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Chip Kelly's changes extend to Eagles locker room

It's a new era for the Philadelphia Eagles. With that comes changes in all aspects of the operation.


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That includes the locker room, where new coach Chip Kelly has ditched the old model of grouping players according to position. Players can be anywhere in the room, and it appears some thought was put into it.

"If you look around the room right now, most of it is veterans next to young guys," center Jason Kelce said, according to PhillyMag.com. "So if you look around the room, that looks like what he was trying to do. Last year, I think the team lacked a lot of leadership."

Kelce got a look at the new setup while attending a fundraiser at Lincoln Financial Field hosted by offensive lineman Todd Herremans.

"I think it's going to help us blend a little better as a team," Herremans said. "You're with your position so much in the meeting rooms and everything like that. This will also have us hold each other accountable."

A lack of leadership? Holding each other accountable? We don't think a game of musical chairs will be a cure-all for the Eagles, but these are comments that show the issues in Philadelphia last season went well beyond talent.

Follow Dan Hanzus on Twitter @DanHanzus.

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