PHILADELPHIA -- As the Philadelphia Eagles limped into their bye week with a 3-4 record, head coach Chip Kelly said he believed he had a good team and that he planned no major changes over the two-week break.
"Not at all," Kelly said. "I think our quarterback is playing well. I have been pleased with Sam -- very pleased with Sam."
Bradford has completed 174 of 270 passes (62 percent) for 1,766 yards. He has thrown nine touchdown passes and 10 interceptions. Bradford has a passer rating of 76.4 for the season.
Against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday night, Bradford was the victim of seven dropped passes by his receivers. Kelly said he didn't think the drops were a sign that the receivers are not good enough.
"I don't think it's talent," Kelly said. "I just think it's sometimes a concentration issue with some of those guys. I think sometimes they may actually be thinking too much instead of just relaxing and going to play. Some of them need to just take a big, deep breath and do what we know they can do."
"And they have made some big-time catches in games for us and can continue to do that for us. But I think sometimes they are overthinking a little bit."
Bradford did not throw the ball downfield at all in the game, reverting back to a pattern from earlier in the season. Kelly said that was largely a function of Carolina's "top-down" coverage. The Panthers kept one or two safeties deep, inviting the Eagles to try to throw shorter passes.
Meanwhile, Kelly said he had no plans to change the way he rotates offensive skill position players. Running backs coach Duce Staley will continue to decide which of the running backs is in the game. The issue came up because Ryan Mathews had just six carries for 97 yards, including a 63-yard touchdown run. DeMarco Murray had 18 carries.
Kelly said Mathews injured his groin on a 22-yard run in the second quarter. That was the reason for his limited usage, Kelly said. There was no sign of injury, either on that long touchdown run or afterward in the locker room.
"[Mathews] has been hurt the last two weeks," Kelly said. "He was questionable [with a hamstring injury] going into the Giants game and then he got hurt again [Sunday] night."
Overall, Kelly said he believed the Eagles are capable of winning games.
"I think we're a good football team," Kelly said. "We've just got to clean things up."