Eagles react to Collinsworth compliments

August, 5, 2014
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It was the first preseason game of 2014 and Cris Collinsworth already created a major buzz.

During the New York Giants' 17-13 victory over the Buffalo Bills in the Hall of Fame Game on Sunday night, Collinsworth -- one of the most respected NFL analysts -- had high praise for the Philadelphia Eagles.

"I just feel like Chip Kelly and what they did in that first year with that offense," Collinsworth said. "I know they didn't get it all in, and this year maybe a little bit more advanced Nick Foles. So I'm kind of keeping my eye on the Philadelphia Eagles."

Eagles cornerback Cary Williams was quite pleased with the comments.

"It does mean a lot to us because he was a great player, tremendous guy," Williams told CSNPhilly.com. "But you still have to play the game. The game starts in between the lines. You have to go out and execute each and every play, each and every down."

Linebacker Connor Barwin reacted with a question.

"Cris Collinsworth said what?" linebacker Connor Barwin said to CSNPhilly.com. "Yeah, that's great. I hope he's right."

Defensive coordinator Bill Davis took a roundabout route when probed about Collinsworth.

"I think that's a loaded question," Davis told reporters. "All the predictions and all that stuff and coach Kelly does a great job of keeping us all on the day. So right now, it's about growing this team right now and what happens after that ... I'm not even ready for (Friday's preseason opener against) Chicago yet."

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