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With front office moves, Philadelphia Eagles ride or die with Chip Kelly

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It has been several days since the Philadelphia Eagles’ front office turmoil ended with a restructuring that resulted in the promotions of former general manager Howie Roseman and head coach Chip Kelly. Does the move look as good now as it may have appeared then?

In truth, we know that the change from GM to Executive Vice President of Football Operations was a promotion in name (and salary) only for Roseman. He went from having a direct hand in evaluating and acquiring talent for the Eagles, to now managing the team’s contracts, medical staff and equipment. Important work, but a demotion nonetheless. Continue reading ‘With front office moves, Philadelphia Eagles ride or die with Chip Kelly’

Donovan McNabb retires as a Philadelphia Eagle; Number to be retired

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Donovan McNabb retires as a Philadelphia Eagle. Image via PhiladelphiaEagles.com

Donovan McNabb was at the NovaCare on Monday morning to retire from his NFL career as a Philadelphia Eagle. Just before he took the podium, Jeffrey Lurie revealed even more news about his team’s former quarterback: That McNabb’s #5 jersey will be retired, never to be worn by another Philadelphia player.

The retirement ceremony will take place when Andy Reid makes his return to Philadelphia with his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs, on September 19. McNabb will be only the ninth player in Eagles history to be bestowed the honor. Continue reading ‘Donovan McNabb retires as a Philadelphia Eagle; Number to be retired’

Will upgrades at the Linc put Philadelphia in contention as a Super Bowl host city?

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced over the weekend a that Lincoln Financial Field would undergo a Stadium Revitalization Project over the next two years intended to enhance the fan experience at games.

Included in the project, which will conclude prior to the start of the 2014 season, includes Wi-FI (whoo hoo!), an additional 7,000 seats, 2 additional HD video boards, bridges connecting the upper levels of the stadium and imagery to connect great moments and players of the team, including 34 murals placed along the upper and main concourses. The project will total $125 million. Continue reading ‘Will upgrades at the Linc put Philadelphia in contention as a Super Bowl host city?’

Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?

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It was an eventful weekend in the NFL’s coaching carousel that ultimately left the Philadelphia Eagles exactly where they started–still in need of a head coach.

On Friday, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was said to be close to a deal with the Cleveland Browns, but everything changed when he met with the Eagles brain trust for a lengthy nine- hour meeting on Saturday.

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Was Jeffrey Lurie about to steal the #1 choice of his once close friend and former business partner Joe Banner and the Browns? It seemed like it could happen. But Kelly never hid his lack of enthusiasm for joining the NFL, and ultimately the trio of Lurie, Howie Roseman and Don Smolenski knew that any decision would have to  outweigh Kelly’s love of coaching at Oregon.

For the second year in a row, that did not happen. On Sunday, Kelly decided that he would stay in the college ranks. Continue reading ‘Chip Kelly to stay at Oregon; Who’s the next target for the Philadelphia Eagles?’

Philadelphia Eagles: Head coach hunt latest

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The Philadelphia Eagles made their first significant moves on Wednesday to find their next head coach. Owner Jeffrey Lurie headed to Atlanta with GM Howie Roseman and President Don Smolenski to interview members of the Falcons coaching staff.

Atlanta offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter was offered an extension that he accepted, taking him off the interview market. But the Eagles brain trust met with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan and special teams coach Mike Armstrong. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: Head coach hunt latest’