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The big news is here. Chip Kelly is now the official head coach of the Eagles. While he cannot be any worse than his predecessor, I still have mixed feelings, to say the least, about his hiring. Kelly’s spread-style offense has been tried many times before in the NFL, and it has failed every time. I would have much preferred Bruce Arians, Gus Bradley, or Mike McCoy. While I do have some hope for this new era and I want to give Kelly a chance, my expectations are rather low, considering the lack of success Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, and Lane Kiffin have experienced in recent years.
Long-time Eagles head coach Andy Reid has been fired after 14 seasons as the Eagles head coach. Reid, the winningest coach in franchise history, was released after a 4-12 season where the Eagles missed the playoffs for the second year in a row. Now, we have a new era of Eagles football in store for 2013. Possible coaching candidates include my personal favorite candidate, former Buccaneers Super Bowl winning coach Jon Gruden, Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly, Alabama head coach Nick Saban, and the usual mix of coordinators from other teams.
This is the first in a series of profiles on lesser known and up-and-coming players on the Philadelphia Eagles.
Rookie running back Bryce Brown made waves in his first start Monday night, rushing for 178 yards and two touchdowns, even though he also fumbled twice. Brown, a seventh round pick out of Kansas State, was the number 1 high school running back of his graduating class in the entire country. Despite playing only 13 games in his college career and transferring from Tennessee after his freshman year, the Eagles took a chance on him as the draft waned down. Filling in for the injured LeSean McCoy, Brown averaged 9.3 yards per carry. While he still has much to learn, the future for this young player does look bright in Philadelphia.
It is obvious that Andy Reid is running out of scapegoats. From Juan Castillo to Jason Babin to the two PR directors, the makeup of the Eagles on the field, on the sidelines, and in the front office is radically different from the Eagles team that was projected by many sportswriters to contend for the division and make a deep playoff run before the season began. Now that the season is a train wreck with no chance at the playoffs, expect more firings and cuts to take place before the end of the season as our long-time head coach continues to shift the blame after each loss.