Philadelphia Eagles: Ron Jaworski

Jaworski on Chip Kelly: 'He won me over'

July, 11, 2014
Ron Jaworski is never afraid to express his opinion.

In a wide-ranging interview with 97.5 The Fanatic, Jaworski, an ESPN analyst and former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback, discussed a variety of topics surrounding his former team.

On how coach Chip Kelly surprised him: "I wasn't sure how this was going to work. I wasn't a big believer in guys coming from the college ranks, leaving that rah-rah college style and bringing a new style to the NFL. Kelly made it happen. He won me over."

On Kelly's offensive scheme: "Chip Kelly did a great job of getting people wide open. I went through all these quarterback throws (across the league), I don't think anybody did a better job at getting receivers open than Chip Kelly. When you look at 400-500 throws of each quarterback and I see guys that are making these stick throws into double coverage and all these things, and I plug in Eagles tape and I'm seeing guys running open."

On adjusting to defenses in Year 2: "I will guarantee you this: every pass that he threw last year was studied and watched by 30 personnel guys with the three teams in this division. They studied Nick Foles to every possible nuance: Where is his foot when he is coming out from under center? Does his heel come up a split second before the snap? Does he flick his hand to get into position before the ball is snapped? They will study every nuance of his game on coaches tape, on television to hear his voice inflection, to see where he turns. Is the ball snapped when his head is looking downfield rather than left to right? All these things, they will have broken his game down. Nick has to make that adjustment. Now that teams have adjusted to him, does he adjust to what they do? It's the same thing with the system: the familiarity with the system for the Eagles is great but now all the teams are studying that system. What does Chip do? Does he take this offense to the next level?"

On losing three-time Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson: "I think it's a big loss. I'm not buying into the, 'Oh, don't worry about it.' I saw this offense. I studied this offense. I know what DeSean Jackson did for everybody else -- what he did to clear zones and open up Riley Cooper, Jason Avant and that plethora of tight ends that they have."

Former Eagles weigh in on draft class

May, 21, 2014
In the recent NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles came away with seven players.

How did they do? Depends on whom you ask.

Comcast SportsNet's Derrick Gunn polled three former Eagles: ESPN analyst and former quarterback Ron Jaworski, Eagles radio analyst and former receiver Mike Quick, and former defensive back Herman Edwards.

The trio was interviewed by CSN at the 29th annual Ron Jaworski Golf Challenge last weekend.

Jaworski: "I think overall it was a very good draft. I think [Vanderbilt wide receiver] Jordan Matthews is going to be a tremendous, tremendous NFL player. I think [Louisville linebacker] Marcus Smith is going to be an outstanding player as well."

Quick: "It's totally different when you've played on one level and then you get to this level. Some of the best guys in college ball just weren't able to make that transition but from what I've seen and what I've read about the guys that were selected I think they had a really good draft."

Edwards: "We all sit here and try to give grades to drafts and basically the true grade happens three years from now. To say you actually know what a guy can be and become his first year ... we're kidding ourselves."