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Philadelphia Eagles add TE Zach Ertz and DT Bennie Logan in Day 2 of draft action

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In Day Two of the NFL Draft, Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles did proceed as some anticipated in the second round by drafting a quarterback. Instead, in the 2nd round (35th overall pick) they drafted Stanford tight end Zach Ertz, and in the third (67th overall) added LSU defensive tackle Bennie Logan to their ranks.

Zach Ertz. Image via the Stanford Daily.

Kelly is all too familiar with Ertz (6’5, 249 lbs) and clearly had time while Oregon played Stanford in the Pac-12  to develop admiration for him. In fact, in Oregon’s single loss in the 2012 season, Ertz caught the tying touchdown pass.

In his final college season, Ertz  finished with 69 catches (the highest on the team) for 898 yards and six scores. In their prospect analysis of him, NFL.com compares Ertz to Jason Witten—not too shabby at all.

Coach Kelly described why he wanted Ertz as a part of Philadelphia’s defense: Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles add TE Zach Ertz and DT Bennie Logan in Day 2 of draft action’

The Ron Jaworski Interview: Why Chip Kelly will be a success in the NFL and why the Philadelphia Eagles need Mike Vick

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Former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback and ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski is a man who needs no introduction in the City of Philadelphia. But alas, I’ll give it a try.

Jaws, as he is otherwise known, remains one of the most popular sports figures in Philly sports history.  His place in Eagles lore was solidified when he took the 1980 team to Super Bowl XV and was named NFL MVP that year. He remains active in the area’s sports scene as president and part-owner of the Philadelphia Soul.

Jaworski is a popular fixture on ESPN due to his analysis and insights revealed through hours of film study as well as his affable personality, all of which contributed to Jaws’ role as a commentator on Monday Night Football for five seasons.

Jaws joined me as well as Roy Burton and Kris Domingo of the Broad Street Line podcast to talk Eagles quarterbacks, Chip Kelly, his famous nickname and its connection with the Philadelphia Sixers and an exciting announcement about the Philadelphia Soul. You’ll also find out the new project that has Jaws feeling like a 31-year old again. Continue reading ‘The Ron Jaworski Interview: Why Chip Kelly will be a success in the NFL and why the Philadelphia Eagles need Mike Vick’

Details of Chip Kelly’s’ contract emerge

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The Philadelphia Eagles got their man when they landed head coach Chip Kelly last week, but at what cost?

Details have emerged about the details of the contract that secured Kelly’s landing in Philly. They reveal that the former Oregon coach is now one of the highest paid in the NFL. Kelly inked a five-year deal totaling $32 million according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The contract averages $6.5 annually and, according to a source cited by Schefter, was a key component of Kelly’s decision to take the plunge to the ranks of professional football. Continue reading ‘Details of Chip Kelly’s’ contract emerge’