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NEWS
January 1, 2016 | By Matt Gelb, Staff Writer
Chip Kelly was grilling dinner Tuesday night for his family while on vacation in Hilton Head Island, S.C., when his phone buzzed again and again. "Well," he said, "something happened. " His father-in-law popped outside. "Chip Kelly just got fired by the Eagles," he said to Chip Kelly. Already, some in the strange universe that is Twitter had aimed their ire at the vacationing Kelly, a 41-year-old executive for a California start-up. His phone glowed with every tweet sent to his handle - @chipkelly - and there were hundreds, starting with four laughing and crying emojis in one tweet, delivered six minutes after the Eagles announced the more famous Kelly was fired.
SPORTS
December 29, 2015 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
In Chip Kelly's first NFL game, the Eagles scored 33 points and displayed a system and personnel that helped make them an offensive juggernaut. They scored into the 30s seven more times that season. They also reached 30 nine times in 2014, albeit with the help of non-offensive touchdowns. In 15 games this year, it's happened only three times. The regression of the offense has been on display all year, and it was evident in the Eagles' 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins on Saturday.
SPORTS
December 28, 2015 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
It wasn't the cornerbacks' fault. There was plenty with which to take issue, looking at the Eagles' defensive effort in Saturday night's 38-24, playoff-hope-crushing loss to the Washington Redskins, but the main thing many observers worried about going into the game didn't happen. As was feared, Byron Maxwell, the Eagles' $63 million corner, couldn't play with a sprain in his SC joint, where the collarbone connects to the sternum. E.J. Biggers took Maxwell's place in the base defense, with Biggers moving inside in nickel and dime packages and Jaylen Watkins coming in on the outside.
SPORTS
December 28, 2015 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
Just as he was winning back the fans, DeMarco Murray's season of frustration was summed up in one botched pitch. One series after igniting the crowd by scoring his first touchdown since Nov. 8, Murray saw the ball and eventually the NFC East slip through his hands during Saturday's 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. That clinched the NFC East for the Redskins (8-7), while the Eagles (6-9) will have plenty of time to answer the many offseason questions.
SPORTS
December 28, 2015 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Hope vanished in Philadelphia on Saturday night when DeMarco Murray fumbled a pitch from Sam Bradford and watched the Washington Redskins return the turnover for a touchdown. It was a cruel and fitting way for the Eagles to accept playoff elimination. Two key pieces of Chip Kelly's offseason overhaul took part in a play that permanently swung momentum in a 38-24 loss to the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The loss ended any chance the Eagles had to make the postseason.
SPORTS
December 27, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
When the Eagles have the ball When the Eagles and Redskins met in Week 4, Sam Bradford threw for 270 yards and three touchdowns - and Bradford is playing better now than he was then. That should be an encouraging sign for the Eagles, who will have the opportunity to move the ball against Washington. The Redskins allow 240.2 passing yards per game, but the 7.7 yards per attempt is one of the worst averages in the league. Opposing quarterbacks have thrown for 26 touchdowns and only nine interceptions against Washington, plus 11 passes of 40-plus yards.
SPORTS
December 27, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
It would seem unfair to compare Nelson Agholor to his wide receiving predecessors with the Eagles. DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin were in their sixth years when they set career season-highs in Chip Kelly's offense. Agholor is only a rookie. But the Eagles have essentially made the comparison inevitable. They slotted Agholor into Jackson's and Maclin's old starting spot on the right and have often given their first-round pick the same number of snaps per game. Needless to say, he has fallen short.
SPORTS
December 24, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
ERIC ROWE said he felt "normal" Wednesday, the best news Eagles fans have gotten as their team faces a do-or-die game Saturday against NFC East rival Washington. Rowe, the rookie corner who has shown steady progress since previous starter Nolan Carroll went down with a broken fibula on Thanksgiving, was cleared by an independent neurologist Wednesday morning, then returned to NovaCare, where he was a full practice participant. The other starting corner, Byron Maxwell, did not practice Wednesday and is a longshot to play after suffering an SC joint sprain, where his collarbone attaches to his sternum, in last Sunday night's loss to Arizona.
SPORTS
December 24, 2015 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
eTHE NEWS that the Eagles had released DeSean Jackson might not have been on the same level as "Dewey Defeats Truman" or "Surrender is Unconditional," but it was still one of those where-were-you moments. At least, in local circles it was. For example, I was walking down Locust Street. A gentleman whom I did not know, and who did not know me, informed me of it as we passed each other. He was studying his phone with a blank stare and seemed to be in need of someone to hug. Anyway, that's my story.
SPORTS
December 24, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Staff Writer
The Eagles' postseason hopes last December were dashed when DeSean Jackson raced past defenders for 126 yards on a Week 16 Saturday night. The Washington Redskins wide receiver plagued the Eagles with a propensity for big plays that he often displayed in Philadelphia – and that the Eagles have had difficulty replacing since his unceremonious March 2014 ouster. One year later, the Eagles host the Washington Redskins under similar circumstances. If the Eagles lose to Washington, they'll be eliminated from postseason contention on a Saturday night in Week 16. How the Eagles defend Jackson will again play a big part in the result.
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