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Eagles News: Malcolm Jenkins says teams have caught up to Chip Kelly's tempo offense

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Jenkins: Kap Won't Make a Difference, Chip's Uptempo Offense Is Too Simple - B/R
"I think everybody in the league has been waiting for Chip Kelly to get a mobile quarterback. I still think that the tempo at which he plays at, I think it’s too simple and I think teams have caught up to it. But if Chip will ever learn how to balance between tempo and a double count where he can go to a check with me offense, he’s going to have people on his heels."

DeMarco Murray: I’m committed to Eagles - PFT
"No. I’m signed there for the next four years. I don’t know where that story is coming from," Murray said. "It’s a little crazy. Every week I feel like there’s something new. It’s a little weird. I can’t worry about what people are saying. I’ll just continue to work hard. I’m signed for four years and I’m committed." Murray admitted it was "hard to get comfortable" in Kelly’s scheme, but added that the perception of problems with the coach were "blown out of proportion" over the course of the season. Murray said he’s spoken to new Eagles coach Doug Pederson and expects a "more conventional" offensive scheme in 2016.

Time's [not really] yours or: poor clock management in football and our flawed analysis of it - PhillyVoice
Dr. Ciarán Dalton, a Philly-based sports psychologist and soccer coach at Swarthmore College, believes that regardless of experience, a ticking clock will always have an impact on both mind and body. "All coaches, Andy Reid included, they all have their weaknesses," Dalton said. "I just think something like bad clock management gets a whole lot of attention because it does have a big impact on the game. … One of the things that can happen in those pressure moments is that our mind just goes blank and we may have this plan put in place. But then when we have to implement it and think about it, we just kind of fall apart." Even coaches that have reached the pinnacle of the sport are not immune to these kind of mistakes.

Eagles Wake-Up Call: The Case For Franchising Bradford - Birds 24/7
Early signs suggest that neither side is in a hurry to get Bradford into a long-term contract. The Eagles front office has had no problem identifying Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz and Vinny Curry and Fletcher Cox as part of the core group that they want to commit to. When it comes to Bradford, however, there have been plenty of niceties but few true indicators that either party is ready to ink a lucrative multi-year deal. Doug Pederson did little to alter that perception seemingly when talking to CSN Philly about his preference between drafting and developing a  young QB like the Eagles did in 1999 or going with a veteran like Alex Smith as they did with the Chiefs.

Everybody Wants Some - Iggles Blitz
The DT position is now very tricky. Cedric Thornton is a free agent. Bennie Logan is in the final year of his deal. Cox is also in the final year of his deal, but if anything goes wrong in negotiations they would just use the franchise tag on him. He will be an Eagle in 2016 and 2017 at the very least. I think Jim Schwartz would like to have 4 DTs to regularly rotate. He’ll have Cox and Logan starting this year. There are no clear backups. Beau Allen is more of a 3-4 NT. The Eagles have to figure out if he can be effective in the new system. Taylor Hart has the kind of frame that Schwartz loves, but he might not be DT material. Hart may need to go to a 3-4 team where he is a natural DE.

Eagles' new QB coach knows Philly, and QBs - Inquirer
Oh yes, lest we forget: Rookie Mark Sanchez big-played the Jets to the AFC Championship Game in DeFilippo's one season as their quarterbacks coach. "There are really very few quarterbacks who don't make it in this league because they bring it on themselves," said DeFilippo. "The majority of guys who don't make it in this league are really a product of the system they are in. Are there a bunch of coaching changes? How many offenses do they have to learn within the first five or six years in the league?

Howie Roseman, Fletcher Cox and the Eagles' salary cap -
Eagles' personnel boss and top contract negotiator Howie Roseman, in a brief gathering with the media, Wednesday, made a couple of things clear — the team is working on a deal with defensive lineman Fletcher Cox and salary cap space won't be a problem going forward. The two just might be intertwined at least a bit. If calculations are right, the Eagles had just under $7 million of salary cap room left over from 2015, which they can carry over to 2016. If the salary cap goes up to $153 million, as most project, that gives the Eagles a 2016 cap number of $160 million. Coincidentally, the money that comes off the Eagles' books in terms of their current free agents almost exactly evens out with players under current contract raises from 2015 to 2016.

Inside The Studio: Tim Hauck -
Safeties coach Tim Hauck sits down with Dave Spadaro to discuss his 13-year playing career and how that experience helped shape his coaching style ...

Police report alleges Johnny Manziel told girlfriend 'Shut up or I'll kill us both' - SB Nation
NFL quarterback Johnny Manziel has been accused of striking his then-girlfriend, Coleen Crowley, multiple times and threatening further violence on her during a Jan. 30 incident, according to WFAA 8 in Dallas. Manziel told Crowley to "shut up or I'll kill us both" after forcing her into a car, hitting her and dragging her by the hair, according to the report. While those specifics have not been admitted by Fort Worth, Texas police, there was a "disturbance" on that day and the police report, via Lindsey Adler of BuzzFeed, did take a statement from Crowley in which she claimed to be struck "several times" and implied that Manziel seemed as though he were under the influence of some kind of drug.

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