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When Carson Wentz was drafted #2 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles, there was little to question about his physical attributes and skillset. It seems the biggest question was whether he could transition from FCS to the NFL, adjust to the speed of the game and eventually handle the mental adjustments... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2016 at The Chip Wagon
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Well that was fun, huh? I must admit, I didn't think Carson Wentz's debut was going to be as bad as many of the national media were suggesting, but I wasn't expecting anything like that. Carson Wentz had a terrific debut on Sunday showing amazing poise and confidence throughout the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 12, 2016 at The Chip Wagon
Yes, I am fully aware that if I am going to add new posts in the 2016 season that the blog needs to undertake a name and branding change. Truth is, I am not sure how much I'll be able to commit to any regular positing but follow me on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at The Chip Wagon
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I apologize for what was a very quiet 2015 NFL season at the Chipwagon this past year. There are a couple reasons for that. 1) I started a new job in September and it has been pretty demanding of my time and balancing that with the family life didn't leave... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at The Chip Wagon
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For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Eagles playoff hopes rest on the shoulders of Mark Sanchez. While it is unclear how many games Sam Bradford is going to miss, at 4-5, the Eagles have left themselves with such a low margin for error that the game this weekend against... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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First and foremost, big apologies for the complete lack of posting in the last month. I started a new gig in September and the ramp up has kept me pretty engaged. However, quite frankly the last couple of games before the bye really left very little to get excited about... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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In my last post, I talked about the Eagles improvements in the running game vs. the Saints being a mix of better execution from the personnel and better game-planning from the coaches. I think its fair to say that the same can be said for the passing game last Sunday.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Sorry for the lack of posting the last 2 weeks. Hectic few weeks at work that kept me from posting anything. After 4 very tough weeks where the Eagles struggled to find a rhythm and get the running game going Sunday against the Saints was a breath of fresh air.... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Needless to say, the Eagles really needed to get the ground game working if we were to expect to see any improvements on the offensive side of the ball. Fortunately, we saw that on Sunday against a tough New York Jets front. Fran Duffy over at Philadelphiaeagles.com did a great... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Sunday was one of the more fun games to watch speaking exclusively from the defensive side of the ball. Heading into the game last week, all the talk was about the Jets dominant defense. That is a very good unit, but it was the Eagles unit that really shined on... Continue reading
Posted Sep 29, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Let me first start by saying that it's great to get the first win. Especially combined with a Cowboys loss. The defensive play was very encouraging and Darren Sproles gave us another instant classic on STs. All I can say is thank the Pope that the defense and STs unit... Continue reading
Posted Sep 28, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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For the past two weeks, most of this blog's content has been focused on the poor execution of the offensive personnel. This jives with most of what everyone else is saying. The other popular narrative is that Chip's magical innovations have worn off and the entire NFL has caught up.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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It is clear that I have no read on the Eagles at this time. The past two weeks I couldn't have been more wrong. I'm declaring a time out from my hopeless prognostications until my self-inflicted wounds heal and I think I have a clue about what happens going forward.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Yesterday I broke down just how bad the Eagles ground game was on Sunday. Problems amongst almost every member of the offensive line. Still, it isn’t the first time an NFL team has had to overcome a poor ground game performance. Unfortunately, the Eagles passing offense might be even worse... Continue reading
Posted Sep 22, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Another week, another unexpected disappointment from the Eagles offense. I did not expect that. It was certainly one of the poorest offensive performances I've seen from an Eagles offense in a long, long time. Very little encouragement to take out of this one. We all know Chip Kelly's Eagles as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 21, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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This post comes from David Wieck: It seems awfully early for Dallas week. I don't have that slow-building feeling of antipathy that percolates for a couple of months, builds through a Cowboy arrest or two, escalates with another Jerrah face-lift, and finally bursts into seething hostility when the game rolls... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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The Eagles didn't have as much success on the ground as most of us expected heading into the season opener last week. That said, it seems the majority of the narrative has been that they simply didn't try to establish a running game, or that the Falcons didn't do anything... Continue reading
Posted Sep 18, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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After the Monday night debut there has been some discussion about the Eagles gameplan and how they chose to attack the Falcons defense. Heading into the game we knew this was going to be a Cover 3 defense and we talked about a variety of ways the Eagles would attack... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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After all the preseason chatter and the crazy hype that ensued after Bradford's preseason performance against the Packers we got our first "real" glimpse at the Sam Bradford-led Philadelphia Eagles. As always, I'm looking forward to seeing the All-22 before making any bold conclusions. Bradford seemed to settle for the... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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So that was not the start we were all hoping for. Frustrating first half. The Eagles couldn't get anything going. I don't have a problem with the Eagles gameplan. Clearly they liked their matchup in the passing game but Bradford was rusty to start and the Eagles were unable to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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Looking ahead to the season opener, Greg Cosell did a great job on PE.com breaking down Dan Quinn's Cover 3 defense. He showed ways in which offenses approach Cover 3 and how to beat it. Specifically he focused on 4 verticals. I wanted to go back to when the Eagles... Continue reading
Posted Sep 14, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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The Atlanta Falcons are starting over with a new coaching staff - Head Coach Dan Quinn, coming over from Seattle, Offensive Coordinator Kyle Shanahan, a bust at Cleveland and Washington, and Defensive Coordinator Richard Smith, a long-time NFL assistant. They are not particularly talented, which is why Mike Smith got... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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This article is a free sample from the 2015 Eagles Almanac. Eagles Almanac 2015 is the fourth annual preview emagazine self-published by your favorite writers and bloggers, bringing more than 120 pages of ad-free analysis, interviews, essays, scouting, statistics and more. Purchase your copy available as a PDF download or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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The 4th and final preseason game is kinda like those recap shows network TV does on popular TV series instead of airing a new episode. You might have it on in the background, but you are not going to pay much attention to it. For some of the fringe players,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2015 at The Chip Wagon
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This article is a free sample from the 2015 Eagles Almanac. Eagles Almanac 2015 is the fourth annual preview emagazine self-published by your favorite writers and bloggers, bringing more than 120 pages of ad-free analysis, interviews, essays, scouting, statistics and more. Purchase your copy available as a PDF download or... Continue reading
Posted Sep 3, 2015 at The Chip Wagon