Chip Kelly Update: Super Bowl Hopes

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Philadelphia Eagles fans have two main emotions. The most common one is irascible doom-mongering. “The team sucks”; “I loved the guy they got rid of”; “that was the stupidest decision ever.” As Brandon Lee Gowton of Bleeding Green Nation puts it: Some people are not happy unless they’re not happy. #makesuthink — Brandon Lee Gowton (@BrandonGowton) August 8, 2014 Chip …

Chip Kelly Update: Charles in Charge

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Coach Charles (“Chip”) Kelly asked for control over the Eagles roster, trades and draft picks: owner Jeff Lurie gave it to him. Philadelphia’s sports writers have used the occasion to shake off the atypical friendliness they’ve shown toward Kelly since he was hired two years. They’re back to full-on Philly pessimism, watching every move he makes more closely than The …