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Chip Kelly gets philosophical regarding a certain type of play

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If coaching in the NFL doesn’t work out for Chip Kelly, maybe he has a future writing scripts for NFL Films.

Or maybe not.

Kelly’s Thursday press conference included a frolic-and-detour regarding play-calling philosophies that, as the use of language goes, won’t threaten Steve Sabol’s “The Autumn Wind is a Raider.”

Asked whether he would called certain types of plays early in a game to fool the opponent into thinking that similar plays are coming before executing a Rocky II-style righty-to-southpaw switch, Kelly used a few words that can’t be uttered on non-cable TV.  Or, more accurately, the same word repeatedly.

“I know as a play-caller, we don’t do that,” he said, via CSNPhilly.com. “I’m going to call three sh-tty plays in a row and let them think the next one is going to be sh-tty, and then we’re going after them.  I think that’s a little bit . . . .  That’s not my mentality, and that’s what I meant.  I’m not smart enough to . . . now you may think, ‘There’s some sh-t.’  Hey, write that. If there’s a sh-tty call on Sunday, just say, ‘Hey, he’s setting them up.  We knew what he was doing to do.'”

To summarize, Kelly wouldn’t intentionally call a sh-tty play.  But he may call a sh-tty play accidentally.  And if he does, we should treat it as intentionally sh-tty.

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28 Responses to “Chip Kelly gets philosophical regarding a certain type of play”
  1. phillyphannnn83 says: Dec 5, 2013 5:27 PM

    Pure genius!

  2. 123makarov says: Dec 5, 2013 5:27 PM

    More and more, it appears the Eagles have found an excellent coach.

    I couldn’t be more pleased with his media appearances, either.

  3. NoHomeTeam says: Dec 5, 2013 5:33 PM

    Wasn’t that “The Autumn wind is a pirate“?

    /Not a Raider fan

  4. donnymacjack says: Dec 5, 2013 5:35 PM

    What a load of crap….

  5. Neftali Ramos says: Dec 5, 2013 5:39 PM

    After years of Andy Reid saying “I’ve got to put players in a better situation”, this is a breath of fresh air.

  6. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 5, 2013 5:45 PM

    The Eagles have quite a few more wins than teams coached by several well established pro coaches.

    So far he’s handling the step up in pressure that the NFL brings quite well, his system seems to be translating to this level successfully, and the Eagles could be in a lot worse shape than they are.

    I like what he’s done in Philly and hopefully he keeps doing a good job there.

  7. realitypolice says: Dec 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    I love that he brought the funny pictures for the defensive signals with him from Oregon. Mr. Straight Laced No Fun League Goodell must love the defensive assistants holding up pictures of Rocky and various cartoon characters during games.

  8. pacificnw7722 says: Dec 5, 2013 5:46 PM

    Got to like the way he keeps defenses guessing……

  9. thestrategyexpert says: Dec 5, 2013 5:52 PM

    Intent is a myth.

  10. dcstinks says: Dec 5, 2013 5:57 PM

    This is way better than, ” I gotta do a better job.”

  11. swagger52 says: Dec 5, 2013 6:00 PM

    This guy makes Flacco sound like Dale Carnegie.

  12. swagger52 says: Dec 5, 2013 6:02 PM

    Just take out play and replace his words with Eagle Fan and it makes more sense.

    To summarize, Kelly wouldn’t intentionally call an Eagle fan sh-tty. But he may call an Eagle Fan sh-tty accidentally. And if he does, we should treat it as intentionally sh-tty.

  13. blockedshotnyr says: Dec 5, 2013 6:14 PM

    Chip is the man

  14. porkcrisp says: Dec 5, 2013 6:17 PM

    It’s unbelievable how often the word “philosophy” is missed used. Especially in sports!

    Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems.

    “Play calling philosophies” is a completely idiotic statement.

  15. raideralex says: Dec 5, 2013 6:19 PM

    Well, at least we know he won’t be burned out after a few years of intense East Coast scrutiny.

    Cool as a cucumber.

  16. jintzforever says: Dec 5, 2013 7:04 PM

    Loved him when he coached my Ducks, and was sad to see him leave to coach against my Giants. STILL love him except against the Gmen.

  17. ninozlatino says: Dec 5, 2013 7:42 PM

    Eagles fans couldn’t b more delighted with this guy. Reids schedule got tough he hasn’t won a game since. Chip is doing this without our No.1 receiver. An undersized 1a receiver. A pedestrian No 4 receiver starting. A slot receiver that’s cooked. Exciting to think what this “college” offense has in store once we get an actual receiving corps for what looks to b a solid QB. Solid. Not gonna get all hype about a few games.

  18. furtigan says: Dec 5, 2013 8:20 PM

    It’s unbelievable how often the word “philosophy” is missed used. Especially in sports!

    Philosophy is the study of general and fundamental problems.

    “Play calling philosophies” is a completely idiotic statement.
    ……………..
    phi·los·o·phy (f-ls-f)
    n. pl. phi·los·o·phies

    2. Investigation of the nature, causes, or principles of reality, knowledge, or values, based on logical reasoning rather than empirical methods.
    3. A system of thought based on or involving such inquiry.
    4. The critical analysis of fundamental assumptions or beliefs.

    7. A set of ideas or beliefs relating to a particular field or activity; an underlying theory.
    8. A system of values by which one lives.
    [Middle English philosophie, from Old French, from Latin philosophia, from Greek philosophi, from philosophos, lover of wisdom, philosopher; see philosopher.]

  19. phillysophic says: Dec 5, 2013 8:23 PM

    Dec 5, 2013 6:02 PM
    Just take out play and replace his words with Eagle Fan and it makes more sense.

    To summarize, Kelly wouldn’t intentionally call an Eagle fan sh-tty. But he may call an Eagle Fan sh-tty accidentally. And if he does, we should treat it as intentionally sh-tty.

    ———————————————–

    The dumbest post award goes to…

  20. seaeagle707 says: Dec 5, 2013 8:47 PM

    I really wish there were little boxes at the top of articles, where us “non-social” types could thumb up (or down), the articles as written. This one was a brilliant example of creative writing by MF. I was nearly on the floor laughing by the time I got to the end. Well done!

  21. charger383 says: Dec 5, 2013 8:55 PM

    I am starting to like this guy

  22. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 5, 2013 9:47 PM

    Chip = tool.

  23. abninf says: Dec 5, 2013 9:55 PM

    If he had the intelligence of Coach Jason Garrett he wouldn’t have to speak so ignorant and low class. He also might have his team in first place in the division instead of second.

  24. bdawkhit says: Dec 5, 2013 11:17 PM

    Who wouldn’t want a secure, humorous, down to Earth football genius as their Head Coach, with a sharp and selfless young leader at QB, each of whom are focused on making every player better. Things are looking brighter in Philly. Players are responding. A winning team is being built before your eyes.

  25. easywolf says: Dec 6, 2013 12:59 AM

    I like this coach

  26. 12strikes says: Dec 6, 2013 7:50 AM

    Can’t wait to hear what he has to say when he accepts the Lombardi trophy in Feb.

  27. myeaglescantwin says: Dec 6, 2013 2:01 PM

    what he’s trying to say is,, if everyone completes their assignment on each offensive play, their should be a TD.. Each play is designed to be successfull.

    there is no “rope-a-dope” in football.
    it’s a fight for every yard , every play.

  28. richardmswartz says: Dec 6, 2013 5:28 PM

    It’s funny but I don’t believe him. The best pitchers in base ball would often groove one to better hitters in certain counts in games where the score was out of hand just to have them thinking about that pitch in a similar count in a close game. I think Chipper certainly runs the outside zone read knowing it’s going for a loss in certain situations to try to get the same (or some other) defense to bite down the road. You just got to be real selective with it.

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