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Ed Benkin Ed Benkin
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by Ed Benkin

PHILDELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles went through their second day of mini-camp, and the fast-pace has been the theme for all of the players.

The speed is particularly noticeable on the offensive side of the ball, where the players continue to absorb Chip Kelly’s quick-read attack.  Quarterback Michael Vick is already settling into the new system.

“This offense is very dynamic,” said Vick.  “It’s up tempo and fast-paced.  It’s something like I’ve never seen before.”

Vick is expected to battle Nick Foles for the starting quarterback job throughout the off-season.  Vick has gone into previous seasons as the undisputed starter, but says he’s unfazed by talk of battling for the starting job this year.

“We’re all playing for jobs each and every day,” Vick said.  “I think if you’re the starting quarterback and are 3-1 but go out and throw four interceptions and lose the game, you are going to have the opportunity of being pulled.  Nothing is set in stone.”

The Eagles will wrap up their mini-camp on Thursday.  Players such as Brent Celek are excited about what lies ahead with Chip Kelly, but Celek admits it’s strange not having Andy Reid roaming the sidelines.

“It’s different,” said Celek.  “You’re so used to Coach Reid for so long.  Even growing up, I saw Coach Reid as a figure of Philadelphia.  But things change, and I love what Coach Kelly has brought here so far.”

The Eagles have more workouts scheduled next month.


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