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Eagles hire Chip Kelly as new head coach

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In a stunning and unexpected reversal, Oregon head coach Chip Kelly has agreed to become the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen reported on Wednesday that Kelly had taken the job, and the Eagles officially announced the hiring shortly after.

Although Kelly was the NFL’s hottest coaching candidate this year, he insisted after meeting with the Eagles and Browns that he would stay at Oregon and wouldn’t listen to any more NFL job offers this year. Apparently he changed his mind.

Kelly is one of the most respected coaches in college football, having led Oregon to BCS bowl games in each of his four seasons as the school’s head coach. But Kelly has an unconventional approach to the game that hasn’t before been seen in the NFL, and not everyone thinks his methods will work at the next level.

Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie didn’t make any secret of the fact that he wanted Kelly and wanted him badly. It took a lot of work, but he got his man.

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  1. radrntn says: Jan 16, 2013 12:09 PM

    wow, that is a surprise

  2. jpell86 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:09 PM

    Wow, didn’t see that one coming!

  3. flavordave says: Jan 16, 2013 12:10 PM

    well this is a very unexpected development I just hope it doesn’t mean we’ll have Mike Vick as our QB next year.

  4. beardinals says: Jan 16, 2013 12:10 PM

    I now have whiplash

  5. r8rsfan says: Jan 16, 2013 12:10 PM

    Almost Saban or Patrino-esque. Nice company to be in.

  6. sjoyner59 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:10 PM

    I wanted Gus Bradley who would have put a end to the “softness” of the eagles…it makes me sick,im so tired of watching it

  7. blacknole08 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:11 PM

    Wow…. No way! Who’s gonna be the QB though?

  8. JackLeone says: Jan 16, 2013 12:11 PM

    Chip must have gotten wind of what exactly those sanctions are going to be…

  9. bengalsucker says: Jan 16, 2013 12:11 PM

    Wow. That’s crazy. That’s worse than what Brian Kelly did to Cincinnati. At least BK didn’t say he wasn’t leaving. He just refused to answer questions about it. Then bolted w/o telling his players or anything. Wow Chip. You’re going to get a lot of criticism for that move!

  10. jhein23 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    The Eagles will soon be dominating that division again for the next decade.

  11. thefacts121 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Shouldn’t the headline here be about how the Eagles are rudderless and paniced? Come on Florio, do your job.

  12. jb0621 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Either they threw the bank at him or the upcoming sanctions at Oregon changed his mind. Possibly both

  13. scoops1 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:12 PM

    Brees wants an explanation

  14. 1phd says: Jan 16, 2013 12:13 PM

    Welcome to the new NFL. Love it.

  15. blacknole08 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:13 PM

    Good move by him…. he’s done as much as he could do with Oregon.

    But the move seems Pete Carroll-ish (if you will), seeing as how Oregon is set to be hit with recruiting violations soon.

    Shady hire IMO.

  16. usmutts says: Jan 16, 2013 12:13 PM

    Chip’s offense will do fine in the NFL … as long as the Eagles don’t have to play teams with the talent of Auburn, LSU, and Stanford.

  17. NoobTubeTV says: Jan 16, 2013 12:13 PM

    Philly fans already want him fired.

  18. johnnyjagfan says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    Vick may have just been rescued. Maybe the Chip Kelly scheme only works with a multi-talented guy at the QB spot.

  19. newenglandsports11 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    This guy changes his mind more than Brett Favre

  20. csndrew says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    Well, if they wanted someone with an opposite personality than Andy Reid, they found the right guy.

  21. nuttanudda24 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    Tebow to Philly

  22. watchfullhose says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    There must be sanctions coming to Oregon.

  23. bradwins says: Jan 16, 2013 12:14 PM

    Haha. The Eagles have really misidentified the “trend” in the NFL. They think because there is a handful of mobile QBs the pro game is turning into the college game. Its not. Look at the games this wekend: three of the four teams remaining have tradition, drop-back, pocket passers.

    I’m not saying you CAN’T hire a college guy if he’s the best guy, but the Eagles have clearly been obsessed with the idea of hiring a college coach, and that has to be because of where they see the league trending. I strongly believe that is a huge mistake. We’ll see how it goes.

  24. reasonableeaglefan says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    If this is true, I bet Kelly got word that sanctions are coming fast and hated at Oregon

  25. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    I can’t wait to here all of the people in the philly,fans and media, killing chip kelly last week after he was turned down the first time to start loving this guy again. frauds.

  26. cbs1971 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    Gus Bradley wants an explanation….

  27. spetznaz777 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    well in a couple years we wont have to ask what his biggest regret was.

  28. eaglesfanalways says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    I knew they would screw it up…

  29. urbusted2 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    I’m glad he didn’t become the Browns head coach. This is an expensive experiment with high risk written all over it. I respect the hire, but I’m not sold on him becoming successful in the NFL.

  30. delidawg says: Jan 16, 2013 12:15 PM

    Oregon’s sanctions must be pretty heafty for him to jump ship.

  31. buddysguys says: Jan 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    this will be a nice 2 year fill in until a bigger better job in college opens up….chip wants to see if his style will work in the NFL so he can use it in the SEC in ’15

  32. silasw33 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    There was always a chance that his insistence he way staying was code for if you meet my salary demands I will change my mind. If you think about it say Philly offered 3 million when he met with them and he said it needs to be over 5 million…it is going to take a bit of time to bridge that gap and most likely that has happened.

  33. kvanhorn87 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    Trash talkers saying no one wanted the job…bam. Now stuck with just saying gimmicks don’t work. Haters going to hate. Have fun!

  34. bengalsstillsuck says: Jan 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    Lol the eagles will suck again wow this is shocking but a horrible hire he will destroy this franchise lmao good for u eagle fans i wld hate to be u an im a browns fan.

  35. buckeyeluvn says: Jan 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    He must of found out how bad the sanctions are going to be and pulled a Pete Carroll.

  36. remok9 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:16 PM

    As a birds fan all I can say is WTF LOL??

  37. randomcommenter says: Jan 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    Kelly really wanted to leave NOW. Feel like he’s pulling a Pete Carrol and leaving 1 step ahead of the law. I won’t be surprised to see Oregon hit with penalties soon. They were being investigated for some shady payments to so called talent scouts.

  38. fatguystrangler says: Jan 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    Really? I shouldn’t be stunned, but I still am. So much for the end of Chip Kelly stories on PFT.

  39. bobonmycob says: Jan 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    Good signing… Loving it!

  40. bigjdve says: Jan 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    I don’t know how well he will do in the NFL. He stumbled against good college teams when he had the players he wanted.

    What is going to happen when he doesn’t get those players and the players don’t buy in as easy as they do in college?

  41. popdawg99 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:17 PM

    I love it when the “plugged in” NFL reporters have no idea what is actually happening.

  42. tigershark49 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:18 PM

    First order of business: fix that o line.

  43. metalhead65 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:18 PM

    Must have seen what the ncaa has on oregon so he bailed while could. That and the eagles gave him a boatload of cash!

  44. RexCanCoach says: Jan 16, 2013 12:18 PM

    NYG = last place in the NFC east for the foreseeable future starting……NOW!!!

  45. louy57 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:18 PM

    Never work…just ask Mouse Davis

  46. newagerocker says: Jan 16, 2013 12:19 PM

    As an Eagles fan, I am not digging the way this went down at all. Way to build up trust by your players, coaches and fans.

  47. ballboy48 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:19 PM

    Wow! This just goes to show how much of a scumbag he is. You string teams and owners along, then you tell all the players that you’re coming back to Oregon, and then you go and sign with the Eagles?

    I’ve never had anything against the Eagles, and never will, it’s Kelly that is the issue! I don’t know why anyone would give him the opportunity! It’d be like your wife talking to other guys, sleeping with them, coming back to you and saying she loves you, and then runs off with the other guy!

    Good luck Kelly!

  48. phillylawhopeful says: Jan 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    Kelly just Saban’d the heck out of the Oregon fan base. Here’s hoping he doesn’t Saban the Eagles and head back to coach USC or Stanford to a few championships. That’d just be disgusting.

  49. lavoysboy says: Jan 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    Vick or Geno Smith for qb next year…

  50. supremecomander says: Jan 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    It’s pretty clear what happened: all the news about the Eagles courting Brian Kelly got Chip Kelly all riled up. No different than when you turn down a girl you’re interested in, and another guy gets all up in her grill.

    So when he found out the job was still open, he wasn’t lettin her get away. Nice job by the Eagles brass knowing how to push Chip Kelly’s buttons.

  51. cincyorangenblack says: Jan 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    so i guess Oregon is gonna get hit w/those sanctions after all huh?

    NFL should employ a rule that any college coach that presided over a program that broke NCAA rules can not enter the league until sed sanctions have passed (ie: no soup for you, until the college sanctions are over)

    It’s BS how these scumbags can just put programs in the crapper, and then leave for what is effectively a promotion/raise…unreal

  52. Cereal says: Jan 16, 2013 12:20 PM

    This will be interesting to say the least, its cute & flashy but will substance prevail ?

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

    I give the pistol and spread option about 3 years before defenses figure it out and it disappears. This is the first year we have really seen this. Def coordinators will look at it all off season and it will vanish or atleast fade drastically.

  54. jimmysee says: Jan 16, 2013 12:22 PM

    With a name like Chip, you’d expect him to be in high tech.

    Or potatoes.

    Can we get an coordinator named “Biff?”

  55. delidawg says: Jan 16, 2013 12:23 PM

    As a Browns fan I am glad we didn’t hire him after seeing RGIII wither in pain with a shredded knee.

  56. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:24 PM

    Will enjoy watching this failed experiment.

  57. gumbogumbo says: Jan 16, 2013 12:24 PM

    Geno Smith in Chip Kelly’s system throwing to Mike Wallace and pitching to Shady McCoy

  58. shamelessandnameless says: Jan 16, 2013 12:25 PM

    Shock and Awe. Bring on the hater comments! Say what you will, but the Eagles got their man. They did their due dilligence by interviewing lots of candidates, but Chip Kelly was their man all along. Eagles brass met with Kelly for 9 hours. This was inevitable. Once again, the Eagles strike hard and make a statement. Can’t wait to see what happens next! Booya!

  59. BED MAN OKC says: Jan 16, 2013 12:25 PM

    Sanctions are obviously on their way down, and he found out about it.

  60. wvphil7 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:25 PM

    So loose the visor Chip no more little league look

  61. kahunanc says: Jan 16, 2013 12:25 PM

    After 40+ years as an Eagle fan just another all hat and no cattle move. Adios boys.

  62. mrfrostyj says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Congrats to Philly on winning something this year. (even if they were the only people still playing the game in the end). I hope the guy is worth as much time as they put into getting him. My guess is the guy burned his bridges in Oregan and came crawling back. Does this mean that Philly becomes the only QB option for Tim Tebow?

  63. andyreidisthegoat says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Typical eagle move. Flashy, but it will ultimately fail.

  64. dragonfly99 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Wow. I remember just last week Kelly stated he was going to stay at Oregon next year. Already flip-flopping and twisting his words-the perfect successor to Andy Reid.

  65. bygd1 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    In a year he will go back to College Football when he crashes and burns LOL

  66. kvanhorn87 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Best case scenario it works, worst case top draft picks for a few years. I have grown to expect eagles not to win. So they are taking a chance and I can’t blame them. If it doesn’t work, oh well

  67. philk0731 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    Eagles fans are mindless Fembots who will go along with whatever the media tells them to. Waiting to hear about how they will be in the Superbowl like every other season.

  68. artvan15 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:27 PM

    By next year the read option and spread offense will be all done. The NFL defenses will figure this out over the off season.

  69. packrfan22 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:28 PM

    In other news, the Nick Foles experiment has come to an abrupt end.

  70. alaricsrevenge says: Jan 16, 2013 12:28 PM

    Terrible… a gimmick offense with no QB to run it…and don’t give me the Vick crap, he’s too old and injury prone now to make a real difference. I wanted to get back to basics..hard nosed, smash-mouth football. Now all I get is a gimmick and the basement for the next who-knows-how-long. This is how the Redskins must of felt.

  71. joeknowsnada says: Jan 16, 2013 12:28 PM

    Saban- or Petrino-esque? Nah, if he’s leaving now, and it’s true that NCAA is going to come down on Oregon, it is more like Pete Carroll-esque.
    When did football in Philly become the NFL equivalent of “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia?”
    I don’t like this hire, but, I hope he is better at it than Spurrier or Saban. Hope he is more like Pete Carroll and Jim Harbaugh.
    Since Lurie bought the team, one thing you can say – It’s never dull in Philly, my friends.

  72. pacific123ocean says: Jan 16, 2013 12:28 PM

    I don’t believe it!!! We heard this last year about Tampa and a few weeks ago about Cleveland. So, I will wait until it is confirmed by the Eagles, Oregon or Chip to finally believe.

  73. mogogo1 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:29 PM

    If the offense is what they wanted, they could have just consulted with him like the Patriots did. I don’t get the infatuation with handing an NFL team over to him. He didn’t build Oregon from the ground up–he just kept them going–which is a big difference. He has zero experience of any kind in the NFL. It’s easy to imagine it being overwhelming to him. But we shall see.

  74. gjeffries says: Jan 16, 2013 12:29 PM

    Worst news as an Eagles fan in my life. I am an Eagles fan and will root for them no matter what, but this will be an epic fail!! If he even considers bringing Vick back then you might as well start your next coaching search now. I am willing to bet anyone who will take it that Kelly never crosses the 7 win mark here in Philly in next 5 years. Terrible news man. terrible!!!!

  75. NotoriousKDV says: Jan 16, 2013 12:30 PM

    This has disaster written all over it simply because Chip doesn’t appear to be fully committed to making the move to the NFL. After deciding just last week to stay at Oregon, it’s clear that he’s split on this. Part of him wants to go to the NFL and part of him wants to stay in college.

    So this is shaping up to be another Steve Spurrier, Nick Saban, Bobby Petrino situation. Kelly will stay for two years and then he’ll realize how miserable he is in the NFL and then he’ll quit and go back to college. Maybe I’m wrong but this just looks like the wrong hire for Philly.

  76. ramsnation88 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:31 PM

    Sounds like Oregon is going to get smacked around in the recruiting scandal. Poor Chip Kelly, only 2 jersey colors to work with now.

  77. norsemen88 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:31 PM

    Why is this a shock…if they had first reported that the NCAA is considering hammering Oregon for violations “everyone” would have seen this coming!
    Way to jump ship Cap’t Kelly…just another hyped up college coach breaking his contract to avoid his own sanctions and letting someone else clean up the mess!

  78. steves11 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    Kelly will either quit or be fired within 2 years….3 tops. Jeff Lurie will be standing there with egg on his face (not to mention a last place team), starting from scratch again. The only saving grace will be that Andy Reid will also fail miserably in KC.

  79. deenice810 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    Please don’t let this mean that Vick will the quarterback. On a side note this Chip Kelly sounds like a really loyal and dedicated guy. Those
    sanctions being handed down at Oregon must really be bad.

  80. jssgriffi says: Jan 16, 2013 12:32 PM

    Howie Roseman is trying to totally destroy the eagles. Jeffrey Lurie is letting this happen?

  81. gumbogumbo says: Jan 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    Take that Banner!

  82. drbob117 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    I can’t believe that they deleted a post where I wrote ‘Fly Eagles Fly Its Super Bowl time!’ I have no problem with fans of other teams that hate the Eagles, but at least this website could be more professional.

  83. eatitfanboy says: Jan 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    The idea that this hire saved Mike Vick is ridiculous.

    He is due a roster bonus of 3m on March 1st and carries a $16.9M cap number in 2013.

    All for a QB who could possibly have run Kelly’s offense……..8 years ago.

    Don’t see it.

  84. georgesamuelson says: Jan 16, 2013 12:33 PM

    Chiphiladelphia Eagles.

  85. phillyphannn83 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:35 PM

    All I can think is Gus Bradley must have absolutely TANKED that second interview. This job was his to lose and boy did he! I’m not sold on Chip and his system working in the NFL and won’t be unless we get back to the top of the division again.

  86. tvguy22 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:35 PM

    They’re just trying to make me give up being an Eagles fan.

  87. santamoss says: Jan 16, 2013 12:35 PM

    Love it! Let the haters hate and the whiners whine. This guy wins games and understands the importance of adapting schemes to fit personnel. He will win in Philly. Go Eagles!

  88. tbtrojan says: Jan 16, 2013 12:35 PM

    And suddenly Nike has an issue with supplying stock of Eagles merchandise.
    A spokesperson for the company confirmed it was only Eagles gear that burned up in the warehouse fire, they have no idea when they might be able to resume supplying Eagles stuff but estimate it could be anywhere from 3 to 5 years.

  89. timbuttrum says: Jan 16, 2013 12:36 PM

    Big deal. Saban and Spurrier won in college too but didn’t do squat in the pro’s. Kelly won with superior talent. He won’t have that luxury in the pros. He’ll be back in the college ranks within three years.

  90. alphac00 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:36 PM

    Great, someone new for Eagles fans to boo at after a loss or two…

  91. jonusgroup says: Jan 16, 2013 12:37 PM

    Very interesting.. they found a coach who starts where the last left off… saying one things and doing another!!!

  92. jason1214 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:38 PM

    And cue the Eagles coaching search for 2016….

  93. m3dman3 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:38 PM

    Well they officially signed up for the worst offense in the league lol his offense will NEVER work in the pros.

  94. aaronmushrush says: Jan 16, 2013 12:39 PM

    i BLEED eagles green. my whold room is dedicated to the eagles. i know almost everything a 25 year old could know about the eagles. and jeffrey lurie i got two fingers pointing right at you. you have officially broken the final thread my heart had. it was bradly or arians….those were the guys. you chose wrong. i will forever be an eagles fan but i am boycotting all eagles apparel.

  95. realdealsteel says: Jan 16, 2013 12:41 PM

    Well, this DOES mean that Michael Vick probably isn’t going anywhere. Because Kelly will see what Vick can do and get enamored with him. Vick is fool’s gold but that’s the lesson that a new head coach in the NFL must learn.

    The quickest thing that Kelly can do is get a good Defensive Coordinator that can get that defense working so the team can stay in games until the offense gets clicking.

  96. greymares says: Jan 16, 2013 12:42 PM

    with the 4th pick in the N.F.L. draft the Philadelphia Eagles select from the university of West Virginia Geno Smith.

  97. goingfor7 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:42 PM

    Cue the Nick Foles to Kansas City rumors!

  98. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 16, 2013 12:43 PM

    For some reason I can just hear Howie asking Chip: “So is there some way you can work Mike Vick into your offense?” Looks like I’ll be going another 2-3 years not watching the Eagles til Chippy breaks his contract and goes back to college. The team needed a tough leader like Bradley, not another guy with a pink sweater and green pants to sip drinks with Lurie on his yacht.

  99. phillyfan21 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 PM

    Hate it! No surprise the Eagles went this way, they think they are smarter than everyone else.

    So let’s look at Kelly. He runs a gimmick offense, he has run Oregon into NCAA sanctions (at least reportedly), he flirted with the Eagles and Browns two weeks ago only to claim that he is going back to Oregon and basically lying to those kids.

    Yeah let’s sign this guy.

    Teams that win overwhelmingly have a traditional dropback QB and aggresive defense. That is not what this guy will bring to Philadelphia.

    Idiots!!

  100. countduku says: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 PM

    I’m guessing this decision came shortly after his interview with the NCAA investigating committee. I wonder how that interview went….

  101. JackAcid says: Jan 16, 2013 12:45 PM

    Flashy hire that until proven otherwise, I dispute will be successful.

  102. sasquash20 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:46 PM

    As an Eagles fan I hate this hire. I really wanted a defensive coach. One who would bring some balls to the defense that hasn’t had any balls since B-Dawk left and JJ passed away. I hate this hire WTF!

  103. casophonic says: Jan 16, 2013 12:46 PM

    Jeffery Lurie last night – “No, I don’t like this guy either……No, don’t bring any more guys in here – I want that first guy……..the first guy……the Nike guy from Oregon……..Well, give him what he wants, MAKE him want the job!”

  104. countduku says: Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM

    And now the Redskins will officially again become the worst team in the division for years to come. How was the ride redskin fans?

  105. dblockatl says: Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM

    and the SEC reign continues!

  106. rockthered1286 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:47 PM

    This bums me out as a Ducks fan. Not because I wanted to retain Kelly, but because this pretty much validates that some serious sanctions are coming any day now.

  107. runwright44 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:48 PM

    Phil Knight wants an explanation.

  108. trollhammer20 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM

    Nice hire. A guy who prefers the type of small, speedy defenses that tend to get rolled over when they run into a smashmouth team. Oh, wait….

  109. prrbrr says: Jan 16, 2013 12:49 PM

    It’s not about just the mobile qb it’s about running the next play in 13sec. Look at Brady Manning*2 and Flacco they are all on the verge of running all no huddle O. It fits our current personnel jax Mac coop avant celek and Coy well. This was a great hire. Now we need a DC who will bring smash mouth back to Philly!!

  110. u2krazie says: Jan 16, 2013 12:55 PM

    Steve Spurrier 2.0

  111. august589 says: Jan 16, 2013 12:58 PM

    Tebow to Philly

    ——————–

    …and Nick Foles to Arizona.

  112. listenupcupcake says: Jan 16, 2013 1:04 PM

    Sigh. I have a feeling of impending doom….

    Then again, as a lifelong Eagles fan, that’s normal.

  113. mungman69 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:05 PM

    It will be very interesting in Philly next year.

  114. mrgroovesd says: Jan 16, 2013 1:07 PM

    WOW! Maybe Vick stays to do the Spread/Option offense? Don’t know…

  115. eagles92 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:09 PM

    So Happy right now thank you MR Lurie… thank you FLY EAGLES FLY!!!

  116. bgrubb says: Jan 16, 2013 1:14 PM

    Well… at least he’s “NOT going to be the Head Coach at Alabama”… ;)

  117. kev86 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:14 PM

    treat yourselves to some eagles fans postings from previous chip kelly articles.

  118. raiderlyfe510 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:15 PM

    Eagles are a sneaky like that.

  119. godofwine330 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:24 PM

    You can’t trust any of them with their constant reversing. The last successful college coach that came up to the NFL was…Jimmy Johnson – Barry Switzer does not count since it was Jimmy Johnson’s team already stacked team. Jim Harbaugh has a chance, but no other one has even sniffed a championship. I think the Eagles lost on this one. Time will tell. Most college coaches know the X’s and O’s well ehough, but the going from coaching young men to REAL men is the challenge most fail at.

  120. 76raiders says: Jan 16, 2013 1:30 PM

    It’s funny to me, when people refer to Chip Kelly’s offense as a “gimmick.” If you study their offense closely, there’s no gimmick there. These guys execute plays with, speed, precision, and good downfield blocking. In Kelly’s scheme the WR’s are responsible for being solid blockers, that’s why Oregon routinely leads the nation in big play yardage. They get good downfield block so they can get their speedy types in big open space. As the old adage goes, “speed kills” Kelly’s offense will feature plenty of it. DeSean Jackson will reap huge benefits from this O. The Eagles now need to draft some beefy linemen on both fronts. They have plenty of speed. I think they should get a guy like Jim Tomasula from the Niners to be their defensive coordinator.

  121. bobleblah says: Jan 16, 2013 1:34 PM

    Shoot me.

  122. hor2012 says: Jan 16, 2013 1:53 PM

    I’m shocked. They only thing I could figure is that the eagles made him a offer he countered and said take it or leave. The eagles look at the alternatives and caved. I already have a problem with his honesty. If I’m not mistaken didn’t he tell Oregon that he wasn’t leaving

  123. rugdaniels says: Jan 16, 2013 2:19 PM

    Now the Eagles will have as many championships as Oregon!

  124. hawkfan72 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:20 PM

    Kelly was not going to take the job…then he saw that Monte Kiffen was hired as the D-Coordinator in Dallas and realized he could have 2 guaranteed wins.

    Kiffen is crying today that he has to face Kelly again.

  125. phillyphannn83 says: Jan 16, 2013 2:53 PM

    godofwine330 January 16, 2013, 1:24 PM EST

    You can’t trust any of them with their constant reversing. The last successful college coach that came up to the NFL was…Jimmy Johnson – Barry Switzer does not count since it was Jimmy Johnson’s team already stacked team. Jim Harbaugh has a chance, but no other one has even sniffed a championship. I think the Eagles lost on this one. Time will tell. Most college coaches know the X’s and O’s well enough, but the going from coaching young men to REAL men is the challenge most fail at.
    ——————————————
    Do some research before saying things you wish were true. No other former NCAA coach has even sniffed a championship? All you have to do is look at the last time the Eagles hired a college coach and you’re proven wrong. That man would be Dick Vermeil. He took the Eagles to the Superbowl and won one with the Rams.

  126. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Jan 16, 2013 3:26 PM

    I think the deal closer may have been when Kelly found out Dallas was bringing in Kiffin as their new defensive coordinator. Oregon scored at will against USC with Kiffin there.

  127. tedesco47 says: Jan 16, 2013 3:31 PM

    “The idea that this hire saved Mike Vick is ridiculous.

    He is due a roster bonus of 3m on March 1st and carries a $16.9M cap number in 2013.

    All for a QB who could possibly have run Kelly’s offense……..8 years ago.

    Don’t see it.”

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    Was it 8 years ago when Vick was runner up MVP and was unstoppable? Naw, that was 2 seasons ago bud. And with a half decent offensive line and defence, Vick will lead this team to the playoffs once again.
    Don’t you get it? This move was done to get Vick back to who he was 2 years ago. When healthy, Vick is by far the best spread option QB in the league, and probably the most dangerous QB (until RG3 develops).

    So go ahead and click thumbs down, because you all remember what he did to your teams 2 years ago, and you are scared that he’s going to do it again.

  128. vman0626 says: Jan 16, 2013 3:58 PM

    sanctions hastened chip’s departure.

  129. mungman69 says: Jan 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    Chip Kelly is a winner and the winning will continue.

  130. phillyfanmatt says: Jan 16, 2013 5:21 PM

    Please do not keep Vick. For his entire career he is a turnover machine and can’t stay on the field health wise. Our decent offensive line will be healthy next year. Remember the line was pretty good the season before when they were all healthy and Vick still was not great. Sorry cant put all the blame on the O-line. Lets all move on from mike Vick.

  131. phillyphever says: Jan 16, 2013 8:11 PM

    76raiders says:
    Jan 16, 2013 1:30 PM

    It’s funny to me, when people refer to Chip Kelly’s offense as a “gimmick.” If you study their offense closely, there’s no gimmick there. These guys execute plays with, speed, precision, and good downfield blocking. In Kelly’s scheme the WR’s are responsible for being solid blockers, that’s why Oregon routinely leads the nation in big play yardage. They get good downfield block so they can get their speedy types in big open space. As the old adage goes, “speed kills” Kelly’s offense will feature plenty of it. DeSean Jackson will reap huge benefits from this O. The Eagles now need to draft some beefy linemen on both fronts. They have plenty of speed. I think they should get a guy like Jim Tomasula from the Niners to be their defensive coordinator.

    Stanford would disagree with you.

  132. mungman69 says: Jan 17, 2013 5:32 AM

    I don’t think Kelly can do the job. Last place again for the Eagles.

  133. patssteelersorgiants says: Jan 17, 2013 7:28 PM

    Howie Roseman strikes out again. Why Lurie would hand over control of an NFL franchise to a guy who started as an unpaid intern with no experience is beyond understanding. Now they hire a gimmick coach who will go back to college in two years of Mike Vick and 2-14. It’s fantasy football level decision making. Makes me wonder how many of the bad decisions this season were Reid.

  134. lovedabirds says: Jan 18, 2013 1:32 PM

    @tedesco47

    Vick no longer scares anyone. 2 years ago is a lifetime in the world of the NFL. Obviously you forget Shaun Alexander, MVP one year – out of the league at the end of the next year. Michael Vick is done.

  135. questforthesixthnotthelast2013 says: Jan 23, 2013 1:51 AM

    Vick scares me, he is dangerous! Wouldnt wanna face him with the ravens or niners D.
    he messed up in his carreer and coulda done special things in atlanta, the league will probably push him out, he should stay though he is excitement!
    anyways whata i know, im seeing the next thriller in keapernick, he has an arm of legendary thrust and velocity but accurracy will only improve. Thanks Mr. Vick for your passion of the game, all apologies for them peeps that cant forgive violence!

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