DeSean Jackson knows what it’s like to be bullied. The star wide receiver had to deal with it when he was a kid, and was smaller than others his age. Now, he’s doing what he can to help those who are going through some of the same things he did.
With the Eagles 6-5 and in first place in the NFC East heading into the bye week, Eagles fans will be keeping a close eye on the Cowboys at Giants game on Sunday.
The 94WIP Morning Show named their Winners and Weasels for the week of November 22nd, 2013.
The Eagles have found a quarterback they can feel good having on the field, the league’s leading rusher leads the offense and the defense has improved week by week. The Chip Kelly offense is coming along nicely, even if Nick Foles is not considered the ideal quarterback to lead it but Kelly has been silencing critics as he keeps the Eagles loose and ready to strike.
From joint press conferences, to encouraging words caught by NFL microphones after big plays, Vick has been the consummate professional and an exemplary teammate, and he deserves credit.
Nick Foles has been lights out for the Eagles this season. He’s got a 4-1 record, and thrown 16 touchdowns without an interception since taking over for Michael Vick, while leading the NFL in passer rating.
Donovan McNabb takes offense at Shawn Andrews’ bullying claims.
While many predicted the Eagles to finish the season with six wins or less, the Eagles already have that total through just 11 games. Chip Kelly has his team in 1st place in the NFC East with five games to play, as they head into their week 12 bye.
Eagles punter Donnie Jones has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of The Week.
Foles has always been a pretty smart passer and his instincts have always been admirable. This is what former head coach and quarterback guru Andy Reid saw in Foles and it is something Chip Kelly was very familiar with having coached against him in the Pac 12. Now, as Kelly’s offense starts to become more familiar with the Eagles, Foles is beginning to excel in it with smart decisions.
Michael Vick’s hamstring injury has prevented him from being available to play for the Eagles, but it’s also given head coach Chip Kelly a bit of an out in any “who is the starting quarterback” question. Very soon, that will not be the case, and Kelly says he’ll deal with it when the time comes.
Chip Kelly’s predecessor in Philadelphia, Andy Reid, established a great track record after a bye week. The bar is set high for Kelly, but how the bye week impacts a season and its momentum is not exactly a huge concern for the new Eagles head coach.
Chip Kelly spoke about the continuing maturation of Nick Foles, the coming bye week, the red-zone defense, his coaching staff and the development of the young defensive line at his day-after press conference after the Eagles won their third-straight game, 24-16, beating the Washington Redskins on Sunday.
In his first season in the NFL, Chip Kelly has the Eagles at 6-5 and in first place in the NFC East, something not many people expected. Kelly is starting to win over Philadelphia.
When the lead hit 24-0, an Eagles win seemed like it was a forgone conclusion. But much like the season opener against Washington, the Eagles offense stalled in the second half, and Robert Griffin III was engineering a bit of a comeback.