Eagles Notes: Kelly, Murray, Rowe

Well, this hasn’t been the best Thanksgiving for the Eagles. As they wrap up their worst performance of the year against the Lions, let’s take a look at some items out of Philly:

  • An anonymous agent for a starting Eagles player told Matt Lombardo of NJ.com that Chip Kelly has lost the loyalty of his players. “Chip Kelly has lost the team,” said the agent, who requested anonymity because of fear of retribution against his client. “Between the losses and his bull[bleep] methods that aren’t working, I can tell you that the players have tuned him out.” The agent also raised the possibility that at least one player was using an injury to stay off the field, because “he won’t play hurt for Chip.”
  • That agent wasn’t the only anonymous voice to speak out against the Eagles. Recently, running back DeMarco Murray raised questions when he slid for a first down rather than powering his way further down the field. One player took exception. “Well, when you see DeMarco sliding before getting hit, you tell me – was that giving full effort?” an anonymous Eagle told Bob Brookover of The Inquirer. “You see that [stuff] and it makes you wonder.”
  • With cornerback Nolan Carroll in the final year of his contract, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer writes that the Eagles will have to get Eric Rowe up to speed quickly if he is to take over as a primary starter next year. Of course, Rowe didn’t have his best day on Thursday thanks to his matchup with Calvin Johnson.
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5 comments on “Eagles Notes: Kelly, Murray, Rowe

  1. leefieux

    Today I am thankful that I am not a Philly sports fan.

  2. Chrish815

    Kelly to the U bank it Miami go after him rebel coach like Jim Johnson was for us great as that rebel and he lead the bad guy team Miami was . Miami nation want to get half there well get kelly to the u and we have are rebel coach back that will excite the fan base and exciting team again and get Ray Lewis and reed to run the def and with in 3 years Miami is nation title champ again go hurricane

  3. TJECK109

    I’m going to guess Chip will be at LSU next year.

  4. joparx

    Chip at usc is my guess

  5. Sam Robinson

    Thought this could be salvageable, but these comments and speculation are not the occurrences that depict a return. Kelly’s historic gamble this offseason rubbed many the wrong way. It’s similar to what happened when Josh McDaniels traded Jay Cutler and Brandon Marshall in Denver. The difference being the offensively innovative McDaniels’ honeymoon period was nonexistent despite a 6-0 start. Kelly, though, will receive another chance at a head-coaching job next year, unlike McDaniels, who had to wait a bit before receiving another interview request.

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