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Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 7/6/2015.

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The Dawn of the Second Coming: The Oklahomafication of Chip Kelly’s Offense - Fishduck
To answer this question, Kelly looked back to the college game — beyond his own Oregon Ducks teams — and saw the future of his Philadelphia Eagles in the 2008 Oklahoma Sooners team that contended in the BCS National Championship Game. Under Sooners head coach Bob Stoops and offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson (now head coach of the Indiana Hoosiers), quarterback Sam Bradford and running back DeMarco Murray helped Oklahoma lead the NCAA in scoring and number of plays. The Sooners used a stunningly similar playbook and fast-tempo to the one the Eagles will use this season.

Ryan Day - Iggles Blitz
Chip Kelly runs the Eagles offense. Pat Shurmur is the passing game guru. Ryan Day is here to coach the QBs. Day is the third QB coach in 3 years. It isn’t that Kelly can’t find the right guy, his QB coaches keep getting hired to go somewhere else for a better job. Bill Lazor (now the OC in Miami) and Bill Musgrave (now the OC in Oakland) both had NFL backgrounds. Day comes straight from the college ranks. How will he do?

LB Graham Sets His Sights High - PE.com
In a very short period of NFL time, Brandon Graham has lived a full career. A first-round draft pick in 2010, his season ended with a knee injury. He's been climbing the mountain since then.

NFC East Roundup: Replacing Rolando McClain - Birds 24/7
Barry Horn of the Dallas Morning News looks at how the Cowboys will try to deal with the absence of Rolando McClain, who has been suspended for the first four games for violating the league’s substance abuse policy.

Eagles can 'minimize risk' at running back - About.com
The numbers suggest Murray is the better option on goal-to-go situations and short-yardage situations, but it makes a lot of sense for the Eagles to utilize their depth. In a way, resembling the effect Chris Polk had on LeSean McCoy towards the end of last season. Polk had three carries on first and goal from less than six yards out; he scored on all but one of those touches. In total, he was 3-for-5 on first and goal.

Vick’s former dogfighting property returns to the spotlight - PFT
As explained by the Associated Press, Poindexter filed charges against the group’s founder and executive director, Tamira Thayne, after authorities seized a pit bull from the facility. She was accused of animal cruelty and failure to provide adequate care to a companion animal, but a judge later ordered that the dog be returned. Poindexter then dropped the charges.

Watch: Donovan McNabb (!) throws out first pitch at Wrigley - The 700 Level
You can never get too much of Donovan McNabb, right? The former Eagles quarterback got his Fourth of July on at Wrigley Field, throwing out the first pitch of the Cubs-Marlins game.

Obama Administration objects to new NFL stadium in D.C. until team changes its name - SB Nation
Washington wants a new stadium but the Obama Administration says it won't happen in D.C. until the team changes its name.

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