CHIP KELLY’S DAY AFTER PRESS CONFERENCE: COACH TALKS ABOUT LOSS TO 49ERS, LANE JOHNSON’S RETURN

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Eagles coach Chip Kelly addresses the media the morning after the loss to the 49ers. Photo by Andy Lewis/contrastphotography.com

After the Eagles loss to the 49ers and wins by both the New York Giants (2-2) and Dallas Cowboys (3-1), the Birds (3-1) are in a fight for the NFC East title.


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LARRY DONNELL LOOKS LIKE THE GIANTS ANSWER AT TIGHT END

Michael Eisen
Larry Donnell scored the Giants’ first three touchdowns in their 45-14 dismantling of the Washington Redskins in FedEx Field.

The Giants’ consistent and unwavering response was, “we have good tight ends on the roster.” To which all of those skeptics replied, “seriously?”
Yes, seriously. The position that seemingly had more questions than any other has become a team strength four games into the season. Eli Manning has thrown nine touchdown passes this season. Seven of them have been to tight ends.


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SPROLES BREAKING HEARTS OF OPPONENTS AND IN BIG EASY

Brian Baldinger
Brian Baldinger - " There is nothing on the football field that Sproles cannot do." Photo by Andy Lewis/contrastphotogrpahy.com

Darren Sproles and Chip Kelly were made to dance with one another. It was a shock that on March 13th of this year the Eagles flipped a measly 5th round pick to the Saints to make that partnership a reality. It sent shock waves throughout the league. The league and its coaches and its fans had seen enough of Chip in his inaugural year to know that this was going to be a prosperous partnership.


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IOANNIDIS, DEFENSE IS BIG REASON FOR TEMPLE’S 3-1 START

Al Thompson
Matt Ioannidis wears No. 9 as a defensive tackle. Players wearing Nos. 1-9 were voted by teammates as the toughest on the team. Photo by Mike Corsey

Temple is off to an impressive 3-1 start, its lone loss was to a good Navy squad. While P.J. Walker has been solid at quarterback, it is the Owls defense, with players like Matt Ioannidis, that have been the difference.


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TOP TRAINER ANDREW HURST OFFERS ADVISE TO FOOTBALL BIGS ON HEALTHY WAYS TO KEEP WEIGHT ON

Andrew Hurst
Andrew Hurst

Speed and quickness cannot be taught, but size can. But even if a player bulk up for a “size” position during the off-season, mass can certainly be deleted with all the in-season training and stress of game playing. A player in high school trying to maintain 270 pounds requires about 4000 to 5000 calories per day, when training.


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VILLANOVA TOASTS PENN 41-7

Rock Hoffman
John Robertson had four touchdown passes against Penn.

Earlier this week, Derek Jeter may have had a fairytale ending in his final game at Yankee Stadium but not every final time in sports can follow the script. Saturday at venerable Franklin Field on a day that was more summer than fall, Al Bagnoli – in his final season as Penn head coach – […]


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BIG BLUE BLOWS OUT REDSKINS 45-14

Michael Eisen
Eli Manning

Early in the fourth quarter, it appeared FedEx Field had been evacuated, so empty were its burgundy and yellow seats. The few remaining fans were no longer singing “Hail to the Redskins,” the stadium’s chant of choice having been replaced with “Let’s go Giants!”


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EAGLES DEPTH ON OFFENSIVE LINE COMES UP BIG IN WIN OVER REDSKINS

Al Thompson
Despite using four substitutes, the Eagles offensive line including reserve Andrew Gardner (66) and starter Todd Herremans (79) did not give up a sack against Pro Bowl linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) and the Redskins defense. Photo by Jeff Burke/contrastphotography.com

Watching the Eagles offensive line perform during the preseason, it became obvious that the Birds had depth at a position that was one of the biggest strengths during the 2013 season that produced a 10-6 record and an NFC East title for rookie head coach Chip Kelly.
No one though could have imagined that depth would be tested to the level it has been during this young season.


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BIG BLUE OFFENSIVE LINEMEN GET READY FOR HOUSTON’S J.J. WATT

Michael Eisen
J.J. Watt comes to the Meadowlands, arriving in ill humor.

A committee of Giants is preparing to confront the one man who might well be the NFL’s best defensive player.

J.J. Watt will bring his unique blend of energy, versatility and production to MetLife Stadium Sunday when they 2-0 Houston Texans visit the Giants. Now early in his fourth season, the 6-5, 289-pound defensive end is a force unlike any other in the league. If the Giants are going to run their offense efficiently, they will almost certainly have to minimize the Watt-created mayhem.


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KERRIGAN, REDSKINS DEFENSE WILL MORE THAN TEST EAGLES POTENT OFFENSE THIS SUNDAY

Al Thompson
Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan (91) has played well against the Eagles since entering the NFL in 2011 out of Purdue. Photo by Contrastphotography.com

The expectations of the Birds offense are very high and when you see the three receivers who played in the Eagles exciting come-from-behind 30-27 win over the Indianapolis Colts were targeted 18 times and caught just six passes, the questions are going to be asked.


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