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Jack McCaffery is the lead sports columnist for the Daily Times and He has spent several decades covering everything from the Phillies, Eagles, Flyers and Sixers, to college hoops, to high school sports in Delco.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Eagles have issues to tackle

There is poor defense.

And then there is unacceptable defense.

In a 33-30 loss to San Diego Sunday, the  Eagles demonstrated the latter, failing to cover, showing a reluctance to tackle, making the Chargers punt once, just once.

"Couldn't get them off the field," Chip Kelly said.

Couldn't get the Redskins off the field much, either, in the second half of the opener in Washington. Thus, an early crisis for Kelly and his program.

Here's a column on the situation:

For complete Eagles coverage, including my story on a tough day for kicker Alex Henery, check the Daily Times Monday and, as always,


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