On its face, the Eagles’ decision to dump head coach Chip Kelly after two good seasons and a bad one makes little sense. A good coach is one of the hardest things to find in the NFL, and it’s usually a bad idea to get rid of a coach after just one down year. That logic doesn’t really follow in Kelly’s case, though, because this crappy season is a product of Kelly’s machinations in both the coaching and the personnel departments. The vividness of Kelly’s fingerprints on this messy Eagles team is what cost him his job, and it’s his botched handling that’s left the team without a clear path forward.
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