So many positive things happened in coach Chip Kelly’s first season with the Philadelphia Eagles.
They won 10 regular-season games, six more than the previous season, captured the NFC East title and hosted a divisional playoff game at Lincoln Financial Field.
For all the good vibes, the Eagles still must be peeved in the aftermath of a heartbreaking 26-24 loss to the New Orleans Saints. The Saints had never won a road playoff game until beating the Eagles.
“We lost to a team that wasn’t necessarily better than us,” Eagles cornerback Cary Williams told CSNPhilly.com. “They weren’t better than us. Period. But [they were] better tonight. They got the job done.”
The best solution for a team trying to overcome the sting of a tough loss is simple: get back on the field as soon as possible.
“There’s a bunch of things that went wrong that is really, like, messing with me right now,” All-Pro left tackle Jason Peters told CSNPhilly.com. “But we just got to get over it.”
The time to move on officially begins this month.
On Thursday, the NFL announced the starting dates for each team’s offseason workouts, minicamps and strength and conditioning programs.
The first day of strength and conditioning for the Eagles will be April 21 -- 16 days from now.
The Eagles’ OTA workouts are scheduled for May 27-29, June 2-3, June 5 and June 9-12.
Philadelphia will host a mandatory minicamp from June 17-19.
Training camp will begin in July.