After yet another loss—much less to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last Sunday—an anonymous Philadelphia Eagles player’s agent claimed the team’s rapport with head coach Chip Kelly is gone, per Matt Lombardo of NJ Advance Media.
“‘Chip Kelly has lost the team,’ said the agent, who requested anonymity because of fear of retribution against his client. ‘Between the losses and his bull[bleep] methods that aren’t working, I can tell you that the players have tuned him out.'”
The agent also indicated there is at least one injured player using that ailment to avoid playing because “he won’t play hurt for Chip.”
According to Ray Boyd of CBS Philly, left tackle Lane Johnson—who apologized to Philly fans—after saying they “really don’t care,” admitted he doesn’t know what Kelly will do after this season is over.
“It’s tough to say. I think we did some good things the first two years. Ultimately, we made the playoffs the first year, didn’t make a playoff run, you know we lost to the Saints, but I think there’s been a lot of good done here. I just think this year’s been really tough for us and I’m not sure what the best move is moving forward, but you never know what’s going to happen.”
Kelly won 10 games during each of his first two seasons in Philadelphia, but the team has struggled immensely since he took over the personnel responsibilities in January.
Currently, the team is 4-6 and lost a landslide 45-17 to the Buccaneers. The Eagles ranks 11th overall in the NFC yet is situated one win behind the New York Giants in the NFC East.
Next up for the Eagles, losers of two straight, is a Thanksgiving day matchup at Ford Field against the Detroit Lions.