June 5, 2015 |
Before the Eagles traded for Sam Bradford in March, Chip Kelly turned to offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for information about the quarterback from the time they spent together in St. Louis. Shurmur was Bradford's offensive coordinator in 2010, when Bradford was offensive rookie of the year and almost led the Rams to the playoffs. Then Shurmur accepted the head coaching job in Cleveland, and Bradford went through two more offensive coordinators while dealing with injuries in three of the next four seasons.
March 16, 2015 |
Most evaluations of the Eagles' new quarterback come with a two-word caveat that seems attached to Sam Bradford's name: if healthy . The qualifier shows both the risk the Eagles absorbed in Tuesday's trade and the potential reward that could come their way. "When I put the question mark on him, that's it," said former Eagles quarterback Ron Jaworski, an ESPN analyst. "I don't question his talent, his ability, his cerebral ability to lead a football team and run an offense. But he's got to stay healthy.
March 10, 2015 |
The Eagles sat out of the pass rusher shopping spree last offseason, waiting until the first round of the draft to address the position with Marcus Smith. They knew that one year later, Trent Cole would be older and more expensive, and Brandon Graham would become a free agent. The Eagles are now at the one-year-later mark. They released Cole and have not re-signed Graham. The depth chart at right outside linebacker thinned, although Smith's unproductive rookie season leaves the Eagles searching for more help at the position.
January 22, 2015 |
FAIRHOPE, Ala. - Eagles coach Chip Kelly did not stop to talk to reporters after yesterday afternoon's South team practice at Fairhope High, but he did toss a few quips over his shoulder as he departed. Asked about his plans for filling the personnel-chief job the team announced when Kelly took control of that operation on Jan 2, Kelly said his immediate plan was "to go back to my hotel and take a shower. " Asked about a timeframe, Kelly said his shower should take about 5 minutes.
January 7, 2015
Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will interview for the Buffalo Bills head-coaching position, a source close to the situation said. Meanwhile, NFL.com reported yesterday that Detroit director of pro personnel Sheldon White is expected to interview for the Eagles job created by last week's reorganization, running personnel under coach Chip Kelly. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Eagles have asked to talk to Kansas City player personnel director Chris Ballard. Also, the Eagles signed 2014 practice squad inside linebacker Brandon Hepburn.
January 7, 2015 |
The Buffalo Bills requested permission Monday to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur for their head coaching vacancy, an NFL source said. Shurmur interviewed with the Raiders on Friday. Of the six head coaching openings - the 49ers, Bears, Falcons and New York Jets have the others - he now has been linked to two. Shurmur, 49, compiled a 9-23 record in two seasons (2011-12) as head coach of the Browns. He was fired after an ownership change. He started his NFL coaching career as an assistant with the Eagles and has spent the last two seasons as coordinator under coach Chip Kelly.
January 1, 2015 |
The Raiders requested and were granted permission to interview Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, according to an NFL source. A date for the meeting had yet to be set. Shurmur, 49, has spent the last two years as the Eagles coordinator, but coach Chip Kelly has called the plays. Shurmur was the head coach of the Cleveland Browns in 2011 and 2012. He compiled a 9-23 record before being fired by a new ownership group. From 1999 to 2008, Shurmur was an Eagles assistant, first as the tight ends coach and then in charge of quarterbacks.
December 11, 2014 |
JASON KELCE calls Riley Cooper a "good friend. " Kelce, the Eagles' center and most honest man in Philadelphia sports, yesterday endured this sequence of conversation: With the press, Riley Cooper can be eloquent and introspective and thoughtful. "Yeah. " And, sometimes, incredibly rude and dismissive and insulting. "Yeah. " That can be an indication of a maturity level, and of personality. "Yeah. " Have you seen him change? "Through my 4 years here with Riley, he's definitely matured a great deal.
November 28, 2014 |
Those hoping that St. Nick will arrive in late December may be disappointed. No, not that guy. Nick Foles hasn't yet been scheduled for a follow-up exam on his broken collarbone, although it is likely to happen next week, and the original prognosis that he would be out for six to eight weeks could be an optimistic one, according to sources close to the situation. His left clavicle has to be "more than" healed because of the type of fracture Foles suffered on Nov. 2 against the Texans, one source said.
November 13, 2014 |
There is no longer a mystery about how Mark Sanchez will function as the Eagles' starting quarterback. He threw for 332 yards and two touchdowns without a turnover Monday in a 45-21 rout of the Carolina Panthers. He can improve his efficiency, and the Eagles must do better on third-down conversions, but Sanchez appears to be a quick study in coach Chip Kelly's offense. Now that opposing coordinators have seen him in the system, Sanchez expects defensive looks to evolve, beginning Sunday against the Green Bay Packers.