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July 31, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
On the list of offensive upheavals that coach Chip Kelly brought about during the offseason, the decision to let leading wide receiver Jeremy Maclin walk in free agency, a pretty big deal in some ways, has created the least attention and concern from the fans. Maybe that's because there is so much else to worry about. There is the quarterback situation, with Sam "I Left My Career At Wounded Knee" Bradford slotted to replace Nick Foles. There is the running back position, with DeMarco Murray taking the spot of LeSean McCoy.
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July 27, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
To know what constitutes a "Chip Kelly player" is to know why Chip Kelly doesn't want to be known. After more than two years as the Eagles coach, few - if any - have been able to penetrate a wall built around family, friends, and colleagues who have been protective of Kelly's privacy. Many have tried, to no avail, although a Washington Post story last week revealed that Kelly, thought to be a bachelor, was in fact once married for seven years. "I don't think my friends or family should be bothered or have to answer questions about me," Kelly said last month during an hourlong interview.
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June 19, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
JORDAN MATTHEWS was ticked. He had run the sideline pass route cleanly, but the ball arrived a little late and a little high, and by the time he jumped and extended all of his 6-3 frame to haul it in, a defensive back was upon him and there was no room to run. And thus, no first down. So, as Matthews ran from the field, the sound of his frustration carried out across the practice fields of the NovaCare Complex. Carried, literally, into the streets. "That's nothing," he said after the second day of minicamp had come to an end. "That's just competing.
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June 15, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The latest discarding by Chip Kelly has resurrected the familiar trope about the Eagles coach - that he whacks those who dare to cross him, all in the name of "culture over scheme. " But what that line of thinking often overlooks is Kelly's stringent belief in his offense. It was likely a confluence of factors that led to the release of Evan Mathis on Thursday. But Kelly would have never parted with the two-time Pro Bowl guard unless he was convinced the offense could function at a high level with what on paper looks like a weaker offensive line.
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June 14, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
I DON'T THINK releasing Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis dooms the Eagles this season. I don't think any of the stuff Chip Kelly has done since taking over personnel control in January necessarily dooms the Eagles this season, or beyond. I still think there's a real good chance the guy is smarter than all of us. But I do think we'll look back someday on all this restructuring and we'll either cite it as the time when "the Kelly way" turned the franchise toward championship contention, or we will cite this offseason as the beginning of the end, when Kelly's inflexibility irreparably marred his genius and started him on the path back to college coaching.
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June 13, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There is no mystery about why the Eagles - let's get specific here, we're talking about Chip Kelly - cut Evan Mathis on Thursday. Mathis wanted a new contract. He thought he deserved one, and he made that desire public. Kelly doesn't want any players on his team thinking about anything but football, which means he doesn't want them thinking about how much money they're making and he certainly doesn't want them talking publicly about it, which means Mathis was bound to be gone sooner or later.
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June 12, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Columnist
IS EVAN MATHIS black? Chip Kelly's latest thunderclap move seems to further erode the unsophisticated claim of LeSean McCoy that Chippah prefers white players and coaches. Players don't come much whiter than two-time Pro Bowl left guard Evan Mathis, self-described Mathlete, Wielder of Mjolnor and sit-down comedian . . . and, now, unemployed former Eagle. No, this was more about the continued dissolution of individuality at the NovaCare Complex, where only one culture matters - not black culture or white culture, but Kelly culture.
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June 12, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT WAS EARLY afternoon in Arizona. Evan Mathis was heading into a workout when his phone buzzed; Chip Kelly was calling. "We're going to release you so you can see if you can get what you want," is how Mathis recalls his message. This, the Eagles' two-time Pro Bowl left guard was not expecting, he said. He said he'd made flight arrangements to attend next week's mandatory minicamp, after sitting out optional OTAs. But clearly, Kelly didn't want to go through the awkwardness of reintegrating Mathis into a group that has been working out together for several weeks.
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June 11, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE EAGLES hoped veteran wideout Jeremy Maclin would be OK, especially since they released DeSean Jackson and signed Maclin to a pricey deal. They expected slot receiver Jordan Matthews, their top offensive pick, to make a splash as a rookie. They figured Marcus Smith, their top defensive pick, would contribute on special teams and push for playing time in place of veteran linebacker Trent Cole by midseason. They projected that free-agent safety Malcolm Jenkins would stabilize their secondary.
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June 9, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY has many deserving lieutenants, but none deserves commendation like receivers coach Bob Bicknell. If things go well in 2015, none will earn his money more than the man they call "Bick. " For the third consecutive season Bicknell is charged with reconstructing a receiving corps with essentially no predictable pieces. No problem. The last two seasons the Eagles broke the team record for passing yardage, a feat that made Bick a candidate for the 49ers' offensive coordinator's job (a toxic post Bicknell declined)
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