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Eagles News: Nelson Agholor could have a big impact as a rookie

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 9/13/15.

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A collection of emails about Tim Tebow from crazy people - PhillyVoice
Tim Tebow at no time was ever on the Eagles' 53 man roster, and yet, I probably got more emails about him than any other player I've ever covered, DeSean Jackson aside. Here are some of the emails I received about Mr. Tebow. I did not correct grammatical errors.

Will Nelson Agholor contribute for Eagles right away? - CSN Philly
So far so good. He’s made impressive catches and said all the right things about the process and attention to detail. He’s even received some praise — or a version of it — from a man who’s generally hesitant to declare anything one way or the other. Nelson Agholor is a rookie receiver. He’s yet to play a professional football game that matters. And yet it’s been hard not to notice him and his outsized potential.

Chip Kelly Update: The Final Cutdown - Fishduck
Now the real show begins, with most people saying some version of "really talented, but you have to worry about injuries." I suppose that’s true, though the team has a detailed and interesting strategy to handle injuries, which I discussed at length on a podcast. Several pundits have picked the team to go deep into the playoffs this year – to the NFC championship game or even the Super Bowl.

Kellystrator: Breaking Down The Preseason -
Eagles Game Plan analyst Ike Reese is joined by head coach Chip Kelly to break down some of the top plays from the preseason and explain who stood out as the Eagles trimmed the roster to 53.

Eagles' Bradford has chance to reclaim derailed potential - Inquirer
As a rookie with St. Louis in 2010, Sam Bradford could not tolerate imperfection. An incompletion during practice so irritated Bradford that he wanted the play taken out of the plan for that week's game. He "freaked out," unsettled by the prospect that the incompletion would fester all week. Time begets perspective, and Bradford's had enough time to think. He's had to accept imperfection during a career that's been rerouted and reset. Once a Heisman Trophy winner and the No. 1 overall pick, he has not appeared in the postseason during his five NFL years and has had as many knee surgeries as full, 16-game seasons. On Monday against the Atlanta Falcons, the Eagles quarterback will play his first regular-season game in 694 days.

5 reasons Eagles could win the Super Bowl -
It isn't often a team can trade away the franchise's all-time leading rusher and improve their running game, but that is exactly what the Eagles did this offseason.  LeSean McCoy is in Buffalo, but the trio of DeMarco Murray, Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles seem set to carry the Eagles' offense after an impressive preseason. The Eagles averaged 140.0 yards on the ground during the preseason, the most in the NFL. Both Murray (4.1 yards per carry) and Mathews (5.4) looked primed for big seasons.  Being able to run the ball is key to a deep playoff run, especially if the Eagles are going to win in a hostile, cold environment like Green Bay.

Three-And-Out: Eagles-Falcons Predictions - Birds 24/7
You can argue that the Eagles are a little vulnerable early given all the new faces in high places. Bradford needs to get re-acclimated. The offensive line features two new guards and may need some time to adjust. Kiko Alonso, DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks have not played much together this preseason. The secondary is brand new and is still searching for a solution at nickel. So there are some questions coming in, but I feel like Bradford and the offense will start things off on a high note, and the front seven should be able to able to disrupt the timing of Ryan, who is working behind a questionable offensive line. As for season predictions, I say the Eagles go 11-5 and make it to the NFC Championship game.

Giants are reportedly worried too much of Jason Pierre-Paul's hand is missing for him to play in 2015 - SB Nation
A new ESPN report indicates that the injury to Jason Pierre-Paul's hand is far more severe than the Giants expected, and he could end up missing the entire season.


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