I SAID EARLIER this year that Chip Kelly was a riverboat gambler. Well, it's absolutely clear now that the gamble he took with the Eagles did not pay off. He'd determined that their 10-6 team could not be a serious Super Bowl contender, so he did a host of things that brought 12 new players to the most important 25 positions on the team. By and large, almost none of these moves enhanced the Eagles and overall clearly weakened the talent pool.
Ed Rendell is a former two-term governor of Pennsylvania, and mayor and district attorney of Philadelphia. He also is an avid sports fan. "Sports is so much a part of what makes Philadelphia a special place," he says. He brings the fans' perspective to the Daily News with "View from the Stands." Among his goals is for his column to be about what the average fan is thinking about, so let him know what is on your mind.