good things. They finished 6th in takeaways and 2nd in sacks. They held opposing RBs to 3.7 ypc, which was 5th in the NFL. They only allowed one 100-yard rusher all year (Frank Gore). The defense held opposing QBs to just a 58.4 completion percentage, which was 3rd lowest in the league. If you look inside total yards (28th) and points allowed (22nd), you can see some good signs.

#EaglesCamp Preview: Inside Linebacker -
In Mychal Kendricks, Kiko Alonso and DeMeco Ryans, the Eagles have perhaps the league's best trio of inside linebackers. Kendricks, 24, emerged as a force last season when healthy. In 12 games, he finished with 108 tackles, good for second on the team behind Malcolm Jenkins' 113. At 6-0, 240, Kendricks has among the best sideline-to-sideline speed of any linebacker in the league and is equally adept in coverage, defending the run and rushing the passer.

Are the Dallas Cowboys better or worse in 2015? - The 700 Level
While we’re still trying to figure out whether the Eagles got better or worse this offseason, there’s a team right in their own division that might be a Super Bowl contender. Say what you want about the Dallas Cowboys, but they are the reigning NFC East champions, and they did come within six points of advancing the conference title game in January. And if you ask me—spoiler alert—they only got better.

Should your team trade for Mike Glennon? - SB Nation
It's a question every NFL team has asked itself countless times this offseason: Will trading for Mike Glennon make my team better?

The Philadelphia Eagles will win the NFC East if... - Yahoo! Sports
Shek and NFL Media's Bucky Brooks break down what the new additions for the Philadelphia Eagles have to do in order for the team to have a shot at the NFC East title in 2015.

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