Personal Narrative: Rage Against His Machine

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Rage Against His Machine I am a member of the Bleeding Green Nation. I have been an avid Philadelphia Eagles fan since before I can remember. Examples of my fidelity to the organization range from an irrational adoration of retired legend Brian Dawkins (AKA Weapon X) to a deep seeded hatred of the Dallas Cowboys. My membership of the bleeding green nation has been a potent influence on my life and there is not a day that goes by where I do not check the latest news. The hiring of Chip Kelly represented a bittersweet moment for me. On one hand, it represented the conclusion of one of the Eagles’ greatest coaches and leaders, Andy Reid. However, on the other hand, the idea of an ‘offensive genius’ running the team was exciting. Now, three years later, even my prejudiced eyes cannot ignore a glaring reality. Chip Kelly is a flawed leader. …show more content…
Andy Reid always credited his players in times of success and accepted blame in times of defeat. This type of leadership would be lost on Chip Kelly, whose own players and followers, describe him as an Authoritative Leader (or at the very least a very transactional leader). In a recent interview, an anonymous Philadelphia Wide Receiver declared, “He sees you as a commodity. The more players get that, the better off they 'll be.” This sentiment was echoed by a second player who explained, “He sets the agenda. You don 't follow it, you 're dead to him.” The way Chip Kelly orchestrates roster moves through contingent reward and punishment illustrates his transactional leadership traits. He eradicates successful players who don’t fall immediately into line, such as the Eagles’ all-time rushing leader LeSean McCoy and ostracizes players who voice concerns about his

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