Despite what those who have spent the last four days absorbed by the 2015 NFL Draft may tell you, the most intriguing aspect of this offseason continues to be the goings on in Philadelphia.
It began with the departure of LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles, continued with the arrival of Bradford, Murray and Tim Tebow, and new rumors materialize on a near daily basis.
More out the door
Today's development in Chip Kelly's offseason overhaul brought the news that three people - two in very high profile positions - are seeking new employment after the latest swing of the axe.
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First reported by Inside the League, subscription required, the Philadelphia Eagles have parted ways with a number of key staff members today. Gone are Anthony Patch (Director of college scouting) and Rick Mueller (Pro Personnel Director), as well as area scout Brad Obee.
The firings are yet another signal that Chip Kelly intends to run the Philadelphia Eagles in his own image; the three on their way out all having been involved during Howie Roseman's time as General Manager.
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Who and why?
With Patch and Mueller gone it certainly leaves the Eagles light in the scouting department. Per the franchise's official website the duo were second and third in scouting hierarchy in Philadelphia behind only Ed Marynowitz.
Patch had been with the team since 2004 and was promoted by the team's last GM. With Kelly now taking a more hands on role beyond the coaching side of his job clearly he has a different view of how to progress the Eagles' college scouting (maybe simply only watch Oregon games?).
Mueller meanwhile is another victim of having been hired by Roseman - this time back in 2012.
The moves away from the gridiron only add to the sense of change that is already taking shape on the football field itself.
Mounting a strong push for the playoffs at Thanksgiving, Chip Kelly and co limped through the remainder of the 2014 season before ultimately missing out on the postseason.
The huge number of high profile arrivals and departures made since are the former Oregon man's way of ensuring that doesn't happen again. Only time will tell if his big gambles pay of but one this is for sure; if they don't there are less and less people at the organization who Kelly will be able to pass the buck to.
Eagles fans: Has Chip Kelly made the right decisions so far this offseason? Let us know in the comments section below...
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