Eagles News: Reactions From Eagles-Lions


The Eagles are in a sorry state right now.

The Birds have all kinds of issues on both sides of the ball, and they’re in a complete free-fall.

Chip Kelly has driven the team into the ground, and suffered two humiliating losses within four days. The team has been outscored 107-34 in the last three games. They’re now 4-7, sinking closer and closer to the bottom of the division.

And with the way things are going, I don’t know if this team will win another game this year.

They’re marching towards certain doom in New England next weekend, and I don’t give them much of a chance to beat the Bills or Cardinals. I see only one win, two at the most between now and the end of the year, with possibly a couple more embarrassing losses along the way.

Jeffrey Lurie needs to understand that Chip Kelly’s time needs to come to an end. He hung on to Ray Rhodes a year too long, and wasted 1998. He hung on to Andy Reid a year too long, and wasted 2012. Will 2016 be a lost season as well while Lurie gives Kelly one more chance to get things right?

Just think about what another year of Chip would mean for this team.

Kelly would likely need to perform yet another massive overhaul on the roster next year in another attempt to fix the “culture”.

He’d need to try again at quarterback. He’s likely going to have to move on from DeMarco Murray. He’s going to need to throw more assets into upgrading the wide receiver position, despite the fact that he’s already poured first, second, and third-round picks into the position. He’ll need to find a way to replenish the offensive line, and will likely need to move on from Jason Peters.

And he’s got to do all of that without a second-round pick.

There’s just so much to be done to this team, Kelly wouldn’t be able to do it in one off-season, likely leading to a year similar to what we’ve seen now.

The thing that makes the most sense for this franchise is to be proactive, recognize that Kelly isn’t the future, and start over fresh.

Thoughts From Eagles-Lions – GCobb.com

If there’s one thing that’s even more painfully clear than the fact that the Eagles need to move on from Chip Kelly, its the fact that they need to move on from defensive coordinator Billy Davis.

The Eagles defense has been the strength of the team for most of the season, but I never believed that had anything to do with Billy Davis or his schemes.

Davis is the most vanilla defensive coordinator I’ve ever seen. There’s no creativity in his approach, few adjustments, no elaborate blitz packages…his defense seems to be dependent on the individual talent of his players winning their individual matchups with the guys in front of them.

There are times that a Fletcher Cox will dominate his man, come up with a multi-sack game, or force a fumble. There are times when the guys in the secondary will match up well with the receivers they’re up against. But the week to week schemes are so weak, and so flawed, that even the talent that’s in place can’t overcome it.

I think the Eagles have enough talent on their defense to be a top-10 unit, but Billy Davis is not the guy that’s going to bring it all together and get the most out of these guys.

Chip Kelly’s Swagger Is Gone – Philly.com

While some questions remain unanswered, if there’s one thing that’s for certain after today’s game its that the Eagles have absolutely tuned out Chip Kelly, and have quit on their coach.

The Birds turned in a completely disinterested effort, just going through the motions as the mediocre Lions marched up and down the field, while their defense pounded Chip’s pathetic offense into submission.

There’s no fight left in this team, and there’s even less fight left in the coach. Chip look defeated in his press conference after the game. His demeanor appeared shaken. His words were empty. For the first time in his career, he’s finding that he’s in over his head and he doesn’t know how to react to it.

10 Thoughts On The Eagles’ Pathetic Loss – Bleeding Green Nation

Bleeding Green Nation posted their takes on the Eagles’ latest debacle.

Among the notable points were that Chip Kelly may not be able to survive this season.

Kelly has now taken two straight beatdowns that have been among the worst losses in the team’s history. With much more difficult matchups on the horizon, similar losses could be on the way.

If Kelly can’t find some way to straighten things out, Jeffrey Lurie may have no choice but to pull the plug on the operation.