There are eight new head coaches in the NFL in 2013, each entering his new job this season with a completely different set of expectations. Some coaches took over playoff contenders. Others took over complete rebuilding projects. After two weeks, it's unfair to look at the standings and point to which new coaches are doing the best job. It's more telling, perhaps, to look at their words.
Chip Kelly came into the NFL with more fanfare than any coach in recent memory. Many suggested before the season that Kelly's lightning-fast offense was going to revolutionize the professional game, and after a Week 1 victory over the Washington Redskins, people all over the league were starting to buy in.
But what about the defense?
Despite a pedestrian first half on both sides of the ball, the Eagles stayed with San Diego—thanks in part to two first-half turnovers by the Chargers—with the Birds managing to grab a fourth-quarter lead after a brilliant 10-play, 76-yard drive capped by a Michael Vick touchdown run with just over seven minutes to play.
That's when the reality check for Philadelphia hit.