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Saturday, Addicts!  I know it’s a day late, but to make up for it, I’m introducing a new feature to your weekly NFL news report.  While covering all the big stories around the league let’s me dive into what is going on with other teams, there are some topics that deserve more than a little blurb.  So, starting today, I’m going to add a lead story that will cover the biggest topic of the week in a little bit more depth.  As always, your feedback is appreciated.

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There was a lot of news this week, and the extra day actually allowed for a few more stories to develop.  So let’s not waste time talking about talking about it…

The Lead Story: Chip Kelly is on the hot seat

The man who literally has no excuses is being held accountable for getting to big for his britches.  This past offseason, Chip Kelly torpedoed his general manager Howie Roseman, and took over personnel duties while Roseman got “promoted” out of his responsibilities.  He traded away Nick Foles for Sam Bradford in a move that just about everyone and their mother realized was about trying to add a trade piece for getting Marcus Mariota.

He let Jeremy Maclin walk after a tremendous season and traded away LeSean McCoy for an inside linebacker he didn’t need.  He essentially balked on promises made to his best offensive lineman, Evan Mathis, and then let him walk too.  He literally did this to himself.

Chip Kelly’s start in Philadelphia is getting more combative by the minute. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

And now we are seeing the results.  If I had told you before the season that the Cowboys would fall apart with injuries, almost every single one of you (and myself) would have said the NFC East was the Eagles to lose.  Well, they’re actively losing it.

Not only are the Eagles not leading the division, they are currently trailing everyone except the beat up Cowboys.  It’s really embarrassing, and Philly fans and media haven’t been afraid to make it known.  In fact, sources inside the team are now letting it be known that Kelly has lost the locker room.

This has all led up to Chip Kelly being a popular name for the unemployment line following the 2015 season.  Of course, Kelly still has his share of fans.  While allowing for the fact that he has turned into a disaster in year three of his current job, many pundits are still talking about where his future prospects lie, including the Tennessee Titans where he would reunite with Marcus Mariota (what a weird turn of events that would be).

Of course, the best part of this is that Philly’s loss has been KC’s gain.  Andy Reid, Jeremy Maclin, Jason Avant, and all the other acquaintances/connections/friends that have come to Kansas City since the Eagles decided to move on Kelly are welcome additions.

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