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Is Chip Kelly the Right Hire in San Francisco?

Chip Kelly San Francisco

It was just last year that the San Francisco 49ers were in the headlines because of a coaching move — as the team cut its ties with Jim Harbaugh, who had led the 49ers deep into the playoffs, including a berth in a Super Bowl, a moment that had rattled the lines of most online betting sites. Jim Harbaugh had developed a sour relationship with Jed York and the rest of the front office, so the Niners brought in the absolutely underwhelming Jim Tomsula, a defensive line who would be a good company man but would be an absolute disaster in leading the team.

Now the 49ers are making another big move, bringing in Chip Kelly, whom the Philadelphia Eagles just fired. So in the space of about twelve months, the team has gotten rid of one offensive genius with an abrasive personality and brought in another one to save the team’s fortunes. Is this the right move?

Well, that answer depends on a couple of things. If Kelly can resurrect the fortunes of Colin Kaepernick, who went from guiding the Nevada Wolfpack in college to a Super Bowl after dislodging Alex Smith from the San Francisco quarterback position to sitting on the bench behind Blaine Gabbert, of all people, then he will be a success. He will also have to learn from the things that motivated the Eagles to send him packing — without having gone through much time to consider what happened in his tenure there.

Glenn Frey Dies at the Age of 67

Singer Glen FreyGlenn Frye, the Legendary singer,  co-founder and guitarist for the Eagles has passed away.

The cause of death was the result of a combination of  health complications.

Frey had been battling acute ulcerative colitis for months and had undergone surgery in November.  That coupled with rheumatoid arthritis and pneumonia were all contributing factors in his death.

According to TMZ.com in the last few days his condition took a turn for the worse. He died in New York City at the age of 67.

Riley Cooper Screwed up Big Time

Riley Cooper has a huge black cloud hovering over his head and based on what sources are saying…it could linger for days to come.

Cooper, an NFL wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles played college football and college baseball for the University of Florida.  He was picked up by the Eagles in the fifth round of the 2010 NFL Draft.

Riley Cooper Eagles

The controversy began in July 2013 when a video surfaced of him being denied backstage access at a Kenny Chesney concert.  In the video Cooper used the word “n-word” to refer to the backstage bouncers.

Cooper has since  made a public apology and was fined an undisclosed amount by the Philadelphia Eagles.

The reaction from his teammates, the Eagles franchise  and media personalities is best described as “hurtful.”  Cooper has been ordered to seek counseling and is currently been excused from team activities.

A rep for the Eagles was blunt and to the point: “Riley Cooper will be seeking counseling and we have excused him from all team activities.”

The rep says Riley needs to understand how his racist threats — to fight every n***er at the Kenny Chesney concert — are hurtful.

The team is hedging over whether Cooper will be welcome back.

 Riley Coopers professional career with the Philadelphia Eagles:

Cooper was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2010 NFL Draft. He was signed to a four-year contract on July 13, 2010.

Cooper caught his first NFL touchdown in a game against the Tennessee Titans on October 24, 2010.

He ended his first season with 7 receptions for 116 yards and 1 TD.

He scored his second touchdown of his career vs. New York Giants in week 10 of the 2011 NFL season on a 8-yard completion from Vince Young.

He broke his collarbone on July 28, 2012 and missed time,  but did return mid-season and made a one-handed catch for a touchdown against the Dallas Cowboys. He scored again in the second meeting in the season versus the Cowboys, and it was again a one-handed catch.

Team reacts with mixed emotions:

Quarterback Michael Vick expressed forgiveness of Cooper on Wednesday.

Cornerback Cary Williams said Thursday that slur “puts a damper to my spirits to what type of person (Cooper) is. I’m more cautious now to approach him.”

Tailback LeSean McCoy accepted Cooper’s apology, but hedged: “Ican’t really respect somebody like that.”

Riley Cooper’s sister Lindsey Cooper:  Soccer Player at the University of Florida Photos and Information Next Page

Aaron Hernandez Claims he’s Innocent

Former Tennessee Quarterback Erik Ainge DUI Arrest

DeSean Jackson Pulled Over On His Way to Charity Event

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson’s morning got off to a bad start.  At around 9:00 AM, Jackson was in route to  his own charity event when he was pulled over by authorities.

The event was a charitable event for the  “DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer”  and was being held at the Triumph Baptist Church in Philadelphia.

Desean and his mother Gayle founded to organizational in 2009 after he lost his father, Bill Jackson,  to Pancreatic Cancer.

DeSean Jackson To Host Charity Gala

The charity organization is to raise awareness about Pancreatic Cancer, the fourth-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.

It also supports research under the direction of Dr. Craig Thompson at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania and the work of Penn Hospice at Rittenhouse, where DeSean’s father received compassionate care.

According to sources…the state trooper who pulled over the NFL star because the windows on his car were tinted and the trooper suspected that Jackson was driving drunk…This was not the case at all.

Jackson was ask to take a field sobriety test…he was cooperative and passed the test with “flying colors.”

A witness, reported that the trooper was very rude to Jackson…yelling at him the entire time.  According to the witness…Jackson was very polite, followed instructions and never gave the officer an attitude.

Attempts to contact the Pennsylvania State Police for comment, has been unsucessful….The will not return calls.

DeSean feels he was targeted for no reason.

DeSean, whose full name is DeSean William Jackson was December 1, 1986. He played college football at  the University of California, Berkeley.

He was drafted by the Eagles in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

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DeSean Jackson Injury

Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a concussion and Falcons cornerback Dunta Robinson injured his head in a second-quarter helmet-to-helmet collision. Jackson was hit while attempting to catch a pass from quarterback Kevin Kolb. Robinson lunged forward with his head and delivered a helmet-to-helmet collision, which resulted in a 15-yard penalty.

Patriots Win Over the Falcons

SCORE: Patriots 26, Falcons 10 Associated Press — The New England Patriots finally got their offense rolling with a balanced attack as Tom Brady threw for 277 yards and Fred Taylor ran for 105 in a 26-10 win over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday. Injury update Eagles: Brian Westbrook out, DeSean Jackson will play.

Posted By:  Behindy

Philadelphia Eagles Lehigh Camp

It’s an exciting day for the NFL…

Training camp for the Philadelphia Eagles will begin on Wednesday the 27th of July.  Activities for the team will begin just one day prior.

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On Tuesday the Eagles can begin  signing non veteran Free agents and draft picks as well as begin the trades process.  Veteran free agents can begin signing on the 29th of July.  Also they will not begin practicing until August 4th when the new league year officially begins.

Sources expect the Lehigh camp is expected to be somewhat chaotic….however the fans and community are excited and glad that the 41/2 month lockout has finally come to and end.

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