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Josh Gordon’s Potential Return To The NFL

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(photo courtesy of David Welker/Getty Images)

Josh Gordon had an excellent season in 2013. In his second season, the exciting wide receiver had 87 receptions for 1,646 yards and 9 touchdowns in 14 games. It seemed like he was on his way. But then the 2014 season happened. Gordon was originally suspended for the entire 2014 season for violating the NFL’s drug policy again. But as a result of a revised drug testing and punishment policy between the NFL and the NFL Players’ Association, his suspension was reduced to ten games. He only played in five games (suspended for the last game by the team that season) and had 24 receptions for 303 yards and no touchdowns. Gordon was lucky to not be suspended for the entire season that year and it was apparent he had a drug issue. His margin for error was getting smaller and smaller as he would more than likely not get a reprieve from a one-year suspension the next time he got in trouble. Well, he reportedly misunderstood the policy on drugs and alcohol and failed another test. His misunderstanding landed him at least a one year suspension. That year is just about up and Gordon has recently applied for reinstatement. Assuming he has met all the criteria, he could be back in the NFL next season. Whether he is with the Browns or not is not known, but the idea of him being back in the NFL is something that many would not have seen coming.

The talented wide receiver was coming on strong in the time he was on the field. And with him on the team, he gave the Cleveland Browns some excitement at the wide receiver position. But along with the excitement, he also was someone that grew into an undependable person. Gordon knew the drug policy was there. And when he stepped into the NFL, he knew that he would probably be in it. But instead of trying to take it seriously, it seemed like he thought it was a game. And because of that, he missed 28 of potentially 64 games due to suspensions. Sometimes when you saw his words in regards to the incidents, you thought he had learned his lesson and realized the opportunity he had. But instead of that, he reverted right back to the guy that just did not get it. And because of that, he is someone that is hard to trust off the field. For as much as he does on the field, he can negate it all by not making smart decisions. With him looking to be reinstated, the Browns will have to make the decision whether he will be in their plans or not. But more importantly, they have to figure out if they are willing to give him another opportunity. In addition to building a team up and the fate of Johnny Manziel, new Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has the issue of Gordon to potentially deal with should he be reinstated. And that will definitely be something he will have to think long and hard about because Cleveland needs receivers bad but the risk factor is high for Gordon.

If Gordon is in the right frame of mind and ready to go to work, then he can be a force on the field. The things he can do with his 6’3”, 225 pound frame are great to watch on the field. It will be interesting to see if someone is willing to make a trade for him to add him to their team. After all, Gordon is still on his rookie deal and would not cost much money at all to anyone that wants him. The risk is high in terms of him being able to stay clean and be on the field. But the reward is something that could be great for him. There are a few teams that should potentially take a look at him should he become reinstated. One team that usually takes risks on players is the Cincinnati Bengals. Of course this past season they lost control at the wrong time, but Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis has taken player after player that had trouble in the past and made them a contributing member of their team. With Gordon there, that would give the Bengals another weapon and probably the most skilled wide receiver AJ Green has played with in the NFL. Of course that is assuming that Cleveland wants to get rid of him that bad. After all, Gordon is in the same division as the Bengals and he would more than likely have to be released for that to happen. Another team that could take a crack at him would be the Chicago Bears. They could potentially lose Alshon Jeffrey this offseason if someone wants to pay him more than the Bears want to offer. And with that need potentially being there, the Bears may be willing to take a risk on bringing him in and pairing him with young wide receiver Kevin White. There are some other options out there (Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys come to mind) that could potentially take a look at Gordon. It all depends on who wants to take the risk.

Gordon is seeking another opportunity in the NFL and that could potentially come pretty soon. If it does, there the ball will clearly be in Cleveland’s court. If they want him and want to try to make it work, then he will be in Cleveland. If they want to trade him, then that will be difficult to do, but not the hardest thing to do. But in the end, this all depends on Gordon and if he is willing to do what it takes to get back on the field and play again. He is still young and has plenty of years to play in the NFL. He just has to decide how bad he wants to get back on the field or if he even wants to get back on the field. We shall see how this reinstatement process goes with him and what further developments happen.

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Hue Jackson Takes Over In Cleveland

(photo courtesy of the Associated Press)

(photo courtesy of the Associated Press)

Hue Jackson had a bevy of options to become a head coach this offseason. As soon as the Cincinnati Bengals’ season was over, the interviews started. Up first was the San Francisco 49ers and next were the Cleveland Browns. The Giants were trying to get in on him too as he was one of the hottest commodities out there to be a head coach. But the choice began to get clearer when the second interview was set for Hue with the Cleveland Browns. The Giants, although they tried hard, were not even granted an interview with Jackson in favor of him taking the second interview with Cleveland. And in that second interview, it was apparent that he was the guy they wanted. Hue, for his part, could have played the game a little more and waited to give an answer to all that were interested. But Jackson heard some things he wanted to hear in the meeting with the Browns. And now Jackson will get the opportunity to pick up where he left off in terms of being a head coach.

The biggest thing that Cleveland needs is players. The team has had draft pick after draft pick not produce for them. The most recent ones have been picked by former Browns GM Ray Farmer. Needless to say, the Browns have not had much luck developing draft picks. With Jackson, he may not develop them as much, but he will be the guy that has some power over who gets picked up in the draft. Jackson is rumored to have taken this job because of the power over personnel. And with that caveat in addition to being the head coach, it would have been hard for Jackson to refuse. The 49ers or Giants clubs would not even come near giving personnel power to any new head coach. There are some that dislike this deal because it gives a head coach more to worry about: general management. But the difference between Jackson and a guy like Chip Kelly (who was given personnel control in his second season) is that Hue has been in the NFL as a coach while Chip was a college coach trying to adjust. In Cleveland, he essentially will be allowed to make the decisions necessary personnel-wise. And if he is successful at doing so, then he will end up bring back Cleveland in football.

One of the first personnel decisions Jackson will have to make is on his quarterback position. Quarterback Johnny Manziel was drafted two years ago along with CB Justin Gilbert. The belief there in Cleveland is that Manziel would end up being the starting quarterback for this team. Well, things have not worked out that well when it comes to Johnny. The youngster has been on television for all things but playing quarterback. One of the conditions that helped Hue Jackson agree to being the head coach in Cleveland was to move on from Johnny Manziel. He has had enough of him after viewing him from afar and the time has come to turn the page. Hue could go one of three ways to get a quarterback. He could go get a quarterback with the 2nd pick in the NFL Draft (presumed to be California quarterback Jared Goff). Hue could also let Josh McCown come back healthy so he could back up the rookie. Another option is trading for a young quarterback in a backup situation, like Zach Mettenberger for example. Either situation would probably give them some sense of being steady at a position of need.

Another big task for Hue is the defense. The draft picks over the last five years have not been as great as they thought. Names like outside linebacker Barkevious Mingo and cornerback Justin Gilbert have not lived up to the expectations from where they were picked. And the only defender that many worry about is cornerback Joe Haden. This defense has no identity and needs retooling in the worst way. Hue’s forte is not defense, but he has to hire an intuitive mind to work with what he has and make it work. If he is able to make the right hire, then the picks and free agents will fall into play, often as if they are done effortlessly. Free agency and trades can help the Browns rebuild. But the main thing is to set the base from within. That means making the correct personnel calls in terms of Cleveland so that they can mimic his former employer: the Cincinnati Bengals. The Bengals have thrived over the last few years due to their strong drafts. An if Hue can do some of the same things, then the sky is the limit

The Cleveland Browns got one of the best head coaching candidates out there in Hue Jackson. No one thought this would happen but it did. And now we have a team fighting for relevance and getting that elusive head coach that many wanted but could not have. We shall see if this move makes the Browns better or worse.

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The Hue Jackson Watch Is On


The coaching carousel has a new star and his name is Hue Jackson. It was thought that he would be the coach for the Raiders for a while, but he seemed to not make many friends in the organization after being promoted to head coach from offensive coordinator in 2011. He was promptly fired after his one season as coach and brought to the Bengals coaching staff by head coach Marvin Lewis. And although he was ironically brought on to coach defensive backs, he eventually made his way back to offense. In 2014 when offensive coordinator Jay Gruden left to become the head coach of the Washington Redskins, the one-time Raiders offensive coordinator and head coach got his shot to make a name for himself again on the coaching circuit. And he did not disappoint. Since Jackson has taken over the offense, the Bengals have been very good. In 2014, the team finished ranked 15th in scoring and total yards per game. But in 2015, Jackson took them to the next level. The Bengals were still 15th in total yards per game, but they were 7th in scoring this year, becoming one of nine teams to score over 400 points this season. The growth in the offense was incredible, as tight end Tyler Eifert was one of the best pass-catching tight ends in the NFL and wide receiver Marvin Jones was steady on the opposite side of superstar wide receiver AJ Green. But by far the biggest difference in Cincinnati this year was the growth of Andy Dalton. He fell two short of tying his career-high in touchdown passes with 25, but he threw a career-low seven interceptions and had his highest completion percentage of his career. A lot of that growth can be attached to Jackson and his tutelage. And because of that, he is a hot commodity on the coaching market. Currently, he is coveted by the Cleveland Browns, San Francisco 49ers and the New York Giants. And even though the Giants are in the mix, it is believed to be down to the 49ers and the Browns. So which does he choose?

If Jackson chooses the 49ers, he would be going to a franchise that had one its worst years in a long time. The team was inept offensively and the defense was not the same when not playing at Levi Stadium. After the season they had, they fired head coach Jim Tomsula immediately and began the search for his replacement. Hue Jackson would be a fit for this team simply because of his offensive prowess. The typical offense over the years for San Francisco has been running the football and using the tight ends. With Hue there, the offense gets a chance to open up. Although Hue likes to use the running game, he often likes to be as versatile as possible offensively. That would mean multiple formations and many different offensive wrinkles that he can throw at you. The offensive personnel of the 49ers is not quite as talented as the Bengals, but Hue could definitely do some things with the likes of wide receiver Torrey Smith, wide receiver Anquan Boldin and running back Carlos Hyde out there (provided they retool the offensive line). If he is to take this job with the 49ers, a decision will have to be made on Colin Kaepernick. Back when Colin Kaepernick was in the 2011 Draft, Jackson was intrigued by his abilities and wanted to draft him. Only thing is the Niners got to him first. It would be interesting to see if Jackson would like to take over here and work with Colin or not based on what he has seen of him since 2011. But a positive he has here is the team has a projected $50 million in cap space next season to upgrade the roster. And another positive he has defensively is he has a leader to work with for his defense in linebacker Navarro Bowman.

When it comes to the Browns, Hue would definitely be a good pickup for them. Like with the 49ers, he would be coming into a situation with an anemic offense again. And another thing that would be the same with as the 49ers is the uncertainty at quarterback. Johnny Manziel has been solid when he has played but he more than likely will not be back due to his messy off-field behavior. And as far as Josh McCown, he is not the long-term answer for the Browns. They more than likely will be looking for a quarterback with whomever they bring in as coach. But quarterback is just one position the Browns will be looking to upgrade as the previous management left the cupboard bare in terms of talent on the team. This team needs retooling on both sides of the ball just like the 49ers do, but the difference here is the Browns may be able to offer more to Hue in this circumstance. The 49ers will not be giving Hue any control in player personnel. But it is being reported by NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport that the Browns will offer him significant player control. That would allow Hue to have what he wanted when he was in Oakland. But the one thing that may hamper him getting players in there is the cap space they may not have. Even though he has $20 million in cap space there, this team needs more than $20 million worth of work done to it. Hue definitely has to make good with his picks going forward should he decide to take the Cleveland job. This job, like the 49ers job, would be a rebuild that would take probably 3 years to happen provided everything goes right. And not only would he have an uphill battle with the team, but an uphill battle with the stigma that is around there. Hue would be battling that every step of the way and it can become somewhat overwhelming if you are not fully prepared to deal with it. But the positives are he would be able to make the roster in his image and he would also have a low ceiling of expectation. A winning season or an 8-8 season would be cause for optimism there in Cleveland.

Hue is expected to make his decision soon. And although he has an interview to do with the Giants, these two teams seem to be the ones that are fighting for his services. So in the end, he can go back to his home state and coach or he can go to try and make some history with the Cleveland Browns. The choice is up to you Hue Jackson. Where do you want to be?

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16 Bold Predictions For 2016

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(photo courtesy of Ed Szczepanski-USA TODAY Sports)

A new year is upon us and there will be many great sports events that will happen. Some will be expected like the Super Bowl, college football championship game and the college basketball national championship game. But there are also things that happen that catch us all off guard. It’s easy to predict things that will happen, but it is not as easy to predict the unpredictable events that can happen. But with that being said, let me take my shot at it. Without further ado, here are my 16 predictions for 2016

  1. The Alabama Crimson Tide will win the National title

Clemson is a worthy opponent for Alabama in the National Title game. They are solid in each facet of the game and can make some explosive plays. But versus Alabama, the game will be won or lost in the trenches. Alabama is a physical football team and they have dominated teams up front for majority of the season. Clemson is a physical bunch as well and they will not wilt when facing the Crimson Tide. But eventually the physical play and the explosiveness of the Alabama front seven will get to the Tigers.

  1. The Golden State Warriors will not win the NBA title this season

The Warriors are again having a great season. And of course they will be a factor in the West this year. But let’s not forget that there are some other teams that can get it going and potentially knock them off. Teams like the Oklahoma City Thunder and the San Antonio Spurs are talented enough to give the Warriors fits. And this season, one of those teams jumps up and gets the job done, ending the Warriors’ season prematurely.

  1. Kentucky, North Carolina and Duke will not make the NCAA Final Four this year

All three teams are very deep and talented. But in this year’s college basketball, each team has some flaws going with them. Of course North Carolina is the most talented of them all and they are shooting the basketball well this year. But eventually the shooting will fall back to earth and they will have to win a game with defense. That will be where they fall. As far as Kentucky, they have been pushed around more in the post than usual. And even though they are talented, that shortcoming will leave them hamstrung in March. And as far as Duke, they may have their tough guy, forward Amile Jefferson, back before the season is over. But they still don’t have enough scoring from inside that will scare someone. And that will be something that eventually catches up to them.

  1. The Chicago Cubs will win the World Series

This past year, the Cubs went further than anyone thought they would. And heading into this season, the expectations are they will go even further. Some may wilt under those type of goals, but this team may just thrive under them. And with the additions they have made this offseason, the Cubs will finally make it back to the World Series and will win one, breaking the supposed curse that was placed upon them.

  1. The Carolina Panthers will win the Super Bowl

Quarterback Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers are sitting on top of the football world right now, sporting the best record in the NFL at 14-1. But that is not the ultimate goal for them. The thing that they are striving to get is the Lombardi Trophy. And for the Panthers, plenty keep speaking on all the reasons this team cannot win the Lombardi Trophy. Well, Cam and the boys have been listening and they will use that as extra motivation to go to the first Super Bowl for Carolina since 2003. And instead of coming up short like they did against the Patriots the last time they were there, the Panthers will seize the day and win their first Lombardi Trophy.

  1. Steph Curry will win another MVP

Curry was in another world last year. He averaged 24 points per game and eight assists last season while locking up the MVP trophy. And just when it was thought he could not get any better, he shows up this season and is putting up better shooting, scoring and rebounding numbers across the board. He has gone from another world to another stratosphere and there is no doubting that he is the best player in the NBA right now. And with the record the Warriors are currently sporting, he will be the MVP again. As much as some want to give this award to LeBron, it just will not happen again.

  1. The Philadelphia 76ers will swing and miss in the Ben Simmons sweepstakes

The talk around Philly is they are in tank mode once again. And the object of their affection this year seems to be LSU forward Ben Simmons. The Australian forward can do everything on the floor and that combination of size and skill has every NFL scout hoping Christmas comes in June for them. It would seem the perfect storm would have Philly getting the first overall pick this year in the draft. But unfortunately, it will not be for them this year either. The 76ers will get the second or third pick, not the first. And with that, they can kiss goodbye to Ben Simmons ever wearing a Philadelphia uniform.

  1. The Jacksonville Jaguars will make the playoffs next season

Head coach Gus Bradley is building something in Jacksonville. He has a quarterback in place in Blake Bortles, a reliable tight end in Julius Thomas, two young receivers that are making it happen in Allen Hurns and Allen Robinson and running back TJ Yeldon. Defensively, the Jags have taken a step forward this year and will more than likely add a pass rusher next season. That combination of things along with the state of the AFC South could have them either winning the division or making the playoffs as a wildcard.

  1. The Oakland Raiders will make the playoffs next season

The team showed growth this season. Derek Carr showed even more improvement this season. And with the weapons he has offensively, the offense should do nothing but get better next season. And defensively, they have a standout player in Khalil Mack. If they are able to add more defensive backfield help, this team will definitely be ready to make the playoffs next year. The Silver and Black will be back next year.

  1. DeMarcus Cousins will not be a member of the Sacramento Kings

DeMarcus is a very talented player. Unfortunately, he has not been able to wrangle his temper on the court. And with the surroundings in the city of Sacramento, it may not be the place for him to have success and mature as a player. So with that being said, Cousins will be out of Sacramento this offseason. Boston would be one place that has assets to trade for him. But there will be plenty that will be vying for his services. Only time will tell, but he will be playing in another city come next basketball season.

  1. Kevin Durant will re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder

Much has been said of where Durant will land next year. There have been rumors floated out there of him landing in everywhere from Golden State to Washington next year. But in the end, the prevailing thought is he will end up staying in Oklahoma City. The chemistry he and Westbrook have is something that he will not find anywhere else. And if they can get some consistent scoring from a third option, then this team will be able to make that magical run like they did when they met LeBron’s Miami team in the NBA Finals.

  1. Peyton Manning will not retire.

It was looking like he would be done at the end of the season last year. But instead of doing so, he decided to come back this season. Needless to say, this has not been the most memorable of seasons for him as a starter this year. And despite the thoughts that he will be retiring at the end of the season (and by looking at him right now, he should), he will more than likely try to play yet another season in the NFL. The question now is where he will play because it surely won’t be in Denver next year.

  1. Hue Jackson and Teryl Austin will get head coaching jobs this offseason in the NFL

Both have been excellent coordinators and Jackson never really got a shot when he was in Oakland. Jackson has been very solid as the offensive coordinator in Cincinnati and Austin has been excellent as the defensive coordinator in Detroit. Both are definitely qualified and you are hearing their names mentioned over and over again in coaching searches. It will only be a matter of time before both become head coaches. And this offseason is the perfect time for both to become head coaches in the NFL.

  1. Luke Walton will be named the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers

Unexpectedly, Luke Walton has been the interim head coach of the Golden State Warriors. Some may have expected the Warriors to not do so well without their leader, but Walton has led the team very well in his absence. And he has done so well that he will garner some head coaching looks around the NBA. One place that will be looking for a head coach soon will be the Los Angeles Lakers. With his experience with the organization as a player and his familiarity with the team, he would be a perfect fit for them and their young team.

  1. The Kansas City Royals will not make the playoffs this upcoming season

I know this is something that Kansas City fans will not want to hear, but it could definitely happen. The Royals just won the title, so there is always that moment of relaxation knowing you have achieved your goal. And the Royals will be fighting that all season long as they try to repeat as champions. Unfortunately, they will not be able to overcome that as they miss the playoffs this upcoming season.

  1. Fans will continue to show no chill on social media

As time has gone on, keyboard courage has grown more and more amongst fans of sports. You can see on social media all the people that continue to call people out knowing they will never meet them in real life. Unfortunately, this is not going anywhere and there will be more of it to come. A thing I have proposed is that things would change if people had to attach their employer to the things that they say. I bet the fear of losing their job would change the things that people say.

The new year brings some new things and also some new happenings as well. It will be interesting to see if these sixteen things happen or if these thoughts going flying in the wind.

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The General’s Top Three Candidates To Replace Chip Kelly

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The Philadelphia Eagles entered this year under total control of Chip Kelly. The former University of Oregon head coach took over the general manager duties in his third year with the Eagles after back-to-back ten win seasons. But after some head-scratching trades and signings along with some underwhelming play, the Eagles now sit at 6-9 going into the last game of the season. The Chip Kelly experiment did not turn out as it was expected going into year three and with that, there was some blowback. Per ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio, Eagles president Jeffrey Lurie wanted to strip Kelly of his personnel control. After all, Chip traded away running back LaSean “Shady” McCoy for banged up linebacker Kiko Alonso, let dynamic wide receiver Jeremy Maclin walk in free agency and signed cornerbacks Byron Maxwell and running back DeMarco Murray. Besides the trade of quarterback Nick Foles for quarterback Sam Bradford (which was somewhat successful), all of his other moves were not successful. Chip apparently did not want to give up the personnel control. And when he did not do that, Lurie called his bluff. Chip Kelly is now out as the head coach of the Eagles and the team that thought they had their successor to Andy Reid is looking for a head coach again. There are many candidates that are out there, but here are three that could be on their radar.

The first call Lurie could make is to Cincinnati. No, he is not going to be speaking to Marvin Lewis and trying to bring him to Philly. The man he should be looking to speak to there is offensive coordinator Hue Jackson. Under Jackson’s tutelage, the Bengals are averaging 26 points per game this year. And each year he has been there, they have gotten better and better offensively. The good thing about Hue is he has head coaching experience and his offenses have been known to be versatile. His addition in Philly would be huge for DeMarco Murray. Hue likes to run traditional running formations with a fullback and that would allow Murray to run more downhill like he is accustomed to. But along with the traditional formations, Hue can also bring in the explosive formations with three or four wide receivers and is also used to having wide receivers that he can flex out in the slot (Philadelphia has Zach Ertz that he can use that way). Whatever he has offensively, he makes it work and gets the most out of it. And most of all, he would cut out some of the empty possessions that the Eagles had all this season. The one question mark about Hue would be who he would bring in as defensive coordinator. That would be huge for the Eagles due to them being in a 3-4 for the last three seasons.

But Hue is not the only offensive coordinator out there that people are going to be looking at. Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Adam Gase was the hot name on the coaching circuit last season when he was calling plays for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos’ offense. But unfortunately for him, he did not land a head coaching gig and ended up following John Fox to Chicago. Some thought some of the shine would wear off, but he has still been solid as an offensive coordinator in Chicago. The best thing he has done in Chicago is coaching Jay Cutler. The veteran out of Vanderbilt is having one of his best seasons (interception-wise) in four years. Gase would instill an offense that would be similar to the one that Chip Kelly ran in terms of pace and getting rid of the ball quickly. But the one difference is he uses the running game better than Chip does. That would help utilize DeMarco Murray more and also help the offense and whoever is quarterbacking that team next season. And the defense more than likely would stay in a 3-4 since that is what he is used to having. The one question always about Gase is how smart is he and did the quarterbacks he had make him look better than what he is? Are the Eagles willing to hedge their bet financially that he is the creator of the system? Only time will tell.

The Eagles had problems offensively this season, but they did have some issues defensively, especially with their defensive backs. Teryl Austin is a former defensive backs coach in his career and he also is the defensive coordinator of the Detroit Lions. The defense was excellent last season under him when he had defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh and crew running wild up front. This season, they got off to a rough start, but they were able to get it going this season down the stretch. One thing that Austin would bring to the Eagles was a sense of urgency at all times. His defenses always hustle and play at breakneck speed. Adding him to this organization would mean a switch of defenses (from the 3-4 to the 4-3), but it would also mean that there would be a former defensive backs coach there to maybe help bring the Eagles defensive backfield, which has struggled the last two seasons. If he could solve that and then keep the rest of the defense on par, then the Eagles may be solid there. The one question (along with who will be playing quarterback next season in Philly) will be what will the offense look like? Will he run more of a power offense to support a physical defense or will the offense be something of a wide-open offense. The offensive ideas that he could potentially tell the Eagles brass (should he get the call for an interview) could make or break his candidacy for the Philadelphia job. But either way, he would be a solid hire due to his infectious energy and his accountability he holds players to.

These three candidates would fit in Philly. Of course there are some question marks about them, but there are also some positives that they will bring to the Eagles organization. And most of all, each hire has something that will help the prized free agents the Eagles signed last offseason. The reality is Murray and Maxwell are not going anywhere anytime soon. You may as well bring in a coach that can help maximize their abilities instead of letting them waste away and having to eat all that guaranteed money. It should be interesting to see who they hire next. But as far as the Chip Kelly experiment, it all went horribly wrong once they gave a man that had won nothing absolute power.

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