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Eagles News: Lane Johnson wants Sam Bradford to stay in Philadelphia

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Debating what the Eagles should do about Sam Bradford - BGN
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Lane Johnson: Eagles offense would benefit from Sam Bradford returning, slower tempo -
"I definitely want him to say," Johnson said of Bradford. "If you look at the last part of the year, Sam was doing really well. Completing a lot of passes and getting comfortable. Him staying here, him being familiar with the players, I think that would really help us out." Bradford finished the season with 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions while passing for 3,725 yards and completing 65 percent of his passes in 13 games this season. In the second half, Bradford flourished with 10 touchdown passes and just four interceptions while completing 68 percent of his passes.

Will one of the top three quarterback prospects make it to the Eagles at 13? - PhillyVoice
Will Sam Bradford be back with the Eagles in 2016? In my view, probably not. But before the Eagles move on completely from Sleevie Wonder with the idea that they are going to find their quarterback of the future in the draft, they better be pretty sure someone worth taking will be there. The three top quarterback prospects early in the process are California's Jared Goff, North Dakota State's Carson Wentz, and Memphis' Paxton Lynch. Over the next three months, those three guys will be dissected every which way possible, but for now, they represent the group likely to be taken somewhere around the top 15 picks of the draft. Will one of them fall to 13, where the Eagles will be picking?

In just 1 month, Eagles headed in right direction - CSN Philly
It’s been a month now since Jeff Lurie pulled the plug on Chip Kelly and began the long and complicated process of reshaping the Eagles into something very, very different than the team that ended the 2015 season. Something very, very different from the team that got embarrassed four times the last seven weeks. That wasn’t even ready to play in a late-season home showdown with a division rival with a playoff berth at stake. That wasn’t even competitive against the Lions, Buccaneers, Cards and Redskins. It’s only late January and there’s a lot of work to be done to continue the process, but the Eagles are off to a good start. In just a month, they’ve eliminated the negative vibe around the team and restored some order.

Pederson's 'learning experience' as high school coach - Inquirer
During the next four years, Calvary won 40 of 51 games and twice reached the state semifinals. Then Reid called. Pederson went to Philadelphia and started a seven-year assistant coaching career that eventually led to his return as the Eagles' head coach in January. Pederson's lack of NFL head coaching experience was noted during the search, but he doesn't lack head coaching experience. His four years as a high school coach gave him an introduction to the profession.

Wentzless? - Iggles Blitz
I haven’t had a chance to fully study the top 3 QBs…Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch. After the week in Mobile, I have a good feel for Wentz. He is a legit 1st round pick and could be the first QB off the board. I have watched some tape on Goff and Lynch. Both are impressive. It feels like Goff and Wentz are the top QBs right now. If they’re gone, would Paxton Lynch be worth pick 13? I need to do more research, but I lean toward "yes" right now. He has good size. He is an above-average athlete. Lynch has a very strong arm and a quick release. Rather than focusing on his best game, let’s look at Lynch’s performance against Temple, an outstanding defense.

Can Pederson Rejuvenate DeMarco Murray? -
"I think DeMarco Murray fits well into what I can bring," Pederson told reporters during his introductory press conference. "I think there's a unique style there with him. When you go back and look at his tape in Dallas, I think there are some great opportunities with him, more of a downhill-type guy, physical running back." Last season, the Chiefs fell just about in the middle of the pack in terms of rushing out of formations with the quarterback under center, doing so on 17.4 percent of their offensive plays (17th in the NFL). Pederson has yet to commit publicly to a particular scheme, stating that the team’s style of play will be malleable in order to match the strengths of his new players.

Calvin Johnson reportedly told Lions coaches and teammates he plans to retire - SB Nation
Lions WR Calvin Johnson told coach Jim Caldwell that 2015 was his last season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported on Sunday. It seems like nine seasons and 135 games in the NFL were enough for Johnson. The Lions have not given up hope on convincing Johnson to stick around, though ESPN was told that he is "pretty content with his decision" and informed those close to him about his decision before the season began

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