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Philadelphia Eagles Hire New Quarterbacks Coach

January 23rd, 2015 at 1:57 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that Ryan Day has been hired to coach the quarterbacks. Day replaces Bill Musgrave, who is now the offensive coordinator for the Oakland Raiders.

Day, 35 years-old, was a three year starting quarterback at New Hampshire while Chip Kelly was the offensive coordinator. While at New Hampshire Day set several school records including most touchdown passes. After graduating, Day got his coaching career started off at New Hampshire as a tight ends coach in 2002.

Day spent the 2005 season as a graduate assistant under Urban Myer at the University of Florida.

In 2006 Day was the wide receivers coach at Temple, where he would also become the offensive coordinator in 2012.

For the last two years Day has been the offensive coordinator at Boston College. From 2007-2011 Day was the receivers coach at Boston College. He had previously been a graduate assistant at Boston College from 2003-2004 while attending class to get his master's degree.

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Reports Indicate Philadelphia Eagles Will Try to Get Marcus Mariota in the Draft.

January 20th, 2015 at 1:00 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

With Chip Kelly now being in charge of the Philadelphia Eagles personnel decisions it is easy to come to the conclusion that he will go after Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota in the upcoming draft. Kelly recruited the quarterback while he was the head coach at Oregon and has had nothing but glowing remarks about the Mariota.

Mark Eckle, of NJ.com, is reporting that the Eagles will make a serious attempt at drafting Mariota in the draft that starts on April 30th. The Eagles have the 20th pick and Mariota is likely to go in the top 10 if not number one overall. Someone with knowledge of the Eagles offseason plans said to Eckle.

From No. 20, it's certainly not going to be easy. It's probably going to take moving up twice to do it. There's going to be some wheeling and dealing involved. Can it happen? I don't know. But they're going to try.

Mariota being the quarterback of the Eagles makes a lot of sense. Kelly already thinks highly of him and has coached him for a couple of years, and Mariota is already familiar with the Eagles offensive. Mariota also has the ability to run, which would add an element to the Eagles offense that has been lacking in the first two season while Kelly has been head coach.

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Three Philadelphia Eagles Will not Be Playing in the Pro Bowl

January 20th, 2015 at 11:05 AM
By Eric Craig Herder

At the end of last week the Philadelphia Eagles had nine players that were selected to play in the Pro Bowl.

Out of those nine players, three are officially not going to participate in this Sunday's exhibition; LeSean McCoy, Jason Peters, and Jeremy Maclin.

The other six Eagles' are still going to be representing the Eagles this week in Arizona; Connor Barwin, Jason Kelce, Jon Dorenbos, Darren Sproles, Evan Mathis, and rookie Cody Parkey.

McCoy made his first Pro Bowl appearance last season. This year he got off to a slow start that left many people questioning if he was playing hurt or if he was not as good as he was in 2013, when he led the league in rushing. McCoy finished the 2014 season with 1,319 rushing yards, which was the third most in the league. As the offensive line started to get healthy, McCoy's numbers started to improve and return to a level that was similar to last seasons. He also set the franchise record in rushing during the season. During the 2014 season McCoy became the franchise's all time leading rusher. McCoy is missing the Pro Bowl because of an undisclosed injury. He did come out of the last game of the Eagles' season with a knee injury but said it was nothing major in a post-game press conference.

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Philadelphia Eagles Announce Changes to Staff

January 19th, 2015 at 8:34 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

The Philadelphia Eagles announced changes to the coaching staff. The Eagles defensive backs will now be coached by Cory Undlin, who was the defensive back coach with the Denver Broncos last season. Justin Peelle has been promoted and will now be the tight ends coach.

Undlin comes to Philadelphia after a having spent the last three seasons as part of the Denver Broncos coaching staff. He has spent the last two seasons as the defensive backs coach of the Broncos, who are sending three members of the secondary to the Pro Bowl. Undlin has also spent time on the coaching staff's of the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cleveland Browns, and the New England Patriots.

Peelle is getting promotion of sorts, he has spent the last two seasons as the Eagles assistant tight ends coach. The Eagles have been getting a lot of production from the tight ends in recent years. Peelle played ten seasons in the NFL. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in 2002, and bounced around to the Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons, and San Francisco 49ers.

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Philadelphia Eagles Chip Kelly is a Busy Man Leading up to Draft

January 14th, 2015 at 2:28 PM
By Eric Craig Herder

At the beginning of the month Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie gave Chip Kelly the final say in any personnel decisions. It is now solely Kelly's decision when it comes to whom they Eagles will select in the NFL Draft in late April.

On Monday Kelly was in Arlington, Texas to watch the National Championship game between Oregon and Ohio State. Obviously Kelly would be in attendance for that game, he was the head coach at Oregon before coming to Philadelphia and recruited a lot of players still on that team. Oregon's quarterback Marcus Mariota, obviously, would fit the Eagles system perfectly and Kelly has been saying nothing but positive things about him. The problem for the Eagles is that they are picking 20th in the draft and it is almost certain Mariota will be long gone before the Eagles make a selection.

On Tuesday it was reported by several people in attendance that Kelly was in Los Angeles to watch the NFLPA Bowl practice. It was reported that Kelly was there to watch offensive linemen. The offensive line is another area where the Eagles need to improve. When healthy, their starting five along the O-line may be one of the best in the NFL. During the season there were many injuries along the offensive line and the lack of depth was noticeable, to put it lightly.

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