Players at the Philadelphia Eagles have had to endure an incident-filled offseason so far following the team's decision to hand head coach Chip Kelly total control of all football operations.
Kelly was handed total control of Eagles' football operations after the 2014 NFL season, before he then proceeded to shock the NFL with a number of crazy trades and free agent signings.
The Eagles traded away star running back LeSean McCoy and starting quarterback Nick Foles in March. Sam Bradford came in exchange for Nick Foles, while Kelly replaced McCoy with not one, but two star runners, with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews joining Philadelphia.
But it is not just those players who have had to endure the uncertainty of this offseason, with star defensive end Trent Cole also facing the firing squad in Philly as well.
Cole had spent the whole of his ten-year career to date with the Eagles before he was released in March. But rather than be critical of Kelly and co much like McCoy has been, Cole just says he is glad to have landed on his feet in Indianapolis.
“I’m here to do what they tell me to do,” Cole told ESPN. “I’m glad to be with a team that wants me here, wants my services and they feel like I can be an impact to this team.
"That’s a great feeling to have, coming to the Colts. We have a lot of talent and a lot of great players here. Just makes you excited for the upcoming season.”
These comments are very revealing in many ways. There is no doubt that Cole doesn't exactly want to be in Indianapolis, but his situation is hardly a desperate one.
Having been a ten-year veteran for one team, moving half way across the country isn't great, but at least for his sake he is at a team that has more of a chance at achieving glory in 2015 and beyond.
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