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  1. Chip Kelly: Bill Davis 'did a real good job'

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - Eagles head coach Chip Kelly gave a vote of confidence to defensive coordinator Bill Davis after a season in which the team's defense allowed the most plays over 20 yards (72) and over 40 yards (18) in the NFL. "I thought Billy did ...

    Blog | December 29, 2014
  2. Mystery at CB will linger through week

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The last bit of suspense in the Philadelphia Eagles' 2014 season will linger for another couple of days. Defensive coordinator Bill Davis said the decision on who will start at cornerback will be made late in the practice week. Bot...

    Blog | December 23, 2014
  3. Chip Kelly to decide if Bradley Fletcher starts

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- As head coach, Chip Kelly ultimately decides who plays for the Philadelphia Eagles. That's as true on the defensive side, where he gives coordinator Bill Davis considerable power, as the offensive side. So Kelly will be involved in...

    Blog | December 22, 2014
  4. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis finally made switch at co...

    Phil Sheridan

    LANDOVER, Md. -- Observed and heard in the locker room after the Eagles' 27-24 loss to Washington: Change is slow. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis finally flipped the switch on his left cornerback. Davis was hoping Bradley Fletcher cou...

    Blog | December 20, 2014
  5. Trent Cole likely out, 'jury still out' on Marcus Smith

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles are preparing to be without outside linebacker Trent Cole when they play at Washington Saturday afternoon. "There's still some decisions that have to go on in Trent's camp," defensive coordinator Bill Davis ...

    Blog | December 16, 2014
  6. Talk aside, Eagles' defense came to play

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- Bill Davis heard the talk. Two weeks after getting taken apart by Aaron Rodgers in Green Bay, his players were talking about how the Dallas Cowboys' offensive line was all hat and no cattle. "I don't think they were trying to talk ...

    Blog | November 28, 2014
  7. Bradley Fletcher nearly benched vs. Packers

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis considered benching cornerback Bradley Fletcher early in the 53-20 loss at Green Bay Sunday. Fletcher was beaten for a 64-yard gain by wide receiver Jordy Nelson on the Packers' first possessi...

    Blog | November 18, 2014
  8. Eagles DC Bill Davis: 'We don't control sacks'

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis was saying earlier this season that sacks are not always the best gauge of his defense's performance, but that was back when the Eagles weren't getting very many sacks. After get...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  9. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis says no changes after 'di...

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- It was Phillies great Mike Schmidt who described Philadelphia as the city where athletes could experience the "thrill of victory and the agony of reading about it the next day." The Eagles can relate. They are 4-1 and all they hear...

    Blog | October 07, 2014
  10. What's so special about a Chip Kelly practice?

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The tree trimmer is in luck. He is working on this block of South Broad Street just as the Philadelphia Eagles are beginning one of Chip Kelly's hyperspeed practices. His spot in the cherry picker gives him a perfect vantage point on ...

    Blog | September 26, 2014
  11. To Eagles DBs, Jackson has two speeds

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - In theory, having practiced against DeSean Jackson should help the Eagles' secondary deal with him when they have to cover Jackson in a game Sunday. "We know him well," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. "He's got great speed, w...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  12. Eagles LBs learning from Kevin Greene

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The way Bill Davis saw it, Kevin Greene shouldn't have been free to spend these three days working with the Philadelphia Eagles linebackers. "He shouldn't be here, helping us coach," Davis, the Eagles' defensive coordinator, said M...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  13. Another day, another fight at Eagles' camp

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Eagles' defense is a little ahead of coordinator Bill Davis' schedule. "The personality of this group will show itself when we play games in the preseason and as we play games on Sunday," Davis said the other day. ...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  14. Davis, Ryan share tangled NFL roots

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA - They are their fathers' sons. Buddy Ryan begat twins Rex, the colorful head coach of the New York Jets, and Rob, the long-haired firebrand who runs the New Orleans Saints' defense. Bill Davis Sr. begat Bill Jr., the polite, plain...

    Blog | January 01, 2014
  15. Philadelphia Eagles do not care who is at QB for Dallas Cowboys

    Phil Sheridan

    The Philadelphia Eagles are keeping their view of the Tony Romo situation simple. They are preparing for a football team, not a quarterback.

    Story | Conversation | December 24, 2013
  16. Eagles' defense regroups for Bears

    Phil Sheridan

    PHILADELPHIA -- Coming off a game in which his defense gave up 48 points and lost three more defensive backs to injuries, Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis called Sunday's visit from the Chicago Bears "our biggest challenge of the season." T...

    Blog | December 17, 2013