Since Chip Kelly took over the Philadelphia Eagles, there has been plenty of conversation about how he was struggling to connect with his players. So, when it was announced that the team decided to fire the head coach, everyone was waiting for player reactions.
While there was some initial shock, a report from ESPN says there was a sense of relief inside of the locker room.
“However, two Eagles players, speaking on condition of anonymity because the team was not publicly discussing the firing, told The Associated Press that several players had met in groups in recent weeks to discuss their frustration with Kelly,” the report read.
“They said they expressed relief in text exchanges with teammates after the team announced it had fired Kelly, after most players had left the practice facility for the day.”
The Eagles hold a 6-9 record entering Week 17’s matchup with the division rival New York Giants.
With Kelly no longer leading the team, offensive coordinator Pat Shumur will serve as the team’s interim head coach.
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