Chip says he’ll stay in the NFL, doesn’t want personnel control

AP

After failing in Philadelphia, Chip Kelly realizes he’s a coach, not a general manager. But he still thinks he can succeed in the NFL, and wants another shot at it.

Kelly told Jay Glazer of FOX Sports that he wants to remain in the NFL, and not return to college. Kelly was an excellent coach at Oregon and would have several job opportunities if he wanted to coach in college again, but he’s apparently no interested in that. Kelly’s insistence that he’s staying in the NFL will lead to more talk that he could move to Tennessee and coach the Titans.

Kelly also told Glazer he only wants to coach in his next stop and does not want to be the personnel man. That’s surprising, as Kelly insisted on personnel control in Philadelphia and reportedly balked when Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie suggested that he should give up that control.

Now the question is whether there’s some NFL owner and some NFL general manager who can work work with Kelly. It didn’t work in Philadelphia, but that doesn’t mean it can’t work anywhere.

132 responses to “Chip says he’ll stay in the NFL, doesn’t want personnel control

  1. Would love to see Kelley to Tennessee and Harbaugh to Indy… Both extremely successful college coaches get reunited with their star QB’s in the same divison. It would be an interesting experiment to see what happens

  2. Sure now that he got fired he is saying that. But he didn’t insist on that at first in Philly either.

  3. This will be Spanos’ splash hire.

    Step 1 January 4 Fire Mike McCoy
    Step 2 January 13 Become Los Angeles Chargers
    Step 3 January 14 Hire Chip Kelly

    Step 4 Profit
    Step 4b Charger fans commence uncontrollable vomiting from the endless sickening moves by Dean Spanos and Co.

  4. I can’t hear hear hear Eagle fans fans fans because they are near the bottom bottom bottom of the division division division and my team is all the way up here in First place place place! #EchosofarawayHTTR #ThankGodImaRedskinfan

  5. Unfortunately, Chip has proven to have only a passing acquaintance with the truth. Based on his comments, I expect to hear him named soon as the next head coach of XYZ university.

    Unless he is truly humbled and able to learn from his experience, he will have a hard time getting another NFL job, let alone succeeding if he does get one.

    He sure has done a number on my Eagles in only three years.

  6. He’s a liar and a fraud. He wants total control. Guy is really smart, perhaps a genius. However, He is not a people person whatsoever. His constant lying and shifting of blame from him to others is the sign of an egotistical maniac… which most geniuses are.

    He could have success elsewhere but should have insisted on kaepernick or rg knees being his fiballs personnel moves. He needed a mobile qb and a shifty running back… if he would have tried to sign tyrod taylor, who by all accounts wouldn’t have needed much convincing, we might be singing a different tune.

    Maybe he is too smart for his own good, maybe he just hasn’t realized his potential yet. Well find out next year in Tennessee

  7. If he doesn’t mind back stabbing, subpar personnel choices and underhanded leaking to the media, he might consider the amazing duo in control in San Francisco.

  8. Better find you a team full of defensive players that have ironman type endurance, Chip. Your quick snap offense gives your own defense very little rest, especially when you 3 and out in only 58 seconds. College fad.

  9. In other words, he thought he had it all going and was shocked when he was sacked for not giving up personnel decisions, and now realizes what the rest of the league thinks of him.

    No team in their right mind would ever give Chip Kelly personnel power whatsoever. Truly one of the worst personnel guys in league history. He makes Hue Jackson and Josh McDaniels look like Hall Of Fame talent evaluators.

    And at least McDaniels and Jackson are proven offensive minds. For all the hype, Kelly still has a lot to prove offensively.

  10. Kelly, like every coaching candidate, is probably drooling over the idea of coaching Andrew Luck and the Colts. The Colts made it to the AFC Championship last year on talent alone. A good offensive mind would put the Colts in the super bowl, and Kelly is a good coach.

  11. After reflecting on his getting fired 6 hours ago, Chip Kelly promises not to be so controlling.
    I think most of us have been in relationships like that and we know what to do next….. RUN!!!

  12. I think he wanted out of Philly and made it happen by refusing to relinquish personnel control. Now he can go coach the Titans who have the QB he already wants and tried very hard to get.

  13. Lurie: Chip I want you to stay, but you have to give up GM responsibilities.

    Chip: NO way.

    Lurie: Sorry, I have to let you go.

    ——————————-

    New Team: Chip we want you as HC, but you wont have GM responsibilities

    Chip: Thats fine with me.

    Sure I believe Chip. I’ll buy a used car from him too, and some snake oil elixer while I’m at it.

  14. Good thing he’s willing to cede control of personnel; nobody is going to offer that to him after that debacle he created in Philly…dumping Jackson and McCoy and overpaying for Maxwell and Cooper.

  15. But wasn’t his inability to give up control what cost him to begin with? Tennessee would be crazy to hire a guy who destroyed a playoff roster.

  16. It’s fascinating how nobody blames the owner. It’s as if Chip held him hostage to get the promotion and is supposed to just give it up after one year WITHOUT a contract extension so the owner can bring in another GM who will want to hire another head coach.

  17. Players hate him, if other teams can’t see the disaster he is then they deserve him.

    By the way, he is the exact opposite of a genious. He can’t go back to college because he wouldn’t, or at least shouldn’t be able to recruit anyone.

  18. Who in their right mind would want to coach in Philly with their bad fans and media who the owner listens to.

  19. They’ll be a lot of changes in the NFC East this year. Let’s face it, when you finish behind the Redskins you have to re-evaluate everything you do.

  20. was Kelly fired due to personnel control or rejection of his atypical methods or a bit of both ?

    most of the league thinks his methods are BS, which may hurt his chance of staying in nfl.

  21. the Titans, Dolphins and Browns are the teams who make the most sense….if he goes to Tennessee he’ll have Mariota and (if i were Chip) i would trade Mettenberger away and get another mobile QB to fit in your system to backup Mariota.

    if he goes to Miami, he could keep Tannehille or he could trade for RG3, Manziel or Kaepernick (both fit his style of offense)

    and of course, the Browns already have Manziel and if Chip wants to, he could likely trade for Griffin or Kaepernick to compete with Johnny (in case he’d rather drink than play).

  22. I expect he will say this until the first time he has a disagreement with the GM. He had the chance to surrender personnel control in Philly and refused – what’s that say about his true feelings?

    It would be nice to think no other owner will repeat the joint GM/coach gig when the next hot hire prospect comes along, but we all know that’s just too much common sense for too many owners.

  23. Ok guys: What will Eagles demand in trade for sending Chip to Tennessee? Stl got a second for Vermeil (I think) but he had already resigned. Titans will have the first pick, but will they put it in play? Great story!

  24. good coach, awful GM. not ready to say hes just a college guy because Jackson, Maclin, and McCoy all had career years in his offense. but he was also a complete moron to let all of them go. talent will always win in pro football. hes obviously learned that quickly.

  25. Actually he will succeed if he goes to TN. Mariota fits him like a glove. The read option doesn’t work well when the QB can’t run. Marcus can. Now he’s already been hurt twice this year so maybe he won’t run as much as he likes but still its a threat. A threat he hasnt had in Philly.

  26. Actually he will succeed if he goes to TN. Mariota fits him like a glove. The read option doesn’t work well when the QB can’t run. Marcus can. Now he’s already been hurt twice this year so maybe he won’t run as much as he likes but still its a threat. A threat he hasnt had in Philly.

  27. profootballgossipping says:
    Dec 29, 2015 10:22 PM
    He’s a liar and a fraud. He wants total control. Guy is really smart, perhaps a genius. However, He is not a people person whatsoever. His constant lying and shifting of blame from him to others is the sign of an egotistical maniac… which most geniuses are.

    He could have success elsewhere but should have insisted on kaepernick or rg knees being his fiballs personnel moves. He needed a mobile qb and a shifty running back… if he would have tried to sign tyrod taylor, who by all accounts wouldn’t have needed much convincing, we might be singing a different tune.

    Maybe he is too smart for his own good, maybe he just hasn’t realized his potential yet. Well find out next year in Tennessee

    —————————–

    Have you listened to the guy talk? He’s really not that bright.

    Mike Bellotti made that Oregon program, and Chip rode the wave to an undeserved job in the NFL.

    He’s an average college coach at best. He never won ANYTHING.

  28. logicalvoicepft says:
    Dec 29, 2015 10:21 PM
    I can’t hear hear hear Eagle fans fans fans because they are near the bottom bottom bottom of the division division division and my team is all the way up here in First place place place! #EchosofarawayHTTR #ThankGodImaRedskinfan

    ___________________

    That was funny on two levels, jab at the Eagles and Washington so rarely gets to gloat!

  29. What does every bad team in the NFL do, they fire coaches quickly starting rebuilds that take time and fire the coach before it is done and repeat. Chip went 10-6, 10-6 and then had a bad season and Phili fired him. Yup Phili is a poorly run organization now.

    Yes Chip made bad decisions (Murray, etc) but he gets to leave them with Phili and of the right owner hires him he gets to build the right way. Tennessee would be perfect, his QB, lots of draft picks, not a tone of pressure.

    I think Chip goes there and they win 8 games next year

  30. Why does he deserve another HC job? The best I’d offer is OC. Let him prove he can run an offense that works in the NFL. If he doesn’t like the cut in pay, fine. Go back to college with your tail between your legs. There are plenty of NFL coordinators with better qualifications available. Not to mention Saban.

  31. At least he still has his sense of humor. I hope no one thinks he is serious about not wanting total control.

  32. As an Eagles fan, I am genuinely sad this didn’t work out. Chip has a lot of great ideas, but its clear that he got in over his head during his transition to the NFL.

    I like that he doesn’t just go with accepted norms for no reason, but perhaps he went too much the other way.

  33. profootballgossipping | Dec 29, 2015, 10:22 PM EST
    He’s a liar and a fraud. He wants total control. Guy is really smart, perhaps a genius.
    _______________________________________________

    Think we can say for certain the guy is not a genius. Egotistic, narcissistic and loser would be terms better suited for him.

    One would have to think that any NFL team needing to hire a head coach this year would be frightened at what transpired in Philadelphia. Chip Kelly literally destroyed a franchise with mind-numbingly stupid personnel decisions.

    The person hiring Kelly for his next gig would have to be more insane than he. That’s a pretty short list…

  34. Kelly’s insistence that he’s staying in the NFL will lead to more talk that he could move to Tennessee and coach the Titans.

    ===

    Yes. From you. Not from anyone connected to the Titans, because they’ve shown and/or leaked zero interest. And common sense says they should have zero interest.

    But keep banging that drum. The same drum you relentlessly banged about Kelly trying to trade up to get Mariotta in the draft when anyone with an ounce of common sense knew it was impossible.

  35. Think there is a real chance that Miami makes a run at this guy. Not that I am a fan of the idea but….

    1.) It has the splash factor that Ross loves
    2.) Tannehill is mobile and this system would maximize his potential.
    3.) If he resigns, Lamar Miller is the shifty and agile back that his system needs….

    Just sayin

  36. 1. Tennessee – Reunion with Mariota but terrible roster
    2. Indy – Luck is a top tier qb, but again pretty bad roster, no Oline, suspect defense
    3. Miami – I could see Ross going after him. They actually have a decent team, could be a good fit if he doesn’t run his team into the ground with that heat and humidity

  37. He’s saying that now because he thinks it gives him the best chance of getting an NFL coaching job. I don’t think it will work. I wonder what he will settle for – college? part of someone else’s NFL coaching staff?

  38. Chip wore out his welcome. No one in the Novacare complex could stand him. Players said he was unapproachable. I don’t think personnel control was the only issue at all.

  39. Tennessee would be easier because there are no “fan favorites” like Jackson, McCoy or Maclin around, other than Marriotta.
    There are few struggling NFL teams easier to overhaul the roster with a minimum of fuss.

  40. The key to success in the NFL is 50% coaching and 50% playmakers.

    Chip now knows he just needs to coach and let somebody else be the personnel man to find those playmakers.

  41. …..its all SPIN now with Chip….he thinks he’s so smart that he goated Lurie into firing him so he can get offered the Titans job……the big problem is Tennessee wont come a calling….I think their in franchise sell mode…. I could see the Browns being suckers though….. (why I can fix Manzel says Chip)…for another 20 million

  42. The Titans are..probably a great place for him to land. Thing is, the AFC South is weak as hell. The lack of division strength has helped lift the Colts and Texans to mediocrity for the best part of a decade.

    The Texans are a one-trick pony on either side of the ball. Take Watt or Hopkins out of the equation and they have literally nothing else. Also, pass defense is historically a weakness, since they over-rely on pass rush instead of having, you know, an actual secondary. Their GM is an idiot.

    The Colts have no defense, at all. Their weapons on offense aren’t that great, and if Luck isn’t around, they stink. Their GM is also an idiot.

    The Jaguars have a pretty nasty offense brewing- Bortles + Robinson/Hurns/Yeldon/Thomas, but their defense hasn’t been anything spectacular. Yet. If anything, the Jags are the team to watch out for in the future.

    The Titans are a pretty long haul, though. You’ve got Mariota, DGB, and a couple of okay tight ends, and that’s..about it. A high-powered offense can take advantage of the weak defenses (Indy, Jax) and overrated ones (Hou), as long as you have just enough to keep them from scoring more than you.

  43. Would love to see Kelley to Tennessee and Harbaugh to Indy… Both extremely successful college coaches get reunited with their star QB’s in the same divison. It would be an interesting experiment to see what happen
    ——————————————————————————-
    I love how people keep bringing this ridiculous notion,that a Coach/QB combo,who couldn’t even win a Championship together in College,will somehow,once reunited in the Pros,be successful! Worked real well with Spurrier,Huh?
    Pete Carroll went to two straight Super Bowls,and I’m pretty sure Russell Wilson,didn’t play a down for USC! It’s Lazy thinking,to believe that Chip and Mariota would be some great fit in Tennessee,due to him having Coached him ONE year in College.

  44. The fact that everyone equates Kelly with only one job (Titans) speaks volumes about his coaching ability. So he pretty much A one trick pony that can’t adapt to different personnel ? He thought he could win without Shady and other talented players and was wrong. I bet Mariota is calling his GM and begging him not to hire Chip. Mariota did ok for a rookie without being exposed to the beating chips offense will subject him to.

  45. If he learns from his failures and chooses to treat men like men, where in a working relationship, you have to reconcile your differences and work towards a greater goal, then he will be fine in the NFL. However, if he is stuck in an egomaniacal mindset, where he can’t handle men who don’t agree with him( the same men who can put aside their differences and succeed in a working environment), only a college career is in the cards.

  46. If Howie Roseman was your personnel guy, you’d want control over personnel. If not, you might learn to let it go.

  47. I followed his statements following personnel decisions currently. He has yet to admit to failing. Trades away shady, only to say he needed the cap space to get Bradford. Pays Murray and Maxwell that both end up sucking in his system. Doesn’t pay Maclain, releases D Jackson, drafts a reciever in early rounds praying for similar results. Trades away a qb that succeeds in his system, for an injury prone qb and a second round pick. Releases best guard on the team to pay additional running backs Matthews and sproles. Keeps Sanchez as backup qb, because the offensive line is weak, and his injury prone qb gets hurt from weak protection.
    He destroyed a talented roster, traded away players and picks, paid sparky free agents that didn’t perform, and got out coached half the time. Why would any team want Jerky as their front man?

  48. People really raking this guy over the coals? He took a 4-12 team and went 10-6 the following two seasons. Give him some time, a QB, and players to fit his system and he can be a winner. Tennessee should give him 2-3 years.

  49. Chip and Jerrah must be pin pals. Jerrah taught him everything he knew about NFL coaching and being the personnel guy…….LOL

  50. Kelly to Cleveland.
    Ownership tried to bring him there in 2013, and he recruited Manziel to Oregon before he went to A&M.

    He hates the schmoozing of boosters and all the unrelated football nonsense of the college game.
    However, he needs to learn some people skills and fast, to get another crack in the NFL.

  51. He basically just made a play to get his money from the Eagles and pair up with his man Mariota. It’s actually an incredibly smart move if you think about it. He gets paid, gets to coach who he wanted to begin with, and if he fails again a college will always want him to be the coach…

    We can bash the guy all day, but he may have orchestrated this perfectly.

  52. Chip’s moves were obvious as soon as he realized there was no chance of moving up to get Mariota. He cannibalized the team to get himself fired. The last part of his plan, balk when Luria tried to strip his player personnel role.

    Who knows if Chip will succeed in the NFL. (the first time didn’t work for Pete Carroll.) But his next handler better be shrewd.

  53. He’ll be OC in TN or somewhere they believe his style can win games with the pieces they have.
    Be very suprised to see him as a HC with the stigma attached to him now.
    Who wants to call on potential FA and sell Kelly as their new HC.

  54. Why should anyone want him?

    He has not even shown that he’s learned his lessons from coaching either.

    At least Belichick learned from his mistakes and became a better coach by working his way back up.

    No one should hire Kelly until he works his way back up.

  55. After serving his sentence in a hole like Philly it can only get better from here for him. Just hope that he hasn’t been infected by the generations of losing in Philly.

  56. jpj13, you are absolutely correct. Tempo is great on offense but there is also that little thing called playing defense. If you wear out your defense you are going to have trouble winning games especially if teams are starting to figure out your offense.

  57. I really don’t understand all the chip bashing, his first 2 seasons he ant 10 and , a lot better than a lot of other coaches ex. Jeff fisher, Tom Coughlin, etc. He may not have made the best sighnings but that happens every year, leSaean McCoy has been hurt most of the year and he picked up the leading rusher from last year, and Bradford is still better than Foles.

  58. In all honesty I blame Lurie for this as much as Kelly. Lurie has been an NFL owner for years and should’ve known better than to give total control to a guy coming from college to the NFL. This was the same problem Saban had. Both guys can coach but they don’t get that recruiting high school kids is a hell of a lot different than signing professional athletes to multi-million dollar contracts. The Eagles were rockin’ it until Kelly’s ego got in the way and Lurie fell for it. The man can coach, but his judgement of NFL caliber talent is embarrassingly bad.

  59. What a fraud. Look at his defense totals with the Eagles, every year it got worse. The Eagles have crashed and burned because of him. It would be a huge mistake for the Titans to hire him.

  60. I don’t think he did that bad with Eagles. I think the LACK of QB was really the issue..You are blaming a guy that had to try and win with Mark Sanchez and Sam Bradford.. Both guys are NOT starting QBs in NFL

  61. the dumpster fire that is the eagles is 90% kelley(he made the bradford trade) and 10% owner(for hiring kelley and giving him total control). Lurrie tried to let kelley use his unconventional style in phily. it did not work.

  62. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Dec 30, 2015 9:46 AM
    I don’t think he did that bad with Eagles. I think the LACK of QB was really the issue..You are blaming a guy that had to try and win with Mark Sanchez and Sam Bradford.. Both guys are NOT starting QBs in NFL
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    He never changed his style to accommodate his “lack of talent” as you call it at the QB position. You do realize he picked both Sanchez & Bradford. They weren’t forced on him, it was Kelly himself masking the decision to acquire both players. In addition, did you know that in the off-season Tyrod Taylor when he was still a FA came to Chip & asked him to sign him? Tyrod Taylor wanted to play in this offense so bad & Chip refused him, one week later Chip signed Tebow.

    Chip picked his field generals & any failure with them is attributable directly to Chip Kelly.

  63. His thing is offense and as an OC he might succeed. But OC’s aren’t going to make the sort of money he got as a head coach or what a college would give him.

  64. Lurie – “awesome, we fired that bum. Now whose the guy at the top of every other team’s list? I want that guy”
    Roseman – ” well boss, several other teams want to talk to Kelly. ”
    Lurie – “hmmmm – Chip Kelly makes his triumphant return to Philadelphia. Think of all the tickets we could sell. Brilliant!!”

  65. profootballgossipping says:
    Dec 29, 2015 10:22 PM
    He’s a liar and a fraud. He wants total control. Guy is really smart, perhaps a genius. However, He is not a people person whatsoever. His constant lying and shifting of blame from him to others is the sign of an egotistical maniac… which most geniuses are.
    =========================================

    Just stop it. Chip is no genius. He was innovative in college but had a blank check with unlimited funds from Phil Knight and Nike. Egotistical maniac does not equal “genius”.

  66. I’m just going to put a glaring example of why the way chip Kelly wants to run his offense will not work in the NFL. If you watched last night’s game between Baylor and UNC, then you saw Baylor run a quick offense that by the end of the game everyone on the field was run completely out of energy, offense and defense for both teams. Now that’s 100+ 18 to 22 range kids. Now you take skill players with 5 or 6 seasons of tough, physical football play on their bodies. You are more then likely to get injuried when you are fatigued, and that’s been evident with the Eagles. It just won’t work. Then you have Eagles players saying he lost the team and so on, which says he’s not a great leader of grown men, which is completely different then young college kids. It also says that the team doesn’t believe in him or his play style. That won’t change, no matter what NFL team he goes to, if he goes to Tennesse he will ruin Mariota’s career just like Shanahan did to RG3. He needs to go back to college, that’s where he was really good and could actually compete for possible championships

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