From the Archives: Should Philadelphia Eagles be Questioning Chip Kelly’s Latest Moves?

Just two months ago, the Philadelphia Eagles officially handed over the reins to coach Chip Kelly when it came to handling all player personnel decisions. It seemed to make a little sense, on paper at least. Anyone who doubted whether or not Kelly could take the success he saw at the University of Oregon and translate it to the NFL when he joined the Eagles in 2013 didn’t have much ammo, considering his 20-12 record with the team. Sure, giving him more control would be risky, but he seemed to know what he was doing on the field, so why not?

What we’ve learned so far is Kelly isn’t someone who takes a while to adjust to a new role. The Eagles coach has been making tons of moves so far this offseason, all of which made headlines in some way or another. Gone are linebacker Trent Cole and cornerback Cary Williams, both released to clear cap space. Kelly dropped a bombshell last week when he dealt star running back LeSean McCoy to the Buffalo Bills in exchange for linebacker Kiko Alonso. Over the weekend, word broke Philly’s top receiver, Jeremy Maclin, will be headed out of town to join the Kansas City Chiefs.

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