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Long lunch: Kelly still meeting with Eagles

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Thanks to Joe Webb’s introduction to the forward pass, we’re counting on external means for drama tonight.

We may have found it in the person of for-now Oregon coach Chip Kelly.

The plan was for him to have a perfunctory lunch with the Eagles, then dinner with the Browns, who he was believed to be close to a deal with.

But Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported moments ago that the Browns had yet to get their chance at Kelly, since he was still meeting with the Eagles.

As we mentioned earlier, Kelly’s playing his moment of leverage to the hilt, and with every extra dessert he orders on the Eagles tab, the price tag for the Browns goes up a bit.

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35 Responses to “Long lunch: Kelly still meeting with Eagles”
  1. wwwmattcom says: Jan 5, 2013 9:52 PM

    the way this guys playing this I say run

  2. roastmeforbeingacardsfan says: Jan 5, 2013 9:52 PM

    Just because his players are fast doesn’t mean he has to be too lol.

  3. schmedley69 says: Jan 5, 2013 9:53 PM

    I never bought the idea that the Browns were somehow his first choice and he would give them the right of first refusal before even talking to other teams. If anything, he’s playing the Browns to get a higher offer from the Eagles. I think Kelly’s agent used the Browns just like Andy Reid’s agent used the Cardinals.

  4. phillyphever says: Jan 5, 2013 9:55 PM

    Oh please please please yet it just be a ploy to drive up the price for the Browns. Don’t do this Lurie, he’s gonna set the franchise back 10 years if you hire him.

  5. jakec4 says: Jan 5, 2013 9:58 PM

    Hopefully the plan to bring that gimmick stuff to a bruiser division like the AFC North is still on. Would love to see it.

  6. rashardmendenballs says: Jan 5, 2013 10:05 PM

    Is it safe to assume that Kelly is pushing really hard to get complete control over player personnel?

  7. fuglyflorio says: Jan 5, 2013 10:11 PM

    He must sign with the Eagles. All coaches and free agents must. It’s the Dream Team.

  8. jbruneau3480 says: Jan 5, 2013 10:11 PM

    Great, just what we need in Philly…another lard ass…. If you can’t finish lunch by the time for midnight snack…. there may be an issue.

  9. ballboy48 says: Jan 5, 2013 10:23 PM

    As a Browns fan, I’ve had my doubts about Kelly, and now I think he’s just trying to roll them for more money. This guy backed out on Tampa last year. Is this guy, the guy that I’d really want to coach my team? He seems a little sketchy.

  10. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Jan 5, 2013 10:24 PM

    I don’t get the hate for Kelly. He seems like a real innovative coach, and innovative coaches generally succeed. For the last time, he is NOT going to try to bring a college gimmick offense to the NFL. Make it happen Eagles!

  11. greenerbleeder says: Jan 5, 2013 10:32 PM

    This Eagles fan would prefer a coach who has proven time and time again that he can create a winning offensive scheme, and motivate players to be better as a team than they are as individuals. Bruce Arians.

  12. phileborn says: Jan 5, 2013 10:36 PM

    I know this has nothing to do with this post, but im still watching the game and I cant believe how bad Joe Webb is

  13. audient says: Jan 5, 2013 10:43 PM

    If he can’t decide between the Eagles and the Browns, then the Eagles can have him.

  14. jiggy3198 says: Jan 5, 2013 10:48 PM

    Eagles or Browns……. Hmmmm which one would I rather take. No brainer. EAGLES. Browns are the worst franchise in sports history. They could have had RGIII but instead have Brandon Wheaton what a joke

  15. hor2012 says: Jan 5, 2013 10:54 PM

    Sorry Philly he’s yours and Saban belongs to the browns. I have a feeling Philly that you’re going to be wishing for the good old days of Reid strolling you sidelines soon enough

  16. hikohadon says: Jan 5, 2013 10:57 PM

    Go Philly! Steal this guy away!

    If Haslam and Banner are too stupid to make the right decisions, maybe fate can make them for them.

  17. ytownjoe says: Jan 5, 2013 11:08 PM

    Please sign him Laurie. The Browns need an NFL coach.

  18. motobus says: Jan 5, 2013 11:28 PM

    Everyone is talking about Kelly like he is some schlub. Remember last off season when Bill Belichick sought out Kelly to learn about the spread and no huddle he was running? Anyone who Bill Belichick seeks out to learn from has to be doing something right… and it could be a coincidence, but this was the pats most effective season running the no huddle.

  19. jiggy3198 says: Jan 5, 2013 11:29 PM

    Chip Kelly former defensive coordinator of my alma mater the Johns Hopkins university

  20. pickney1 says: Jan 5, 2013 11:35 PM

    he is better off being the coach of the Eagles, despite their failures the past two seasons I would be the coach of the Eagles than the Browns. When you compare their roster to his type of offense it greatly fits the skill players on the Eagles when you have a quarterback like Vick compared to Weeden, running back like Mccoy who is a quick back compared to Richardson and the Eagles receiving corps exceed the talents of the Browns.

    At the end of the day he has to choose a job because if he chooses to play games only to return to Oregon it can forever hamper his possible explorations towards being an NFL head coach in the future

  21. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 5, 2013 11:46 PM

    As a Browns fan i was pumped last night about Kelly, today not so much now i think about it please philly sign him.

  22. ravenmuscle says: Jan 5, 2013 11:49 PM

    Best fits for Cleveland are Brian Billick….Romeo Crennell….and Bernie Kosar.

  23. misfit74 says: Jan 5, 2013 11:54 PM

    Kelly + Vick >>> Kelly + Weeden

  24. drbob117 says: Jan 6, 2013 12:17 AM

    Wouldn’t it be funny if he pulled an “Andy” and got Howie fired by the end of the interview?

  25. jiggy3198 says: Jan 6, 2013 12:35 AM

    That’s right the same chip Kelly that was defense of coordinator at my alma mater the Johns Hopkins University.

  26. mazblast says: Jan 6, 2013 12:50 AM

    jiggy3198 says:

    Eagles or Browns……. Hmmmm which one would I rather take. No brainer. EAGLES. Browns are the worst franchise in sports history. They could have had RGIII but instead have Brandon Wheaton what a joke
    —————————–
    Way wrong. Look at the history of the Browns vs. other franchises. You’re ignoring the Clippers (no championships ever, three cities), Bengals (same, no playoff wins in 22 years), Lions (last championship over 50 years ago), Cavaliers (zero), Phillies (despite recent history), Cubs (c’mon), Jets (one title, 44 years ago), AZ Cardinals in three cities, and White Sox (one title in 85 years). And that’s off the top of my head.

    Remember, the old Browns were a monster through the mid-Sixties and an almost perennial contender until they were moved.

  27. phillyjoy says: Jan 6, 2013 12:55 AM

    chip will be an eagle

  28. banvard316 says: Jan 6, 2013 1:03 AM

    That might be a whole lot of desserts!

  29. phillybirds says: Jan 6, 2013 1:05 AM

    as long as philly gets an awesome defensive coordinator i wouldn’t mind chip kelly callin the shots on offense. he’s been part of a winning atmosphere. hopefully it’d continue for him in philly if the eagles decide to hire him.

  30. igglesfan13 says: Jan 6, 2013 3:13 AM

    I do not want Chip Kelly to be the Eagles coach!! He has a gimmick for an offense that just won’t cut it in the NFL. Please Joe, please, grab him up for the Browns. I want Bruce Arians or Mike McCoy!! Both have proven they can win!

  31. schuckme says: Jan 6, 2013 4:21 AM

    let him go eagles please forbthevlove of god don’t hire him

  32. broncosfan29 says: Jan 6, 2013 4:26 AM

    Why does it matter if he ends up in Cleveland? he will be fired in 2-3 years anyway.

  33. hoopieguy says: Jan 6, 2013 5:25 AM

    This hire makes no sense for Haslam. He’s been in the Steeler Organization, he knows what it takes to win, and this ain’t it. Why the heck would he do this? Kelly will be an epic failure wherever he goes in the NFL. I just don’t get it. Either Haslam is playing poker, or he’s not who I thought he was.

  34. kev86 says: Jan 6, 2013 8:08 AM

    Coughlin vs. the Duck. Please let it be true.

  35. seabronco says: Jan 6, 2013 8:48 AM

    I hope he goes and destroys Philly instead of Cleveland

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