Dec 29, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin (22) celebrates with head coach Chip Kelly late in the fourth quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT

Kelly: How The Eagles Went From 3-5 To 10-6

The Philadelphia Eagles have come a long way in one short season. When asked what was the difference from 3-5 earlier this year, and now an NFC East winning 10-6 record, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly responded this way:

“I think they stuck together as a group and one of the things we talk about, really, the only thing we talk about is we are mentally and physically tough and we don’t make excuses and we work hard and they stuck to that. When you’re 3 5 and you have a plan, there’s times when you are 3 5 and you can start to question the plan and these guys didn’t question the plan. You know, I think when we made mistakes, we all made mistakes but we owned our mistakes. And I think when you own up to your mistakes, then you can correct them. But if you never make them and you constantly make excuses, then you’re never going to fix it. I think these guys owned up to it and did that, and I think each week, I saw us improve because of that. I think because of their mentality and that they stuck together as a group and knew that the only group that was going to get us out of that situation was them, and when you start pointing fingers and doing those other things, it makes it extremely difficult but they never did that.”

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