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Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:27:04 -0700
Carolina Panthers WR Jason Avant said he did not approve of his standing with head coach Chip Kelly last season with the Philadelphia Eagles. Avant said he "mostly ran clear-out routes. ... When it came to certain things, we butted heads sometimes -- route running and route technique. So I knew I didn't fit his system."
Fantasy Tip: Avant wasn't the field-stretching type of slot receiver Kelly likes to use. In Carolina, the vet won't be much more than a bye-week replacement type but will have several big games. Good luck figuring out when to play him.
Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:20:30 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly praised RB Chris Polk, saying he had a strong offseason. Kelly also said Polk is one of the most valuable special-teams players.
Fri, 30 May 2014 06:33:55 -0700
The Philadelphia Eagles' organized team activities have displayed their intent to move a lot faster and increase the amount of plays run, in the observation of Nick Fierro. They were quick in moving to the line of scrimmage even before the whistle blew. "We're just running as many reps as we can so we can get it on tape and teach them," head coach Chip Kelly said. "... What we're trying to do is, can we get a maximum number of reps for everybody, because we do have three and four groups, both offensively and defensively? Let's just get a lot of stuff on tape so we can teach off it."
Fantasy Tip: Of course, such an overwhelming pace allowed the offense to dominate last year before they fell apart, for numerous reasons. Of course LeSean McCoy should have another elite year, but the other fantasy-relevant members of this offense in their second year with this system -- Nick Foles, Jeremy Maclin (despite his injury), Riley Cooper, Zach Ertz -- could be in line for huge steps forward with this continuity.
Sat, 24 May 2014 06:50:06 -0700
The Miami Dolphins are hoping to have an offense that mirrors what the Philadelphia Eagles do on offense. "It's reminiscent of Chip Kelly's offense in Philadelphia, with the tempo and style," said one Dolphins player who asked not to be named.
Sun, 11 May 2014 08:17:56 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he expects a healthy competition between QB Mark Sanchez and QB Matt Barkley for the backup quarterback position. "[Barkley] had a real good offseason in terms of training," Kelly said. "It's a good time for the quarterbacks and receivers to kind of run and throw together, and I think Matt's throwing better here and there, too."
Sat, 26 Apr 2014 06:22:29 -0700
Updating a previous report, head coach Chip Kelly was in attendance for Indiana WR Cody Latimer's pro day Friday, April 25.
Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:21:20 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was present for the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 08:50:56 -0700
After speaking with Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson in a private meeting, head coach Chip Kelly was non-committal as to whether the team will actually trade Jackson this offseason. "I like DeSean. DeSean did a really nice job for us (last season). But we're always going to do what's best for the organization," Kelly said. Kelly also said Jackson hasn't approached the team about adding money to his contract.
Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:10:09 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson believes he is staying with the team after talking with head coach Chip Kelly. Jackson is calling teammates and telling them he is staying.
Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:06:57 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson is unsure of his standing with the team after speculation has surfaced about his future with the team. Head coach Chip Kelly has not reached out to Jackson to offer any kind of assurance of his future as of Saturday, March 15.
Mon, 03 Mar 2014 13:26:54 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly attended the University of Pittsburgh's Pro Day Monday, March 3.
Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:56:47 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles RB Chris Polk is expected to have a more prominent role in 2014 if the team trades RB Bryce Brown. Head coach Chip Kelly prefers Polk's running style.
Tue, 18 Feb 2014 23:31:34 -0800
The Philadelphia Eagles would like to retain WR Riley Cooper if at all possible because he averaged 17.8 yards per catch in coach Chip Kelly's offense this season.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 10:06:40 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QB Nick Foles will have competition for the starting job this off season, and he said he won't shy away from the competition.
Mon, 06 Jan 2014 02:21:14 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles PK Alex Henery finished the 2013 season having converted 82.6 percent of his field-goal attempts, a career low in three seasons in Philadelphia. After three full seasons, Henery has converted just 2-for-5 attempts from 50 yards or beyond. At the end of the game Saturday, Jan. 4, coach Chip Kelly was reluctant to talk about the future of his kicker but admitted his dissatisfaction with how Henery hit kickoffs during the loss. "We'll address that moving forward," Kelly said after Saturday's loss. "We're not playing a game tomorrow."
Sat, 21 Dec 2013 06:09:09 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles LB Trent Cole got praise from head coach Chip Kelly. "The one thing that stands out is he's such a great effort player and causes a lot of problems," Kelly said. "Just never seems like he stops."
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:18:36 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he is not involved in discussions for any other job openings. Kelly said he hopes to be in Philadelphia for a long time and is not going to speak to anyone about vacant jobs.
Mon, 16 Dec 2013 10:11:18 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will not rest their starters depending on the result of the Dallas Cowboys game in Week 16. Kelly said it is more important for the team to get back on track.
Mon, 09 Dec 2013 10:33:56 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles SS Earl Wolff (knee) will try to practice Tuesday, Dec. 10, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 10:08:31 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QB Nick Foles will be his quarterback moving forward beyond 2013 and into next year if he stays healthy.
Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:19:14 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said QB Michael Vick (hamstring) did some running Sunday, Nov. 10. Kelly said Vick will be limited in practice Tuesday, Nov. 12.
Sat, 09 Nov 2013 06:17:36 -0800
Philadelphia Eagles OT Jason Peters is likely to return to the team in 2014 to play out the final year of his contract despite having a $10 million dollar contract. Peters got the praise of head coach Chip Kelly as well. "I think Jason's done a really good job," Kelly said. "He's probably been our best [run blocker], to be honest with you."
Sat, 26 Oct 2013 06:11:03 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR Jeremy Maclin (knee) said he is ahead of schedule in his rehabilitation from a season ending knee injury. Maclin said he is frustrated about missing the year, and head coach Chip Kelly's offense. "Just knowing the type of success I could have had in this offense and the extra quality I could have brought to this team - that's the most frustrating part," Maclin said. "I'm one of the guys that can move around and be put in different spots. The fact that I played inside in college and have the quickness to play there and I've got the size and speed to play outside."
Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:17:28 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he does not expect OT Jason Peters (shoulder), SS Patrick Chung (shoulder) and RB Chris Polk (shoulder) to be full participants at practice Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Thu, 03 Oct 2013 10:22:24 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he is not entertaining the idea of taking the head coaching job at the University of Southern California. "I'm the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles," Kelly replied. "I'm very, very excited to be here. I'm not entertaining anything like that. I'm here."
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:39:43 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles SS Patrick Chung (shoulder) has not been ruled out of the team's Week 4 game by head coach Chip Kelly.
Thu, 26 Sep 2013 10:38:59 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the injury to OL Jason Peters (finger) is not a concern moving forward, even though it may limit him. "Are we gonna bench Jason Peters? No," Kelly said. "So it's not that much of a concern. We're still gonna play with J. We still think he's one of the best tackles in this game, but he's not exactly where he could be because he's got a limitation with the hand, but not to a point where we're gonna sit Jason down and put someone else in."
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 07:08:48 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly saw correctable mistakes in the team's Week 3 loss. "I think you draw on the positives," Kelly said. "What did you do well? And then you look at what correctable mistakes occurred in the game. That's what I talked about in the locker room after the game. The people that are going to fix this right now were in the locker room last night. It's our coaching staff and our players."
Sat, 21 Sep 2013 06:25:02 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he wants more plays run on offense, and is not concerned with time of possession numbers. "Time of possession means nothing," Kelly said. "They're running a lot more plays, and we're not running enough plays. That's the whole argument I've always had with the time of possession. A team can hold it for 40 minutes, but if they run the same amount of plays, that's a different deal.
"Right now, we're not running enough plays on offense. We're turning the ball over too much. We're not executing the way we're supposed to execute. That's what we have to do to keep our defense off the field."
Sat, 14 Sep 2013 06:01:46 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles is still getting practice reps with the first-team offense in practice. Head coach Chip Kelly's practices are fast paced, which allows for extra reps for the backup quarterback. "You've got to make sure that you get your [backups] some reps," Kelly said, adding that it's the same way with the backup offensive linemen. "They [also] get a lot of work when we are presenting the other team's look. ... so Nick is getting reps in that standpoint, too. But it's important to make sure all those guys get some reps."
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 11:34:54 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly thinks his offense needs to be faster and quicker than what it was in their Week 1 win over the Washington Redskins. "We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn't get the ball to the officials. We could have sped things up from a process in between plays. That's something we need to work on," he said. The Eagles ran 53 plays in the first half alone and gained 322 total yards. However, they ran only 24 offensive plays in the second half. Redskins LB Brian Orakpo said their defense made an adjustment in the second half to put more players in the box and avoid being spread out by the Eagles' offense. Kelly said the difference in the first and second half had more to do with his management of the game.
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:55:29 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles CB Brandon Hughes (hand) is almost completely healthy, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Sat, 10 Aug 2013 01:02:15 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly told reporters QB Nick Foles would start the team's next exhibition game against the Carolina Panthers. Foles was 5 of 6 for 43 yards after an early fumble against the New England Patriots.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:38:11 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Matt Barkley is expected to play the second and third quarters in team's first preseason game, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:30:44 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles CBs Brandon Boykin and Bradley Fletcher will both start at cornerback in the team's first preseason game, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Thu, 08 Aug 2013 09:24:26 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick will start the team's first preseason game, with QB Nick Foles starting the second preseason game. Both quarterbacks will alternate with the first team offense, according to head coach Chip Kelly.
Mon, 05 Aug 2013 13:46:40 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he will name the starting quarterback for the team's first preseason game Wednesday, Aug. 7.
Tue, 30 Jul 2013 10:46:07 -0700
The NFL might slow down Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's fast-paced offense this year based on rule restrictions. "We have to make sure teams understand that they don't control the tempo, our officials do," NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said. "We're going through our normal ball mechanics, we aren't going to rush (unless) it's in the two-minute drill." Kelly prefers to run a play every 12 seconds, and his team at Oregon ran 82.8 players per game last season.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 13:37:59 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will name a starter by the week prior to Week 1, so there will not be a quarterback competition as the team prepares for their Week 1 game against the Washington Redskins.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:51:21 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said the reason he returned to the team is to play for head coach Chip Kelly. "I came back to play for Coach Kelly," Vick said. "That was it." Vick did not specify if he was told about a QB competition.
Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:49:48 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said the team will rotate quarterbacks in training camp until a starting QB emerges.
Fantasy Tip: Not much of a surprise here, as Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Matt Barkley will all get the chance to make a run at the starting job. As training camp and preseason games get played, there should be some clarity on what the Eagles are thinking in terms of who will ultimately start.
Fri, 12 Jul 2013 22:56:06 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said that the team's veterans haven't shown resistance to the changes that the new head man has instituted. "I think our older players have been the best to be honest with you," Kelly said. He also stated that it doesn't bother him when players speak out, like QB Michael Vick and WR DeSean Jackson did regarding the naming of a starting quarterback. He believes that teams like the San Francisco 49ers, Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots have been successful with methods and schemes similar to his.
Fantasy Tip: The real tests are coming, of course, but Kelly's transition to the NFL may not be as drastic as some perceive.
Tue, 09 Jul 2013 16:11:54 -0700
In the opinion of writer Geoff Mosher, if Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly believes in Nick Foles and the long-term potential of Matt Barkley, Michael Vick could be cut.
Fantasy Tip: Plus, there's always Dennis Dixon to keep around thanks to his experience in this setup at Oregon. It's why the Eagles' QB situation should be avoided until the late backup stages in your draft. Foles could be a decent second option because he gets the ball out of his hands quickly, a must for Kelly's system. Vick is in more jeopardy than many think.
Wed, 26 Jun 2013 07:58:01 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was penalized with an 18-month show-cause penalty, which means he won't be allowed to return to college coaching within the 18-month period. Kelly is being punished for the usage of recruiting services while he was head coach at University of Oregon.
Tue, 25 Jun 2013 13:56:13 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said he and head coach Chip Kelly have an understanding after Vick made comments earlier in the offseason that he hoped a starter would be named by training camp. "Coach and I talked, and we have an understanding," Vick said. "I think the most important thing is the relationship that we have and continue to carry on, and the working relationship, which has been great. You're just trying to do what's best for this football team, and that's the reason I came back, to try and help this football team win games in the best way possible."
Sat, 15 Jun 2013 21:24:11 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles WR DeSean Jackson clarified but ultimately stood behind his comments about wanting to have the Eagles' starting quarterback named before training camp.
"I wish I could know, but at the end of the day, that's the coach's decision," Jackson said. "I'm going to play that how it goes. I think we have four great quarterbacks, with [Michael] Vick, [Nick] Foles, [Matt] Barkley and [Dennis] Dixon ... I think throughout the offseason, everybody did everything the right way, everybody practiced hard, everybody was there, accountable, and did the things they were asked to do ... moving forward, we just look forward to knowing who will be [the starter], because that'll definitely help us prepare better going into the season. He's [Chip Kelly] never been a coach of ours; of course, with a new system, he's going to want to know who best fits the system."
Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:48:08 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles OG Evan Mathis was given the opportunity to express his feelings to The Associated Press about his head coach's unwillingness to declare which signal-caller is atop the depth chart. "I haven't been evaluating our quarterbacks because I'm focused on the offensive line, but I really don't see the point of Chip Kelly naming a starting QB before camp."
Fantasy Tip: Obviously, the media will be interested in anyone else's opinion about a topic once someone has expressed his, like Michael Vick and DeSean Jackson did about Kelly's decision, or lack thereof. This could lead to a pro-Kelly and anti-Kelly divide, or it could amount to nothing once everyone is on the same page. This should be an interesting training camp.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 15:50:32 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said he has installed about two-thirds of the team's entire offense. The Eagles open training camp Thursday, July 25.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:35:22 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Michael Vick said that head coach Chip Kelly taught him how to hold a football. Kelly clarified by saying, "I didn't teach Mike to carry the football. He was just swinging it loose one day, and I told him to keep it tight. ... It was just kind of reiterating fundamentals, and it's like that with everybody."
Fantasy Tip: If there actually was something to this and Vick has had some sort of light-bulb moment, maybe it'll cut down his turnovers and/or give him more accuracy on his throws. This doesn't greatly impact his fantasy value; it's merely a potential change to keep in mind.
Wed, 05 Jun 2013 10:27:05 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has asked for a moratorium on depth chart questions, especially at quarterback, because nothing is finalized. Michael Vick and Nick Foles have each taken first-team snaps at OTAs for a substantial period. Foles said his consistency and comfort in Kelly's system has improved since last week. Vick talked about how "innovative" Kelly's offense is.
Fantasy Tip: The winner of this battle would be a No. 2 fantasy option with a starter's upside. Vick seems to have the job by a nose at the moment, but there's plenty of time for Foles to keep things close.