By Art Beitchman

Chip Kelly stood in front of the assembled media yesterday for his day-after-game presser, and he talked about the same things as every other week:

Dropped passes; should Ryan Mathews get more carries, as he’s looked way better than Demarco Murray after 7 games played; will Sam Bradford still be the starter after the Eagles dropped another winnable game to the Carolina Panthers 27-16.

Two dropped passes were particularly irritating, both in the end zone, potential touchdowns wiped away in crunch time:

Jordan Matthews mangled a Bradford pass, not able to keep both feet in bounds for a certain score. Josh Huff also deserves heat with another drop in the end zone — 14 points the Eagles should’ve put on the scoreboard, but didn’t.

Kelly said both receivers were “thinking’ too much out there, instead of just doing their jobs and catching the perfectly thrown TD passes, that weren’t.

Here’s a thought:

Maybe Kelly should think about the availability of Steve Smith to shore up a shaky unit. The Ravens have nearly packed it in with a 1-5 record. Niners’ WR Anquan Boldin could also be had for the right price. You can bet both of those guys would have hauled in those passes. Sam Bradford needs to know he has a go-to guy in crunch time, but Kelly said he was staying with the young guys.

He also said he was happy with Duce Staley’s rotation at running back, informing all that Ryan Mathews re-pulled his groin on a 22-yard run, thus only getting 6 carries for 97 yards, and a TD run of 63 yards.

Kelly also “poo-pooed” the insinuation that Murray still gets the bulk of the carries due to the money he makes,. It’s a fair question considering Mathews is outperforming Murray, big time.

The only good news is Jason Peters went out with back spasms, assuring Eagles fans he’ll be back after the bye week. The Eagles travel to Dallas on November 8 to take on the Cowboys, 8:30pm/NBC

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