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.