Bill Belichick’s a big Chip Kelly fan


Patriots coach Bill Belichick was quick to recommend Chip Kelly when the Eagles were looking for a new coach this offseason.

But that doesn’t mean he looks forward to playing against him.

Belichick had nothing but praise for the new Eagles coach when they came together for the first of three days of joint workouts.

I have so much respect for Chip and what he’s done,” Belichick said, via Reuben Frank of “We’ve been friends for a while and I know he does a great job with this football team and the program that he’s run in Oregon.

“He’s a very innovative, creative guy. He’s got a great mind, he’s smart, and I think he’ll take advantage of whatever resources he can. We’ll see what that is. I’m sure he’ll give us plenty of trouble.”

They met when Kelly was coaching at New Hampshire, and Belichick has had him in to talk shop with his Patriots coaches prior to Kelly taking the Eagles job.

The Patriots have been big proponents of working with other teams in recent years, having had similar arrangements with the Saints and Buccaneers. But the Eagles present a different challenge, as everything they’re putting on the field is new, which will force Belichick and his assistants to adjust on the fly. That makes it good prep for game situations, which every team can use in the preseason.

33 responses to “Bill Belichick’s a big Chip Kelly fan

  1. Belichick says “Chips a smart guy@will use all the resources available to him”. Does this mean he’s going to video tape like Bill did??

  2. buffalobills716 says:
    Aug 6, 2013 6:17 PM
    To show him how to cheat teams out of super bowls?Or to give he praises on how 2 cheat after match day?

    No, he wants to learn how to lose 4 super bowls in a row

  3. Belichick is always ahead of the curve. Whether it’s the two TE offense that everyone’s trying to copy or the hurry up that runs 70 pays a game, that defenses can’t keep up with. Constantly talking to college coaches about how to do things differently. The main reason the Pats won during this decade is the management in the new salary cap era. Pats wrote the book. Legend. As much as PBrown.

  4. .


    Is the Patriots 23-2 record versus the Bills since 2000, more due to :

    A. Cheating
    B. Spying
    C. Inept Buffalo management


  5. unbiasfan says: Aug 6, 2013 5:59 PM

    Chip will probably be the next Patriots OC after he gets fired from the Eagles

    That makes sense how? Lose a head coach gig yet land a job as offensive coordinator for the PATRIOTS…. Yeah ok

  6. buffalobills716 says: Aug 6, 2013 6:17 PM

    Sent from my BlackBerry® by Boost Mobile

    ^ And that’s all we need to know about you. Who uses boost mobile anyway?! Let alone an ancient phone like Blackberry.

  7. If you ask me the JOINT WORKOUTS are Great…This is the answer to replacing 2 preseason games with a pair of 3 day sessions. Teams can workout together and the quailty of play will be better. Fans wont have to pay for 2 meaningless games. And the quality of the regular season would improve. The overall quality of work players can put would be better… Right now most starters just stand on the sidelines during the preseason anyway. Joint Workouts would allow players and coaches to get a real guage of the players… Plus you can even have a scrimmage and televise it…..

  8. BB also likes Bon Jovi, yet no one is ready to declare them as great NFL Head Coaches

  9. Belichick has been working collaboratively with coaches across the NFL and in college for years

    The hater fans and media just choose to ignore that

    It doesn’t fit with their overall contention that Belichick cheated in the 2001-2004 seasons by violating a 2006 rule – which of course makes no sense but as you can see from the comments above, some fans are convinced that’s possible.

  10. Great post vaphinfan, very insightful. You post it on every Pats thread like a child. Guess you still have that big season 40 yrs ago to hold onto. You’re like a sad jets fan remembering 1968. Pats will continue to win this division until someone knocks them off. Forget your pathetic excuses, the Pats are the best team until someone proves otherwise. Not this year pal.

  11. I just don’t get these guys that say such dumb, obtuse things to just to get the most thumbs down. Does it really get these guys off( strategyexpert, 6rings, logicalvoice, etc.)? It ain’t cute, it ain’t funny. It’s just annoying. Lets talk some NFL FB and get these clowns out. What are the editors/censors doing? The site would be better w/o them.

  12. The thing with BB is that he adapts and never stops learning. Hence 10 years of 10 wins or more in a row. Most NFL coaches are set in their ways and never adapt.

  13. Bellichick’s a great coach but his endorsement doesn’t mean too much when he said similar about Josh McDaniels. That worked well in Denver.

  14. The funny thing is that over half of these people ragging on BB would die to have him as the coach of their team.

  15. tedmurph:

    I only posted in this thread because Belichick made a mistake with his gushing about another Head Coach. If he didn’t do something that was bad for a Head Coach to do, then I wouldn’t be here to criticize him for it. Belichick indirectly is responsible for my post. So blame him if you don’t like it, this is what I do is critique people associated with the NFL that aren’t doing a great job. Your negativity towards my contributions I assure you will not deter me from my work.

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