July 26, 2013

If You Believe Chip Kelly When He Says He’s Trying To Win Now….

Then you can’t view his other comments as just “coach speak.” In other words he really is having a legit competition for many of the positions on his roster. He isn’t favoring one quarterback over another and when he said he will play the Quarterback who gives him the best chance to win he’s not planning to play multiple quarterbacks. It will be one guy. When he tells us he’s an “equal opportunity scorer,” he’s actually telling us that he’s not sold on doing things the way he did in college, and he understands he must change in order to stay relevant in the league. When he tells us that his depth chart is “written in sand’” then it means any player has the opportunity to not only make this team but start for this team. As such everyone is challenged to bring their best every practice, every play, every series, and every game. When Chip Kelly says he wants to win now I believe him, and I believe he doesn’t care which players get him there or how they go about doing it.  Finally Jeff Lurie has been at this business for sometime now. He knows how it goes. I seriously doubt the man who just gave a head coach over ten years, would just cut out on this coach after one regardless of his record.

7 Comments:
  • You assume this is the same jeff lurie from 16 years ago. business people evolve. He isnt the same guy he was in his 30's.
  • He's also not 85 and senile. He has his wits about him. If he believed that he must win at all costs now then he wouldn't have hired a coach from college. He simply could have tried to get Gruden, Cowher, or Reid's old boss Holmgren. This idea that there is major pressure on Kelly to clean up Reid's mess in less than a year when Kelly is completely changing how Reid did business is silly.
  • I swear to god we have to be brothers from a different mother. I thought about typing up a very similar post to this one the other day but didn't have the time or energy. Thanks!

    This is exactly what flip has been doing for a half year now. Taking comments that fit his needs to bash Kelly and the Eagles and running with them no matter how hypocritical, biased or contradictory they are. According to flip, Kelly is only talking coach speak when telling everyone he is having an open competition at QB but when he tells the media that he is here to win this year (not that he HAS to...that he is here to win) it's golden. Of course Kelly is going to tell his players and the media he is here to win this year...what the hell else is he going to say? Be patient while we try to work out the kinks? Bare with us while we try to figure out if we actually have a QB that we like on the roster?...try to ignore the defensive lapses on a D that may only have 2 to 4 familiar starting faces from the sad defense that the Eagles fielded last year?

    Talk about flipping your stance to try and prove today's point. Flip must have learned that move from Hollywood. I guess we can call that "the Hollywood flip".

    The Eagles didn't go out of there way to snag Kelly and make a big deal out of it to give him a small window...that is nothing but a joke. Trying to rush a rookie coach into winning today would be Lurie's biggest mistake. Kelly knows what Lurie expects and I would guess that is more to what we all expect. A plan set up this year with noticeable improvement over the course of the year. A QB set by year two whether it's one of the 3 or a top rookie next year, more roster spots being taken over by some of Kelly's players where needed and a playoff run in year two and things heavily falling into place by year 3. Asking more than that is nothing but expectations that are nothing short of ridiculous. Of course we can want more but expecting more will probably only cause disappointment this year.
  • For that guy it’s the prerequisite to I told you so. He’s working really hard to stage his whole he was right and the Eagles were wrong speech. It would seem that he would rather be right and the Eagles fail than to be wrong. He wants Kelly to fail so bad that he makes things up. The bottom line is Lurie won’t impulsively fire Kelly. Like you wrote they went through too much to get him here in the first place. Kelly is going to be allowed the time to develop this team and mold it the way he needs to. Even if Kelly’s squad struggles this season I seriously doubt Kelly gets canned.
  • I'm surprised someone hasn't blamed Maclin's injury on the QBs sharing reps yet.
  • Don't give Hollywood any ideas. If Foles was the QB on the play that Maclin got hurt on I'm sure he will try to figure out how it was his fault.
  • The very sad truth is that he's already done that in a different situation.
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