The Detroit Lions and Philadelphia Eagles have first place in their respective divisions on the line when they meet in Philly on Sunday. In anticipation of the big game, I got together with Todd Duvall of Inside the Iggles to get an Eagles perspective.
1. With the season 75% complete, how are Eagles fans feeling about the Chip Kelly regime?
In a word, excited. Chip Kelly has brought excitement to the organization and to the city. It was a rough couple of months in the beginning of the season during the quarterback carousel. Once that was settled, things have improved. Last season was so miserable for the fans that I believe they would have settled for a 6-10 season this year, let alone playing to win the NFC East.
2. What has been the biggest key in the Eagles getting into contention in the NFC East?
Chip Kelly’s leadership. He is a player’s coach and has them wanting to do their best for him. Kelly inspires them to play at their best. The player personnel is essentially the same as last year. If you remember, there was constant drama coming out of that locker room. It was a mess. This year, you hear praise for other teammates. They are playing as a unit and not individually. The personnel didn’t change but the leadership did.