The Eagles went from being able to wrap up a second straight NFC East crown at home to three weeks later being locked out of the postseason fun. The Eagles won 10 games, but will have nothing more to show for it. It never should have come to this.
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.
Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense that made a big splash in his coaching debut might be even better now.
To say that the Eagles came out of the gates fast is obviously an understatement. Philly greeted the Redskins with the fastest tempo that has ever been seen in the NFL.
Aside from being nationally televised five times next season, the Redskins learned Thursday they’ll be opening the 2013 NFL season at home against an all too familiar opponent, armed with an all too unfamiliar new offense.
In a move that has conjured up thoughts of Steve Spurrier and the Washington Redskins, the Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly after he originally chose to stay at Oregon.