The takeaway is that it’s a blessing to be chased out of Philly, which hasn’t won an NFL title since the Eisenhower administration and is hardly as attractive a job as owner Jeff Lurie would believe. While Kelly’s predecessor is doing the dab in Kansas City with the Chiefs veering toward the playoffs, reports indicate the Eagles will make a play for Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott, who was run out of town five years ago when he was on Andy Reid’s staff.
The next few seasons will be choppy waters. Kelly offloaded a lot of talent in service of a long-range vision he was not given the opportunity to see through. Supporters can only hope the next coach gets a fairer shot than Kelly or they’ll be right back where they started in three years’ time, possibly watching Kelly lift a trophy with another team after subsidizing his on-the-job training.
The Eagles have been a lot of things in Lurie’s two-decade ownership, but they’ve never been rash and they’ve never been rudderless. No longer. Now they are Washington.
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