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September 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The NFL's determination that Washington defensive lineman Chris Baker's hit on Nick Foles was legal left the Eagles confused on Wednesday. "I'm still under the impression you can't blindside a player, whether it's a quarterback or not a quarterback going back toward your own sideline," coach Chip Kelly said. "So I'll touch base with the league officials before we play again. That's news to me that that's a legal hit. " Former Eagles defensive back Troy Vincent, the NFL's vice president of football operations, explained on his Twitter account that a quarterback cannot be blocked at the head/neck area after change of possession, and that the contact on Sunday was not with the head or neck.
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September 26, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT COMES DOWN to this: To embrace the NFL's ruling that Washington's Chris Baker "did nothing wrong" in his blindside flattening of Nick Foles on Sunday, you have to embrace the idea that Foles was trying to tackle Bashaud Breeland when Baker hit him. That was the stance taken by NFL executive vice president of football operations Troy Vincent, in one of a trio of tweets aimed at explaining his rationale yesterday afternoon. On Tuesday, Vincent told the Washington Post that Baker should not have been penalized for the hit that started a brawl and led to the ejections of Baker and Eagles tackle Jason Peters.
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September 25, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
AS THE Eagles' left tackle, Jason Peters is charged with protecting Nick Foles' blind side. It's a task that the six-time Pro Bowler and two-time first-team All Pro usually performs better than any other left tackle in the business. But sometimes, stuff happens. Stuff happened Sunday with 10:07 left in the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 37-34 win over the Redskins. It started with that errant pass by Foles that sailed over the head of tight end Brent Celek and into the arms of Redskins rookie cornerback Bashaud Breeland.
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September 25, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Jason Peters slipped on sweatpants and a tarpaulin-size green T-shirt Tuesday, then turned to face the group of reporters who had gathered at his locker. Next to him, DeMeco Ryans had dressed and was stepping away from the scrum, making for the door, as he said to Peters, "Got to answer the question, buddy. " Peters did. He'll forever be a folk hero around here for what he did Sunday, for seeing Washington nose tackle Chris Baker flatten Nick Foles with a gratuitous blindside hit to the ribs and for reacting as he did: chugging 10 yards to Baker and sending a right hand toward his head.
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September 24, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles center Jason Kelce needs surgery for a sports hernia, coach Chip Kelly confirmed on Monday. Although Kelly did not offer a timetable for Kelce's return, the injury typically keeps a player out up to two months. Kelce left Sunday's 37-34 win over Washington in the third quarter. "I don't have a level of concern," Kelly said. "Just tell us who we've got that is available to play, and let's go play. " Backup center David Molk will likely start in Kelce's place, although Kelly did not have concrete plans on Monday.
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September 23, 2014
THIS DEFIES BELIEF. Eagles players keep reciting a tiresome refrain about "Next Man Up," and, given the militaristic nature of the NFL, distilling remarkable feats into a nonsensical chant follows the logic of the league. Wade Smith, however, has not been in green long enough to be completely brainwashed. In his 12th NFL season, Smith realizes what the Eagles have done in the first 3 weeks is amazing. In the first three games of the season, they have played nine offensive linemen, and played them extensively.
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September 23, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
One of Chip Kelly's favorite sayings is that he wants his players to play with emotion, but not let emotion play with them. He'll probably be reminding Jason Peters of that pretty soon. "I'm sure I'll talk to him tomorrow and face the consequences then," Peters said. The left tackle was ejected in the fourth quarter Sunday when he retaliated against Washington nose tackle Chris Baker for a block that blindsided quarterback Nick Foles as the teams reacted to an apparent interception.
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September 23, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Kelce left in the third quarter of the Eagles' 37-34 win over the Washington Redskins with an abdominal injury. Jason Peters was ejected in the fourth quarter because of his involvement in a fight. An offensive line that was already decimated lost perhaps its two most valuable pieces. The Eagles scored their final 10 points behind a line with just one of its expected original starters, and all five players playing different positions. "Everybody understands going in . . . you're not going to be at full strength, so can you endure?"
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September 23, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nick Foles sprawled on the turf with ribs aching after a hit he never saw coming. Jason Peters picked a fight with the instigator, and defending his quarterback turned into a multiplayer melee on the Washington Redskins sideline that resulted in two ejections. The game was tied in the fourth quarter, and the commotion became widespread. No one knew who would have the ball, or who would play quarterback for the Eagles, or whether the star left tackle would stay in the game. During a Sunday afternoon that already featured the drama of DeSean Jackson's return to Philadelphia, the intensity of the Eagles' 37-34 win over Washington was unlike any other game that some Eagles had ever experienced.
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September 23, 2014
NICK FOLES has been called a lot of things by a lot of people in the last year or so: cool, accurate, smart, franchise; lucky, fad, product of a system, flash in the pan. The descriptions shift with the winds, and the final scores. There is little upon which everyone can agree. Except now, maybe, this: tough. It is an essential quality for success as an NFL quarterback. There is no faking it, either. The rules and the officials do everything they can to protect you and you still get leveled by human missiles on a regular basis.
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