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Chip Kelly Will Replace DeSean Jackson With Tight End Production

Everybody is wondering how Chip Kelly is going to replace the production of DeSean Jackson.  I’ll tell you how.   He’s going to do it by taking his use of the tight end position to another level. Kelly is already very good at utilizing his tight ends but you’re going to see more of it […]

Zach Ertz Will Get The Chance To Shine

With the great year that DeSean Jackson is having and the emergence of Riley Cooper, I think Birds rookie tight Zach Ertz is headed for a big finish down the stretch.  He’s getting a feel for the NFL game that he had in college and when you add that to the confidence that Nick Foles […]

Coach Cobb With Coaching Point For Zach Ertz And His Corner Route

The Eagles are in the process of getting tight end Zach Ertz more involved in the offense.  They need more receivers who can get open against man-to-man coverage and Ettz is definitely one of them.  In the Giants game they had him run a corner route against the Giants linebackers about four or five times, […]

Rookie Zach Ertz And Other Tight Ends Off To A Good Start

Chip Kelly made it clear that like the New England Patriots, he was going to utilize his tight ends to create matchup problems for opposing defenses.  At times he said he would have two and three tight ends on the field and force the defense to matchup against them by sending in extra linebackers and […]

Zach Ertz And Jordan Poyer Are Trying To Catchup To Their Teammates

Two of the Eagles most important young players, tight end Zach Ertz and cornerback Jordan Poyer, spent this past week at the Eagles Nova Care Complex working hard and trying to catch up to the rest of the squad.  They weren’t able to participate in OTA’s and the minicamp until their classes graduated at Stanford […]

Eagles TE James Casey Undergoes Surgery On His Knee

Eagles tight end James Casey had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee earlier this week and will miss the rest of the OTA workouts.
Casey wrote this morning on his Twitter account the following message:  “I had a minor scope done on my right knee. I’ll be back to full speed in two weeks. Better to […]

Tight End Zach Ertz Is Birds “Surest” Draft Pick

First round pick Lane Johnson has the biggest upside of the Eagles draft picks, but the surest pick the Birds made during the draft was the selection of Stanford tight end Zach Ertz.  He is without a doubt just what the doctor ordered for the Eagles offense and will be a factor from the start.
A […]

Eagles Worked Out Stanford Tight End Zach Ertz

Eagles head Chip Kelly couldn’t stop talking about the New England Patriots utilization of their tight ends.  You could see that he was enamored with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Fernandez, who present matchup problems for the defense. He likes the idea of having big receivers, who can run and make plays in the red zone […]

Think Aaron Hernandez When You See James Casey

Surprisingly, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was very open yesterday when he was asked why he was attracted to former Houston Texans tight end/h-back, James Casey and how he plans on using him.
“I think the versatility that you can present to defenses is when you have a certain grouping in the game, there’s not only […]

Eagles Sign Texans TE/FB James Casey To 3-Year Deal

The first move the Eagles made in free agency today was to get a versatile lead blocker for LeSean McCoy and Bryce Brown.  They signed Houston Texans free agent fullback/tight end James Casey to a three-year deal.
He’s 28 years old and a tweener at 6’3″ and 240 pounds.  That’s not big for a tight end […]



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