Chip Kelly’s Non-Update

Posted: November 3rd, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 144 Comments »

Chip Kelly had his first press conference in about a week and he was about as informative as I would be if asked to speak about great Bulgarians not named Nina Dobrev.

Coaches can’t spill the beans at a PC. They’d be giving other teams all kinds of info and losing a competitive advantage. But Chip seemed hesitant to say anything today. He didn’t seem like a happy guy. Maybe he was sad because the Eagles failed to pull off a deal for Aaron Rodgers or J.J. Watt. Or maybe Chip was sad because he knew a PC meant he would have to see Jimmy Bama, something that can get the best of just about anyone.

So let’s talk about what we did learn.

  • The team is fairly healthy. Everyone practiced except Jason Peters, who they hope is back in a day or two.
  • Self-scouting helped. We have no idea what the coaches learned, though. Oh, except drops were a huge issue.
  • Sam Bradford has a pulse. Chip said Sam was doing a nice job. He then threw in “good” as a follow-up.
  • There isn’t a definitive plan on how to use the ILBs. They will talk about this week, but won’t have a final plan until Saturday.
  • Matt Cassel has good mobility.

I’m certainly smarter now. You?

Normally I enjoy watching Chip’s PCs. He is a smart coach with some interesting philosophical ideas. He will talk about some issues with passion, while deftly moving away from those he wants to avoid. There wasn’t anything interesting or informative today.

The closest thing to an interesting comment is when Chip said he didn’t like the bye week because he thinks it breaks up the rhythm of the season.

Of course if the Eagles play better this week and beat Dallas, I will call for Chip to do all his PCs in such an awkward, uninformative manner.



There weren’t any realistic moves that the Eagles could pull off that would really help the team. More than outside help, this group needs to play better.

All the Kaepernick talk was just silly. He is very talented, but struggling right now. He could be an interesting offseason target if cut, but isn’t a player that would come here and jump start this team. He’s a mess right now. That’s the last thing the Eagles need more of.


144 Comments on “Chip Kelly’s Non-Update”

  1. 1 Nelson ALGore said at 10:46 PM on November 3rd, 2015:

    I think our ” Rhythm” needed to be broken up this year. Might be just the thing to help cure this teams issues

  2. 2 GEAGLE said at 9:54 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    That’s what Malcolm Jenkins said “we lost the last game so maybe we needed that rhythm broken up”
    All the players disagreed with Chip and talked about how they felt the bye week was needed

  3. 3 Nelson ALGore said at 7:11 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I think us fans needed it too! I wish the Redskins were playing last week so they could have lost too!

  4. 4 Gary Barnes said at 11:13 PM on November 3rd, 2015:

    Some great zings in this article, Tommy. Thanks for keeping your good sense of humor intact.

    I would assume Chip is frustrated as any coach would be by this team’s performance so far, not surprised to hear he did not seem happy. Hopefully, the self scouting can get things turned around.

  5. 5 Jernst said at 8:43 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Right? How pissed off would you be if you just had to watch and rewatch and rewatch again the tape of our offense over the last 7 games …. I’d be be on suicide watch.

  6. 6 ChoTime said at 9:08 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Especially if you made it.

  7. 7 Mitchell said at 11:23 PM on November 3rd, 2015:

    Agholor will go off this game for 7 catches for 114 yards and 2 tds. Mark it down boys.

  8. 8 Insomniac said at 12:14 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I marked down “Mitchell is going to be a filthy liar if Agholor gets 115 yards and 3 TDs”

  9. 9 Nelson ALGore said at 12:14 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I honestly dont care about anything else for the rest of the season right now. Just beat the Cowboys

    Fuck Dallas!

  10. 10 GEAGLE said at 9:35 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    There really is no “rest of the season” if we lose to Dallas… This crap division looks like it will be closely contested down to the very end, and falling to 1-3 in our division almost ensures that we will lose the tiebreakers… Not ONLY do we DESPERATELY NEED this win, but it also is a chance to rip out the hearts of our most hated rivals and put them in position where they have to go like 7-1 the rest of the year to stand a chance… Not to mention, that locker room is a powder keg that has been having big issues the last two weeks, another loss could be the match that makes the Cowboys Lockeroom go BOOM!

  11. 11 Nelson ALGore said at 7:10 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    That would be so awesome, 44-6 ! Eagles are them only team in our division capable of “putting it together”. The D held Eli and Brees to 17 total points (not counting garbage time)

  12. 12 Tdoteaglefan said at 8:41 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’ve been having a funny feeling about that too..think hes gonna get it together after the bye week and break out on primetime. Been thinking of picking him up in fantasy before the rest of the world sees

  13. 13 Joe Minx said at 11:27 PM on November 3rd, 2015:

    Has Nina overtaken Megan now, Tommy?

  14. 14 TommyLawlor said at 8:15 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    No. Just made for an interesting reference.

  15. 15 ChoTime said at 9:09 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Now I know one great Bulgarian, thanks to Google and Tommy.

  16. 16 ChoTime said at 11:40 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Okay, now I realize I knew of Grigor Dimitrov, tennis player, nicknamed “Baby Fed”.

  17. 17 Poppi said at 4:55 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I am glad Chip isn’t saying much. We should all be grouchy at this point. Tommy mentioned that Bradford has one INT every 27 passes this season. Tom Brady has one INT every 289 passes. Dropped passes – Philly 18, NE 14.

  18. 18 A_T_G said at 6:37 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    So, what you are saying is that Brady is due?

  19. 19 Poppi said at 7:11 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    something like that!

  20. 20 Jernst said at 8:41 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    The reported drops seem way low. I’ve seen a bunch of sites say we have 25. Which seems much more accurate. Hell, Matthews has 12 by himself. We dropped 8 just last week. I think the actual number is a lot higher than 18.

  21. 21 Corry said at 8:45 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Zach Berman reported it was 25 after the Panthers game.

  22. 22 ChoTime said at 9:10 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Yeah, I think the way fans count drops and the way scorekeepers count them is quite different.

  23. 23 Jernst said at 2:56 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    ESPN stats count 25 as well as a few other respected stat trackers.

  24. 24 GEAGLE said at 9:31 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I counted 9 alone in the Carolina game, and that wasn’t the first time these issues with drops popped up..
    Worse than the number of drops, is the number of drops that would have been 1st downs or TDs… Really hard to sustain drives when our QB is hitting guys in their hands and they are just dropping first downs..

  25. 25 Corry said at 7:00 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Just beat Dallas.

  26. 26 GermanEagle said at 7:14 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    There aren’t any wiser words out there than this.

  27. 27 HawaiianEagle said at 10:47 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Just Fn beat dallas.

  28. 28 GermanEagle said at 7:14 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Just. Beat. Dallas.

  29. 29 bdbd20 said at 10:45 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Just? Beat! Dallas~

  30. 30 Insomniac said at 5:50 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    No. Meat. Cowboys.

  31. 31 anon said at 8:21 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    la’el collins is a beast. will be a good game this weekend.

  32. 32 Corry said at 8:22 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’m thinking it should be another ugly low scoring affair. Unless our offense can stop doing their best 11 stooges impression, then maybe we can run away with it, but I’m not hopeful.

  33. 33 anon said at 8:28 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    if eagles comes out flat and the team looks ugly it’s going to get bad for him and the team.

  34. 34 Jernst said at 8:39 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’m so disappointed we didn’t take a 7th round flier on that kid. I mean, I get it. But to me the cost, a 7th round pick, is like giving up nothing for a lottery ticket that had a 50% chance of hitting the jackpot.

  35. 35 Corry said at 8:53 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    There were some things floating around about him not signing and sitting out the year to re-enter the draft if he was anything other than a 1st round pick. I honestly think Collins really did wanted to pick where he was going if he wasn’t going to get 1st round money.

  36. 36 CrackSammich said at 9:17 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Don’t let facts get in the way of a good false narrative.

  37. 37 GEAGLE said at 9:19 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Well worth calling his bluff

  38. 38 FairOaks said at 6:52 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I think most teams would have seen through that bluff, but also realized it would kinda be a dick move actually drafting him late, since he and his agent clearly knew that getting to UFDA status would be the best chance to recoup the money he lost by not being drafted where he really should have been.

  39. 39 Jernst said at 2:53 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    His agent told teams that if he wasn’t drafted in the first 3 rounds that he’d sit out for the year, refuse to sign and re-enter the draft the following year.

  40. 40 Nelson ALGore said at 7:28 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    so what would have kept him out of convict city

  41. 41 GEAGLE said at 9:18 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I don’t “get it”….. Absolutely worth taking a 7th round Flier on a kid that didn’t even do anything wrong… If we stop drafting playërs who know someone that was shot, there would be no one to draft…
    The upside was well worth risking a 7th round pick, and if a week later he gets indicted for Murder, so what, cut him and move on.
    I do believe in charecher and like that we stay away from questionable Charechter, but Lael did Nothing wrong, he wasn’t even a suspect, if anything he was willing to cooperate with the investigations. Taking Lael off of draft boards was way out of hand, im sure 70% of our roster has known someone who was killed…. For a team that was rebuilding its OL, Not taking a 7th round flier on a top 15 Talent wasn’t very smart..what a missed opportunity that was… Now, I’m just going to have to hope that Fletcher Cox ragdolls Lael the next 5 years

  42. 42 meteorologist said at 9:30 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Remember the lsu picture where the head coach ripped like 6 players for caring only about themselves? He was on that list remember?

    There are other character issues than the murder

  43. 43 GEAGLE said at 9:38 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I would take that more serious than not drafting the kid because someone he knew was killed… Of course I’m not suggesting spending 2nd, 3rd, 4th or 5th round pick on the kid, but I’d be willing to lose a 7th round pick finding out about Collins for ourselves..

  44. 44 GermanEagle said at 10:13 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Dude, we should have taken a 6th round flier on that kid!!! He’ll be one of the best O Liner in the NFL down the line.

  45. 45 Mr. Magee said at 8:24 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Agree, but I don’t get it

  46. 46 Ark87 said at 8:27 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    breaking the rhythm of the season we’ve had so far is exactly what the doctor ordered.

    Our previous rhythm:

  47. 47 Jernst said at 8:37 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Just glad we didn’t trade Vinny Curry. I’d rather get to watch and enjoy him and his play for the rest of the year than have an extra 5th round pick that may, but probably won’t work out 2-3 years from now.

  48. 48 GEAGLE said at 9:27 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Because I expect us to be quiet in free agency this year, Id rather not trade away talent.. If we lose talent and plan on being passive in free agency we will get compensatory picks anyway… We also don’t know anything, for a year people ran their silly mouths about how KEndricks and Brandon Graham were “goners”, yet they ended up being extended and now will be Eagles for the foreseeable future… We could get to free agency and find out the offers Currys is getting ARENT out of our price range, just like what happened with B dot Grizzle.
    I’d rather not give up on one of our most important pass rushers than accept some shitty 6th or 5th round pick for him, the Igglesblitz talk about possibly getting a 4th for Currys expiring contract was sheer fanboyism at its finest.

  49. 49 A_T_G said at 9:15 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Wow, Bulgaria is a real place? I thought it was completely made up, like Transylvania, Bangkok, and The Outback.

  50. 50 James said at 9:28 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Whats the Capital of Thailand?! BOOOM.

  51. 51 BlindChow said at 9:37 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    If Kelly’s amping up the pressure on the team, it might not help. They need to just relax, go out there and have fun.

  52. 52 John Dunkerley said at 5:20 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Really good point. When you see a team having fun, things usually go better. Bad plays are shaken off, etc.

  53. 53 GEAGLE said at 9:51 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    I love hearing how Ornery Lane and our OL are going into this dallas rematch. Sean Lee talked about how beating our OL is the reason they beat us, which the OL admitted is true, but are still pretty pissed off about Lee running his mouth. I also like hearing Lane talk about what a piece of shit GReg Hardy is and how he doesn’t even deserve to play in this league..
    I prefer our OL Ornery, pissed off, and out for blood…
    Give me great pleasure if our OL can get it together and Murray/Mathews ram the ball down their defenses throat, but it’s no cake walk, Dallas Defense has stepped up, just like ours has stepped up and tried to carry us..
    One thing we better be talking about this week is pre snap Cadence. One of the reason our OL got its teeth kicked in by dallas was because their DL was timing our snap count perfectly..if they are going to be so aggressive trying to get a jump on our OL, we have to be smart enough to use that against them and force them to jump offsides a few times… Catch them offsides twice and watch that pass rush slow down and force them to think, and thinking slows down football players..

    We NEED Jason Peters to be dominant as bad as we have ever needed him.. Can’t let Hardy get his filthy scumbag paws on our QB…. Fortunately, JP actually Practiced a bit yesterday which wasn’t reported correctly by the media.. Hopefully he is feeling great and ready to smash Hardy on Sunday. I desperately want to see JP kick his ass for 60 minutes

  54. 54 A_T_G said at 10:31 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    To be fair, Lee saying that our OL lost us that game falls on the acknowledging the obvious scale one notch up from saying that we lost because we scored less points than they did.

  55. 55 GEAGLE said at 3:27 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Lane admitted It. He doesn’t deny it.. But whatever they have to tell themselves to get them fired up and ready to smash dallas is fine with me.. I don’t need their reasons to be true, I just need the desired results and play with passion, fire and make sure they DONT leave dallas without a win..

  56. 56 scratcherk said at 12:14 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I still dont understand how other teams can’t anticipate the snap when the RG is patting the C on the thigh right before every snap

  57. 57 CHRIS said at 1:37 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    would love to see once or twice where the RG taps Kelce but the snap doesn’t go off and the DL jumps. Just once, please?

  58. 58 John Dunkerley said at 5:22 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Fooled their own guys a few times so far this year, would be nice if it actually affected the defense instead.

  59. 59 GEAGLE said at 2:41 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    There is an espn video you can probably find from after the first dallas game where the microphones picked up our Cadence throughout the game, and Stink Schlereth was illustrating how the Dallas DL got a jump on our OL on most of the plays, timing there rush perfectly right at the end of Bradfords “ready, set, go”… The DL was getting such a jump on us that it looked like we were facing a team of a bunch of Vinny Currys who were getting a jump on our OL the majority of the plays, which is really Bad… that should NEVER happen. the One advantage an OL has is they are supposed to know exactly when the ball will be snapped where as the Defense has to guess or react..
    I think Chip is still growing as a pro coach and GM and we should see him evolve as he gains experiemce, one thng im hoping to see change is we pass on using tools so that we can just hike the ball as fast as possible… We pass on opportunities to throw off DLs with our cadence, allowing our OL to fire off the ball before the DL, we miss out on opportunities to audible into better plays when Bradford sees what the defense is going to do.. chip has built in options in each play that are supposed to be able to counter whatever the defense throws at us, our QB has to read the defense and Quickily chose the option best suited to Attack what he reads, and while that’s all great, SAM has high football IQ, when he reads a defense and knows what they are about to throw at us, it would be great to see him take an extra 8 seconds to audible in a play that even better suited to attack what the defense is about to throw at us…
    I like using Tempo more than everyone else.. But now that we have established that, and Everyone expects that of us, Id like to see us Evolve and start to use teams expectng us to use tempo against our opponents.. For example once defenses get used to us Linning up and snap the ball as fast as possible, switch it up, fake them out with our cadence and force the defense into Nuetral zone infractions, make the game easier for our offense, turning a 1st and 10 Into more manageable 1st and 5… In the name of constant Tempo, there is too many weapons or ways that we could make the game easier for our offense that we are not using to our advantage just so we can get the ball snapped as quick as possible… I believe in our tempo, we see it pay dividends all the time when we pick up a few first downs and start gassing defenses…. But now that everyone expects us to snap the ball as fast as possible, I hope to also see us start to use that expectations against defenses we face… There is too much we aren’t using to our advantage all because we want to line up as fast as possible, and go ready, set, go as fast as we can..
    I want to continue using tempo the majority of the time, but also use opponents expecting our tempo against them at times to make it easier on our offense… keep using our tempo, but when Bradford sees something in the defense, nothing wrong with slowing it down a second and audibling into a play that can really do some damage against what the defense is about to do… Pick up a few first downs, moving fast, defense starts to get fatigue, so they try to rely more on getting a jump timing our snap, use it against them and draw them offsides and pick up a free 5 yards..
    I like our tempo, I like our option plays, but there is so much more that we can be taking advantage of to help our offense, and right about now, offense needs all the help we can get,,, if drawng opponents offside is good enough for the great QBs like Aaron Rogers and Brady, it’s good enough for us to add to our tool box.
    I love Chips offense and what he brought to this team, but as he gains more and more experience Id like to see chip expand and add more to our offense, instead of just restricting us to constant and predictable tempo and one of the smaller Playbooks… As defenses get better understandings of what we do, we have to stay ahead of them and expand and add to our offense what defenses ARENT expecting to see from us… Become more like the Patriots
    The best offensive system I have ever seen is The Patriots offense, because they DONT have an Offensive system.. there Offensive system is to every week Morph into a new offense best suited to attack the opponent they face that week,.. The Patriots run the “whatever it takes to hang 50 on you” offense…. Now that chip is here for 3 years and he has laid his foundation, Id like to see us start evolving and staying ahead of the curve.,,
    Fortunately chip is a bright offensive mind who can’t stand scoring less than 30, so I do believe he will morph and evolve to do whatever it takes to keep being towards the top of the league in scoring. The drastic adjustments may not come Til the offseason, but if It’s true that we became too predictable, I trust that it will force chip to adjust, evolve and do what it takes continue to score points in this league, but I don’t think we have reached the point whete we need drastic change to stay ahead of the curve, because I think a lot of our current Flaws are due to a bunch of new offensive players needing more than 7 games togethet to really see their full ability, and we should start to see it at some point this year, hopefully we don’t have to wait Til the end of the year when we are eliminated from the playoffs.. A team with so many changes was always going to have to grow and improve as the year unfolded and we got games and weeks of training under our belt.. hopefully we play our best football come playoff time, instead of playing our best when it’s too late and have to look for moral victories late in the year..
    When we see good performances like the Saints game, Jets game, even Bradford playing his best in the Carolina loss, I keep Hoping that it’s the performance we need to turn this season around, and then we take a step back and prove that we are still too inconsistent… not ONLY do we NEED to hope for a Crucial win aganst Dallas, but we have to hope that the dallas win will be our turning point and go on to build on the win.. beating Dallas is CRUCIAL, but it won’t mean much if we lay an egg the following week…we Need to come together, turn the corner as a team and start stringing together a good stretch of wins where we show a little more growth each game..Its a nerve wrecking week to be an Eagle fan

  60. 60 GEAGLE said at 10:08 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    On top of having issues with his mental health, having to deal with his domestic violence issue, oblique injury, playing like crap, Joseph Randle allegedly also ran his mouth about how the Cowboys showed favoritism to DEz BRyant and Josh Brent, excusing their crimes, getting into it with Jason Garrett which almost started this big fight on the practice field.. Funny to think that this was the ass Clown who ripped Murray on the way out….
    After GReg Hardy flipped out on ST coach and his teammates last week, and DEz flipped out on reporters this week, Im so desperate to see how much worse it will get for that scumbag franchise if they lose again this week… Dallas is in a very fragile state right now (which is what happens when you face adversity after not prioritizing Charechter in your locker room), I’ll be Crushed if we let them off the hook and allow them to beat us.. I desperately want us to give Dallas the Loss that really sends that franchise into a full blown Implosion… We have the Cowboys in our Crosshairs, perfect opportunity to land the Kill Shot. Wee BETTER NOT LET THEM OFF THE HOOK and give them Hope… Just the thought of life after losing this game is unbearable

  61. 61 HawaiianEagle said at 10:45 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    Did we ever hear exactly what is/was wrong with Jason Peters?

  62. 62 Bert's Bells said at 12:33 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Wasn’t it muscle spasms in his back?

  63. 63 GEAGLE said at 1:54 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Back problems… Thankfully, because the way he was on the ground looking like his season was over, I thought it was a knee or Achilles again.. we, and JP got Lucky, because it looked really bad

  64. 64 botto said at 11:51 AM on November 4th, 2015:

    yeah we really really have to beat these clowns

  65. 65 cliff-Y U on a knee, 99?! said at 12:39 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    when was the practice field fight? heard about the rest. like how dallas is doing a smear campaign on Randle, making huge deal about calling police and worrying over girlfriend. it seems more odd than some hint of a mental breakdown.

  66. 66 HawaiianEagle said at 12:09 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    JP misses practice today. have to wait and see i suppose.

  67. 67 cliff-Y U on a knee, 99?! said at 12:41 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    long as he’s ready to go by 8:24 sunday night, all that matters. 52 other guys need to follow ‘practice to play’ rules. toss that out the window with JP.

  68. 68 botto said at 12:44 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    sunday night?

  69. 69 cliff-Y U on a knee, 99?! said at 12:45 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    it’s a sunday night game, right? am i missing something, maybe not adjusting for ECT?

  70. 70 botto said at 12:56 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Monday I thought

  71. 71 CHRIS said at 12:58 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    sunday night this week. No more MNF on the schedule for Eags

  72. 72 botto said at 12:59 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I thought they flexed Arizona to sunday night then?

  73. 73 CHRIS said at 12:59 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Thats next week, the 15th i believe

  74. 74 CHRIS said at 12:59 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Sorry its the 22nd

  75. 75 botto said at 1:00 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    nice! didn’t really want to wait an extra day to smash the girls

  76. 76 cliff-Y U on a knee, 99?! said at 1:00 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    havent heard that, but that’s week 15.
    dallas game is def SNF on NBC.

  77. 77 CHRIS said at 1:01 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    i’m getting a little sick of primetime this year

  78. 78 botto said at 1:01 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    so is sam

  79. 79 cliff-Y U on a knee, 99?! said at 1:08 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    i like them early in season, live down south so stinks to watch eagles at 1pm when it’s 80 and sunny.
    probably wont matter much, if they lose sunday, not chasing any more games down. this has to be the most frustrating depressing annoying eagles team i’ve ever watched, and i go back to Vermeil days.

  80. 80 MaggieRemembers said at 7:40 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Anybody on the West Coast likes them. Mainly because we get to see them.

  81. 81 botto said at 1:00 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    you’re right. im stoked

  82. 82 GEAGLE said at 1:52 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    If I’m not mistaken he actually did practice some yesterday but it was incorrectly reported… Obviously this isn’t ideal news, out of all our injured players, JP is easily the most important this week. I’d feel so much better If he came back from the bye week, feeling great, ready to get a good week of training in and be ready to put on a clinic of domination against that vile, despicable piece of cow shit, Greg Hardy. I really want to see our OL Attack Hardy and go after him all night.
    If our offense is going to struggle in the first half like we usually do, I hope to see Chip finally commit to the run the way he is supposed to and see one half of football where we just run the ball on every first and second down.. At least running the ball minimizes the chances Hardy will get to hit Bradford, and if our Offense is going to struggle THe first half, Id rather us struggle leaning on the run game, so our lineman can fire off the ball and Attack and wear down Hardy and the Cowboys front 7, instead of being on our heels trying to pass block the entire half..continue to lean on and Attack Hardy the entire first half, sticking to pounding them with our run game, putting SAM in a complimemtary role, opening up some big play action opportunities for him to attack down field.
    I’ll be upset if both Ryan Mathews and Demarco don’t carry the ball at least 15 times each..we have No Business asking SAM to throw 50 plus passes to struggling Wrs.. We invested more money than everyone else in our RBs. It’s the most talented position in our offense, time to start leaning on our run game, and ask the Veteran RBs to carry us out Of these tough times

  83. 83 ACViking said at 2:29 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I hope to see Chip finally commit to the run the way he is supposed to

    It’s not a question of commitment. Kelly calls lots of 1st-down runs.

    The problem is execution. Consistent execution.

    Hard to call a running play on 2nd and 8-12 yards.

  84. 84 P_P_K said at 1:12 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    This is how love goes. First, the guy seems so alluring. His failure to communicate is quaint, quirky, and evidence of his charm. Later, his failings come to light and he is seen as just another guy, a regular ol’ dude who has trouble conveying his thoughts and doesn’t reveal his true feelings. Tommy & Chip, R.I.P.

  85. 85 HawaiianEagle said at 1:18 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    …As the EAGLES turn, so are the days of our lives…

  86. 86 ChoTime said at 1:51 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    You could use this:

  87. 87 MattE said at 1:32 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    The Colts get back-to-back Hall of Fame Caliber QBs (Manning/Luck) w/ 1 ring between them and yet we are the dumpster fire…. funny how having a QB (1 of 53 spots) can change the outlook of your organization according to the outside world…. so much luck involved in football its not even funny.

  88. 88 botto said at 1:40 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    yup, you have to go 1-15 in the right year.

  89. 89 botto said at 1:47 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    wow this next game is really make or break time.
    I mean really.

  90. 90 GEAGLE said at 3:05 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Almost every week this year we say it’s a “MUST WIN”.. But it’s probably Never been truer than this week! It’s depressing enough to NEED to win This week just to get back to .500, but unfortunately winning sunday is just a start. We NEED to BEAT Dallas, AND we NEED for the win to be our turning point and go on to build on the win. Start improving each week and string together a few wins.
    after we beat the Giants. I so desperately wanted it to be our “turning point”, yet we lay an egg in Carolina, and now we find ourselves once again needing a win just to get back to .500… I can’t take much more of this one step forward, one step back crap… It’s driving me crazy and the worst part about our struggles is that the entire NFC sucks, we can Never ask for a more wide open year in the NFC, where everyohe is very beatable… We look at like Its been a horrendous year, yet we still find ourselves a win out of the division league which is the ultimate mindfuck that’s really making this maddening.. If the Division sitting a win away ISNT enough of a mindfuck, the GB Packers, Seattle Seahawks, Saimts, Falcons, Panthes all very beatable…as stressful as This year is, it’s amazing that every important goal we set is still right there in front of us..and that’s what makes This such a stressful season

    But even tho everything we want is still attainable, Losing this Dallas game could RUIN US because if no one seperates from the rest of the division, losing this Dallas game puts us at 1-3 in the Division putting us at serious risk of losing the tiebreakers at the end of the year if the divisional parity continues..
    dallas is 0-5 without Romo, they are averaging 12 points scored per game, we NEED REVENGE from an extremely Embarressing week 2 loss, we are in position to almost completely end Dallas Season. While getting back to .500 and first place of this division. We are almòst comletely Healthy and coming off a bye, If we lose to THIS Dallas team that struggles to even score 14 points, I seriously can’t point to a worse loss in the chip era. it would be ROCK BOTTOM, even worse than last years late season collapse… I can’t handle losing this week. It’s too stressful to even enjoy and get excited to play our wounded hated rival

  91. 91 iceberg584 said at 5:33 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Yeah, losing in Carolina sucked, but we don’t need an eight-game winning streak to win the division. Just win the division games from here on out, and win the gimmes on the schedule (TB, DET, and to a lesser extent MIA)

  92. 92 Media Mike said at 5:50 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Losing to Carolina totally sucked.

  93. 93 Nelson ALGore said at 7:34 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    lololol u must be new to Philly, no such thing as a gimme

  94. 94 ACViking said at 2:25 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Anything left for Nick Saban to accomplish at the college level?

    Nothing — unless he wants continue building his reputation as a better version of Les Miles.

    Why did Saban quit the NFL?

    Chip Kelly says because Saban didn’t have a franchise QB in Miami.

    And what NFL team, with the best young QB in football, will have a coaching vacancy starting anywhere from next week to early January?

    Yes . . . the Colts.

    Saban to the Colts? That’s my bet.

    He failed in his first NFL job. I don’t see that happening again if he has a great QB around which to build.

    With Luck, he will.

  95. 95 TypicalDouche said at 2:38 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I don’t think the disdain for Saban is about him leaving the NFL, but more about the way he left Miami and the league. It was a real coward way to ditch your team the way he did. If/When the Colts job opens up I don’t see Saban wanting to go back to the NFL. He has said how much he prefers college but with Saban can you take his word? Anything is a possibility but I don’t see him making the jump back to the pros.

  96. 96 ACViking said at 2:46 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    There’s no good way for a coach to leave — unless his record is Whisenhunt-esque or he’s been around as long as Coughlin.

    (As opposed to getting fired. There seems to be no bad time for owners to can coaches.)

    Your bet on Saban staying may be better than mine. No question.

    I’d like to see him take another shot at the NFL, though.

  97. 97 TypicalDouche said at 2:49 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Very true AC there really is no easy way to leave. I don’t have any issues with Saban , now my father is another issue as he is a die hard Fins fan and has such a dislike for Saban, and I would like to see him take another shot at the NFL. I don’t think anybody would have predicted Pete Carroll coming back to the NFL and sustaining such success so why not Saban.

  98. 98 ACViking said at 2:51 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Agree. And that’s an absolutely great point about your father (and Carroll, too).

    No one around the NFL would care much if Kelly left here before his contract expires . . . except us!

  99. 99 MattE said at 4:06 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    …and it’s in Indianapolis, an area of the country i can see Saban settling into more so than Miami/NY/Phila/Cali/Texas/Mainstream markets…..Alabama is nationally on the map in football, but not in society lol.

  100. 100 Isaac said at 2:31 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    ACV, welcome back from your sabbatical (I hope)

  101. 101 ACViking said at 2:38 PM on November 4th, 2015:


    When I saw the title of your post — particularly, the word “Non-Update” — I thought of a line spoken by the late and former Washington Post editor Ben Bradley during Watergate.

    Following various Post stories, members of the Nixon administration would issue, in Bradley’s pithy turn-of-phrase, “non-denial denials.”

    I parse Kelly’s words as much as anyone here. To make the point, and only the point, that besides H-W-S-C[haracter] requirements for his team, Kelly’s public comments cannot be taken seriously — as he shares next to nothing about the goings-on of the Eagles with us . . . which is fine.

    All this time, Kelly’s been giving us “non-update updates.”

  102. 102 truehaynes said at 2:45 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Weirdest person to bring up right now for me. I wish I could explain why

  103. 103 ACViking said at 2:46 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Bradley or Nixon? Or Kelly? Or T-Law?

  104. 104 truehaynes said at 2:51 PM on November 4th, 2015:


  105. 105 ACViking said at 2:53 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Hmm. Very interesting reaction about a guy with a pretty interesting public persona.

  106. 106 truehaynes said at 3:22 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Yeah I would love to tell you about it. Just cant trust the internet. You’re an attorney right?

  107. 107 Ark87 said at 3:58 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’ve long had the suspicion that he makes everything up as he goes at press conferences, not to say he doesn’t know what he’s doing, just that he actively has no intention of actually talking football to the public (if I had to pick a pattern, his responses tend to be contrarian, IE, bye weeks are universally adorn and a tremendous boon to players and coaches, Chip scour-every-aspect-of-football-for-advantages Kelly will insist he actually allows it to be a disadvantage somehow).

  108. 108 MaggieRemembers said at 7:36 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Excellent lawyer-speak, which almost matches up with coach-speak! It’s almost humorous reading so many comments from folks who can’t understand that coaches are not required to tell the rest of us anything at all. In fact, many times coaches should just borrow from Beastmode.

  109. 109 GEAGLE said at 3:24 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    It’s no secret skip Bayless is a blowhard, but where does he get off calling baby Simbas hit on Romo a “dirty play”??? Out of line Even by that morons standard…

    The idiot goes on and says that he is Thriled to be a home underdog to the hated Eagles, and that all the pressure is on us..lmao.. I get it, he is a cowboy homer, but now he is just being absurd… A loss to us, means they have To go 7-1 the rest of the year to stand a chance. The past two weeks that scumbag locker room lacking Charechter has started to unwind, first Hardy, now DEz, Randle cut already. A loss sunday lights the match to that powder keg.. They are in a fragile state, and are in jeopardy of pissing away another season while being dependant on a old QB who hasn’t been able to stay healthy in years, yet this Moron is trying to talk hikself into there being NO PRESSURE on Dallas? I admit and feel the pressure we are facing sunday, but now This imbecile is reaching delusional status..
    Sunday is a great opportunity, we have the disgusting Cowboys franchise season with its mouth open, biting down on the Curb… Hopefully we take advantage of the chance to stomp on the back of their head and send them spiraling out of control with almost two months of Embarressment left in the season

  110. 110 jpate said at 3:53 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Even worst part for them is they have such a limited window because of Romo’s age and as we can see without him that team is absolutely nothing.

  111. 111 FairOaks said at 4:33 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Bayless has no standards, other than things that will get him fired, thus there is no statement too moronic to make for him. He is basically Stephen A. Smith — a professional troll — who is also completely clueless about basketball, the one thing Smith knows a little about.

  112. 112 HawaiianEagle said at 4:35 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Regardless of how crass an organization is (boys) they still have a bagillion fans and bayless gets paid fir all their misguided clicks.

  113. 113 ACViking said at 5:49 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    “Baby Simba”

    Isn’t that a tautology?

  114. 114 GENETiC-FREAK said at 3:34 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Yo GEAGLE you see that Florio report saying Titans have permission to ask for Chip Kelly trade lol Man pretty much what you said yesterday can the GM trade himself the coach haha These reporters must read through the comments sometimes n use them as ‘sources’ lol

  115. 115 laeagle said at 4:53 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I am so angry at that piece of crap virtual rag. There is not one shred of evidence that either team is interested in a move like that. It is not a report, it is further conjecture dressed up as a report.

    Florio does this all the time. He makes some dumbass statement that shows he’s nothing more than a lawyer who operated a shitty website for years, with no actual football knowledge or acumen. When people call him out on how stupid his statement was, he digs in and gets smart-assed about it. He not only can’t admit when he was wrong, he turns into a complete dick about it.

    CHIP KELLY IS UNDER CONTRACT. He has no desire to move. Why would he, to a far less talented roster, with MUCH, MUCH, MUCH (I can’t emphasize this enough) shittier management? That makes absolutely ZERO sense. Except for Marcus Mariota. Which, frankly, isn’t reason enough.

    To recap:

    * Florio has no business reporting on the NFL
    * Florio is egregiously treating his own conjecture as “inside information”
    * Chip Kelly is under contract
    * Tennessee has far less roster talent
    * Tennessee has a far worse fan base (apathetic)
    * Tennessee has far worse management, and will likely be sold within the next few years (Bud Adams’s died, after all).

    Other than Marcus Mariota, and click baiting, this scenario makes no sense.

    I would like there to be one month out of the year where it was forbidden to post blatant trolling/click baiting under the guise of sports journalism. It would be so, so refreshing.

  116. 116 jpate said at 5:21 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Well said, I didn’t click on that garbage.

  117. 117 ACViking said at 5:48 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Any NFL team could ask Lurie for permission to negotiate with Kelly.

    No different from a team asking for permission to discuss a contract with a hold-out player (or any other player).

    If compensation is agreed to, negotiations occur.

    Obviously, Lurie — not Kelly — decides the “coach-trade” issue.

  118. 118 Joe Minx said at 6:46 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    That helps to explain a little bit of what I had the misfortune of hearing on the radio today. Mike Missanelli said we should trade Chip to TEN for 2 2nd round picks. He said the only way Chip should stay is if he gets Kaepernick.

    LOL this stuff is bananas even by clown media standards.

  119. 119 76mustang said at 4:04 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Obviously Chip is in the papal stage of his metamorphosis into Chill Walkellychick and can’t expend the energy to address a PC. Leave him to his chrysalis.

  120. 120 ChoTime said at 7:24 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    papal= like a pope
    pupal= like a pupa

    Sorry, raised Catholic. And have raised a tomato hornworm.

  121. 121 MaggieRemembers said at 7:29 PM on November 4th, 2015:


  122. 122 ChoTime said at 7:59 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    My daughter’s pet that she found on my eggplant plant. We kept it in a terrarium and fed her eggplant leaves. She did pupate, but never emerged. Poor Rainbow Heart. This is after losing several tomato plants to them.

  123. 123 BobSmith77 said at 4:57 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    For what it is worth:

    Eagles are still favored to win the division with 8 wins:

    – Most modest of underdogs this week vs Dallas
    – Favored against Miami, big favs vs TB, and Detroit
    – Huge dogs at NE
    – Favored against Buffalo
    – Very modest dog vs AZ
    – Big favs vs WAS
    – Slight dogs vs NYG

    I still think they need to win 9 games though to take the NFC East including beating the Giants in the season finale.

  124. 124 Media Mike said at 5:49 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Fix the bad ‘tudes from 538 vs. Dallas and NYG and we’ve got ourselves 10 wins!

  125. 125 MaggieRemembers said at 7:28 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Not so sure about Miami any more. They seem to be responding to the coaching change. Interesting to watch.

  126. 126 Insomniac said at 8:57 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    This team is an underdog against any teams in eyes right now. 2 quarters of football won’t beat most of those teams.

  127. 127 GermanEagle said at 5:43 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    If Chippah ever left (slim to none chance I know), he’d be my favourite head coach for the Eagles:

    Despite public stances, I have confirmation that John Harbaugh is open to other coaching opportunities.

  128. 128 RobNE said at 5:46 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Who is this new ACViking guy?

  129. 129 ACViking said at 5:54 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Aloha, RNE!

  130. 130 RobNE said at 5:57 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Where have you been everything ok? Did u need some time off from the Eagles?

  131. 131 ACViking said at 6:16 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    All good.

    Stopped by most every day.

    Just didn’t feel I had anything to add that I thought others would find particularly constructive or interesting.

  132. 132 GermanEagle said at 7:34 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Just. Beat. Dallas.

  133. 133 ACViking said at 6:17 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    And thank you for asking.

  134. 134 Nelson ALGore said at 7:38 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    needed to beak up his rhythm

  135. 135 ChoTime said at 7:20 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    New as in you’ve never read his posts before, or new as in you think he’s posting differently?

    Edit: Or… facetious?

  136. 136 TypicalDouche said at 7:21 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I think he was being sarcastic.

  137. 137 ChoTime said at 9:51 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Oops, guess I need to hit the refresh once in awhile.

  138. 138 Media Mike said at 5:52 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’m not sure how closely you folks follow the local reporting business, but the Inquirer, Daily News, and gang got crushed with layoffs today.

    It really sucks to see a lot of quality journalists lose their job.

    The shame of the whole thing was that D-bags like the Crossing Broad dude (and a few other digital types who are barely out of diapers) took those layoffs as an opportunity to take shots and who wasn’t laid off in the process.

  139. 139 CrackSammich said at 6:04 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’m sure the state budget cuts didn’t help the situation. If a lot of other people aren’t getting paid, they cancel their subscriptions first.

  140. 140 Media Mike said at 6:05 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I’m not sure if the intractable legislature can be blamed for dolts like Lenfest not running their media empire properly. As far as I can follow the next at Harrisburg, a lot of entities that haven’t been getting funded have been borrowing to make payroll.

  141. 141 BobSmith77 said at 7:36 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    The only major US paper that had made real progress to successfully monetizing the digital model is the NY Times. Even the Washington Post and WSJ have struggled.

  142. 142 ACViking said at 6:19 PM on November 4th, 2015:


  143. 143 Media Mike said at 6:31 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    Ryan Lawrence, who is a good guy covering the Phillies, got axed.

  144. 144 MaggieRemembers said at 7:46 PM on November 4th, 2015:

    I wonder how many people in advertising, circulation, art department or printing presses have lost their jobs?