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BREAKING: Philadelphia Eagles fire Chip Kelly

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released a statement today that Chip Kelly has been released of his duties as Philadelphia Eagles Head



Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie released a statement today that Chip Kelly has been released of his duties as Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach. Vice President of Player Personnel Ed Marynowitz has also been released. Kelly became Eagles Head Coach in January 2013 and led Philadelphia to the playoffs as NFC East champions in his first season at the helm, a turnaround from the 4 – 12 effort in Andy Reid’s last season with the team. Philadelphia posted an identical 10 – 6 record in 2014, but failed to make it to the post season. Afterwards, Kelly assumed General Manager duties in addition to his coaching responsibilities, and made a number of high profile moves including trading Nick Foles for Sam Bradford with Saint Louis, fan favourite RB Lesean McCoy for Buffalo’s Kiko Alonso, and signing 2014 rushing champion DeMarco Murray in free agency. This year’s Eagles have been a disappointment, with the best possible finish being 7 – 9, and one loss away from a trip to London next year to face the Rams. Kelly made his name in NCAA football, most recently with Oregon, and brought the same high tempo offense to the NFL. Whilst it appeared to translate well in his first season, as with many college concepts brought to the pro game, it seems to have been very quickly worked out. Pat Shurmur will take charge of the Eagles for their game against the Giants on Sunday.  

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BREAKING: Philadelphia Eagles fire Chip Kelly

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