Chip Kelly, the Philadelphia Eagles ever infamous but never ingenious head coach, has got to go. That’s it. Period. End of discussion. The loss to the 3-7 Detroit dandeLions was the last straw. Not only has the team been an embarrassment to the City of Brotherly Love, they have lost the respect and regard of the rest of the football world. The way the Eagles looked and played on Thanksgiving Day was an altogether abject abomination to all who love and respect the game.
Chip cannot right the ship. At this point, no one, and I do mean NO ONE in Philly wants to utter his name; instead we mutter all the blame and shudder at the shame and wonder why he even came from Oregon for all of this. Now it appears an utter impossibility for Kelly to keep his job. And standing on the sideline stoically while his team gave up 90 points to two — count ’em — two non-playoff teams in five days is utterly unacceptable.
Chip has made a hot mess of things in South Philly. And it’s so bad, we confess that we don’t even want him to stay around to clean it up. Harsh? Yes, it’s harsh, but this is Philly. And it’s a Chip wreck. It’s not just bad, it’s REALLY BAD. But if we’re all honest, at one point or another, we’ve all made a mess of a few things along the way. For Chip, the best thing to do is to acknowledge the flub and admit the snub. Denying and decrying the mistakes and outakes would only lead to more heartaches and make matters even worse.
So, let’s learn the lesson here. When things go wrong and when things go bad and when things don’t turn out the way we thought they would or should, don’t be like the emperor with his new clothes. When we deny and defend and are determined to be right when we’re really wrong, we only prolong the agony and protract the misery.
So Don’t trip like Chip. Do yourself a favor and right the ship, because confession is good for the soul.