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Nov 10, 2013; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce Brown (34) is tackled by the Green Bay Packers in the fourth quarter at Lambeau Field. The Eagles won 27-13. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

LombardiAve: Tell us a little about yourself and your feelings so far on the season of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Insidetheiggles: My name is Bret Stuter and I am one of a handful of Eagles fan from the vast state of Alaska. I grew up in central Pennsylvania many years ago, and am a descendant of a fan of the Eagles team “pre-Lombardi trophy” that had lots of success.

Then 1960 happened, and the team has never been quite the same. This year may be different. The Eagles have had two head coaches who managed to take the team to the Super Bowl. Dick Vermeil had such a drive and passion that his team simply overachieved. Andy Reid had a plan and a great offensive mind, but it took Terrell Owens to get over the hump only to fall short once more.

Chip Kelly’s team feels different. He has a plan and he adapts his scheme to get the most from his players.

2013 he inherited a great offense, an improving defense, and a so-so special team. In 2014, you can see the difference.

Role players are comfortable stepping up if the situation calls for that. Despite a banged-up offensive line, injuries to key defensive players, a huge deficit in turnovers, this team is 7-2 and could likely be 9-0 with falling short in two hard-fought road games within the 2 yard line.

The team has holes, has plenty of places to improve, but each week seems to find the team inching closer to its potential.   Realistically, this team could end up with a bye week if they continue to find success.