Chip Kelly Fired By Philadelphia Eagles!
Chip Kelly came to the NFL' s Philadelphia Eagles from Oregon three years ago. He brought an innovative offensive system that many thought would revolutionize the NFL. His first two years seemed to offer hope for that kind of success, with the Eagles going 10-6 each of those seasons.
But this season, Kelly was given total power, not just as a head coach, but also over all personnel decisions. And he used that power to totally remake the team, trading or releasing some of the team's biggest star players. Apparently he was confident that his offensive system was more important for success than the talents of players he thought didn't fit that system. That confidence was not well placed.
The Eagles are 6-9 this season, with one game left. Owner Jeffrie Lurie clearly had had enough. In what the NFL world considers a stunning turn of events, Lurie let Kelly go before the season was even over.
I think Kelly may have had too much confidence in his ability to not only coach the team, but to shape the team in his image. If he gets another opportunity as an NFL head coach, I hope he approaches it with a little more humility than seemed evident in Philadelphia.
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