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It's time to think about Duce Staley as a possible offensive coordinator - CSN Philly
He's served as an assistant under three head coaches — Andy Reid, Chip Kelly and former teammate Doug Pederson — and he's put together a stellar resume. And with another productive year in 2017, it'll be time to start thinking about Staley as a top candidate for offensive coordinator positions around the league. He's ready. “Yeah, definitely," Staley said recently. "You never know how that works for you. I do know that you wait on those opportunities and hopefully those chances will come. If not, I love what I’m doing. Can’t say anything bad about what I’m doing. I love it. That’s when you know it’s not a job. I live vicariously through my players, still, to this day. I catch them out there running and making moves and I catch my knees shaking a little bit, I’m making the move with them. You can’t replace that feeling."

Eagles pass rush is gonna EAT this season - BGN
The Eagles have a lot of pass rushing talent on the edge. Graham is really good. Barnett has already flashed promising potential. I think Curry can at least be a valuable rotational guy. Long can also contribute. That’s a good group. The interior is where I think the Eagles can really do a lot of damage. Teams are going to have trouble doubling Cox when Jernigan is also very disruptive. I think the two of those guys are going to cause real problems for opposing guards and centers. That type of interior pressure could cause the quarterback to regularly be flushed out of the pocket.

An Open Letter to Doug Pederson -
Dear Doug, I know the offseason has been a long one and you’re itching to get out there. But before you do, I have some advice to make this season better than the last. First, have fun out there. I understand that being the Eagles head coach is hard. Thousands want your head after one season. Block it out. Enjoy the wind through your visor as you’re coaching technique. Celebrate touchdowns in 7 on 7’s. Yes, it’s a job, but it’s also a game. If you can block out the noise and enjoy what you do, you’re well on your way to success.

Eagles training camp preview: Quarterback - PhillyVoice
In his rookie season in the NFL, Wentz did a lot of encouraging things. He showed arm strength, mobility, toughness, leadership qualities, and smarts. That's a good start. However, one of the most important traits for an NFL quarterback, accuracy, was an issue at times. More specifically, Wentz had a propensity to sail passes over the heads of his receivers. Throughout OTAs and minicamp, Wentz's tendency to sail passes continued. He has to fix that, and soon.

Grymes on the Rise - Iggles Blitz
The CB position is not exactly set in stone. Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson are expected to compete for starting jobs. Rookie Rasul Douglas showed promise this spring and might push for a job. Rookie Sidney Jones is on the mend and could play in October or might miss the whole year. He’s a real mystery. Ron Brooks might be the nickelback. Aaron Grymes might also win that job.

NFC East Q&A: Who is the best newcomer to the division? - ESPN
I’ve tried to come up with a way to decide between the two, but I just can’t. I’m going with the Eagles' additions of Jeffery and LeGarrette Blount. The Eagles went all-in on Carson Wentz last year with their trade up to the No. 2 overall pick, and he showed promise. What will help him show more promise is better players around him. Jeffery, if healthy, can be a big-time playmaker. The Cowboys witnessed it firsthand a few years ago when he was with the Chicago Bears. Blount ran for more than 1,000 yards and scored 18 rushing touchdowns last season for the New England Patriots. The better the Eagles can run the ball, the better life will be for Wentz. The better they can make plays down the field, the better for Wentz.

News And Notes As Training Camp Nears -
Let’s begin with second-round draft pick Sidney Jones, who continues his rehabilitation from the Achilles tendon injury suffered in March. He’s working hard and he’s making progress, and other than that there isn’t anything to say about Jones. When he’s ready, the Eagles will get him on the practice field. Until then, you aren’t going to hear much, if anything, from Jones. This is the grinding part for a player who is injured. It’s very tough on the player, it’s lonely, and it requires patience.

One-on-one: Eagles CB Jalen Mills - Eagles Notebook
On how he wants to be perceived: With the finger wagging and everything, sometimes people think I’m cocky, but it’s not at all. I’m really confident. You have to have that in the league. But for sure, I want that lock-down corner type of role. I want people to know me as that and when my team calls me to have that role in each and every game.

Bruce Arians: ‘Carson Wentz Is Going To Be A Great One’ - CBS Philly
Arizona Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians has written a book titled: The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback. The Paterson, New Jersey native and former Temple football coach, was asked about the Eagles’ quarterback on the 94WIP Morning Show. “You’ve got a great one to start with,” Arians said of Carson Wentz. “The key is, I think, having grit. A guy that’s tough, smart, and then you put in all of that athleticism with it and I think Carson Wentz is going to be a great one.”

Alshon Jeffery goes to North Dakota to work with Wentz - PFF
Two routes that the tandem both performed well on in 2016 were comebacks and slants. Wentz’s passer rating of 100 on comebacks was well above the league average of 70.2 for the route. Jeffery’s passer rating of 87.5 when thrown to on comebacks was a 16.8 better than the league average receiver. Wentz’s passer rating of 109.8 on slants was also well above league average, while Jeffery’s rating when thrown to in that route was 106.5.

Nothing happening between Cousins and Washington, yet - PFT
In less than a week, the window closes for franchise-tagged players to sign multi-year contracts. With less than a week to go, nothing is happening regarding the highest-profile franchise-tagged player. Per a league source with knowledge of the situation, there have been no new developments as to the potential contract that would tie quarterback Kirk Cousins to Washington beyond 2017. This doesn’t mean a deal is out of the question, but it shows that, if anything is going to happen, the process basically will be starting from scratch if at all within the next few days.

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