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Eagles News: Questioning Jeffrey Lurie's ability as an owner

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Chip Kelly, Howie Roseman drama still haunting Eagles is sign of poor ownership by Jeffrey Lurie -
What is clear, however, is that the man who deserves the most blame for the Eagles being run like a high-school drama is at the top — Lurie.  What exactly have the Eagles accomplished over the past two seasons? Lurie handed the keys to Kelly, who undid Roseman's moves, only to take them back. Now, they are spending an offseason doing away with Kelly's changes, all because Roseman didn't like Kelly and didn't agree with his moves.

A look around at what the rest of the NFC East did in free agency - PhillyVoice
The Giants signed JPP to a one-year deal worth $10 million. Pierre-Paul played in eight games last year and had one sack. It is also worth noting that Pierre-Paul only has one hand. So there's that, too. Add it all up, and the Giants handed out contracts worth a total of $141.2 million to three defensive linemen who combined for 9 sacks last season. And five hands.

More on the QB Situation - Iggles Blitz
The Eagles can’t worry about Sam Bradford’s feelings when the draft rolls around. They have to pick the best player for the team. If Bradford gets spooked by the presence of a rookie, then he’s not going to lead you anywhere in January anyway. You have to be mentally and emotionally tough to make it as an NFL QB. Doug Pederson was asked recently if the Packers habit of drafting QBs ever bothered Brett Favre. Pederson laughed at that idea. Bradford and the Eagles agreed to a marriage of convenience. They needed him to keep the team competitive in the short run. He needed a starting job and good paycheck. If Bradford magically becomes an elite QB, he’ll be with the Eagles for a while. If he’s pretty good, he’s likely gone in a year or two. If he struggles, Bradford can go fishing with Kevin Kolb and Mike Kafka.

Draft Daily: Jared Goff Is the Most ‘Pro-Ready’ QB - Birds 24/7
The California native was thrown into the fire at the beginning of his college career, and he became the first true freshman quarterback in school history to start the team’s season-opener. Although Cal was terrible (they went 1-11), he finished one completion and 294 yards shy of NCAA FBS freshman single-season records. Goff’s numbers improved each season, from touchdowns and passer rating to completion percentage and yards per throw. Last year, he set new Pac-12 single-season records with 4,719 yards and 43 touchdown passes. He also broke his own single-season school records in passing yards, touchdown passes and total offense.

Doug Pederson prefers individual workouts with top quarterbacks - Inquirer
Pederson did not go to Carson Wentz’s Pro Day last Thursday at North Dakota State. There’s a reason for his absence – and it also has to do with the Eagles having the private workout with Goff. Pederson finds the private workouts much more effective for his evaluation of a quarterback. If you remember, Pederson was the one who put Nick Foles through a private workout in 2012 before the Eagles drafted him. "I won't go to the Pro Days as much," Pederson said. "I prefer the individual workouts where you can go a little more hands-on, one-on-one with a guy."

Eagle Eye: Unleashing Fletcher Cox -
This week on the Eagle Eye In The Sky Podcast, Fran Duffy is joined by former NFL defensive lineman Stephen White to break down the difference between a 1- and 2-gap scheme up front and how the Eagles will benefit from the philosophical transition in 2016 ...

Eagles mailbag: Draft choices, Roseman, Cox, RBs - CSN Philly
The rise (again) of Howie Roseman this offseason has been the most noteworthy story since Chip Kelly was fired. One of the most interesting things Jeff Lurie said last week in Boca Raton, Fla., at the owners' meetings, was when he admitted Roseman's coming back into power was always a possibility. Lurie gave power to Kelly, but kept his contingency plan in the building.  It does seem like Roseman is untouchable, but he isn't. Remember, Lurie eventually ousted his childhood friend Joe Banner, so any relationship can run its course. Last week, Lurie said Roseman will be held accountable for every move made this offseason. How long is that leash? Well, we're not sure.

Official 2016 NFL Draft order - PFT
The official 2016 NFL Draft order, as released by the NFL Tuesday. Round One is April 28. Rounds Two and Three are April 29, and the draft concludes April 30.

How a smartphone app and $15 piece of cardboard are taking on football concussions - SB Nation
Concussions and their symptoms are hard to diagnose with the naked eye, resulting in a lot of players playing when they shouldn't be. A new app hopes to change that.

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