Don't miss out: the 4th annual Eagles Almanac season preview magazine is now available for preorder. 100+ ad-free pages of analysis, scouting, statistics, and much more hyper-focused on your favorite team. Just $15 for the PDF ebook!
If you missed out on the Kickstarter pre-ordering process, now's your chance to get the Eagles Almanac 2013! Stuffed to the brim with nearly 100 pages of pure Eagles content, the Almanac tells you everything you didn't know you needed to know about Chip Kelly and the future of the team. Download it now for just $10.
And check back soon for the paperback copy to go on sale.
I've gotten a few notes asking why there hasn't been new content up here. I apologize, but recently I've barely had enough time to keep up with day-to-day Eagles news, let alone comment on it. My day job has been busy and what free time I do have is going into the Eagles Almanac that many of you lovely readers pre-ordered.
(By the way, if you missed the Kickstarter, throw us your name and email here and we'll let you know when the book is available for regular purchase.)
While there's not much real news to speak of right now (fake controversies aside), you can still get your summer fix plenty of other places in the blogosphere. I don't need to tell you about the work Tommy does day in and out. BGN covers everything and Brent can feed your number-crunching fix. Meanwhile, Sheil and Tim are tag-teaming my personal favorite one-stop-shopping over at Birds 24/7.
See you soon.
I know it's been quiet around these parts as I've been swamped at my real job. Just wanted to mention one last time about the Eagles Almanac. This is the last week you can pre-order the book. We will put the it up for normal sale later in the summer, but only those folks who pre-order can ensure that they get their copy before training camp begins. Plus, there are bonus extras that are only available through a Kickstarter pledge.
Thanks to all 220 people who have already backed our second annual edition of the Eagles Almanac -- we've reached our fundraising goal already!
But we know many more Eagles fans are still out there who would love the book. There are only 19 days left to jump in and pre-order your copy to ensure that you get it before training camp. And if you've already ordered yours, make sure to tell friends and family who would like it too!
In honor of the Eagles Almanac kickstarter (pre-order your copy now!), Derek Sarley got back in the saddle to write about Chip Kelly, Eagles, Versatility or Something Like That:
When Reid’s offense didn’t work, it was usually for one of two reasons. Either the pressure was overwhelming his offensive line – giving the QB no time to hit those big plays – or the defense was playing sound, “contain-y” football and his guys just couldn’t execute the short/mid-range game consistently enough to sustain drives.
Chip will have his own challenges to solve – number one being that no one’s going to give him a six-man box to whale away at for more than a couple of plays before they change things up. (At the NFL level, every team has enough speed to do more than sit back and hope.)
It’s this realization, I believe, that’s driving Chip’s desire for versatility. He doesn’t need guys who can add “bonus plays” to his regular offense – he needs guys who can force the defense to let him run his regular offense, even when that’s the last thing the defense wants to do.
Great stuff as always.
Last year we had such a great response to the first ever Eagles Almanac that we wanted to make it even bigger and better this year. Please support our Kickstarter effort and pre-order your copy today. There are also some great rewards!