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01:46 PM ET 05.11 | The strange marriage of Chip Kelly and Matt Barkley produced plenty of head scratching when the Philadelphia Eagles stopped the USC product's precipitous fall down the draft in the fourth round. Dinged for his lack of mobility and arm strength, he seemed like an odd fit for Kelly's uptempo offense. Barkley brushed aside those concerns after Friday's practice. "You know, I'll make it fit. It doesn't matter what plays we run, I'm going to find a way to help this team out, and I know Coach Kelly has a way of working things out as well in terms of how he schemes and how he calls plays, so I'm not worried. I'm just worried about the here and now and what I can do right now." It's hard to say what exactly Kelly has planned for Barkley and the offense. If Kelly and Shurmur can tap into his upside, they could adapt the Eagles offense to fit around him.

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May 11, 2013  02:50 PM ET

Have you seen Barkley play, WAMU? There is much to like. I don't blame your skepticism, as Eagles have been disappointing since 1960, but what you wrote here has no foundation of facts. Try rooting for the best man to win the job without spouting out your piehole stuff you know little about.

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May 11, 2013  03:02 PM ET
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Have you seen Barkley play, WAMU? There is much to like. I don't blame your skepticism, as Eagles have been disappointing since 1960, but what you wrote here has no foundation of facts. Try rooting for the best man to win the job without spouting out your piehole stuff you know little about.

This guy sees it how it is.

May 11, 2013  03:04 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Have you seen Barkley play, WAMU? There is much to like. I don't blame your skepticism, as Eagles have been disappointing since 1960, but what you wrote here has no foundation of facts. Try rooting for the best man to win the job without spouting out your piehole stuff you know little about.

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May 11, 2013  03:04 PM ET

Spirited but still valid.

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May 11, 2013  03:11 PM ET

I guess Kelly couldn't wait for Mariota to be available for the NFL. He has the potential to be the next Kaepernick.

May 11, 2013  03:12 PM ET
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Ha, it wasn't valid. Like I said it was meant to be taken as a joke.

You misery the sarcasm button... All in good fun this weekend!

May 11, 2013  03:12 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

You misery the sarcasm button... All in good fun this weekend!

Missed

May 11, 2013  08:43 PM ET

Good kid, deserves a chance, may be a sleeper.

 
May 11, 2013  09:02 PM ET

But still, WAMU's main point is that USC quarterbacks almost always wash out and never really rise to the top in the NFL. It really is amazing to see the list of the Trojan QBs who have been in the NFL. Carson Palmer is the alpha dog, if that tells you anything. Not saying Barkley couldn't be the one who breaks the chain, just saying there is a pretty strong chain there.

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