Eagles coach Chip Kelly acknowledged after clinching his second straight season out of the playoffs that he isn’t doing a good enough job. But he also insists he’s not worried about losing that job.
Asked after Saturday night’s loss if he’s worried job security, Kelly answered, “No.”
“I’m going to continue to work as hard as I can and show up early in the morning and stay late at night and continue to work,” Kelly said. “But I don’t think anybody in my situation would tell you they are worried about — if they are worried about getting fired, they probably should already have been fired.”
The Eagles gave Kelly full personnel control this year, and Kelly’s two biggest offseason moves were acquiring quarterback Sam Bradford and running back DeMarco Murray. Neither of those moves appeared to pan out, but Kelly insisted that they’re both playing well. Kelly said the team has talent, they’ve just made a lot of mistakes, and he’s not sure why.
“I wish I had the answer to that and we would stop it. But you know, obviously we’re not doing a good enough job coaching them,” Kelly said.
As a coach who isn’t doing a good enough job, perhaps Kelly should be worried about his job security.