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Chip Kelly has a clean slate in Philly

Philly.com Sports: Chip Kelly comes to Philadelphia with a lot of hype and a clean slate, but Rich Hoffmann writes that can fade over time -- just like it did for Andy Reid

Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

IT WILL NOT last, of course. Honeymoons never do. Reality will intrude at a certain point, and probably sooner rather than later, because that is what reality always does. In no time at all, Chip Kelly will begin presenting us with his decisions as if they were meticulously decorated Christmas trees, and all we will do is start looking for the broken branches.

But that is for later. In the here and now, as we wait for Kelly's most important early decisions, it is with a sense of anticipation, not dread.

For the first time in a very long time around here, people are willing to wait and see.

Read more: Content -- for the time being -- and see what Chip Kelly does