John Clayton on Eagles/Seahawks: ‘Pete Caroll Understands What Chip Kelly Does Better Than Anybody’
The Eagles are back to work this week after getting the last few days off, recovering from their 33-10 win against the Cowboys.
They're going to need it, too.
The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks come into town on Sunday boasting one of the best defenses in the NFL, as well as one of the hardest runners in the NFL in Marshawn Lynch.
ESPN Seattle-based NFL reporter John Clayton called into 97.3 ESPN FM and talked with Mike Gill and Matt Segal about what he expects to see on Sunday afternoon. Clayton is starting to see an improved Seahawks defense, the same 'chip-on-their-shoulder' attitude after dealing with some injuries as well as problems with Percy Harvin.
This game doesnt lack story lines, either.
Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll squared off in the college game multiple times and both knows the strengths and weaknesses of their opponent. Add in the fact that Mark Sanchez is a former player under Carroll at USC and was recruited heavily by both USC and Chip Kelly at Oregon, you have a 4:25 national television football game.
Clayton also talks about Russell Wilson and what he means to this Seahawks offense and how difficult it is to stop such a mobile QB. Follow John Clayton on Twitter.