Black Monday has come and gone, and a total of seven NFL head coaches have lost their jobs. Now the Eagles, Buccaneers, Giants, Browns, Dolphins, Titans and 49ers all have begun the search for the person that will bring them to their goal of a SuperBowl championship.
Whether it was because of all the offseason miscalculations or something much deeper, Chip Kelly now won't get a second year to try and finish what he started. Sure, the experiment looks messy now, but the fact that we'll never know for sure is disappointing for any true football fan.
Coach Chip Kelly has come under fire, with some saying he may be gone after the season is over. After back to back 10-6 seasons, the Eagles are 4-7 without showing much sign of improvement. The problem is Chip Kelly. He is his own worst enemy.
Super Bowl champion Malcolm Jenkins, now playing for the Philadelphia Eagles, is known for his work ethic and competitiveness on the field. He is now using these skills off the field to light a fire under the next generation.
The New York Jets came in flying high, but have come back down to Earth, falling on Sunday to the Philadelphia Eagles by the score of 24-17. The Eagles broke out to 24-0 lead and a late comeback fell short, as the team fell to 2-1.
The New York Jets return home on Sunday, flying high off of their 20-7 victory of the Indianapolis Colts. The Jets are feeling good with their season starting off at 2-0, and they play host to a reeling Philadelphia Eagles team that has begun the year at 0-2.
The New York Jets are flying high at 2-0, and looking forward to playing at home this weekend. Sunday, the Jets take on Chip Kelly's Philadelphia Eagles, who come into the game reeling at 0-2, trying to find their way with a big bunch of new pieces.
As Tim Tebow tried to make his illustrious NFL comeback, it was looking more and more possible that it would be Tebow Time in Philly. But in the end, the Eagles decided to cut him.
If Chip Kelly is on a mission to replace his black players with white ones, he is failing spectacularly. The more likely conclusion is that the idea that racial bias from the head coach has influenced the Eagles is factually inaccurate at best, and moronically shortsighted at least.
Philly is the underdog city, we are scrappy, we never give up, and we have heart. That is why we are now winning the match against other East Coast cities. Can you hear it?
For those who see the advantages to rehabilitation and redemption, be it from one horrible mistake or a deeply-rooted lifetime of wickedness, you should be hoping that Rice's hometown team, the New York Giants, puts him on their roster today.
The NFL is clearly a professional league dominated by Christians. If Tebow is struggling, it isn't because he's "Tebowing" or bowing down in prayer. It's because he's completing less than half of his passes.
The moves Kelly's Eagles have made this past week could result in an improved football team next season. However even if that is the case, it will never change the fact that Philly should have been able to improve this roster for 2015 easily without dumping the faces of the franchise.
The question Iggles fans should be asking shouldn't be who won the power struggle? It should be why does a power struggle exist at all?
Atlanta handed New Orleans its fifth straight home loss with a 30-14 win in the Big Easy, which it has been for opposing road teams of late. The Falcons set up a winner takes all showdown with the Panthers next week and eliminated the Saints from playoff contention.
The answer is unknown, but the question looms large, and it is currently multiple choice. Who will quarterback Chip Kelly's offense in 2015? Whether or not the answer turns out to be an elite one may very well dictate how long, and how far, the Chip Kelly Era goes.