Which Chip Kelly is to blame for Eagles' problems?
There are two Chip Kellys in town - and both are doing their best to destroy the Eagles.
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Last Sunday, DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy all scored touchdowns, and thanks to the lackluster leadership by Chip Kelly, they did it for teams outside of Philadelphia.
Let's face it - Chip Kelly the GM is killing the Eagles.
Thanks to Kelly ripping away personnel control from Howie Roseman, the 2015 Eagles' roster has suffered from a noticeable lack of talent.
Nick Foles might not have been great, but he and the 2nd round draft pick the Eagles gave up (which at this rate is bound to be high) are better than the underwhelming Sam Bradford. Kelly might not have liked dealing with McCoy, but he's outperformed both Kiko Alonso and DeMarco Murray this season. And while Maclin is beginning to get hot in Kansas City, fans question why Miles Austin and Riley Cooper (28 combined receptions) are still getting playing time.
Then there's the offensive line, which Kelly has chosen to basically ignore. In fact, he's cut more offensive lineman than he's drafted during his tenure, something I pointed out in a cartoon back in June:
But all that doesn't let Chip Kelly the head coach off-the-hook. He's been plagued by predictable play calling and an unwillingness to adapt his system to the players on his roster. Every Sunday, you can count on a couple of people sharing his "playbook" on social media:
Then there's his seeming inability to make adjustments, which is even leaving Kelly defenders like Daily News writer David Murphy speechless.
Right now, the Eagles are getting destroyed. Not just defeated. Destroyed. As somebody who has argued all season that Kelly has a sharp enough mind to adjust to whatever the league throws at him, it is getting rather difficult to produce any evidence to support such belief.
Philly sports radio wants Kelly fired. ESPN talking heads speculate he may be traded to Tennessee. Even diehard fans wonder if he'll choose to return to college.
Whatever the future holds for Kelly in Philadelphia, it's certain the honeymoon is officially over.