5 Storylines to Follow During Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp

5 Storylines to Follow During Philadelphia Eagles Training Camp

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Training camp kicks off in a few weeks and the Philadelphia Eagles still have questions to be answered on both sides of the football. Chip Kelly will also be in his second season on the job and no doubt will look to push the pace and demand more from his players in Year 2.

Having said that, let's take a look at five storylines to watch out for during Eagles training camp.

5. Can Malcolm Jenkins Provide Leadership In The Philadelphia Eagles Secondary?

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5. Can Malcolm Jenkins Provide Leadership In The Philadelphia Eagles Secondary?

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Malcolm Jenkins was brought to Philly to become a leader in the back end and the glue that holds the fort together. It is the type of presence the Eagles haven't had back there since Brian Dawkins. Can Jenkins become the unquestioned leader of the secondary? A major question to be answered starting in training camp.

4. What Impact Will Darren Sproles Have On The Philadelphia Eagles' Offense?

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4. What Impact Will Darren Sproles Have On The Philadelphia Eagles' Offense?

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Darren Sproles was acquired by the Eagles to be a jack of all trades -- a guy who could spell LeSean McCoy, be a mismatch in the passing game in 1-on 1-situations and even return kicks. We will get our first glimpse of the darting running back in training camp. What will his impact be on the offense this season? We will find out starting in late July.

3. What Impact Will Marcus Smith Make Off The Edge In Year 1?

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3. What Impact Will Marcus Smith Make Off The Edge In Year 1?

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Marcus Smith comes in as a rookie with all the requisite skills Chip Kelly looks for in an outside linebacker. Coverage skills? Check. Ability to stop the run? Check. Instincts for rushing the pass rusher? Double check. The question remains, is he ready to make an impact in Year 1? Training camp, live bullets and how Smith responds to the uptempo offensive attack should provide us a clear answer in training camp.

2. Can Chip Kelly's Offense Go Even Faster In 2014?

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2. Can Chip Kelly's Offense Go Even Faster In 2014?

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Chip Kelly always wanted to put the pedal to the metal last season. He was never satisfied no matter how fast the Eagles' offense was seemingly going. Expect more of the same, especially since almost all of the offensive players are now familiar with Kelly's scheme. If you thought the Eagles' offense was a blur last season, you are in for a treat this upcoming year.

1. Can Nick Foles Take The Next Step Into Superstardom?

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1. Can Nick Foles Take The Next Step Into Superstardom?

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Nick Foles had a monster 2013 campaign. He took the league by storm in an MVP-caliber year for the young signal caller. What will Foles' encore be? How will he respond when the onus of defenses is now on him? That will start to take shape in training camp. One thing's for sure, Foles won't be outworked. He is a gym rat and is preparing feverishly to show that last season was no fluke, but rather a stepping stone to a great career.


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