EAGLES COACH Chip Kelly explained it the best the other day when asked about his team’s unfamiliarity with being in the NFL playoffs.
“Depends on who wins, right?” Kelly said when asked about the difference in experience between the Eagles and the New Orleans Saints, tonight’s opponent in an NFC wild-card game. “If we lose, we were inexperienced. If we win, then there will be another story.
“We are concerned with how do we prepare to play a really good Saints team, and that’s all we can really be concerned with.”
Experience is an intangible, and intangibles come into play only when the tangible parts of a matchup are played at an even or near-even level.