Caleb Sturgis, whom the Eagles signed to replace the injured Cody Parkey, had an rough debut Sunday in the team’s 23-20 loss to Washington. Sturgis missed a 33-yard field goal and an extra point and coach Chip Kelly sounds open to finding a replacement.
“You always have to [consider your options],” Kelly said, per Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer (on Twitter). “The state of kicking in the NFL is not good.”
Still, for the time being, Kelly says that Sturgis will remain the team’s place kicker (per PhiladelphiaEagles.com via Twitter). While we wait to see if Philly will move on to kicker No. 3 this season, here’s more on the Eagles..
- Kelly has taken the Eagles from pretty good to pretty awful, Mark Maske of the Washington Post writes. In the offseason, Kelly wrestled roster control away from exec Howie Roseman and therefore the blame has to lie with him, Maske writes. The Eagles stand at 1-3, putting them in last place in the division.
- Through four games, Sam Bradford is 35-for-66 for just 309 yards in the first half with a paltry 4.7 yards per attempt, one touchdown, and one pick. Given his struggles, it’s time for Kelly to bench the former No. 1 pick and replace him with Mark Sanchez, Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com opines.
- Kelly is confident that he has the guys he needs to win games, as Les Bowen of the Daily News writes.