Having played two seasons under Chip Kelly at Oregon and his next two seasons in Philadelphia, Casey Matthews has a unique perspective on whether his former coach would make a good fit with the Eagles, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
"I think the fans here would love him," Matthews said Thursday. "They would love his attitude, his go-get-it mentality."
Matthews was neither advocating for the Eagles to fire Andy Reid nor was he suggesting that Reid would be gone sometime soon. But when he was asked about Kelly - considered the most likely college coach to make the jump to the NFL - and whether he would mesh with the Philly sports world, Matthews gave the affirmative.
"The way he carries himself, the way his mind-set is, I think they'll really like him here," the Eagles linebacker said. "He would crack jokes. When he would talk to reporters at halftime he would give the most sarcastic answers."
Matthews said Kelly was a perfectionist when it came to his practices.
"They're so unbelievably fast," Matthews said. "It was just rapid fire. His mind-set was 100 plays in 100 minutes. You didn't ever have to condition." Source: The Redzone Attached Thumbnails