Chicago Bears: These Philadelphia Eagles pose problems

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Chicago Bears, Jason Kelce
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Center Jason Kelce

Really? A center?

Absolutely, a center. Jason Kelce is the name everybody knows, but more so for the beard and post-Super Bowl parade shenanigans. If you haven’t watched this guy on the field recently, you are missing out.

Kelce is a stud. He is everything you want in an offensive lineman. Best yet, he plays the center position. So, with all of his antics, fiery personality and readiness to get in a fight at a moment’s notice, comes the one thing every good center needs to play the position well — smarts.

This guy knows the game of football. Did you know that as a walk-on at Cincinnati, Kelce originally played running back? He later would make the switch to fullback, and ultimately then to offensive line. He played multiple positions on the line throughout college, and has since become one of the best centers in the game.

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The Eagles’ offensive line goes as Kelce goes. He’s the guy to make the calls at the line of scrimmage for the rest of those guys up front, and you better believe he’s doing his homework on the wrinkles put in place by Vic Fangio.

Kelce is one of the very best pass-blocking centers in football. He’s going to have to contend with the likes of Akiem Hicks, as well as linebacker blitzes from Roquan Smith and Danny Trevathan. If the Eagles have one advantage up front, it’s Kelce. The Bears will go into this game knowing just how good at Kelce is in this area.