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Morning Muse: Eagles teammates have faith in Nick Foles

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Morning Muse MugIt’s the last day of 2014, and the Philadelphia Eagles are already settling into the reality of the offseason. After their 34-26 win over the Giants on Sunday, all was said and done for their season. The team once again found itself with a 10-6 record, but this time with no playoff berth. So, instead of cheering on the Birds, our joy this weekend will be rooting for the Detroit Lions to crush the Cowboys.

Dem is the breaks. Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Eagles teammates have faith in Nick Foles’

Morning Muse: Nick Foles’ bold prediction on Jeremy Maclin

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Philadelphia Eagles minicamp got underway at the NovaCare Complex on Tuesday and will run through Thursday. It will be the last time that the team will be together as a whole until training camp begins in late July. All signs that slowly but surely, we are marching towards the start of the NFL season.

Geoff Mosher has 10 observations from minicamp, including the fact that everyone showed up, as well as a bold prediction from Nick Foles on returning wideout Jeremy Maclin. – CSNPhilly

QB Nick Foles talks about his receiving corps and expands on that prediction on Maclin–is he better now than he was before his injury? “Gut feeling, I think he’s better.” – Birds 24/7 Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Nick Foles’ bold prediction on Jeremy Maclin’

Philadelphia Eagles announce finalized coaching staff under Chip Kelly

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Ex Cleveland head coach Pat Shurmur joins the Eagles as offensive coordinator.

The Philadelphia Eagles elected not to acknowledge or confirm reports on additions to their coaching staff under Chip Kelly until all hires were finalized. With the issue of a press release on Friday, they have announced that all moves are finally complete.

The final list is as follows:

Pat Shurmur (offensive coordinator)

Bill Davis (defensive coordinator)

Dave Fipp (special teams coordinator)

 

Greg Austin (assistant offensive line)

Jerry Azzinaro (defensive line/assistant head coach)

Bob Bicknell (wide receivers)

Erik Chinander (assistant defensive line)

Mike Dawson (defensive quality control)

Matt Harper (assistant special teams)

Josh Hingst (strength and conditioning)

Shaun Huls (sports science coordinator)

Bill Lazor (quarterbacks)

John Lovett (defensive backs)

Todd Lyght (assistant defensive backs)

Bill McGovern (outside linebackers)

Rick Minter (inside linebackers)

Justin Peelle (assistant tight ends)

Duce Staley (running backs)

Jeff Stoutland (offensive line)

Press Taylor (offensive quality control)

Ted Williams (tight ends) Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles announce finalized coaching staff under Chip Kelly’

Are the days of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 4-3 defense numbered?

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A new head coach means that change is afoot everywhere with the Philadelphia Eagles organization. There are huge questions surrounding the supporting cast that will surround Chip Kelly. It appears that the offensive coordinator piece is in place, with former Cleveland Browns head coach Pat Shurmur reportedly joining on with the Eagles.

The move marks Shurmur’s return to Philadelphia, who worked as an assistant under Andy Reid for 10 seasons, as first the tight ends coach from 1999 to 2001 and as quarterbacks coach until through 2008. The NFL experience and familiarity with the Eagles organization makes the appeal of the move somewhat understandable, but Shurmur’s reported role is just one small step in a series that Kelly needs to install. And quickly.

Among other questions, all eyes are focused on Kelly’s plan for the defense and who will be Continue reading ‘Are the days of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 4-3 defense numbered?’