1) It appears the Eagles have undergone a ton of changes since Andy Reid left. Tell us what's different about this year's Eagles team vs those of the past?
Adam Caplan: New coaching staff (with just a few
remaining from the previous staff), revamped front office, and
completely different schemes on offense and defense.
See offensive look below.
They'll run a 3-4 on defense with lots of looks from the Steelers
defense (zone blitz concepts, match up zone in secondary).
2) What do you think about Chip Kelly's offense at
Oregon and how do you expect it will impact his offense in Philadelphia?
Adam Caplan: I'd say we'll see about 75
percent of the Oregon offense this season with the Eagles.
Kelly's offense is a shot-gun, spread attack with multiple formations
and looks. And it's a high tempo, volume (of plays) offense, which is
what the Patriots took from the Oregon offense last season.
The biggest difference from the Reid offense is that you'll see them
run the ball a lot more. And the Eagles potentially could have the
NFL's best running game this season. But their defense, which clearly
has issues on the back end. could prevent them from running it as much
as they did at Oregon (64 percent last season).
3) Who deserves to get the nod at starting QB for
the Eagles and why?
Adam Caplan: It's really even as we enter
the first preseason game.
Through OTAs and minicamps, Nick Foles was the clear leader, the
competition wasn't close. However, after the first three days of
training camp, the light has gone on for Michael Vick. He clearly
wasn't comfortable with the offense during the offseason, but he's
getting rid of the ball faster and with better accuracy. He's more
comfortable with what he's being asked to do. And this offense fits him
quite well. If he's accurate, gets the ball off quickly and puts the
ball out where the passing option can only get it, he'll likely win it.
Foles is a more accurate passer and probably has a better feel for the
passing game concepts, but Vick has better tools (arm strength,
athleticism, playing experience).
Bonus: gun to your head (bad pun in New England), what's your
Season prediction for the 2013 Eagles?
Adam Caplan: 8-8.
Prediction for NE? Mine is 11-5
Adam Caplan: 11-5.
Adam Caplan is a NFL contributor for ESPN, analyst
forPhiladelphiaeagles.com and radio host at Sirius/XM. You
can follow him on Twitter: @CaplanNFL
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