State Of The NFC East: Philadelphia Eagles
Excerpt: "The Philadelphia Eagles went from one of the more dominating teams in the NFC East prior to 2011 to the bottom of the standings in 2012. A lot of things have gone wrong, from poor play from star players to poor coaching decisions. Their poor four-win 2012 season has already resulted in cutting players and firing coaches.
In the coming days we will be taking a look at the current state of all three of the Giants' NFC East foes as the off-season rolls along. Today we focus on the Eagles.2012 Finish: 4-12, 4th place
Changes already made: Fired head coach Andy Reid (hired University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly), Fired defensive coordinator Juan Castillo during regular season
Changes to come: Hiring of a new defensive coordinator, hiring of Pat Shurmur in the next few days (title still not yet known)The Eagles wasted no time in firing Reid and to everyone's surprise they hired Oregon's head coach Chip Kelly. Kelly was the Oregon coach from 2009-2012. In 2010 he led the Ducks to a BCS National Championship game, but lost to Cam Newton and Auburn, 22-19. In 2011 the Ducks defeated Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl, 45-38, and lost to Kansas State in 2012 in the Fiesta Bowl, 35-17. The Ducks won the Pac-12 in Kelly's first three years as head coach.Kelly is known for having a fast-paced style of offense at Oregon and coached Oregon's all-time leading rusher LaMichael James, who is currently going to Super Bowl XLVII with the San Francisco 49ers. It's not expected for Kelly to bring the same offense he had at Oregon to the NFL, but the pace of the game should increase." Read more...