When NFL free agency arrives, the Philadelphia Eagles should be one of the most aggressive teams in the league.
The Eagles made a big commitment to center Jason Kelce when they gave him a six-year, $37.5 million contract extension. The dollars and years were an obvious factor in keeping Kelce in Philadelphia, but it wasn’t the only reason. The coach, and the front office, have impressed Kelce as well.
It’s easy to ruminate and jostle around all the hypothetical ‘what ifs’ that followed the Eagles’ 10-6 NFC East title and first-round playoff ouster to the New Orleans Saints.
Kelly was named the Maxwell Club’s professional coach of the year on Thursday, the one year anniversary of the date the coach was hired as Eagles coach.
The Eagles might be on the lookout for their next quarterback coach.
The WIP Morning Show announced their winners and weasels for the week of January 10th, 2013.
It would be hard to call Chip Kelly’s debut season as an NFL head coach anything but a resounding success.
It’s official: Johnny Football will be in the NFL in 2014.
It was a day the Eagles were hoping wouldn’t come for another month.
Chip Kelly spoke about the disappointment of the Eagles’ 26-24 NFC wildcard loss to the Saints, the progress the team made from last year, and the lessons he learned in his first season as a head coach in the NFL during his postmortem of the 2013 season.
A season of transition brought a new coach with a breath of fresh air and a new identity as a team. There were adjustments along the way as Chip Kelly adjusted to life as an NFL coach after serving an entire career at the college level, but his players bought in to the mentality Kelly introduced to them and fought their way to an NFC East division title few saw coming before the season started.
At times, it seemed like the Eagles were a team of destiny. A lucky bounce here and there, a convenient injury to an opponent, the top rated passer in the NFL, and the leading rusher.
If the Eagles going from worst to first under rookie coach Chip Kelly was the biggest surprise, Foles’ emergence had to be second on that list.
I’ve always said, I’d rather my team lose a big game in a blow out than lose at the buzzer, or in the final seconds. Final second losses sting the most because all you can think about afterwards is, “what if this”, “what if that.” You replay those moments over and over again.
Even though the loss to the Saints was disappointing, the Eagles season was full of surprises.