By STERLING G.
This headline was bound to surface due to the atrocious season the Philadelphia Eagles had. Adding fuel to the fire, when Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie requested that Kelly concede his personnel control, he refused. Kelly was fired Tuesday after posting a 6-9 record.
Kelly, originally the head coach for the University of Oregon, received the Eagles position in 2013. This seemed to be a great pickup due to Kelly's success at Oregon. During his tenure as the Eagles head coach, he went 26-21 and made the playoffs last season.
Kelly implemented an unorthodox, fast-paced, no-huddle offense, which proved to be effective at first. However, the defensive coordinators of opposing teams caught wind of Kelly's tactics and were able counter the system--from there it was a downward spiral.
During his tenure, Kelly made drastic changes to his roster. He axed star players LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Nick Foles and several others. Kelly's reasoning was the fact that these players didn't fit his system. These changes ultimately bit Kelly in the back because his team lacked superior talent on both ends of the field.
Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur will serve as the interim coach. The Eagles' next match up is against the NY Giants (6-9).