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Eagles News: Chip Kelly takes all of the blame for Philadelphia's failures

Philadelphia Eagles news and links for 12/27/15.

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Kelly: It's 100 Percent On My Shoulders -
The loss assures Philadelphia its first losing record during Kelly’s three years at the helm of the team. The former Oregon head coach, whose only NFL experience has come as head coach of the Eagles, took full responsibility for the team’s struggles this season. "One hundred percent it’s all on my shoulders," Kelly said. "It’s the same thing I said a year ago, it’s unacceptable ... If it’s not good enough, it’s not good enough. But I’m going to continue to work as hard as I can and show up early in the morning, and leave late at night, and continue to work."

10 things we learned from the Eagles' loss - BGN
For the second year in a row, the Eagles will not be headed to the NFL playoffs. The Birds were officially eliminated by losing to Washington on Saturday night. The Eagles haven't made the playoffs since 2013, which was Chip Kelly's first season as head coach. The Eagles haven't actually won a playoff game since Jan. 2009. So it's been nearly seven years and counting. Not great.

Handing out 10 awards from the Eagles-Redskins game - PhillyVoice
Personally, I think Eagles should part ways with Chip Kelly this offseason, and I enumerated the reasons why about a month ago. If Chip survives the offseason, and I believe he will, his seat will be nice and toasty from Day 1.

Chip Kelly gets outcoached again as playoff hopes end - Daily News
On the off chance that you entered Saturday night thinking the Eagles might actually deserve a spot in this year's NFL playoffs, the boys took care of that in convincing fashion. By the end of a 38-24 loss to the Redskins, the pertinent question was how many of these players and coaches belong on any professional field.  The totality of the implosion that we witnessed last night demands that we start with the coaches. Sixteen weeks into the NFL season and the mistakes are the same: dropped balls, fumbles, receivers dashing through the defense like Donner, Prancer and Blitzen. For all of the moments that you feel like you catch a glimpse of the coach and playcaller that Chip Kelly can be, none of them overshadow the fact that he was outcoached twice by Jay Gruden.

10 observations from Eagles-Redskins - CSN Philly
Pretty clear now that Kelly has to make a change at defensive coordinator. I don’t think all the problems are Bill Davis’ fault. Certainly it’s tough running a defense when the offense is running tempo, and there’s clearly not a ton of talent here. But the Eagles are so historically bad something has to change. They’ve allowed 34 passing touchdowns, most in franchise history. They’ve allowed 400 yards in six straight games, something only four other NFL teams have ever done. Early in the Giants game, they’ll become only the second team in NFL history to allow 6,000 total yards in three straight seasons. This is just unprecedented stuff. I just don’t see how Chip can bring Davis back next year.

DeSean Jackson ‘Disturbed’ By Fans’ Boos - Birds 24/7
"It just -- it's disturbing to come back and get the boos from the crowd, and the fans, because, you know, it wasn't my decision. Chip Kelly released me. All I did for the city and the community, I put my heart into it, so that part is frustrating." But, he reiterated, the Eagles are in the rearview. He's with Washington now, and he's heading to the playoffs, unlike the Eagles.

Over - Iggles Blitz
For the Eagles it was more of the same: dropped passes, dumb penalties, blown coverages, turnovers, etc. The game was 23-17 and the Eagles had the ball and some momentum. The Skins scooped up a fumble and ran it back for a score, making the game 30-17 and taking control of the game. The Eagles were good enough to be right there, but then made the fatal mistake that changed the game for good. Mistakes have killed this team all year. Simply put, the Eagles looked like a 6-9 team.

An 11-5 team could miss the playoffs for the 3rd time in NFL history - SB Nation
We've made it through 15 weeks of regular season games and the playoff picture is molding into shape. Over in the NFC we have a pretty good idea who five of the six teams advancing will be, and given the lowly nature of the NFC East it's hard to get excited about the sixth. In the AFC, though, the situation is different. Not only are all the top seeds still jockeying for byes and home field advantage, but the Wild Card race is as competitive as it's ever been. Sure, there have been years when more teams have been battling for the conference's final two playoff spots. But it's been a while since an 11-5 team was left out of postseason play (the 2008 Patriots) and it's something that's only happened twice. And yet, here we are, with the 10-4 Broncos, and 9-5 Chiefs, Steelers and Jets, all fighting for three possible spots. When the playoffs start, one of them will be left out in the cold.

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