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NFL Power Rankings: How Good is the Eagles Offense?

View image | gettyimages.com The NFL Draft is now over.  This means teams are just about finished assembling their 90-man rosters. Also, teams are beginning to prepare their offseason programs. With the draft recently concluding, we at TopSportsReport thought it’d be a good time to evaluate where each team stands in comparison to the other 31 NFL teams. After taking that into consideration, we decided to do our post-draft power rankings. Find out where John Miceli ranks Sam Bradford, DeMarco Murray, Jason Peters and the Philadelphia Eagles offense. NFL Power Rankings Link:
www.topsportsreport.com/featured/nfl-post-draft-power-rankings-which-team-has-the-best-offense

Former Eagle Todd Herremans says that Chip Kelly is equally racist to all races

Thanks to LeSean Shady ”Salty” McCoy, the talk about racism and the Philadelphia Eagles is alive and well again.
In case you missed it, McCoy told ESPN the magazine that Chip Kelly intentionally got rid of all the best black players on his roster. (While completely ignoring the fact that Kelly just drafted five black players out of six picks.)
Anyway, now the racism talk is swirling around on Twitter, and some fans are even asking former Eagles if they think McCoy might be right…
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One Eagles fan on Twitter made light of the situation by asking Todd Herremans if he thought Kelly was racist:

.@toddherremans, as a black player that got cut by Chip Kelly, do you agree with LeSean McCoy’s assertion that Chip Kelly is racist?
— James Fayleez (@James_Fayleez) May 6, 2015

Herremans answered, and it was pretty epic:

@James_Fayleez I feel he is equ…

Sanchez absolutely believes he can win Eagles starting gig

As Philadelphia Eagles’ head coach Chip Kelly announced last week, there will be a quarterback competition in Philly which will include a battle between Sam Bradford, Mark Sanchez and even Tim Tebow.
However, the last quarterback to officially play in the lead role was Sanchez who started for the Eagles’ last eight games in 2014. Probably feeling somewhat territorial, Sanchez seemed secure when asked if he thought he had a chance to win the starting role (via CSN Philly).

Absolutely. That’s the way I understand it.

Sanchez explained that the reason he signed a $9 million two-year deal was to continue to play with the Eagles and compete for the starting job.

Really just talking with Coach Kelly and knowing I’m coming with the opportunity to compete for the starting job. That was important to me.
There were some other opportunities out there, but I didn’t want to switch systems again. On a one-year deal, it’s different for maybe a defensive player then for an offensive player, especially

QB still a $20 million question mark for Eagles…

There seems to be no way around the price tag for a championship-quality NFL quarterback. If you find your guy, you’ll end up spending about $20 million a year to keep him.
If you cobble together a substitute group of quarterbacks for one season with championship upside, as Chip Kelly has done in Philly, you still end up spending about $20 million.
Sam Bradford— $13 million in 2015;
Mark Sanchez— $5.5 million in 2015;
Matt Barkley— $0.6 million in 2015;
Tim Tebow— $0.6 million in 2015;
G.J. Kinne— $0.4 million in 2015.
The economics of investment at the QB position is especially challenging for the Eagles this summer because of the uncertain health status of the biggest piece in your plan. Of course, if Sam Bradford were certifiably ready to lead your team through a winning 16-game schedule, he would cost a lot more than $13 million to keep.
So you balance risk with potential reward— but you still end up spending $20 million for the position group this season.
Facing the reality of …

LeSean McCoy Claims Chip Kelly Disposed of “All the Good Black Players”

When the Philadelphia Eagles traded away their star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills the NFL community was surprised. The breakup was not a happy one either. Even though this stunning trade took place over two months ago, McCoy remains hardened in his feelings on what happened in Philadelphia.
In an interview with ESPN’s Mike Rodak, McCoy stated his take on Chip Kelly’s bold moves claiming that Kelly rid the team of “all the good black players.” Here’s a taste of McCoy’s thoughts on his relationship with Chip Kelly and his subsequent rant…
The relationship was never really great. I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the fastest. That’s the truth. There’s a reason. … It’s hard to explain with him. But there’s a reason he got rid of all the black players — the good ones — like that

LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly got rid of all the good black players

LeSean McCoy believes one of the reasons Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly traded him has to do with the color of his skin. In a recent interview with Mike Rodak of ESPN.com, McCoy spoke about the issues that existed between him and his former coach. He had some very powerful comments about Kelly’s view…Read More

Trade Rumors: Evan Mathis, Mychal Kendricks, Michael Bennett, Glennon & Cowboys

Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports takes a look at some players that could be available for trade this summer in his latest article. Evan Mathis & Mychal Kendricks In the end, La Canfora expects the Eagles to eventually trade veteran G Evan Mathis and ILB Mychal Kendricks. Eagles HC Chip Kelly confirmed that they’ve had …
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LeSean McCoy: Chip Kelly got rid of ‘all the good black players’

Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy refuses to back down from his criticisms of his former head coach with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly. In an interview that appears in ESPN The Magazine, McCoy suggests that not only was Kelly hellbent on getting rid of all the star players on the team — something he…Read More
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LeSean McCoy: ‘I do love the Eagles’ fans’

When the Buffalo Bills travel to Philadelphia to play the Eagles in Week 14, running back LeSean McCoy expects to get some love from his former team’s fans.
“I do love the Eagles’ fans,” McCoy said in an interview with ESPN The Magazine. “I have nothing but great memories there, so I’m excited to go back. I’m sure that they’ll show me some love. I have nothing but love for that city.”
McCoy, who turns 27 in July, is the Eagles all-time leading rusher with 6,792 yards.  He was traded from the Eagles to the Bills in the offseason.
In April, McCoy told  The Philadelphia Inquirer that Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn’t “like or respect stars.”  ESPN The Magazine asked McCoy about the comment.
“The relationship was never really great,” he said. “I feel like I always respected him as a coach. I think that’s the way he runs his team. He wants the full control. You see how fast he got rid of all the good players. Especially all the good black players. He got rid of them the f

Chip Kelly: ‘I won’t be here’ if Eagles have to draft top QB

Stop us if you’ve heard this before: Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has something bold to say about himself and his team—specifically, about the quarterback position.
The Eagles were rumored to be extremely high on quarterback Marcus Mariota (a former pupil of Kelly’s during his tenure with the Oregon Ducks). It was rumored for months leading up to the draft that Kelly was attempting to move up into one of the top two overall draft spots to land him.
Obviously, it didn’t work out.
The Tennessee Titans forsook any tempting offers they may have received, opting instead to take Mariota for themselves.
Speaking to CSN’s Derrick Gunn after the 2015 NFL Draft, Kelly admitted he didn’t know if his team could win a championship with Sam Bradford leading a stable of four quarterbacks heading into the 2015 season:

“You don’t. If you could predict the future, me and you would be at the Kentucky Derby right now making some money.”

Throughout the draft process, Kelly kept touting

Chip Kelly: If we’re not very good and we finish with the top 1-2 in the draft, I don’t think I’m going to be here

Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that despite his attempts to trade up, he appreciates the fact that his team wasn’t in position to draft a top quarterback.

Kelly said if the Eagles ever have the first or second pick, he wouldn’t be around to do the selecting because he’s be fired.

“When you look at all the winning organizations,” Kelly said, via CSNPhilly.com,

“If you want to play with the odds as we want to play, it’s got to be with a quarterback situation and then the only way you’re going to get a quarterback is you got to be really not very good so you finish in the top 1-2 in the draft. If we’re not very good and we finish with the top 1-2 in the draft, I don’t think I’m going to be here, so we better find another way to find a quarterback. And that’s what we did with Sam.”

WATCH: Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez explains Cinco de Mayo

Today is a national holiday of sorts, at least if you’re in college. Most people seem to celebrate Cinco de Mayo as a random reason to get ready-to-fight-your-neighboor-because-he-called-you-out-for-peeing-on-his-lawn-after-drinking-six-shots-of-tequila drunk.
However, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez says that there’s more to to it than that…
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Here’s a clip of Sanchez expaining Cinco de Mayo, per CSN Philly:

Good to know.
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Eagles’ Chip Kelly & Sam Bradford: In like, but not love

This NFL offseason has been a weird one in Trade Rumor Land, and the Philadelphia Eagles are the unquestioned ruler of that mythical kingdom.  From an NFL media standpoint, I thank them for that.  Rarely do you see NFL teams swap starting quarterbacks, as the Eagles and Rams did back in March when they flipped QBs Nick Foles & Sam Bradford along with some draft compensation.
The weird saga continued on with multiple reports of Eagles head coach Chip Kelly aggressively exploring (both with Tampa and Tennessee) to possibility of moving up in the draft to select his old college quarterback at Oregon, Marcus Mariota.  The price approached “half your locker room,” so the Eagles prudently balked and went another direction.   

In the draft aftermath, Kelly attempted to soften the view on his team’s spelunking the market on MMQB with Peter King, the column stating:
“The Eagles, as Kelly said Thursday night in Philadelphia, never offered players as part of a package to obtain Mariot…

Twitter Tuesday: Could Eagles rookie Nelson Agholor go for 1,000 yards?

By the looks of it, the Philadelphia Eagles are planning to give rookie wide receiver Nelson Agholor a lot of snaps right off the bat.
He’ll need to use them well, because right now a lot of people think he’s probably the best receiver on the roster…
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What’s Agholor’s ceiling like? If we go based on the Twitter chatter, the sky is the limit.
Tyler Steege thinks he could go for over 1,000 receiving yards in 2015:

I have Nelson Agholor surpassing 1,100 yds in his rookie season. #Eagles

If he stays healthy, he is going to eat.
— Tyler Steege (@EaglesFanTalk) May 5, 2015

ESPN’s Todd McShay thinks he can win offensive rookie of the year:

Todd McShay predicts WR Nelson Agholor will be Offensive Rookie of the Year #Eagles pic.twitter.com/m3vWXXhjXz
— Sports Are Philly (@SportsArePhilly)…

Eagles clean house in scouting department…as the Chippah works on field with Sam Bradford…

The Eagles have fired director of college scouting Anthony Patch, director of pro personnel Rick Mueller (pictured here) and Southwest area scout Brad Obee. Get out!— I mean, Get In!!—with the Chippah’s New Regime…
Haha, that graphic of Sam Bradford as the Eagles’ reliable drop-back passer (number 8) is right out of the latest Madden Game video package…
But first the sound of “Taps” being played for the Eagles scouts who were fired on Monday…
I get it— Chip Kelly is clearing out the remnants of the Banner-Roseman continuum era of personnel scouting. It sucks the most for Anthony Patch, who spent 13 years in the Eagles organization, and who was finally promoted to director of college scouting in 2012. Patch had loyally worked his way up as assistant director of college scouting and a college scout.
Rick Mueller will bounce back fastest from his termination— he’s used to jumping around the league. Mueller was named director of pro personnel in 2012. He had previous stops in New Orleans