When Chip Kelly came to Philadelphia, the Great Expectations were so monumental they threatened to burst even Charles Dickens’ britches.
Needless to say, the letdown has been so dramatic it’s a wonder we all haven’t gotten the bends.
So much for In Chip We Trust.
The Eagles reached the nadir of the Chip Kelly reign Sunday, getting creamed 45-17 by Tampa Bay at the Linc.
Kelly has been the mirror and lighting rod for a tumultuous era in Philly and things evidently have gone south as quickly as his up-tempo offense.
The Eagles are 4-6 and one wonders if they will ever reach the Promised Land of .500.
They allowed 521 yards to the Bucs. Doug Martin rushed for 235 yards. Jameis Winston threw for five touchdowns.
The Philadelphia defense obviously was a no-show.
Mark Sanchez threw three interceptions in his first start of the season.
Hopefully it was his last start of a lost season.