Originally written on The Sports Rocker  |  Last updated 11/10/14

It was announced earlier today that the Philadelphia Eagles have hired Chip Kelly to be there next head coach. I guess owner Jeffrey Loria finally came to this conclusion - that Kelly would be his best choice - after interviewing almost every available recently fired coach or assistant in the NFL over the last two weeks.So is this a good hire or bad hire?Completely awful. "Hey, can I bring some of this Nike money with me?" Chip Kelly made his mark on the college football game at Oregon with a hurry-up offense that resembles a two minute offense every time it gets the ball. Hey, I love watching the Ducks as much as the next college football fan. But can that style of offense carry over to the NFL? Probably not. The hurry-up at Oregon was so fast it was dizzying. But hey, it's easy to run when you don't have a salary cap and can recruit specific players to run your specific offensive schemes. It also helps that they're all 18-22 years old and in peak physical condition. As for the NFL, I can't wait till I get to see a 34-year old offensive lineman lumber down the field and get in his stance every 20 seconds. Should be entertaining. Hey LeSean McCoy, we're going to need you to get out of bounds on every run, OK?And then there is the current roster. The one bonus is that DeSean Jackson has been so under-utilized, it's criminal. I bet he and McCoy can't wait. Of course, the 800-pound gorilla in the room is Michael Vick. Vick has been regressing, when he isn't injured. The first thing Kelly and Loria need to look into is a replacement for Vick. I doubt that will happen, though. Loria loves him some Vick as much as Jerry Jones loves him some Romo.And for all those who say "Dude, the NFL is changing. Chip Kelly is gonna be awesome! Go Eagles!" I bet Stanford and their traditional run-first, play great defense football team might have something to say about that. Nick Saban and Steve Spurrier say see you in three years.

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

MLBPA reacts to Kris Bryant's minor league assignment

Gregg Marshall's show canceled, Bama speculation grows

Report: Shaka Smart in discussions with Texas

Report: Rick Barnes expected to land at Tennessee

Demaryius Thomas planning to skip Broncos' workouts

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Rockets GM: We think we can win NBA title despite injuries

Browns GM Ray Farmer suspended over text messages

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box after murder

Byron Scott: Opposing players say they want to play for Lakers

Falcons reportedly will lose pick over pumping in crowd noise

Report: Sam Bradford wouldn't sign extension with Browns

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

University of California soccer player found dead

Joe Namath parties with twin 100 year-old women

WATCH: Mike Napoli hits home run as bat shatters

WATCH: Marc Gasol misses shot, rips jersey in disgust

PHOTO: Minor league team to wear Jabba the Hutt jerseys

Lions LB DeAndre Levy takes ride on top of a moving plane

Colts owner addresses Indiana religious freedom bill

John Calipari addresses controversial ND comments

Arizona coach Sean Miller rips critics: 'Go cheer for ASU'

Report: NFL could push extra point back to 15-yard line

Urban Meyer: 'No issue' with Braxton Miller's Instagram post

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

10 winners and losers from the past week in the NFL

Namath parties with 100 yr-old women

Report: Shaka Smart talking to Texas

Rick Barnes to land at Tennessee?

Browns GM suspended for texts

Hernandez's fiancee disposed of box

Mayweather-Pacquiao: It's sparring tall-tale season

The MLBPA has a problem

Final Four preview: Can every team win?

Full WrestleMania 31 recap and results

Why Texas had to fire Rick Barnes

Craig Sager's leukemia has returned

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.