FIRST off, I wasn’t a fan of his hiring to begin with. So before your mouth begins to form the word “bandwagon” you can just dry swallow that.
Here is an excerpt from Monday’s press conference when Chip Kelly was asked about playing his back-ups:
“It’s not about trying to see what the future is,” Kelly said. “It’s about we got a game. I would not be fair in any of my beliefs and I would not be fair to any football player right now if I said to some guy, ‘Hey, I know you’re a better player, but I’m going to play a younger guy now.’ That’s not what we’re all about. If you want to go do that, go somewhere else. That’s not us.”
So we’re gonna play to win. That’s right EAGLES faithful; we’re gonna get one more long look at QB Mark Sanchez (expiring deal). “OLB” Brandon Graham (expiring deal). WR Jeremy Maclin (expiring deal). CB Bradley Fletcher (expiring deal). SS Nate Allen (expiring deal). DE Cedric Thronton (expiring deal). Naw. No need to get an extended “live” look at the guys behind those guys though.
So instead of getting a long look at the depth on our roster, we’re going to be playing to win. WHY!? Of what POSSIBLE benefit could a win by our starters be NOW!? If our back-ups can win a game, then maybe we don’t need to draft so high, but starters winning tells you nothing. It nets you nothing. Apparently picking 20th in the Draft isn’t low enough for Kelly’s taste. We’ll be looking to deliberately dig our hole deeper.
Here’s the deal: You get to be an arrogant dick when you WIN playoff games. Not when you get manhandled by a finesse team like the Saints one year, and then utterly fucking face-plant while running away with the division during the following year. He is one more bushel of Oregon bench-warmers away from setting this franchise back 4 years, after his bitch ass goes 8-8 next year and he bails for the comfort of the college ranks.
“It’s not about trying to see what the future is,” is a direct quote. Right out of his mouth. He just doesn’t fucking get it. The future is literally half of this game. It’s what the film study is for. It’s why scouts work year round. It’s why teams trade picks sometimes years in advance. Then again, not looking ahead may be why his draft record is so shitty. It would explain why the EAGLES Draft board was in so much disarray this year, when a couple of guys they wanted were off the board already. For a college coach Kelly certainly has no feel for young players.
Seriously, name one player drafted here in the last two years who developed into an NFL starter with a dramatically better game than they had coming out of college. The closest you get is Bennie Logan. Our last 1st round pick, sucks too bad in practice to even play. He’s making 1.5 million to watch football games. Us they charge for the same thing. But this is who Kelly wanted. Because the future. “That’s not what we’re all about.” You said it, Chip.
I’m not ready to agree that Chip is an idiot but your argument is valid.
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Andrea, even if you don’t agree with me, it’s quite alright. I mean I could very well be wrong and he could be the guy who leads us to a SB win. At that point I’M the idiot.
The thing is he’s bucking 75+ years of trial and error, for a system that didn’t even bring National Championships in college, and is so far bringing in diminishing returns in the pros.
It only took Andy Reid a season to win me over (I didn’t start out a fan because I didn’t know him.) So far Kelly is my new Ray Rhodes (wasn’t a fan).
The idiots are the fans that keep digging in their pockets to fatten Jeff luries wallet. Jackson was released to reduce the payroll nothing more. Thats why their appears to be a fracture in the lockeroom.
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It’ll be interesting to see how much they offer annually to Maclin.
It looks like Maclin has the leverage. Fans will revolt if they let go of more talent. I do not think Maclin is an elite receiver but he is a very solid #2. The Jackson move was an owner financial decision. Kelly gets paid to follow orders. Owners ultimately make all the decisions. Lurie shows up for Eagle work everyday. I doubt he walks around and is not perceived as the boss. He got rid of Jackson and the owner is fully responsible. Get some answers Beast. The Eagle future is looking eerily similar year in and out. Very little answers and more questions.
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I said that the Jackson move was about money in March. In June I said that if they traded McCoy it would be the same. Some of it you can see coming, but there are part of this soap opera where you just have to wait and see.
It is a soap opera that has been created to deflect attention away from the fact that they have not won a superbowl. Opponents are now laughing in the face of fans and players because of this. They even know that the Eagles have become the joke around the league. Eagles want the respect but never earn it. Looks like the pattern of Luries life. The team is a mirror image of his partial successes. Never a real winner
He’s tryna do that amateur kids stuff that is the NCAA in the pros ain’t gone work cuse in the NFL the players are grown men that get paid to win not kids playing for nothing sorry Chippy keep the kiddie schems in the playground sand boxs cuz if u can’t grow into a grown man you won’t be in the NFL that long I Guarantee it
49er rule and still the best
BRING BACK JIM HARBAUGH
AND EVERONE BE HATIN ON KAPERNICK CUZ HE THE BEST
U RIGHT CLAY MATHEWS KAP AIN’T NO RUSSELL WILSONS CUZ BEAT YALL ONCE AND KAP MUDERD RAPED AND DESTROYED GB DEFIANCE 3 TIME TWICE IN PLAYOFFS IN SF THEN IN GB WITH TEMP BELOW ZERO AND NO SLEEVES SETTING THE FROZEN TUNDRA ON FIRE N DROPPED OVER 500 PASSING YARDS IN WEEK 1 OF THE REGULAR SEASON SO U RIGHT CLAY KAP AIN’T NO WILSON CUZ WILSON NEVER COMPLETELY RAPED GB AND LITERALLY RIP YOUR ASSHOLE OPEN AND KAP DID TAPED THAT ASS 3 TIMES IN A ROW GO 49ER!!!!!!!
After watching the shit the Colts tried Sunday night, I’m taking a pass on roasting Kelly this week.