Add the Eagles and Bills to Chip Kelly’s busy weekend plans


Chip Kelly’s going to be a busy man.

He’ll coach Oregon in Thursday’s Fiesta Bowl, in what is looking more and more like his final college game.

In addition to a previously reported interview with the Browns Friday, Kelly has also scheduled interviews with the Eagles and Bills already, according to Mike Garafolo of USA Today.

The meetings are expected to happen in Arizona, which is becoming the league’s  head coaching headquarters (with teams flying in to interview Cardinals defensive coordinator Ray Horton as well as former Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt).

With so many NFL suitors, Kelly is expected by most to make the leap this year, after flirting with the Buccaneers last year.

One thing that will come up in his interviews is how much power he’ll want to wield over the roster.

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said earlier Wednesday that Kelly wasn’t insisting on total personnel control as a condition of taking a job.

That’s courteous of him, since he has no NFL background.

31 responses to “Add the Eagles and Bills to Chip Kelly’s busy weekend plans

  1. Chip in Buffalo = Spiller being everyone’s #1 Fantasy Football Draft pick

    2250yrds rushing

    Book it!

  2. Spurrier 2.0. As a Skins fan, I hope the Eagles sign him. I don’t know why more NFL GM’s aren’t skeptical with college coaches who are successful because of superior talent. Everybody is an All American in the NFL. I’d rather have a college coach who is not as succesful, but wins wiht inferior talent.

  3. It’s because of the lack of experience that he should go hand in hand with a great GM. I don’t believe any coach should have that much power in the pros. The odds show that only Belechick has been successful in that capacity. All others have failed! Kelly needs to get his feet wet and show he can win in the big boys level. This may not even be long term. He may jump ship in the middle of the nite to coach college again. Hey, it happens!!!

  4. Chip if you like wings go to Buffalo, if you like cheese steaks go to Philly but if you like bars and fans that have very low expectations then come to Cleveland.

  5. I cannot believe nobody is calling Jerry Glanville! He has said he will listen to offers.

  6. I am not too sure about Chip Kelly. I understand that he has done well at the college level, but I would much rather take my chances on a coach that has had some NFL experience. Good or bad, the NFL is a whole different story when it comes to coaching. Mistakes at this level won’t be tolerated the same as at the college level. I ALMOST want to say I’d rather take my chances on Wisenhunt, ALMOST.

  7. Bills couldn’t stop anyone last year, so it only makes sense they go after a coach who runs a gimmick style offense and has no NFL experience.

    Russ is off to a great start? Oh wait, he had this power in 2008 and signed the likes of stroud, spencer, mitchel and drafted mckelvin, hardy and Maybin… Yea, this is going to work out great!

    More spin by the Bills…

  8. I’d be suprised if he even gets to the interviews with Buffalo or Philly. I think Cleveland is going to give him an offer he can’t refuse.

  9. Geno Smith and Chip Kelly in Philly. If it doesn’t work, we stock pile top 5 draft picks for next 4 years. Who cares? Take a chance!!!

  10. Chip Kelly is a high risk high reward.The chances of Chip Kelly’s scheme to work in the NFL 50/50,nobody knows if it will work,what ever team he goes to we will just have to sit back and watch.

  11. I think it would be best for chip to not take a hc job but join a nfl team as an asst oc or and oc and gain nfl experience as well tinker his offensive system to work in the nfl

  12. Chip Kelly has “bust” written all over him. As an unfortunate Browns sufferer/fan, I hope I’m wrong.

  13. Ask “the Ole Ball Coach” (aka Steve Spurrier), Lou Holtz, Bobby (“Easy Rider”) Petrino, Butch Davis, etc. about transitions from college to the NFL. It aint that easy.

  14. Chip Kelly’s Week Planner:
    Thursday – Big game vs. Kansas St.
    Friday – Begin interviewing with NFL teams
    Saturday – Continue interviewing with NFL teams
    Sunday – Take best NFL offer
    Monday – Stop worrying about NCAA investigation.

  15. Anybody who thinks Kelly’s offense is a gimmick is a fool. This isn’t the wildcat.

  16. I don’t know about Chip Kelly I’d rather have Brian Kelly.Nobody even knows if Chips offense will work in the NFL.

  17. Buffalo is his best option. Tech already have the backs, and only need the QB. chiefs would be nice too given charles then draft smith to be his QB. Those are the two best options. If he goes to the browns weeden is done, and does Richardson really fit his offensive style? He is a back by committee guy

  18. Harbaug is doin well with a scheme he used in college, a lot of the innovate offenses of today are made at levels below the pros. Now I understand harbaugh didn’t invention the west coast offense but he sure changed the running scheme. Now with the read option taking off,who knows what his offense can do until we see it. As a niner fan good luck chip n don’t go to Arizona,we have enough good coaches!!!!

  19. Kelly’s college scheme is based only on having players that are faster than the opposition, and having a quarterback who functions as a running back. Won’t work in the NFL, where all the players are fast, and the linebackers put quarterbacks who run on the IR list. Not to say he can’t be successful. But it won’t be by bringing in the Oregon offense.

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