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Chip Kelly praises Lane Johnson’s preseason debut

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In his preseason debut, Philadelphia offensive tackle Lane Johnson looked like just the kind of player the Eagles hoped they were getting with the fourth overall pick in the NFL draft.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said today that when offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland graded the film from the preseason opener against the Patriots, Johnson came out as the top player on the line.

“He may have been our most consistent offensive lineman, the way Coach Stoutland graded it out,” Kelly said. “He knew exactly what he was doing. He had no mental errors.”

Kelly named Johnson as one of three rookies who stood out as having exceptional preseason debuts, with the others being nose tackle Bennie Logan, a third-round pick, and defensive end Damion Square, an undrafted free agent.

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9 Responses to “Chip Kelly praises Lane Johnson’s preseason debut”
  1. therealtrenches says: Aug 11, 2013 5:50 PM

    Meanwhile, In KC, Andy Reid still can’t figure out if Eric Fisher is a left or right tackle, and Fisher keeps breaking fingers.

  2. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 11, 2013 5:58 PM

    Dude’s a beast, as a prospect he reminded me of Russell Okung, no discernible flaws in his game in college.

  3. berniesboys says: Aug 11, 2013 6:08 PM

    p asNon-commital, slow to praise, boring, zero-personality. Chip Kelly is beginning to sound like an NFL personality we all know. He didn’t win anything at Oregon, can’t help but hope the trend continues. Pompous ass.

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 11, 2013 6:42 PM

    The fact that Kelly praised any of the guys on defense after that performance, should be of concern to eagle fans.

  5. mancave001 says: Aug 11, 2013 6:46 PM

    anyone know what Bernie(above) is talking about? Kelly doesn’t come off as pompous at all.

  6. kahunanc says: Aug 11, 2013 8:23 PM

    Kelly is going to revolutionize the NFL. Just wait. And with Howie and Jeff calling the shots what can possibly go wrong ?

  7. tikisays says: Aug 11, 2013 9:52 PM

    How come every time I post it is taken off. I was the 1st to post a comment on this article@it has since been removed-I’m flabbergasted!!

  8. zaynabid says: Aug 12, 2013 8:06 AM

    Reblogged this on zaynabid's Blog.

  9. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Aug 12, 2013 8:20 AM

    The kid is having a really good rookie offseason. He seems to be picking up everything they teach him, and quickly. In the preseason game against New England, he was our best offensive lineman. Great pick so far!

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