Monday Morning Hangover: Chip Kelly’s Good Ideas Have Gone Bad for Eagles

September 21, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In the NFL, being a maverick will either get you glory or get you fired. And there's not a lot of glory to go around. 
Going 0-2 is always bad, but most teams can do it without sparking some kind of philosophical crisis. The Saints can bungle badly against the Bucs, then point to their track record. The Seahawks can gut their offensive line, play inconsistent defense and cite the salary cap and challenges of staying on top as reasons for their slow start. Nearly everyone can invoke a "play here and a play there" and claim they were a bounce or a flag away from 1-1 or 2-0.
But the Eagles are different, because Chip Kelly made them different. He put a bull's-eye on his team and himself this offseason. So far, opponents are looking like Robin Hood.
If you are having a hard time putting your finger on the Eagles' problem this season, try using your whole hand, or just belly flop on top of the last six days of Eagles football like it's a fumble in the end zone. The Eagle...

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