The Eagles fired head coach Chip Kelly on Tuesday night, and we all found out at about the same time. You know who else found out at the same time? The players.
Former #Eagles coach Chip Kelly was fired at night, after players had finished meetings and gone home. There was no final address to them— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 30, 2015
#Eagles did not tell the players that Chip has been fired. One just found out when I reached out to him for comment. "Damn. For real?"— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) December 30, 2015
The reactions from there were varied, with some players expressing anger.
#Eagles player reaction to Chip being fired: "I'm pissed". Had no idea it was coming.— Eliot Shorr-Parks (@EliotShorrParks) December 30, 2015
Emmanuel Acho tossed out what appeared to be a bit of a subtweet toward Chip and the amount of power he'd been given within the organization.
"Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely"— Emmanuel Acho (@thEMANacho) December 30, 2015
At least one player just wanted to know what the hell was going on.
Watching @nflnetwork— Vinny Curry (@MrGetFlee99) December 30, 2015
Former players didn't have too many kind things to say. Julian Vandervelde, who had been signed and released multiple times by Chip this year, was left wondering if he might have a job in a few days.
So does Chip getting fired mean the #Eagles will call me tomorrow OR never again? Vote now!— Julian Vandervelde (@BatMandervelde) December 30, 2015
He came in, cut DJax, traded Shady & didn't sign Maclin. Now he's gone and those players are still gone. I know Philly doesn't like that.— Jamar Chaney (@Jamar51Chaney) December 30, 2015
Even players who haven't played for the Eagles or Chip Kelly had some thoughts to share.
Chip Kelly deserved it.— Brandon King (@BrandonKing4787) December 30, 2015
And, of course, Donovan McNabb chimed in with his thoughts on why Chip was fired.
Well I tried to tell you before the game Saturday that the game meant much more to Chip then anything. Philly is about playoff wins. Fired— Donovan McNabb (@donovanjmcnabb) December 30, 2015
We're still waiting to hear from LeSean McCoy and Desean Jackson. That will obviously be awesome.