As we prepare for the Monday night showdown of Bears vs Eagles, we reached out to Philadelphia Eagles site Inside the Iggles for a look behind enemy lines.
It’s Bears vs Eagles to close Week 2 of the NFL schedule. The matchup on NFC rivals features two teams in rebuilding mode. The Chicago Bears are in Year 2 of their overhaul with GM Ryan Pace and head coach John Fox cleaning up the mess that their respective counterparts Phil Emery and Marc Trestman left behind.
The Eagles sent former Oregon Ducks coach Chip Kelly packing last season. Kelly came in with high hopes and a high tempo offense, but ended up gutting the Eagles with questionable personnel decisions while getting rid of some fan favorites.
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The Eagles seems to going with a “from the ground up” rebuild, securing second overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft and using it on quarterback Carson Wentz, thrusting him into the starting role. Wentz comes to Soldier Field off a strong Week 1 performance against the Cleveland Browns.
The Bears, meanwhile, decided to re-build the offense around veteran QB Jay Cutler while turning over most of the roster around him. They have added a bunch of youngsters on both sides of the ball as John Fox tries to pull off another quick turnaround and return the Bears to the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
To help us get the scoop from the Eagles point of view, we enlisted the help of fellow Fansider Geoffrey Knox from Inside the Iggles for a little Q&A session. Check out his answers to my questions in the pages that follow.
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