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Tough Questions Facing Kelly, Eagles

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STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - James Franklin failed to reach his first attendance quota as Penn State's head football coach, but he came close. He wanted more than 80,000 to attend the Nitt...(full article)

LeSean McCoy says he never saw DeSean Jackson curse at Chip Kelly, and McCoy indicated that there is no reason for Eagles players to be happy Jackson is gone to the Washington Reds...(full article)

The thought at the time was that the Eagles did not want to be in a position where they had to draft a safety early. They had drafted for need, disastrously, near the end of Andy R...(full article)

It's my belief Chip Kelly and the Philadelphia Eagles wanted to trade DeSean Jackson because the diminutive receiver is -- and always has been -- a massive headache for a coaching ...(full article)

Nathaniel Hawthorne once wrote, “Families are always rising and falling in America.” The same can be said about professional football franchises in the NFL. Every year we wit...(full article)

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