It’s easy to draw parallels between the Philadelphia 76ers and Philadelphia Eagles.
Both have executives running the show who aren’t afraid of making controversial decisions. Both have cast aside multiple face-of-the-franchise players during their relatively short time at the helm, be it Jrue Holiday and Michael Carter-Williams, or DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy and Nick Foles. Assuming the reports about Chip Kelly’s interest in Marcus Mariota prove correct, both are trying to build long-term contenders through top-tier draft picks at critical positions.
Perhaps most importantly, though, both are confronting the issue of loyalty and culture head-on, to decidedly mixed results.
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