The Latest on Chip Kelly's Hiring in Philadelphia, More NFC East News

Brad Gagnon NFL National ColumnistJanuary 16, 2013

Dec 31, 2012; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles chairman and ceo Jeffrey Lurie addresses the media on the dismissal of Eagles head coach Andy Reid (not pictured) during a press conference at the Philadelphia Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

I woke up today feeling particularly annoyed with the Philadelphia Eagles and their glacially slow, seemingly unfocused search for a new head coach. So rather than sharing the division's top links as per usual, I jumped right into a column criticizing the Eagles for their approach. 

Minutes after that column was published, word emerged that the Eagles had won the prize they'd been chasing the whole time, with Oregon head coach and offensive innovator Chip Kelly filling the vacancy left by Andy Reid

I've shared my initial thoughts on the Kelly hiring, but allow me to use today's delayed links post to share additional views and details regarding the story of the day in the NFL.

Elsewhere in the NFC East...

Dallas Cowboys

From's Tim MacMahon: Chip Kelly's offenses dominated Monte Kiffin's defenses in the Pac-12.

From Clarence Hill of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Cowboys special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis is leaving for the same role in Chicago.


New York Giants

From Jenny Vrentas of the Newark Star-Ledger: Terrell Thomas wants to return to the Giants in 2013.

From Ebenezer Samuel of the New York Daily News: Eli Manning is off to the Pro Bowl.  


Washington Redskins

John Keim of the Washington Examiner looks at which Redskins should stay, and which should go.

Rich Tandler of Real Redskins doesn't expect the team to do anything in restricted free agency.