You Turn It Around On The Field.

Posted June 14, 2013

Two years ago the Philadelphia Eagles made huge free agent splashes. They got all the names, they made big trades, and they accumulated a whole lot of talent. They dubbed THEMSELVES THE DREAM TEAM. They were feeling themselves all training camp. Chomping at the bit to show us what they could do, and never stopped telling us how great they were going to be! Then they started playing and you could see early there were problems. Mike Vick looked completely lost in a PRESEASON game against the Steelers. He threw three interceptions. The season went to crap and the team won 8 games. 4 meaningless games at the end I will add. The next season (making much to do about those 4 meaningless wins the year prior) the Eagles were out to prove  that last season wasn't them. In fact they are so great they are on the precipitous of a meteoric rise to become a DYNASTY! Without saying it they said it. "We are the REDEMPTION TEAM!" Then they started to PLAY the games and once again reality set in. Vick couldn't even stay in for one preseason series! The offense in the regular season (once a dangerous weapon) averaged 16 points a game and had no clue of how to score in the Red Zone. Everyone wants to ASSume all the problems were "injury related", but the football team lacked the basic fundamentals of tacking and blocking. Funny they had so many coaches who were considered the best at what they did, but they had a team who couldn't tackle, couldn't block, took terrible penalties, and were worst in the league at protecting the football. So now Chip Kelly is in charge. Until Chip Kelly leads mean onto the field, and wins football games he wont quiet the critics. Since he will be judged by the performance of his football team he has every right to demand of them whatever he chooses. There is much teaching that is needed to be done. Again this team fails at the basics of football so there will be a learning curve. Chip has been saddled with a football team filled with players who feel they are entitled to something despite the fact they haven't won anything! He has to change the mentality of his players or replace those players with like minded individuals. Kelly was given a difficult hand there is no doubt about it, but in the end he will be judged by how his team performs on the field. Training camp can't get here soon enough!

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