THIS is one of those times when the Head Coach of an NFL team should have something to say.
Instead we’re left mostly with Chip Kelly’s media silence. As if he has no opinion on what the Front Office may or may not do with one of his key weapons. Like he is not at all concerned with the idea of losing a game changing player. I can’t speak for you, but I am far too smart to fall for that.
But because of his silence, there is a mob forming. Today fans and media sources are already grumbling that if we trade DeSean Jackson, Kelly will be to blame. The easy answer for fans is to blame either Kelly or Jackson. And while I can understand why fans would do that, it’s a knee jerk reaction to the roar of the mob around them.
So let’s shut the door for a moment and block out the screaming of that mob. So you can hear. And so you can think.
What if I told you that if Jackson goes, Kelly should be absolved of any blame? What if I told you that trading Jackson has more to do with Howie Roseman himself, than it does with Jackson, his contract, his behavior, and Kelly combined?
Would you be willing to listen? Would you hear the truth?
Then tomorrow. We’ll meet back here, and I will show you just how far the rabbit hole goes. But for now I will leave you with this:
The growing fan frustration is neither accidental, nor coincidental.