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Chip Kelly: it's unfair to name a starting QB too soon

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04:42 PM ET 07.12 | The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback competition will be one of the most intriguing training camp battles leading up to the pre-season. New Eagles head coach Chip Kelly plans to take his time naming a starter and all three quarterbacks -- Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Matt Barkley -- all have a legitimate shot at earning the first-team gig. According to Kelly, he is in no rush to name a starter and he plans to use training camp to fully assess the situation so that he avoids making a snap judgement. By waiting out the process, Kelly believes that one of the quarterbacks will take the opportunity they are being given to step up and separate themselves from the other signal-callers in the competition.

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July 13, 2013  12:49 AM ET

If Chip is honest about this competition, he'll need to forgo red QB jerseys in camp. Everybody makes better decisions when they know they aren't going to get knocked on their back if they make the wrong read.

July 13, 2013  01:00 AM ET

There is something wrong about this pic. I can't quite put my finger on it.

July 13, 2013  02:09 AM ET

I'm not even an Eagles fan and I am legitimately somewhat excited to see which QB ends up winning the starting job.

July 13, 2013  02:11 AM ET

I'm guessing it's a combination of the awkward positioning of the left hand, the awkward face he's making, and the ugly tie dye-looking shirt.

July 13, 2013  02:11 AM ET

Supposed to quote 2.

July 13, 2013  02:48 AM ET

He's choosing among a raw rookie, a talented but injury/interception prone veteran, and a former fan favorite who was a favorite solely because he was a #2 QB in the worst fan city for a fan base in America. Welcome to the NFL, coach.

July 13, 2013  03:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There is something wrong about this pic. I can't quite put my finger on it.

It looks like he's cradling a set of nuts.

July 13, 2013  06:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There is something wrong about this pic. I can't quite put my finger on it.

Its like he wants to grab something with his left hand and crush it.... IMO.

July 13, 2013  06:19 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It looks like he's cradling a set of nuts.

The intent is there....

July 13, 2013  07:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

It looks like he's cradling a set of nuts.

He's multi-tasking.

Cradle the nuts with the left hand, throw with the right.

That's how they teach em at USC.

July 13, 2013  07:32 AM ET

It's going to be a long year for Eagles fans.........again.

July 13, 2013  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

He's multi-tasking.Cradle the nuts with the left hand, throw with the right.That's how they teach em at USC.

Too funny...

July 13, 2013  08:29 AM ET

Its like his head and arms are too big for his upper body

July 13, 2013  08:45 AM ET

hot clicks is much more interesting than this article---------->

July 13, 2013  08:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

hot clicks is much more interesting than this article---------->

Yes indeed.

July 13, 2013  09:29 AM ET

I would like to see Vick get the starting gig only to see him get hurt. Does that make me a bad person?

July 13, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

There is something wrong about this pic. I can't quite put my finger on it.

How much you wanna make a bet I can throw a football over them mountains?

July 13, 2013  09:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

I would like to see Vick get the starting gig only to see him get hurt. Does that make me a bad person?

I actually see your point of view as quite admirable, Stu.

July 13, 2013  09:40 AM ET

As ABC stated 40 some odd years ago, we either watch for the thrill of victory or the agony of defeat.

 
July 13, 2013  09:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I'm not even an Eagles fan and I am legitimately somewhat excited to see which QB ends up winning the starting job.

Same here.

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