Pro Bowl receiver Jackson released by Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles on Friday launched extensive receiver DeSean Jackson, a move that comes just two years after the playmaker signed a five-12 months contract extension.

The Eagles' resolution to cut ties with one of the electrifying players in membership history comes after the workforce uncovered details about Jackson's off-area connections and activities, a source instructed ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter. In addition, the source said, the Eagles decided to release Jackson rather than trade him to a different staff that could be unaware of the information.

"After careful consideration over this offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles have decided to part ways with DeSean Jackson. The staff knowledgeable him of his launch right now," the Eagles said in an announcement.

Earlier Friday, a report by NJ.com mentioned the Eagles had grow to be increasingly concerned about Jackson's off-discipline actions and his reputed ties to Los Angeles street gang members.

A league supply told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio that the Eagles determined to launch Jackson for quite a few causes due principally to "work ethic and angle."

The Eagles, in line with the supply, discovered about Jackson's associations in Los Angeles on Wednesday night, and that report "raised their level of concern," the supply stated.

Coach Chip Kelly, basic supervisor Howie Roseman and owner Jeffrey Lurie mentioned the situation with the membership's legal professionals over the past 24 hours and decided the most effective plan of action would be to launch Jackson. After the NJ.com report, the Eagles stopped talking to different teams about buying and selling Jackson.

Following his release, Jackson, 27, issued a press release that each thanked the Eagles for initially giving him a chance and denounced reviews like the one by NJ.com.

"First I wish to thank the Eagles organization, the Eagles fans and town of Philadelphia for my time in Philly," the assertion learn. "I might also prefer to thank [former] coach Andy Reid for bringing me in.

"Secondly, I wish to address the misleading and unfounded experiences that my launch has something to do with any affiliation that has been speculated surrounding the corporate I preserve off of the field. I would like to make it very clear that I'm not and never have been part of any gang. I am not a gang member, and to speculate and assume that I'm involved in such exercise off the sector is reckless and irresponsible.

"I work very onerous on and off the sphere and I am an excellent individual with good values. I'm happy with the accomplishments that I've made each on and off the field. I have labored tirelessly to offer again to my community and have a constructive influence on those in want. It's unlucky that I now should defend myself and my intentions. These studies are irresponsible and simply not true. I stay up for working laborious for my new group."

NFL groups have turn into extra cautious since last summer, when former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, who additionally reportedly had gang ties, was arrested and charged with first-degree homicide.

The Eagles' resolution to release Jackson was supported by center Jason Kelce on Twitter:

Jackson was because of make $10.5 million in 2014 and was owed $30.5 million over the remainder of his contract, however none of that money was guaranteed.

He received reward from Reid, who drafted him in the second spherical in 2008.

"I've nothing but good issues to say in regards to the kid," said Reid, now the coach of the Kansas City Chiefs. "I did draft him. I had an amazing relationship with him. When his father handed away, that was a hard thing for him to go through at a younger age. They were greatest pals. I've experienced life issues with him, so I'd tell you he was nice for me when I was there."

At the very least six groups already have reached out to Jackson's agent, in keeping with a league supply. One which may be interested is the Carolina Panthers, who need a wide receiver after releasing Steve Smith earlier this month.

"We would be interested. He's an intriguing player, and we'll take a look at him," Panthers coach Ron Rivera advised USA Right now Sports. "I simply got phrase, and that is stunning to hear. He's an explosive player who has great vertical velocity and is powerful going to the ball."

Nevertheless, sources informed ESPN.com's David Newton that the Panthers aren't focused on Jackson for quite a lot of reasons.

Current experiences surfaced that the Eagles were trying to trade Jackson. There also had been rumors that Jackson isn't a match in the locker-room culture that Kelly, getting into his second season, is trying to domesticate.

On the NFL owners meetings Wednesday, Kelly stated he preferred Jackson but would not decide to him for 2014, saying the Eagles would do "what's finest for the football crew."

There may have been indicators earlier in the offseason that the Eagles were seeking to transfer on from Jackson. The crew moved shortly in free agency to finish new offers with huge receivers Jeremy Maclin, coming off a torn ACL, and Riley Cooper.

Jackson's offseason additionally acquired off to an unsettling begin.

After the Eagles misplaced in the wild-card spherical of the playoffs to the Saints, Jackson said he needed to renegotiate his contract, then a few days later he instructed police his South Philadelphia home was robbed of more than $250,000 in money and jewellery, along with a handgun. No arrests have been made within the case.

Jackson excelled in Kelly's fast-paced offense, setting career highs in receptions (eighty two) and yards (1,332) and while also amassing nine touchdowns. His 6,177 receiving yards are the second-most in franchise historical past, and his four punt-return scores are tops in membership historical past.

Jackson additionally has 21 TD catches for at the very least 30 yards, tied with Miami's Mike Wallace for essentially the most in the league. No other player on the Eagles' roster has more than eight (Maclin).

 

Seahawks, Niners interested in Eagles WR Jackson

DeSean Jackson could find himself in Seattle or San Francisco next season. (USATSI)
DeSean Jackson might discover himself in Seattle or San Francisco subsequent season. (USATSI)

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The Seahawks and 49ers are among the teams exhibiting curiosity in Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson, according to league sources.

The Eagles have stepped up efforts to commerce Jackson, in accordance with a number of sources, purchasing him to several teams. After re-signing Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, and with Jackson’s contract steep and this draft loaded with receivers, the Eagles are exploring all choices to move on without him.

Jackson is coming off a career yr in Chip Kelly’s offense but can be high upkeep and has chirped about his contract. Plus, Kelly’s system might proceed to assist enhance the production of different receivers.

With Jackson set to make $10.5 million and faced with a cap hit of over $12 million, trading Jackson might show tough. Jackson shouldn’t be looking to re-do his contract to facilitate a commerce thus far, with the chance to hit the open market and negotiate with any crew maybe advantageous. A number of basic managers said they have interest in Jackson but not at his present price tag, given a few of his baggage, they usually anticipate that ultimately the Eagles will release him.

The Seahawks and 49ers are amongst groups to have talked to the Eagles, sources stated, however they lack the cap house to soak up Jackson’s wage and trading for him could be cumbersome. Given that contract it is unlikely the Eagles get more than a mid-round decide for him, if they’re able to deal Jackson.

Jackson’s deal basically is a collection of one-12 months contracts, with his guaranteed money already paid out. In the last 13 months however, salaries for receivers have stabilized and that additionally limits the market of groups willing to pay Jackson a salary in extra of $10 million.

Attempts to deal him are anticipated to accentuate on the league conferences in Orlando, which happen subsequent week.

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DeMarco Murray Delivers a Head Butt That Sends the Eagles Defender Airborne

 

DeMarco Murray runs over Damion Square-a

DeMarco Murray ran it hard, then he lowered his helmet. This could have truly been referred to as a penalty for leading with the helmet this 12 months. Murray put it squarely into the chest of Eagles lineman Damion Sq., and took him off his feet.

DeMarco Murray runs over Damion Square-b

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Eagles nab NFC East title thanks to late pick

Eagles Win NFC East

 

ARLINGTON, Texas – Nick Foles and Philadelphia's high-scoring offense wanted slightly assist from the defense to ensure it was the identical previous sad ending for the Dallas Cowboys.

Foles threw two touchdown passes, one to NFL speeding champion LeSean McCoy, and Brandon Boykin had a game-sealing interception to assist the Eagles beat the Cowboys 24-22 in a win-or-go-house sport for the NFC East title Sunday night.

The Cowboys misplaced to a division rival with a playoff berth on the road for the third straight year, and no person can blame Tony Romo for this crushing loss.

Kyle Orton, filling in two days after Romo underwent back surgery, had Dallas about 40 yards from area goal range with 1:forty nine remaining. But he threw behind Miles Austin on the first play, and into the arms of Boykin.

"We stored fighting. We believed in one another," stated Foles, who was 17-of-26 for 263 yards after throwing for less than eighty in a 17-three loss to Dallas at dwelling. "When the offense was struggling, the protection picked us up."

The Eagles (10-6) will host New Orleans in a wild-card recreation Saturday night time, whereas the Cowboys (8-eight) have now dropped a finale to every division rival the past three seasons and have missed the playoffs 4 straight years. Dallas is 136-136 since the begin of the 1997 season.

"It is unthinkable, actually, to me to be sitting here three years in a row and this game finally ends up placing us at500 and this recreation eliminates us from going to the playoffs," Cowboys owner Jerry Jones stated.

McCoy, who had a 3-yard scoring catch, rushed for 131 yards to finish with 1,607 yards and turn out to be the primary Philadelphia operating again to win the dashing title since Corridor of Famer Steve Van Buren in 1949.

"With the stats and the information, none of that stuff means anything, in case you do not win in the long run," McCoy mentioned. "That is crucial thing."

The Eagles gained the division for the primary time since 2010 a yr after going 4-12, which led to Andy Reid's departure and the hiring of Chip Kelly and his fast-paced offense from Oregon.

Dallas trailed 24-16 when Orton threw a 32-yard touchdown go to Dez Bryant. Orton went back to Bryant for the 2-level conversion, however Cary Williams dove to punch the ball away.

However the Eagles, with the second-ranked offense in the NFL, could not run out the clock towards the league's worst defense. Foles even tried to throw on third down, however had to slide wanting the first down when no person was open.

Boykin took care of things from there.

"It definitely wasn't our greatest, but some guys got here up with some huge plays after we needed them to," said Connor Barwin, who knocked down a fourth-down go earlier within the fourth quarter.

Romo was the quarterback for losses the previous two seasons to the New York Giants and Washington – and towards the Eagles in the identical scenario in 2008.

The Cowboys have been down 10-zero early in the second quarter and by no means led, however nonetheless discovered a solution to make it interesting with out Romo and defensive leader Sean Lee, who was out with a sprained neck.

Regardless, Dallas is barely the third team in NFL historical past to complete with three straight 8-8 data, based on STATS. And those are in Jason Garrett's three full seasons as coach.

"You feel an amazing sense of pleasure about how the staff played, how they fought, how they scratched, how they clawed, how they battled," Garrett said. "However having mentioned that, we didn't get the job accomplished."

Orton, who was 30-of-forty six for 358 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions in his first begin in two years, was the primary Dallas starter not named Romo in an elimination recreation since a playoff loss to Carolina with Quincy Carter beneath center in the course of the 2003 season.

The Cowboys weren't shy about throwing with out Romo.

Trailing by one, Dallas tried to go on fourth-and-1 from the Philadelphia forty early in the fourth quarter, and Barwin knocked down Orton's throw to DeMarco Murray, who was open in the flat.

That decision came after Garrett called a timeout moments earlier than the Eagles would have been known as for a false begin on fourth down from the Dallas 1. The defense bailed him out by stuffing Foles on a sneak.

After the Cowboys' failed fourth-down try, Foles led a steady march to Bryce Brown's 6-yard run for an eight-point lead with 6:09 remaining.

Game notes

Cowboys K

Dan Bailey

had three subject targets and made his final 21 of the season. He was 28 of 30… McCoy had 134 yards from scrimmage and completed with 2,146 to interrupt

Brian Westbrook

's workforce file of 2,104 from 2007… Murray had 51 yards rushing and completed with 1,124, essentially the most for Dallas since

Emmitt Smith

had 1,203 in 2000… Eagles WR

DeSean Jackson

had 28 yards for No. 2 on the franchise's single-season receiving yardage listing with 1,332. Mike Quick had 1,409 in 1983.

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Dez Bryant: ‘No doubt’ I will play against Eagles

Dez Bryant says there's 'no doubt' he'll be playing against the Eagles. (USATSI)
Dez Bryant says there’s ‘little doubt’ he’ll be playing towards the Eagles. (USATSI)

Tony Romo isn’t the one one in Dallas coping with a back issue, vast receiver Dez Bryant is just too. Bryant was restricted in practice on Thursday for the second straight day, however, that is not going to maintain him from enjoying in opposition to the Eagles. Bryant told ESPN.com that there’s ‘no doubt’ he’ll be enjoying on Sunday.

“I am good. I am enjoying. Don’t fret about it,” Bryant instructed the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Bryant injured his back throughout the Cowboys 24-23 win over Washington, a game where Bryant completed with 4 catches for seventy three yards and a landing.

This is not the primary time this season that Bryant’s shown up on the weekly harm report with a again damage. Bryant was coping with a back challenge before the Cowboys Week 10 game against New Orleans. Main as much as that game, Bryant missed a apply and was restricted in two different practices.

Despite the damage, Bryant ended up playing against the Saints and was limited to at least one catch for 44 yards.

With a lot at stake, it is almost not possible to think about Bryant missing this Sunday’s recreation against the Eagles. The NFC East title and the playoff berth that comes with will probably be on the road in Dallas.

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Source: Cowboys’ Lee won’t play vs. Eagles

Dallas Cowboys starting middle linebacker Sean Lee has been dominated out for Sunday's win-or-go-house sport towards the Philadelphia Eagles, a source close to the situation advised ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Lee's sprained neck, suffered against Chicago on Dec. 9, is extra vital than initially thought, in accordance with the supply.

He has missed the Cowboys' earlier two video games with the harm and had been hopeful he might return for the regular-season finale.

Lee, called the quarterback of the protection by defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, missed two games in late November with a hamstring damage.

 

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Eagles trio extend contracts

Matt Priddis is one of three Eagles to sign contract extensions.

Matt Priddis is one in all three Eagles to sign contract extensions. Source: Information Limited

WEST Coast has locked down three of its top performers from 2013, with Matt Priddis, Josh Kennedy and Jack Darling all signing contract extensions with the membership.

Inaugural John Worsfold Medal winner Priddis joined Kennedy (third in final week's club champion rely) and Darling (fifth) in extending their stay on the Eagles.

West Coast declined to reveal the length of the contracts.

The trio missed just three games between them in 2013 as they led by example despite restricted group success. Kennedy and Darling mixed for 102 targets, while Priddis ranked in the AFL's high ten for clearances, tackles, and contested possessions.

"It is great to have three high quality gamers and excellent individuals prolong their dedication to the club," football operations manager Craig Vozzo stated.

"We see all three players as essential to our plan of enhancing as quickly as potential.

"We maintain all of them in very excessive regard and are delighted they have prolonged their dedication to the club."

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Kelly names Foles Eagles’ starter going forward

 

The guy on the left will start instead of the guy on the right. (USATSI) The man on the left will start instead of the man on the precise. (USATSI)

 

Michael Vick confirmed some generosity final week when he requested the rhetorical query: how can you take Nick Foles out of the starting lineup when he is performed so effectively up thus far?

Vick additionally showed some spectacular foresight, because Eagles coach Chip Kelly instructed reporters Tuesday that Foles would begin again this week vs. the Cardinals and would remain in that place shifting ahead. If Vick is wholesome sufficient this week, Kelly said, he’ll be the No. 2 quarterback.

Chip: met w QBs, Nick is starter. Mike understands situation

— Les Bowen (@LesBowen) November 26, 2013

Vick, who’s been bothered by a bad hamstring and has missed the past 4 video games, is expected to apply totally this week. But with a 2-four document as the starter, he would not compare to Foles, who has won his final three starts and has helped lead the Eagles to a first-place tie in the NFC East.

Oh, and he’s thrown sixteen touchdowns this season and zero interceptions.

“I have been in this stage before, and I know what it is like,” Vick stated final week.” I perceive the position that this group is in, and the one factor I never want to do is be a distraction or put our group or our coaches ready the place they feel like they are not doing the fitting thing or I feel like they don’t seem to be doing the suitable factor. I belief what is going on on, I take pleasure in being a part of it, I like the sport of soccer in general. So it is vital to me to be there in assist and be ready if my identify and quantity is known as again.”

But will his quantity be known as again? What if Foles falters within the next begin or two? Will Kelly then look at reinserting a presumably-wholesome Vick back into the starting lineup?

Chip mentioned Foles is the starter and doesn’t need to look over his shoulder if he has a nasty game.

— Reuben Frank (@RoobCSN) November 26, 2013

The next question, after all, is whether Kelly trusts Foles enough to install him because the quarterback after the 2013 season. To that question, there isn’t any answer.

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Kelly confirms Foles is Eagles’ starting QB

Foles Named Starter For Rest Of Season

PHILADELPHIA – It seemed apparent, and now it’s official: Nick Foles is the Philadelphia Eagles’ No. 1 quarterback.

Coach Chip Kelly met with Foles and Michael Vick on Tuesday morning to explain his decision.

“Nick will likely be our starter,” Kelly mentioned. “Hopefully we get Mike again for a full week of follow, and he’ll be the No. 2 guy this week.”

Kelly stated Foles would be the starter for the rest of the season, barring injury.

“I’ve at all times believed it is advisable have one quarterback,” Kelly said. “I want our gamers to play from a want to excel, not a worry of failure.”

Vick gained the starting quarterback job in competition with Foles throughout training camp. But after Vick pulled a hamstring on Oct. 6, Foles established himself as the starter. He tied an NFL record with seven landing passes in a sport at Oakland and has presided over a 3-game successful streak, leading the Eagles (6-5) into a primary-place tie with the Dallas Cowboys within the NFC East.

Foles’ passer rating of 152.eight in November was the very best ranking for a full month in league historical past. So it is no marvel that Vick acknowledged throughout a current radio look that he could not justify taking Foles out of the lineup.

Kelly had postponed making any choice till Vick was wholesome.

Coming off the Eagles’ bye week, the 33-year-old Vick has been medically cleared to play. So Kelly sat down with Foles and Vick and made his determination official.

“They have been each positive,” Kelly stated. “They understand the situation. Mike needs to contribute any means he can. That is the type of guy he’s. Nice teammate, great chief. He is been nice for Nick, in terms of helping him develop. We’ve got a very good situation. We have got two quarterbacks who can win games within the NFL, and you want each of them.”

Kelly’s resolution will have long-time period implications. Vick, who can be 34 subsequent 12 months, returned on a one-12 months contract with the expressed hope of incomes a brand new take care of his performance.

Foles has two years remaining on his rookie contract. Matt Barkley, a fourth-spherical pick this year, is prone to be the No. 2 quarterback subsequent season.

Depending on Foles’ performance the rest of the way in which, Kelly could look so as to add a extra cellular quarterback by the draft or different means within the offseason.

 

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Eagles hold off Redskins to claim first place

Eagles Dangle On To Declare First Place

 

PHILADELPHIA – For the Philadelphia Eagles to go worst-to-first in the NFC East, they had to win at dwelling.

Bye-bye, shedding streak.

Nick Foles threw for 298 yards and spun free for a touchdown, LeSean McCoy ran for two scores and the Eagles snapped a 10-sport dropping skid at Lincoln Financial Area with a 24-sixteen victory over the Washington Redskins on Sunday.

A year after ending four-12 beneath Andy Reid, Chip Kelly had guided his Eagles (6-5) to the division lead. They’re a half-sport ahead of idle Dallas (5-5).

The defending division champion Redskins rallied in the fourth quarter but fell quick, dropping to 3-7.

“I do not take a look at it globally,” Kelly said. “We have five video games in December and we put ourselves in place where these games are meaningful. We’ll see where we’re at Dec. 29.”

The Eagles hadn’t received at dwelling in 413 days since defeating the New York Giants on Sept. 30, 2012. They’re going to enter their bye week on a 3-recreation successful streak, having turned things around after consecutive house losses final month.

“Not one particular person on this group was defeated,” Foles stated. “All people in our locker room believed we can win and if you feel that manner, it’s something special. Now we have to keep the momentum going.”

Down 24-zero in the fourth quarter, the Redskins rallied behind Robert Griffin III’s TD passes of 62 yards to Darrel Young and 41 yards to Aldrick Robinson and each 2-point conversions.

RG3 then drove the Redskins to the Eagles 18 earlier than his pass off his back foot was intercepted by Brandon Boykin in the long run zone.

“I was trying to throw the ball at the back of the top zone,” he mentioned. “It did not get to the place I wished it to go. Clearly I was on my heels. Something I can positively learn from.”

Foles did not throw any TD passes after tossing 10 previously two video games. But he still hasn’t thrown an interception this year, extending his streak to 199 passes with out a pick. Foles tied an NFL document with seven TD passes in a win at Oakland two weeks ago and adopted it with three more in a victory at Green Bay.

McCoy finished with 77 yards speeding and seventy three receiving. He leads the NFL with 1,009 yards on the bottom. Foles had a profession-finest 47 yards rushing.

“We’re all enjoying as one,” McCoy stated. “Earlier within the 12 months, the offense was enjoying good and protection wasn’t or defense was taking part in good and offense wasn’t. Now we’re clicking.

The Redskins started their last drive at their 4 with three:26 left after a 70-yard punt by Donnie Jones. Griffin accomplished a 28-yard go to Santana Moss on third-and-25 and Washington finally moved to the 18 earlier than the pick.

Griffin was 17 of 35 for 264 yards and ran for forty four yards.

“Took us till the fourth quarter to make a couple plays,” Redskins coach Mike Shanahan stated. “We had our opportunity on the end. Just could not take advantage of it.”

A 33-27 win at Washington in the season opener kick-began the Kelly Period and raised expectations in what was imagined to be a rebuilding 12 months. The Eagles lost the next three video games earlier than winning 5 of seven. Foles replaced an injured Michael Vick in the first half of a victory on the Giants on Oct. 6, and has led the Eagles to a 4-1 document since.

The Redskins could not generate a lot offense till Griffin connected with Younger after scrambling early in the fourth quarter. He hit Nick Williams on the conversion.

Robinson made a nice adjustment to catch Griffin’s underthrown deep go for the subsequent score, and RG3 dived in from the 2 for the conversion.

But Washington couldn’t full the comeback.

Foles ran in from the 4 for a 7-zero lead, even showing some athleticism with a spin transfer after getting hit at the 2 after which reaching for the top zone. A 49-yard go to McCoy set up the rating.

One play after Brent Celek turned a decent-end display cross into a forty two-yard gain, McCoy ran in untouched from the 1.

The Redskins drove to the Eagles eight before Griffin was sacked by Connor Barwin and fumbled. The ball popped straight up and was recovered by Fletcher Cox.

The Eagles turned that right into a 24-yard discipline aim by Alex Henery to make it 17-0.

McCoy left briefly after injuring his right hamstring within the second quarter and scored on a 1-yard run to place the Eagles up 24-0 in the third.

Game notes

LB

Mychal Kendricks

(knee), S

Earl Wolff

(knee), and CB

Bradley Fletcher

(pectoral) had been Philadelphia’s injured defensive starters… Redskins TE

Jordan Reed

(concussion), DE

Stephen Bowen

(knee) and WR

Leonard Hankerson

(knee) left the game… The Eagles lost their first four residence video games this season.

 

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Foles ties NFL mark with 7 TDs as Eagles roll

Foles Ties NFL Document With 7 TDs

OAKLAND, Calif. – Nick Foles didn’t know he had etched his name in NFL historical past until after he came out of the game. That will need to have been because he was too busy shredding the Oakland Raiders’ defense to keep up along with his spectacular statistics.

Foles tied an NFL mark with seven touchdown passes and threw for 406 yards to revitalize Philadelphia’s struggling offense within the Eagles’ 49-20 victory over the Raiders on Sunday.

“A pair people got here up to me and said that I tied the report with seven touchdowns,” Foles stated. “It is an awesome honor. Hats off to our guys for doing a fantastic job.”

The backup quarterback related three times with Riley Cooper to change into the seventh passer in NFL history with seven TD tosses in a recreation. Peyton Manning did it for Denver on opening night this season in opposition to Baltimore.

Foles also threw scoring passes to Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson because the Eagles (four-5) appeared nothing like the offense that failed to score a touchdown in each of the previous two weeks.

“Every protection the past couple of weeks has been stopping us,” McCoy said. “So at present we had been kind of feeling bottled up and we launched everything. It is tough while you’re not profitable and you are not putting points up.”

The Raiders (3-5) had appeared much improved on protection in current weeks but have been utterly flummoxed by coach Chip Kelly’s unfold offense that stalled lately after a fast debut in the NFL.

Foles accomplished 22-of-28 passes as he ceaselessly exploited mismatches and blown coverages, beginning with a forty two-yard fast move to Cooper on the opening drive when the Raiders had two defenders attempting to match up with three receivers.

McCoy took a brief pass and ran 25 yards untouched for his score in the third quarter and Jackson raced past Mike Jenkins on his forty six-yard touchdown later within the third.

Foles then tied the report with a 5-yard go to Cooper with 4:28 remaining within the third quarter, matching the mark additionally held by Sid Luckman, Adrian Burk, George Blanda, Y.A. Tittle and Joe Kapp. Burk did it for the Eagles in 1954 against Washington.

With greater than 1 / 4 to go to interrupt the document, Foles was unable to get the Eagles again into the end zone on the following two drives earlier than being replaced by Matt Barkley.

“I know what the report is,” Kelly stated. “But this is not about information, it’s about going out and getting a win. If I put Nick out there to attempt to get a record and he gets hurt, that is playing around. Information are supposed to damaged once they’re imagined to be broken.”

That was about all Foles couldn’t do in his first game since being held to 80 yards on 29 passes earlier than leaving with a concussion two weeks in the past against Dallas.

Foles solely bought one other shot this week as a result of common starter Michael Vick reinjured his hamstring in a loss to the New York Giants final week. But now, it is going to be robust to take out Foles, who has thirteen touchdown passes and no interceptions this season.

“Everyone started performing like his career was over after that Dallas game however they forgot that he had performed some good soccer earlier than that,” middle Jason Kelce stated. “A variety of that criticism will probably be halted for at least one week.”

So too will the critiques of how Kelly’s offense will translate to the NFL. Considered as revolutionary when the Eagles gained 322 yards within the first half of the season opener in opposition to Washington, the offense had been held to 478 yards and one subject purpose the past two weeks earlier than breaking through towards the Raiders.

Foles repeatedly targeted rookie cornerback D.J. Hayden as he led the Eagles to touchdowns on their first 4 drives for the first time in three years. Hayden was overwhelmed on successive plays by Cooper for a 17-yard completion and sixty three-yard touchdown early within the second quarter.

“When a quarterback has seven touchdowns, we have to sit down there and take that non-public,” cornerback Tracy Porter said. “We will not give a guy seven touchdowns in a game, not to mention put up forty nine points on us. It was flat-out embarrassing that we allowed that to happen.”

The Raiders could not sustain with Philadelphia’s torrid scoring pace despite gaining 560 yards – their third-most ever and most since 1968. That they had one first-quarter drive stall in the crimson zone for a field aim and then could not play catch-up in the second half when the Eagles turned a 28-thirteen halftime lead right into a blowout.

Raiders quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw for 288 yards and ran for ninety four extra, but also had two interceptions and took two sacks in a shaky efficiency. He left the sport within the fourth quarter with a knee damage that he doesn’t imagine is serious.

“It’s embarrassing,” Pryor mentioned. “I hate shedding. It isn’t acceptable to me and I do not like it. All the blokes in right here agree with me. We have now to do one thing about it as a substitute of tanking it.”

Recreation notes

The 49 factors for the Eagles were their most since beating Washington 59-28 in 2010… Oakland RB

Darren McFadden

left in the first half after re-aggravating a hamstring harm that saved him out of one sport already this season.

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Eagles’ Vick rules himself out vs. Cowboys

PHILADELPHIA – The Eagles’ Michael Vick put an end to the suspense, not less than for Sunday’s recreation, as to who would begin at quarterback in opposition to the Dallas Cowboys.

“I am not taking part in this week,” Vick said. “Not this week.”

Vick pulled his hamstring in the first half of the Oct. 6 sport against the New York Giants. He has been considered day-to-day by coach Chip Kelly and was lively for Sunday’s game towards Tampa Bay. Before Thursday’s observe, Kelly stated he would not rule Vick out for the Dallas recreation.

Afterward, Vick dominated himself out. Nick Foles, who was named NFC Offensive Participant of the Week for his performance against the Buccaneers, will make his second begin of the season and eighth of his profession.

“I just can’t rush it,” Vick said. “I got here out and tried to push it just a little bit, tried to run slightly faster. I was in a position to try this, however on the same time, I do not wish to push it an excessive amount of. I want to let things occur naturally.”

[+] EnlargeMichael Vick, Nick FolesPhil Sears/USA TODAY Sports activitiesThe Eagles’ Michael Vick, left, dominated himself out for Sunday’s game towards the Cowboys, meaning Nick Foles will make his second straight start.

Kelly has been imprecise about what happens when Vick is able to play. After first saying Vick would stay the starter, Kelly said this week he would consider “the whole lot” once Vick was wholesome.

The primary-12 months NFL coach was asked Thursday if he believed a player might lose his beginning job because of damage.

“I feel it all depends upon the person situation,” Kelly mentioned.

Foles could make the state of affairs much more fascinating with a powerful performance against Dallas. A local of Austin, Texas, Foles faced the Cowboys twice last season, once in aid of the injured Vick and as soon as as a starter. The Eagles lost both video games, however Foles accomplished 44 of 66 passes for 470 yards, two touchdowns and one interception.

Foles mentioned he had to “continue to be efficient. We had just a little lull [against Tampa Bay] after we scored our first touchdown. You simply need to maintain the ball moving. Obviously, you strive for no bad performs and being sensible with the football.”

Vick dressed for the Tampa Bay game, Kelly said, because emergency quarterback James Casey was out with a groin injury. Casey is practising this week, so it will likely be a recreation-day decision whether or not Vick is inactive.

“It will be fun to observe,” Vick mentioned. “I stay up for watching Nick. I’ve had some nice, nice battles against the Dallas Cowboys. They have been all fun. Nick will get the opportunity to go on the market and experience that.”
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Source: Eagles QB Vick won’t play vs. Bucs

TAMPA, Fla. – Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is not going to play Sunday in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to a hamstring harm, an NFL supply conversant in the situation told ESPN.com on Saturday.

Michael VickMichael Vick leads all NFL quarterbacks with 307 speeding yards this season.

Nick Foles, who turned up on the injury report late within the week with a groin problem, is on track to make his first begin of the season. Rookie Matt Barkley, inactive for the primary five video games, is expected to dress and again up Foles.

Vick took restricted part in practices throughout the week before being a full participant Friday, and the Eagles listed him as questionable on the official harm report.

That optimistic designation could have been used for two reasons – to keep the Buccaneers guessing so long as attainable or just in case Vick felt dramatically improved on game day. Itemizing Vick as doubtful might need drawn attention from the league office if the veteran quarterback had played.

All alongside, coach Chip Kelly has said he would not put Vick “in harm’s approach.”

Whereas Vick was moving and throwing the ball fluidly in practices Wednesday and Thursday, the hamstring would really be examined if he needed to move all of a sudden to avoid an opposing defender. It was simply such a situation, a play on which New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul chased Vick last Sunday, that prompted Kelly to take away him from last Sunday’s sport.

It could not look good for Kelly or Vick if the oft-injured quarterback had been to play at lower than one hundred pc and aggravate the hamstring or maintain another, more serious damage. Vick performed in just 23 of a doable 32 games in 2011 and 2012.

As lately as Thursday, Vick sounded as if the damage was enhancing. However he also indicated he felt sure he can be able to go by next week’s house recreation in opposition to the NFC East rival Dallas Cowboys.

 
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Source: Eagles’ Vick likely out against Bucs

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick is predicted to miss Sunday’s Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers due to his hamstring harm, a supply informed ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly mentioned Monday he hasn’t decided on who will start at quarterback against the Buccaneers. On Sunday, after his workforce defeated the New York Giants, he said Vick was nonetheless the starting quarterback when he is healthy.

“I don’t know if he’ll play Sunday. Right now he is everyday. We’ll see how he goes via the rehab course of,” Kelly stated Monday.

Vick tweaked his injury late within the second quarter on a run across the left finish – his seventh carry of the game, together with several designed sweeps.

“I am simply working by myself, just working out of bounds,” Vick stated Sunday. “I attempted to decelerate. I believe I simply took the mistaken step.”

He had an MRI on the hamstring Monday. Kelly said he didn’t have the results of the examination.

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AP Photograph/Invoice KostrounEarlier than leaving with a hamstring damage, the Eagles’ Michael Vick had rushed seven occasions for 79 yards against the Giants.

Backup Nick Foles replaced Vick on Sunday and threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes in Philadelphia’s 36-21 victory.

Kelly was asked Monday if Foles can win the starting quarterback job if he starts for Vick against the Buccaneers and performs effectively.

“Can [Foles] win the starting job? If Nick goes out there and goes one hundred for one hundred.. sure,” he said.

“If any person comes in and places on an unbelievable efficiency, it’s a must to take it all into consideration. If Nick performs this week and does an impressive job, that might be nice for everybody.”

Vick completed Sunday’s sport in opposition to the Giants with seven carries for 79 yards. He wasn’t as successful in the passing sport, completing simply 6 of 14 for 104 yards.

Foles got here in with 1:25 left in the second quarter and took the Eagles from their 7 to the Giants’ 18, and Alex Henery kicked a 36-yard area goal because the half ended, pushing Philadephia’s result in 19-7. Foles accomplished 7 of 8 passes on the drive for 68 yards.

For the game, Foles was 16-of-25 passing for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked just as soon as, and his passer ranking was 114.9.

Vick gained the beginning job in a preseason competition with Foles. Kelly mentioned he didn’t want Vick wanting over his shoulder once he was named the No. 1 quarterback. However accidents restricted Vick to 23 starts in 2011 and 2012 mixed.

ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter and ESPN.com Eagles reporter Phil Sheridan contributed to this report.

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Kelly: Vick is Eagles’ starting QB if healthy

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Michael Vick stays the Philadelphia Eagles’ beginning quarterback, coach Chip Kelly said.

That doesn’t imply, nevertheless, that there isn’t any method for backup Nick Foles to play his method into the job.

“We’re always going to compete and ensure one of the best guys are on the sphere,” Kelly mentioned after Foles changed the injured Vick and threw two fourth-quarter landing passes Sunday in Philadelphia’s 36-21 victory towards the New York Giants.

[+] EnlargeMichael VickAP Picture/Invoice KostrounBefore leaving with a hamstring injury, the Eagles’ Michael Vick had rushed seven instances for 79 yards towards the Giants.

Kelly mentioned Vick, who left Sunday’s recreation late within the second quarter after suffering a hamstring damage, will begin subsequent weekend in opposition to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers if the veteran quarterback is wholesome. He’s set to have an MRI on the hamstring Monday.

“It is irritating,” Vick stated. “I by no means question why issues happen, I by no means question God. It’s slightly sore. I have been standing up the final two hours. I must get treatment. I’ve had one of these injury earlier than.”

Requested if he thinks he’ll be capable to play towards the winless Buccaneers, Vick said, “I consider so.”

Vick pulled up lame late within the second quarter. He was working around the left end – his seventh carry of the sport, including several designed sweeps – and turned upfield.

“I am just operating on my own, just running out of bounds,” Vick mentioned. “I tried to decelerate. I believe I simply took the flawed step.”

Vick remained within the sport for three extra plays earlier than yielding to the Eagles’ subject objective unit. The medical employees labored on him on the sideline as Foles made a number of warm-up throws. After the Eagles received the ball again on their own 7-yard line, Vick got here again out. However he was chased from the pocket by Jason Pierre-Paul. Vick ran to his left and threw the ball away from his personal end zone as Pierre-Paul took him down from behind. That play convinced Kelly that Vick was not mobile enough to stay in the recreation.

“He wasn’t 100%,” Kelly said. “He did not seem like he was moving well. He did not have that step to get out of the way. I have a variety of confidence in Nick. If Nick had been to go down, I feel Mike might have gone back in.”

Vick completed with seven carries for 79 yards. He wasn’t as profitable in the passing recreation, completing just 6 of 14 for 104 yards.

Foles got here in with 1:25 left within the second quarter and took the Eagles from their very own 7 to the Giants 18, where Alex Henery kicked a 36-yard area goal because the half ended. Foles completed 7-of-8 passes on the drive for sixty eight yards.

For the sport, Foles completed sixteen-of-25 passes for 197 yards and two touchdowns. He was sacked just once, and his passer rating was 114.9.

Vick received the starting quarterback job in a preseason competition with Foles. Kelly said he didn’t need Vick wanting over his shoulder once he was named the No. 1 quarterback. But accidents restricted Vick to 23 starts in 2011 and 2012 mixed.

“You’d higher have two quarterbacks on this league,” Kelly mentioned.

Added Eagles running back LeSean McCoy: “We glance it as we have two starting quarterbacks.”

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Broncos vs Eagles quick game recap

Sunday Blitz: Eagles-Broncos Recap

DENVER – Peyton Manning made quick work of the Philadelphia Eagles in a sport that was billed as fast-break soccer at its best.

The Denver Broncos scored extra factors than they ever had of their fifty four-12 months historical past on Sunday, blowing out the Eagles fifty two-20 behind Manning’s 4 landing throws and two particular groups scores.

With two TD passes every to Demaryius Thomas and Wes Welker, Manning completed all but a-half dozen of his 34 throws for 327 yards. He did not even step on the sector within the fourth quarter and cooled his cleats on the sideline for a 12-minute stretch within the first half, too.

Ho hum.

Just another day within the lifetime of Manning, whose sixteen TD passes are the most in the first month of a season, besting the previous mark of 14 set by Don Meredith in 1966 and tied by Kurt Warner in 1999. Manning also joined Milt Plum in 1960 as the one quarterbacks to throw that many touchdown passes without an interception.

In a sport billed as a warp-pace matchup between teams that like to snap the ball rapidly, Manning bought off to a rather sluggish begin but drove the Broncos (4-zero) on a trio of long landing drives in the third quarter to make this one another laugher.

The Eagles additionally (1-three) surrendered two TDs on particular teams in shedding for the third straight time, all to AFC West opponents: Trindon Holliday’s 105-yard kickoff return and Steven Johnson’s blocked punt, which he scooped up himself and returned for a 17-yard score.

Matt Prater’s fifty three-yard discipline objective capped Denver’s 15th straight regular season win, which bested the franchise mark of 14 set in 1997-ninety eight and likewise broke the earlier franchise scoring file of fifty factors set against San Diego on Oct. 6, 1963.

Solely the 1966 Dallas Cowboys, with 183 factors, scored more than the Broncos’ 179 of their first four games.

Holliday, the former NCAA monitor champion who has run sub-10-second 100-meter dashes, tied his own franchise file with a 105-yard touchdown return on a kickoff within the first half. It was his sixth TD return in 21 profession video games.

It oddly labored in Philadelphia’s favor, conserving Manning on the sideline for more than 12 minutes on the game clock, and Michael Vick capitalized on a tiring Denver protection to maintain it close – for a while.

The Broncos led 21-13 at halftime.

After throwing a 6-yard scoring move to Welker, Manning stood impatiently on the sideline for the final 10:19 of the primary quarter and the primary 42 seconds of the second quarter, and when he did get the ball again, his forty-yard cross went off a wide-open Eric Decker’s fingertips.

Then, Welker slipped on a third-down display screen and Manning was back on the sideline watching Chris Polk’s 4-yard landing run reduce it to 14-thirteen.

The Broncos decided to give their protection a relaxation and ran the ball seven times on their next drive, which ended with Knowshon Moreno bullying his approach into the tip zone from 4 yards out. Moreno’s frustration foul killed one other promising drive within the ultimate minute of the first half.

Holliday’s TD return was the sixth of his brief 21-recreation career, counting playoffs. His rate of one TD per every 3.5 games played is the very best since the 1970 AFL-NFL merger.

It was sandwiched round chip-shot subject objectives by Alex Henery after stalled Philly drives.

Philadelphia came into the game with only one three-out-and in 38 drives and promptly produced its second, after which Manning drove the Broncos seventy four yards in nine plays for the touchdown.

Vick completed 14 of 27 for 248 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions and ran eight times for 41 yards.

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Philadelphia Eagles’ high-octane offense started with low-grade gasoline in Week 2

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly was credited with reshaping the future of NFL offenses after one recreation.

Well, Kelly’s offense came up quick in Week 2 in opposition to the San Diego Chargers.

Philadelphia produced only 10 points within the first half of Sunday’s game. Most NFL observers believed no group might determine find out how to deal with Kelly’s system, but San Diego did a very good job. And Philadelphia’s defense isn’t that good. The Chargers won 33-30 on a area purpose in the final seconds.

The first half was not very prolific for the Eagles, especially in comparison with last week’s first half towards the Redskins.

San Diego had 18 first-downs at halftime time compared to Philadelphia’s 10.

San Diego ran 35 performs in comparison with Philadelphia’s 30.

San Diego compiled 291 yards in comparison with Philadelphia’s 248.

The Eagles’ offense rallied within the second half (Michael Vick finished with 428 yards passing, so it wasn’t all that dangerous), but it surely wasn’t enough to get the win. The Week 2 loss showed that we’d need to pump the breaks a bit on the Philadelphia bandwagon.

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Greg Cosell’s Spotlight Team: The Philadelphia Eagles, and why Chip Kelly’s offense is so tough to defend

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NFL analyst and NFL Films senior producer Greg Cosell watches as much NFL recreation movie as anyone. All through the season, Cosell will be a part of Shutdown Nook to share his observations on the groups, schemes and personnel from across the league.

The predominant purpose it’s so powerful to defend the Philadelphia Eagles is on most plays the quarterback has 4 or 5 choices, and picks the best one depending on what the defense does after the snap.

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick may hand it off to the again or preserve it on the learn possibility. If the protection comes up, there could be a quick pop cross to the tight finish accessible. If strain comes from the sting or the defense pinches in, there’s a bubble display screen he can go to. If all else fails, there is likely to be a slant route on the facet opposite the bubble display.

The Eagles don’t name one play and run it. The quarterback checks how a defense is lining up earlier than the snap, then runs a play with multiple options. Opponents can’t defend 4 or five things directly. The protection’s reaction tells the quarterback what to do. Theoretically, the defender will likely be incorrect it doesn’t matter what he decides.

Kelly’s offense creates some distinctive conflicts that haven’t been extensively seen within the NFL before. They have been on full display as Philadelphia built a 33-7 lead at Washington on Monday night.

The Eagles’ offense is built on many things – pace, tempo, misdirection, deception and spacing – however very basically, it’s built on numbers and math. The Eagles will assault you the place you’re out-manned.

On the second play of the sport, Vick hit tight finish Brent Celek on a quick cross for a 28-yard gain. On the second play of Philadelphia’s second sequence, Vick handed off to LeSean McCoy, who ran for 10 yards. It was the very same play both occasions. The only difference was Vick’s decision after the snap, which was predicated on the motion of Redskins’ center linebacker London Fletcher. When Fletcher moved a technique, the Eagles went the other.

Again, theoretically, the defender will be incorrect no matter what he decides.

The Eagles use deception and move to create uncertainty and a numbers benefit. Fletcher, who’s in his sixteenth NFL season, had no really feel for what the Eagles were doing, He was guessing. It’s robust when the Eagles spread the field like they do. In Philadelphia’s first 55 plays, from the time the sport began to McCoy’s landing run that give the Eagles a 33-7 lead, the Eagles used two tight ends just twice.

Here’s one other instance of the stress the Eagles put on a defense. On the third play of the game, Redskins cornerback Josh Wilson blitzed from the slot. So the Eagles ran a bubble display to that side, to DeSean Jackson. Jackson picked up sixteen yards. The bubble screen concept to the wide aspect of the sphere created every kind of issues for the Redskins protection, and that is a part of the rationale the defense was reactive as an alternative of proactive. Then when the Redskins overplayed the bubble screen, the Eagles beat them for an easy landing.

On that play from the 28-yard line, a play-action fake to the correct displaced the two stacked inside linebackers, who stepped towards the faux. The Eagles showed a bubble display to the left – the Redskins had been burned on that before and have been going to try to cease it. That bubble display screen motion compromised their coverage when the protection shifted to defend that facet. Riley Cooper ran a vertical route on the fitting sideline to occupy the protection on that facet. So when Celek ran a seam route down the center, the center of the protection had cleared out, and Vick hit him for a touchdown.

That was very similar to a play the Broncos ran for his or her first landing last Thursday, when a bubble screen faux opened up the middle for tight finish Julius Thomas. The difference is, the Broncos’ play was referred to as before the snap, and the Eagles’ play was based on what the defense gave them after the snap. What the Eagles do is take the notion of the pre-snap audible, in which the quarterback can try of a nasty play primarily based on what the protection is displaying, and convey it to the subsequent step of reacting to what the defense does after the snap.

Pace additionally helped. Through the primary collection of the game, which lasted 10 performs, the Redskins did not make one substitution towards Philadelphia’s uptempo assault. Then on the second collection, the Redskins changed both of their massive defensive tackles. By operating no-huddle, opponents don’t have time to maneuver around and disguise anything on defense. They’ve to worry about simply lining up earlier than the snap comes. That makes these multiple reads for the quarterback simpler to course of.

It wasn’t an ideal night time for the Eagles. The offensive line had some safety issues, and rookie right tackle Lane Johnson particularly had some mental busts (though as an entire he did a very good job in cross safety towards Washington’s Ryan Kerrigan). The Redskins increased their blitz frequency and press protection as the sport progressed and had some success, which is a cause the Eagles offense wasn’t as effective within the second half.

Do I think defensive coaches will get a better handle of the way to defend the Eagles as they see Philadelphia’s offense extra? Absolutely. That doesn’t mean Kelly received’t have any answers to those adjustments.

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Chip Kelly thought the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense moved too slowly Monday night

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Chip Kelly was simply gradual-playing us all preseason.

During training camp when media members requested him about his vaunted up-tempo attack, he (typically) patiently defined that he had three speeds: sluggish, medium and hair on fire. OK, that last one was our interpretation for “really fast.” However in essence, Kelly downplayed the pace facet somewhat and nearly tried to divert the conversation when the subject came up.

What we saw Monday night apparently match into the first, and possibly the second, class. Kelly advised the media Monday that he didn’t see what all of us saw.

“I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you. I’m not joking. We have to do a greater job. We left the ball on the ground an excessive amount of. We didn’t get the ball to the officers. We could have sped things up from a course of in between performs. That’s something we need to work on.”

Positive, coach. Quick by Kelly’s standards and the NFL’s requirements clearly are two completely different animals. The Eagles’ 50 performs within the first half Monday — four within the first minute of the game — were probably the most in a first half, per the Elias Sports Bureau, because the Vikings put up fifty six back in 1998.

Can they maintain speed up this tempo? Over the course of a season? That remains to be seen, with injuries and attrition too large concerns.

But boy, it should be fun to watch them push the pedal much more. A 60-play half? Why not?

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Chip Kelly’s debut a startling success as the Eagles speed right by the Redskins

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On Sunday, three NFL teams ran 53 plays of their complete recreation. Carolina ran 50.

The Eagles ran fifty three plays in the first half alone on Monday night time.

Tempo alone does not make an offense harmful. Some groups believed that after they copied the Patriots’ uptempo type. Jacksonville used some no-huddle appears to be like within the preseason and Week 1, however regardless of how fast the Jaguars play on offense they won’t be any good.

But the Eagles, at the least for Week 1, have been quick, fun and nice.

We not less than have to permit for the possibility Eagles coach Chip Kelly is a genius. Monday evening was only one recreation, and now the NFL can see if it might figure out Philadelphia’s new offense. But for most of the Eagles’ 33-27 win that wasn’t as close as the ultimate score indicated, the Redskins looked like they have been using a 2013 defense against an offense from 2020. The same ideas that made Kelly a top college coach at Oregon – breakneck pace (which the Patriots copied), spreading the sector, using numerous zone-blocking concepts, learn-option performs and consistently attacking a defense the place it is out-manned based mostly on its pre-snap formation – labored better than anybody may have figured in Kelly’s NFL debut.

The Eagles’ offense wasn’t outstanding because it was quick. It was stunning to watch.

The NFL appears to be changing a bit. It has been a conservative league for a long time. The hiring of Kelly, who had never held a job increased than New Hampshire’s offensive coordinator as of 2006 and had zero NFL experience before getting the Eagles job, was a daring and unusual transfer. That is how we got here to have a NFL workforce splitting its offensive tackles out by the receivers on one play.

Oh sure, that play. Tackles Jason Peters and Lane Johnson cut up out wide like receivers, giving the Eagles a 3-man line. Loopy, proper? So the Eagles ran straight ahead and LeSean McCoy gained 10 yards behind his three linemen.

A few years ago this would have been scoffed at within the NFL. Stupid school tips. On Monday night, it confounded the Redskins.

(Getty Photos) You need personnel to tug this off. Kelly wasn’t on the sphere to realize any of the Eagles’ yards. Quarterback Michael Vick was very sharp, especially throwing to DeSean Jackson. McCoy had an important evening. Vick had a hundred ninety yards and two touchdowns, Jackson had 104 yards and a touchdown on seven catches and McCoy had one hundred fifteen yards on 20 carries.. all in the first half. Philadelphia had 322 yards on its forty two first-half plays. Kelly can feel fairly good utilizing his whole playbook, realizing his quarterback and tailback are so exhausting to tackle in house.

But this was Kelly’s evening to shine. The college coach together with his international (to the NFL) concepts appeared like a prescient rent. It felt like we have been watching a shifting dynamic within the league. And possibly by the end of the year, defensive coordinators will have all the answers and what we noticed Philadelphia do to Washington in the season opener will seem like a fluke. Even within the second half on Monday, the Redskins slowly seemed to be figuring it out a bit as they acquired again within the recreation. And perhaps dashing up the game affected the Eagles’ defense a bit within the second half, as a result of it appeared a bit winded as the Washington offense acquired moving.

We’ll get the answers to all of that down the street. For one night time, this highly anticipated Chip Kelly offense sure was plenty of fun to observe.