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Eagles make it official with Chip Kelly

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It’s a done deal.

Chip Kelly has reversed course back from Oregon to become the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. The team released a statement confirming the news on Wednesday afternoon.

“Chip Kelly will be an outstanding head coach for the Eagles,” said owner Jeffrey Lurie in the statement. “He has a brilliant football mind. He motivates his team with his actions as well as his words. He will be a great leader for us and will bring a fresh energetic approach to our team.”

According to the statement, Kelly continued to evaluate the opportunity to jump to the NFL after announcing that he’d be returning to the college ranks. We’ll have to wait until a press conference or other public statements from Kelly for more information about why he had the change of heart after his flirtation with the Eagles and Browns early in the process didn’t lead anywhere.

The Eagles said that such a press conference will be forthcoming, although they don’t have one scheduled as of yet.

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  1. cappa662 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:44 PM

    He’ll be at USC this time next year when he finds out that he’s not cut out for the NFL… and of course, Lane Kiffin finally gets fired.

  2. pencilmonkeymagic says: Jan 16, 2013 12:44 PM

    Nice move, Eagles. It’ll be fun watching him work with McCoy & Jackson.

  3. bucrightoff says: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 PM

    Prediction: Kelly did this knowing that Lane Kiffin is likely to be dumped by USC in 2-3 years anyways. So bolting now (besides escaping sanctions) positions himself for a prime time college gig should (when?) he fails. Smart little weasel he is.

  4. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 PM

    Just another bad decision from the Dynamic Duo of Lurie and Roseman.

  5. mancave001 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 PM

    Suck it, haters. Fly Eagles, Fly!!!!

  6. couldntthinkofaname says: Jan 16, 2013 12:46 PM

    I’m glad he hasn’t been wishy-washy about this….

  7. elliottcovert says: Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM

    Just like in 2011 with Nnamdi A., the Eagles pull out the knock out surprise of the off season. Kudos Eagles!

  8. ottawabrave91 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM

    how can all these coaches continue to say one thing and do another? they would make great politicians

  9. joeknowsnada says: Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM

    So, as all the cynics are suggesting, are NCAA sanctions coming to Oregon? What’s up out there? Anybody truly know?
    I wanted Gus Bradley, but what can you do?

  10. skoodsports says: Jan 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    This has me feeling “Chipper.”

    Glad we have an offensive genius at the helm.

  11. eatitfanboy says: Jan 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    Mr. Kelly?

    I have the Eagles on line 1 for you, and the NCAA Committee on Infractions on line 2.

    Which call would you like to take?

  12. threatlevelbob says: Jan 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    Let the experiment begin!

    Seriously though…were all of the interviews past Kelly just for show to prove to Chip that he wasn’t all that hot of a commodity, or did they interview every head coaching candidate imaginable and come back to Kelly with a better offer?

    Inquiring minds want to know…

  13. mustangseo says: Jan 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    What a waffler…good luck to him tho. Will be interesting to see how this plays out.

  14. supremecomander says: Jan 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    Chip Kelly probably got jealous when Brian Kelly interviewed repeatedly for the jig. Chip probably thinks he’s a better college coach, probably thought he could hang with Alabama in the BCS Title Game unlike Notre Dame. Then when he heard Brian Kelly might one-up him and take the Eagles job that he turned down, Chip found religion.

    No different than when a top college prospect goes back to school, then watches all his peers on ESPN on draft night and wishes he had declared instead.

  15. conormacleod says: Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM

    Maybe he will hire Rob Ryan as D-coordinator. His 5 minutes of being unemployed aren’t up yet. Apparently.

  16. oldbyrd says: Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM

    Sure hope we keep at least 12 QB’S on the roster. Certainly not my choice over Bradley, but, what do I know.

  17. tooz72 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:50 PM

    the sanctions are coming to Eugene..way to bolt, Pete Carroll Jr

  18. jrfrom508 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:51 PM

    Still wont be able to compete with his man crush – Bill Belichick. At least for five years or when Tom Brady retires. Whatever.

  19. Simon says: Jan 16, 2013 12:51 PM

    Wow. Not my first choice. Hopefully his act will fly in the NFL. I hope they can get a strong defensive coordinator.

  20. anyonebutbrady says: Jan 16, 2013 12:53 PM

    Guess someone tipped chip off as to just how bad though sanctions are going to be. Enjoy your slimey new head coach Iggles fans…

  21. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:53 PM

    I’m not a fan of Chip for dumping Oregon BUT I was always rooting for him to come to the NFL. His offense should be fun to watch if it succeeds at the pro level.

  22. shamelessandnameless says: Jan 16, 2013 12:53 PM

    Eagles strike hard. Make no mistake: Kelly was their man all along. Say all you want. Hate all you want. Eagles win, Eagles win, Eagles win.

  23. bonato55 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:54 PM

    with all the speed eagles have this will be a great decision in the end….. Great move Birds!!!! Went from as duck to an Eagles

  24. alaricsrevenge says: Jan 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    I really don’t like this move too much. The Eagels now really have to get some dynamite Defensive coordinator to make up for this gimmick offense we’ll have to put up with for 3-4 years.

  25. anthonyverna says: Jan 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    People who ask about past interviews/waffling don’t understand the process.

    The Eagles need to interview others because the head coach position is open. Chip Kelly is not guaranteed until his signature is on the contract (and see Belichick, Bill, to see that’s not always the case).

    Chip Kelly needs to say he’s going back to Oregon to recruit, just in case the deal is not done.

    The rest happens in private, usually between lawyers.

  26. theuglitruth says: Jan 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    He just waited until all of his commits signed…then he bailed. Yesterday was the deadline…what a rat!

  27. superputman says: Jan 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    “Give us back Andy Reid!” – Eagles fan circa January 2014

  28. damnsureis says: Jan 16, 2013 12:56 PM

    elliottcovert says:
    Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM
    Just like in 2011 with Nnamdi A., the Eagles pull out the knock out surprise of the off season. Kudos Eagles!

    And we all see how well that worked.

  29. gaeaglefan1023 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:56 PM

    Big “High Risk” “High Reward” move….only time will tell.

    BTW, if you don’t get any offers Lovie…..please come coach our D

  30. jskins83 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:57 PM

    have fun with a coach that wont work in the nfl and this jus proves how scummy college coaches are im skins fan im happy get to play this clown style every year

  31. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 16, 2013 12:57 PM

    Just like in 2011 with Nnamdi A., the Eagles pull out the knock out surprise of the off season. Kudos Eagles!

    ———————————–

    How’d Nnamdi work out for ya.

  32. bucdaddy72 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:58 PM

    Fix the offensive line Mr.Kelly!!!!

  33. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 16, 2013 12:59 PM

    Chip kelly is a scumb bag.

    -Bobby Petrino

  34. ham1 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:59 PM

    So Chip gives em the slip before the hammer comes down. Stay classy slip kelly.
    Good luck on getting that superbowl trophy…….har har har.

  35. enrifer says: Jan 16, 2013 1:00 PM

    So, the Cowboys hired Kiffin as their d coordinator and he struggled to adjust to the spread offense and now they have the skins and eagles running similar offenses….good luck with that

  36. attyken says: Jan 16, 2013 1:00 PM

    Now make Lovie Smith the highest paid DC in the league. He knows defense and will help make up for Chip’s lack of NFL experience.

  37. franklinandbashandflorio says: Jan 16, 2013 1:00 PM

    The rain has mixed with the tears of everyone in Eugene today.

  38. usmutts says: Jan 16, 2013 1:00 PM

    Dream team! Dynasty!

    Philly fans are so gullible.

  39. couldntthinkofaname says: Jan 16, 2013 1:01 PM

    Just like in 2011 with Nnamdi A., the Eagles pull out the knock out surprise of the off season. Kudos Eagles!
    _____________

    Yeah, and we all know how Nnamdi’s worked out…..

  40. gjshihadeh says: Jan 16, 2013 1:02 PM

    Good to see Chip taking the student-athletes at Oregon into consideration. Not like his decision (s) affect them at all. Seems like a real class act, with how decisive he is. Must have a great gut instinct.

  41. jason1214 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:02 PM

    Well Eagles fans…enjoy another 4-12 season.

  42. lonespeed says: Jan 16, 2013 1:02 PM

    He’ll lose his veteran team quick when he tries to install his gimic up tempo offense and they struggle early.

    He has some of the pieces in place and he’ll continue to build around that offense. When he fails it will be a huge undoing for a traditional coach to come in and set it back to a normal pro-style offense.

    Think Michigan during the Rich Rodriguez years.

    This is a terrible hire and it will set the Eagles back when all said and done.

  43. getyourownname says: Jan 16, 2013 1:03 PM

    Chances of Tebow winding up in Philly just went up a notch.

  44. clssylssy says: Jan 16, 2013 1:04 PM

    He’ll feel comfortable with the other felons as he bolted before the big bust in Oregon! He and Peter Carroll are “birds” of a feather!

  45. janvanflac says: Jan 16, 2013 1:05 PM

    I was hoping for the opposite….defensive minded, smash mouth, ball control etc.

    But the eagles do have a lot of talent and speed on offense, so who knows….

  46. mojosmagic says: Jan 16, 2013 1:05 PM

    I’m all in. If nothing else it’s sure to be interesting.

  47. 1oldpro says: Jan 16, 2013 1:06 PM

    This is going to be very interesting.

  48. mungman69 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:06 PM

    No NFL experience, kind of scary.

  49. riseabovecancer says: Jan 16, 2013 1:06 PM

    conormacleod says:
    Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM
    Maybe he will hire Rob Ryan as D-coordinator. His 5 minutes of being unemployed aren’t up yet. Apparently.

    ———————

    You do know that Rob Ryan was hired by the Saint Louis Rams right.

  50. bobonmycob says: Jan 16, 2013 1:06 PM

    cappa662 says:Jan 16, 2013 12:44 PM

    He’ll be at USC this time next year when he finds out that he’s not cut out for the NFL… and of course, Lane Kiffin finally gets fired.

    Just quit your job and read palms. You seem so sure of Kelly’s ability a year from now

  51. tinbender2000 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:08 PM

    Well that sucks. The Ducks were the closest thing to a pro team around here. I hope he gets Lovie for the D job, kick some east coast butt.

  52. aclassyguyfromaclassytown says: Jan 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    What a bad signing. At least the Flyers will be back soon to give our city some hope.

  53. scoonie97 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    Congratulations Eagles fans on signing your Stever Spurrier…

    If Kelly starts bringing in former Oregon players to implement his offense… beware.

  54. listenupcupcake says: Jan 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    elliotcovert said:

    “Just like in 2011 with Nnamdi A., the Eagles pull out the knock out surprise of the off season. Kudos Eagles!”

    Great. And how did that work out for them?

  55. joebloww says: Jan 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    A lot of you people are pretty excited. Did the Eagles just win the Super Bowl? No, of course not. They hired a college coach. Doesn’t take much to excite Eagle fans.

  56. Patskrieg dot com says: Jan 16, 2013 1:12 PM

    “elliottcovert says:
    Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM
    Just like in 2011 with Nnamdi A., the Eagles pull out the knock out surprise of the off season. Kudos Eagles!”

    Not to kick Eagles fans when they’re down, but didn’t Nnamdi and the “dream team” lineup fail miserably?

  57. fortphiladamsterdam says: Jan 16, 2013 1:13 PM

    Eagles fans who are happy about this… WHY? Have you ever looked at his qualifications? College success does not equate to NFL success, especially for people who have never played or coached in the NFL at any level. This is bad.

  58. blackandbluedivision says: Jan 16, 2013 1:14 PM

    ottawabrave91 says:
    Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM
    how can all these coaches continue to say one thing and do another? they would make great politicians
    __________________

    The have recruits to worry about. You’re not going to commit to a team if the coach says he’s leaving. Plus, the coach has to know that he has a guaranteed spot to go to. Otherwise he may not get hired in the NFL and could lose his recruits for the next season.

  59. realfootballfan says: Jan 16, 2013 1:14 PM

    Mike Riley/Steve Spurrier 2.0. My prediction, he takes Lane Kiffin’s job at USC in a couple of years once he sees he can’t win in the NFL.

  60. psilenttype says: Jan 16, 2013 1:15 PM

    Chip Kelly was only a Head Coach for 4 years is he really ready to be a Head Coach of an NFL team???

  61. ocho says: Jan 16, 2013 1:16 PM

    And with the first pick of the 2014 NFL draft, the Philadelphia Eagles select Jadeveon Clowney…

  62. fuglyflorio says: Jan 16, 2013 1:16 PM

    There was a lot of concern with the Eagles organization that Chip Kelly didn’t ‘have what it takes’ to coach in Philadelphia. So they gave him a test. And when he lied bald-faced to the people in Oregon who were so amazingly good to him … right then they knew he was the man for the job.

  63. isonic1 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:17 PM

    Well, the Eagles team is already partially built like Oregon ,with tiny quick players like Jackson, McCoy and Maclin. I remember Oregon playing Auburn and it was like watching an NFL team play a college team. I expect seeing the same this season. Thanks Eagles!

    Sincerely,

    Cowboys, Redskins and Giants

  64. spicymudbugs says: Jan 16, 2013 1:19 PM

    Didn’t he just say he was going back to Oregon?
    Classless

    Nick Saban

  65. attyken says: Jan 16, 2013 1:20 PM

    Coaching Dream Team 1.0

  66. jscruisen says: Jan 16, 2013 1:21 PM

    Why would any team want this guy when its totally apparent he only took the job because of the sanctions that Oregon is going to be hit with. I want a coach that doesn’t hesitate when having the choice, and wants to coach my team. Not one that only accepted it as a way out!

  67. q1ller says: Jan 16, 2013 1:21 PM

    On a related note… when are the Eagles going to update the ugliest uniforms in the league and take those ridiculous wings off the helmet (wings on the head?)?

  68. isonic1 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:26 PM

    Steve Spurrier anyone!?

  69. goods65 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:27 PM

    eagles could have had a gread DC in bradley and passed on him,and now bradley will probably will go to jacksonville and get the job.I just wonder why kelly said no the first time then changed his mind and took the job? Philly fans are gonna crucify Lurie for this hire,just you wait and see.

  70. elvoid says: Jan 16, 2013 1:29 PM

    I remember the last time a college coach this exciting came to the NFL. I’m expecting the same results.

    Spurrier 2.0

  71. lovedabirds says: Jan 16, 2013 1:29 PM

    So…we get an unproven NFL coach that has ran a gimmicky college offense. We fire the best head coach in Eagle history (that was unemployeed for 30 seconds when we let him go) for some guy that a week ago, didn’t want the job.

    This is going to be a disaster. All Eagle fans said all year long was that the WCO system that Andy ran (that has won numerous Super Bowls in other places) was useless & everyone wanted a conventional coach with a conventional running game & max protection. So instead of a real NFL proven system, we now go with a coach that runs a minor league offense.

    Between Vick, Lurie, Roseman & the loss of Reid my beloved team has now become the doormat of the league. The Jets will rebound better than the birds, Rex is a better choice than this guy. The Eagles will crash & burn with this hire.

    I don’t understand all of you being happy with this experiment as our coach. Watch how badly we miss Andy within the next 3 years.

  72. cheesewizz says: Jan 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    Memo to Lurie: What it takes to motivate over-paid brats in the NFL is much different than what it takes to motivate college players in the PAC-12. I don’t see this ending well.

    When was the last time a college coach with ZERO NFL, not even as a player, experience made the jump and was successfull?

  73. thejohnsmith1122 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    I’m not sure why so many people hate on Chip’s “gimmick” offense. Even if it only works for a few years, if he takes them to the playoffs (like the 49ers & Seahawks did), then that’s more success in those 3 years than some other franchises had in the last decade with NFL coaches and schemes (Browns, pre-2012 Redskins, Rams, etc).

    Look at some of the recent “NFL born” coaches and how many succeed…very few. So the Eagles actually aren’t taking a huge risk by hiring Chip Kelly, they’re just doing something different.

  74. giantsfan2104 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:33 PM

    You do know that Rob Ryan was hired by the Saint Louis Rams right.
    ===============================================

    Last I heard, he was on a beach, and he hadn’t agreed to anything. (His words)

  75. donmcg2012 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:35 PM

    Wow, Kelly is showing he can’t be believed.

  76. nflgiant says: Jan 16, 2013 1:36 PM

    Mancave 001 says eagles will fly!!…Ya when ?

  77. jjboogie2011 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    He should ask Favre to come out of retirement to solve the QB question. These two would be perfect for each other.

  78. Deb says: Jan 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    Heartiest congrats to the Cleveland Browns!

  79. ratherbpickin says: Jan 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    I can speak for most Eagles’ fans when I say that this is another gimmick move by Roseman and Laurie.

    Roseman and Lurie, Get this into your heads: your fan base does not want more gimmicks. We have been dealing with gimmicks ever since Roseman started taking over. It’s ridiculous.

    Look at the teams in the championship games tihs year: SF, Atl, NE, and Balt. None of them are gimmick teams. They have great coaches with NFL resumes and they go for their opponents’ throats with attacking offenses. There’s no glitz, no drama, no gimmicks. This will peak the fans’ interest for the whole off-season and into the regular season, but if things start to go south it is going to be really ugly.

    Roseman, you are known for taking risks. What you really remind me of is a a young, less-credible Jerry Jones. You’re all about the show. For you, wins are nice, but the show is the most important thing. Eagles fans are sick of it.

  80. phelbin says: Jan 16, 2013 1:47 PM

    psilenttype says:

    Chip Kelly was only a Head Coach for 4 years is he really ready to be a Head Coach of an NFL team???

    – – – – – – – – – – –

    Yes, but have you seen what he’s done in those four years? Four BCS bowls, three top 5 final rankings, and a 46-7 record. And NFL coaches like Belachik have started to steal ideas from him.

    All of you predicting failure are going to be proven wrong in the next couple seasons. He’s the real thing.

  81. cursivel says: Jan 16, 2013 1:48 PM

    Well there’s good and bad to this hire. The good news is that the Eagles definitely have the pieces to run a Chip Kelly offense. And that offsense gives the Eagles a chance to be quick striking and productive. What will make or break his tenure will be his staff decisions. Mainly who’s gonna be his DC? Cause besides the To’s the offense could move the ball well. The defense on the other hand was horrible. So I’m anxious to see who he will employ at that position.

  82. attyken says: Jan 16, 2013 1:54 PM

    Tampa wanted him last year….Browns, Bills, and Eagles wanted him this year, and Belichick went to him for advice.

    He is obviously highly respected and even though it is a risk I’ll take the chance.

  83. ejm845 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:01 PM

    there bringing tebow in to run offence

  84. hor2012 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:02 PM

    bonato55 says:
    Jan 16, 2013 12:54 PM
    with all the speed eagles have this will be a great decision in the end….. Great move Birds!!!! Went from as duck to an Eagles

    I agree. Chip Kelly doesn’t coach plays he coaches concepts. The idea is that you don’t allow the defense to dictate to you, you dictate ot the defense what you’re going to do. Outside of the Bears hire I think this is the second best one of the off season. By, the way I’m a Saints fan but I think Bears fans are going to get the last laugh concerning coaches I think that was a great hire the made

  85. conspiracygenerator says: Jan 16, 2013 2:16 PM

    conormacleod says: Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM

    Maybe he will hire Rob Ryan as D-coordinator. His 5 minutes of being unemployed aren’t up yet. Apparently.
    __________________________________

    ? Rob Ryan was hired by the Rams last week. That said, everyone can go on and on about how Kelly won’t transition well to the NFL, but the bottom line is, no one knows. What we have here is an innovative football mind who has shown the capability to adapt to the personnel around him. As an Eagles fan, I’m excited to see what direction this team is heading in, and am looking forward to the draft.

  86. bobl242 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    giantsfan2104 says:
    Jan 16, 2013 1:33 PM
    You do know that Rob Ryan was hired by the Saint Louis Rams right.
    ===============================================

    Last I heard, he was on a beach, and he hadn’t agreed to anything. (His words)

    ————————————————-
    You do know that was Rex Ryan on the beach.

  87. kvanhorn87 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:41 PM

    On a related note… when are the Eagles going to update the ugliest uniforms in the league and take those ridiculous wings off the helmet (wings on the head?)?

    Seriously? They are great helmets. The color should decide if wants to be green or black but the wings are awesome. Just like the Rams, they are unique and used across the country at many different levels I would say iconic except the Eagles haven’t won a Super Bowl so didn’t want to open myself up to those trolls.

  88. phillyphannn83 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:54 PM

    presser scheduled for Thursday at 1:30 pm est

  89. eatitfanboy says: Jan 16, 2013 3:15 PM

    bobl242 says:
    Jan 16, 2013 2:41 PM
    giantsfan2104 says:
    Jan 16, 2013 1:33 PM
    You do know that Rob Ryan was hired by the Saint Louis Rams right.
    ===============================================

    Last I heard, he was on a beach, and he hadn’t agreed to anything. (His words)

    ————————————————-
    You do know that was Rex Ryan on the beach.
    ===============

    Wrong. There was a RUMOR that RR was going to the Rams. The next day, he released a statement saying he “was on a beach” and “hadn’t spoken to anyone”.

  90. onegiantloss says: Jan 16, 2013 3:21 PM

    @PHELBIN

    4 BCS bowls maybe, but never WON a BCS and never finished higher than third in the polls and got out-coached by Stanford 2 months ago.

  91. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 16, 2013 3:35 PM

    Oregon scored 62 points and 9 TDs last year against Kiffin the Cowboys new defensive coordinator. Oh boy….

  92. thesmedman says: Jan 16, 2013 3:38 PM

    I think i just lost interest in my hometown team today. I have no respect for this guy, saying he’d go back to Oregon last week and then s switcheroo today. No respect for this guy with sanctions pending. No respect for a GM with no football experience. And no respect for an owner that seems to ignore that defense has always defined the Eagles.

    No NFL experience. Does that speak louder than anything?

    And I am losing a bit of respect for the NFL with the stunning ignorance of Lovie Smith, and someone needs to say something about that.

  93. thesmedman says: Jan 16, 2013 3:40 PM

    …and they should go back to the uniforms of the early 90s. The ones they sport now ARE terrible.

  94. granadafan says: Jan 16, 2013 3:45 PM

    Chip waited until the deadline for underclassmen to declare for the draft. Apparently he was telling the players and also recruits he was staying put in Oregon. Reading Twitter, the Oregon players are not happy at all.

  95. thesmedman says: Jan 16, 2013 4:38 PM

    Lurie should have called John McCain to ask how “high rish, high eeward” worked out for him.

  96. shlort says: Jan 16, 2013 4:46 PM

    A lot of people doubting Chip Kelly. He at least deserves a chance to give an NFL gig a shot. He had an excellent program there in Oregon. Will that translate to NFL success? It may, but the system he ran in Oregon will likely not. He will have to adapt a scheme to fit the NFL. If he can do that, he’ll be alright. If he cant, he wont make it.

  97. justintuckrule says: Jan 16, 2013 4:55 PM

    Haha….the Eagles’ new coach wears a visor. HAHA.

  98. dkeyser says: Jan 16, 2013 4:56 PM

    So riddle me this… We all pretty much know that Mike Vick is done in Philly, and i seriously doubt Nick Foles can run Kelly’s spread type offense.. So does that mean Philly takes a long look at Geno Smith???

  99. dolphins4 says: Jan 16, 2013 5:12 PM

    If he can make the offense like the Patriots and brings in a defensive coordinator like Lovie Smith this will be a great hire.

  100. jimw81 says: Jan 16, 2013 5:40 PM

    as a eagles fan i hate it. he took the eagles job because kelly knew ncaa is coming down with sanctions against Oregon. He’ll be back in ncaa in two yrs.

  101. bnwpnw says: Jan 16, 2013 5:44 PM

    I thought Gus Bradley has this thing won.

    But apparently there were still 28 seconds left.

  102. hedphurst says: Jan 16, 2013 10:11 PM

    Browns fan here. I liked the idea of Kelly shaking things up with the Browns’ offense when it looked like he was coming to Cleveland. I’m not gonna play sour grapes and hate on the guy now, but I’m still pretty happy with getting a coach with some NFL experience under his belt who still has a track record of being adaptable and innovative on offense. Philly is either going to give Kelly a key to the city or run him out of town within a few years. Cleveland would’ve done the same thing. It’s a big gamble, but if it pays off, it’ll be huge. If it doesn’t, well, it’s no different than about half the other coaching his each year…

  103. hedphurst says: Jan 16, 2013 10:14 PM

    *hires, not his. Dumb smartphone keyboard…

  104. undraftedstar says: Jan 16, 2013 11:12 PM

    As a redskins fan, this move is interesting. You can’t down a coach before he even starts. Pro Offense , Spread Offense blah blah blah, Good coaches could coach on any level, not saying he’ll be good on the NFL level just saying give the guy a chance. HTTR

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