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Chip Kelly say it was “really tough” to leave Oregon

Chip Kelly say it was “really tough” to leave Oregon

On Thursday, Chip Kelly formally will be introduced as the new coach of the Eagles.  When he arrived in Philadelphia on Wednesday night, he spoke briefly with reporters regarding his decision to leave Oregon. “It was really tough,” Kelly said, via Ti
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  • Raheem Morris will interview for Browns defensive coordinator p…

    Raheem Morris will interview for Browns defensive coordinator position

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The Browns have a new head coach.  They soon may have a new defensive coordinator. Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports that Redskins defensive backs coach Raheem Morris will interview for the job on Friday. Morris previously served as head coach …
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  • VOTE: Top Redskins Performance of 2012

    VOTE: Top Redskins Performance of 2012

    redskins.com Jan 16, 2013
    What did you think was the Redskins’ best individual game performance this year? -There was QB Robert Griffin III’s Thanksgiving Day homecoming. -There was RB Alfred Morris’s NFC East-clinching 200 yard, three touchdown game vs. America’s least fa
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  • Could Eagles run a 3-4 defense?

    Could Eagles run a 3-4 defense?

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer has a lot of good background information on the Philadelphia Eagles' hiring of Chip Kelly as their new head coach, including this: Kelly favors an aggressive, attacking-style defense and will likely change the Ea…
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  • Two key questions for Jeffrey Lurie on Thursday

    Two key questions for Jeffrey Lurie on Thursday

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    When the Eagles officially introduce coach Chip Kelly on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. ET, there will be plenty of questions for owner Jeffrey Lurie. Two critical questions need to be asked.  One is obvious, the other isn’t. First, Lurie should be (and will be
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  • A Change Is Gonna Come

    A Change Is Gonna Come

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    It's a division built on tradition. Until now. Chip Kelly may or may not bring his exact offense to the NFL, Don Banks writes, but the NFC East's world is still about to be altered.
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  • If Chip Kelly had declined again, Gus Bradley was the Eagles’ c…

    If Chip Kelly had declined again, Gus Bradley was the Eagles’ choice

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The timeline regarding the recruitment and hire of Oregon coach Chip Kelly by the Eagles creates the impression that Tuesday’s interview with Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley went sufficiently poorly to prompt the Eagles to go all in for Kelly
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  • Chip Kelly hire could create dilemma for Vick, Eagles

    Chip Kelly hire could create dilemma for Vick, Eagles

    The Eagles owe quarterback Mike Vick a base salary of $15.5 million in 2013.  Vick privately has made it clear that he won’t be reducing his pay in order to stick around. But a source with knowledge of Vick’s thinking previously suggested that he wil
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  • Whisenhunt may be headed to Denver as offensive coordinator

    Whisenhunt may be headed to Denver as offensive coordinator

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    With the Eagles job taken and the Jaguars showing no apparent interest in hiring him and the Cardinals highly unlikely to re-hire him, former Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt appears to be out of head-coaching options. And so, according to Les Bowen of the …
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  • Cowboys allow Joe DeCamillis to take Bears assistant job

    Cowboys allow Joe DeCamillis to take Bears assistant job

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    Cowboys special teams coach Joe DeCamillis didn’t get the Bears head coaching job he interviewed for, but he’s going to work for them anyway. According to Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys allowed DeCamillis to make what amounts to a lateral
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  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling …

    Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will look on from afar this year

    CNNSI.com Jan 16, 2013
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''
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  • A Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft!

    A Mel Kiper Jr. mock draft!

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Sorry for the delay in posting this morning. Two-hour delayed school opening, shoveling and an epic snowball battle with two young men whose aggressiveness outpaces their size. Lots going on here, and that doesn't even count monitoring the travel itiner…
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  • Uncertainty still looms over Jason Garrett in Dallas

    Uncertainty still looms over Jason Garrett in Dallas

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    The news that Cowboys tight ends coach John Garrett has applied for the head-coaching job at Delaware meshes with a weekend report from ESPN’s Chris Mortensen that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is pushing coach Jason Garrett to give up play-calling duties a
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  • Seahawks coordinators Darrell Bevell, Gus Bradley are candidate…

    Seahawks coordinators Darrell Bevell, Gus Bradley are candidates for three remaining head coaching vacancies

    yahoo.com Jan 16, 2013
    Now that the Chicago Bears have hired Marc Trestman to be their head coach, three head coaching positions remain. The Arizona Cardinals and Philadelphia Eagles are in their third week without a head coach, while the Jacksonville Jaguars are in the secon…
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  • Bears go outside the box with Trestman

    Bears go outside the box with Trestman

    profootballtalk.com Jan 16, 2013
    In the end, Jimmy Johnson was right. The former Cowboys and Dolphins coach said Friday that Montreal Alouettes coach Marc Trestman would become the next head coach of the Bears and, five days later, that’s precisely what Trestman is. And so the Bears ar
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  • Breakfast links: Eli Manning to the Pro Bowl

    Breakfast links: Eli Manning to the Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com Jan 16, 2013
    Washington Redskins The Redskins' interior offensive line situation looks like a team strength heading into 2013. The one issue is free-agent left guard Kory Lichtensteiger, who may not fit given the salary cap issues, but the Redskins believe they have…
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  • Video - NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running Quarterback 02:08

    NFL32OT: How To Stop A Running Quarterback

    Jan 16
    Episode 250: Mark Schlereth breaks down how the Falcons should stop Colin Kaepernick. The NFL32 crew discuss if new Eagles head coach Chip Kelly's offense will work in the NFL.
  • Video - Chip Kelly arrives in Philly 01:22

    Chip Kelly arrives in Philly

    Jan 16
    Chip Kelly arrives in Philadelphia and discusses the tough decision he made to leave Oregon, as well as his excitement in becoming the Eagles' new head coach.
  • Video - Chip Kelly arrives in Philly 01:22

    Chip Kelly arrives in Philly

    Jan 16
    Chip Kelly arrives in Philadelphia and discusses the tough decision he made to leave Oregon, as well as his excitement in becoming the Eagles' new head coach.
  • Video - Can Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly adjust to NFL game? 01:07

    Can Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly adjust to NFL game?

    Jan 16
    Charles Davis joins "NFL Total Access" to discuss whether or not new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly can adjust his style to be successful in the NFL.

Sports Columnists

  • Don Banks: Kelly's move from Pacific Northwest will shake up traditional E…

    Jan 16
    I know the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly to build a complete program and his task is to do more than fix an offense that has lost its way. But I still think nobody had a worse day Wednesday than Jim Haslett, Perry Fewell and Monte Kiffin, the thr…
  • Don Banks: Hero of last year's AFC Championship Game, Sterling Moore will …

    Jan 16
    Sterling Moore doesn't know yet if he'll watch the game at home in Dallas, or meet up with a couple teammates and head for "a Buffalo Wild Wings or something like that.''
  • Jim Trotter: Remarkably resilient Gore getting better with age in San Fran…

    Jan 16
    SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- For obvious reasons, we spent much of the season marveling at the freakish recuperative powers of Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, who made a serious run at the single-season rushing record despite being less than a year remo…