Who Should Be Chip Kelly's Gerorge Hegiman?

Posted January 24, 2013

After the debacle of last season where many people believed the Eagles were not only playoff contenders, but Super Bowl contenders; we were left with the utter disappointment of 4-12. The complacency and the blame game tactics of this current roster has lead me to believe that the Eagles new head coach Chip Kelly is going to need to make an example out of one of their veteran players similar to what Andy Reid did to George Hegiman with the blocking sled. Someone who has epitomized what this team has become needs to be made an example of. This team needs to see that making excuses and blaming everyone else doesn't compensate for hard work. Some of these guys have been babied too much by Reid. The accountability for themselves and each other as teammates is  gone and Kelly has to show it wont be tolerated. So the question becomes who exemplified everything that is wrong with this team, can be made an example of, and subsequently released?

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  • Just some trade thoughts bounced around on the radio has Jackson traded to the Jets for Revis and letting DRC walk. That would be a very strong statement. I dont have a problem with that if they geta more phyical WR. But if I were to guess the next Hegiman or the guy Buddy did it too I would say Danny Watkins or Nate Allen. I still think Allen may be abole to play with a stronger presence at the other safety spot but he has been b*tchy. I think even a Curry could get the ax. Again if you look at the defense we need a DT and safety and we can defend against most teams. We arent a powerhouse at LB but with Kendricks, Chaney and Ryans we have a decent group. On offense we are ready at RB. need a WR and have 4 offensive lineman potentially coming back. We need a TE and WR. so whats the big rebuild here?
  • I doubt Jackson 4 Revis could happen unless the Eagles give up more, but it's something I would consider if I were the Eagles for sure. I don't think a guy like Watkins or Allen would send a good enough message. I was thinking someone who has more of a veteran presence and who may hold a little respect in the locker room. I don't think Watkins or Allen does.
  • Im not sure we need that??? why not just build a team of the best coaches and players withouit acting like children...
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  • Good point spot. I dont think an example has to be made I was just answering his question. That may not be his style. we will see.
  • A mindset change can take as long as getting the right players to run a system. These guys think they already won something. It couldn't be the furthest from the truth. How many times did the open their mouths and insert their own foot? Even the young guys chipped in and added their stupidity. Bringing back a guy like Vick will send the wrong message to this team about accountability. Vicky's talent ( potential talent rather) should not supersede his actual performance. If Vick won't be held accountable then why would any of the other players think they should be?
  • I would say out of all the players at least he had the guts to take vicious shots and get back up. He didnt slither off the field like Kevin Kolb
  • Having the guts to take viscous shots doesn't make him a viable leader or a component quarterback. Kevin Kold is irrelevant as he is no longer an Eagle. Who gives a crap about what Kolb does?
  • Vick may not have had a good season, but hollywood's right. Nobody can take away his leadership or his heart.
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  • It seems that Kolb follows you around. It just brings back fond memories of a love that existed here in the yard with GTD/ EZ /Spot with Kolb. He hurt you guys .
  • Dude you're the one who seems hurt. You can't stop talking about the Arizona Cardinal. Unlike you in understand when it's time to move on from a player. See McNabb and Vick.
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  • The answer is Nobody.

    You don't make an example and THEN release a player, you just come in and take an ax to the dead weight on your roster. Spending time "making an example" of someone, says that you have time to waste.

    Urgency should be preached from the door. "Buying in" should be rewarded from the door.

    Don't send the message as the coach that you have time to waste. Most fans seem to expect IMMEDIATE results "from a guy went 46-7" or who "They're paying what?!"

    Reid came in after having won Lurie with his 5 year plan, Kelly came in with a 5 year deal. Something tells me his leash won't be as long with a Lombardi.
  • Most fans are realistic. A 4-12 team won't give immediate results. Nobody expected immediate results from Reid so why would they expect them from Kelly since he is after all transitioning from college. This team has been turned soft thanks to Reid's lack of accountability for the past few years. Anyone with expectations of Kelly's Eagles next season has an agenda. My guess to that agenda is they didn't want Reid fired. They weren't willing to put the expectations of winning on Reid, but are more than willing to put it on his replacement. Nobody can tell me who the quarterback, members of the offensive and defensive lines, what three linebackers, and secondary members, type of defense, offense, coaching staff, will be yet they are expecting immediate results? I call bull.
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