Chip Kelly says he’s not worried about his job security

AP

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.

36 responses to “Chip Kelly says he’s not worried about his job security

  1. It’s easy not to worry when one is a millionaire many times over. Losing one’s job in his situation doesn’t take food off the family’s table etc.

    Also, should he lose his job, he’ll be hired somewhere else in short order (even if it’s college ball) making multiple millions per season.

  2. Chip really needs some new material. He got his way … and it led to disaster. He should be worried … and we all know he is. Look for him to preempt the ax and run back to college.

  3. He’s in a win/win situation. He stays and he’s paid millions and has full control. He gets fired and he goes and coaches Mariota.

    Win/win

  4. Jeff Lurie will keep this college coach as least 2 more seasons.What that means for Philly is no playoff wins until this fraud of a college coach is relieved of his duties.

    Let’s take a quick look at “Chip the destroyers” 3 NFL seasons:
    Year 1 – 10-6 with Andy’s player & a playoff birth but lost in first round.
    Year 2 – 10-6 with mostly Andy’s group & missed postseason- in addition he cut a pro-bowl receiver that was worth SOMETHING in a trade & allowed him to sign for nothing to a division rival.
    Year 3. – 6-9 as of today – he’s 8-12 from T-day 2014 to today! No sniffing of the playoffs. In addition, he traded away a RB that when he’s healthy is a top 5-6 NFL back for almost nothing in return.

    Between Shady & d-jax we gave away pro-bowlers for garbage. Whether you like Kelly or not, you’re not being honest with yourself if you believe Chip got back max value for either player. He didn’t.

    I love my birds & always will but Lurie is an awful owner that gave a guy with only 4 years head coaching experience in college (PAC-12 no less lol) the keys to a respectable NFL franchise. And now is sitting back watching this under-qualified coach makes mistakes in FA, drafting & trading away some of our better players. As the team gets worse & the playoffs seem more & more far away.

    We will always be mediocre at best with Chip Kelly running our franchise.

  5. Did a great job with someone else’s roster then drove that into the gorund with bad personell moves and ego trips. Needs to stick to coaching and leave the roster buildong to someone who has a clue

  6. 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.

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    One thing I’ve noticed the last few weeks is that the announcers keep harping on Bradford having to learn a new offense and he is just now starting to get comfortable.

    It sounds like a PR move by the Eagles than honest commentary. Bradford was in Philly the whole offseason. That excuse may have worked in the first few games but in week 15 and 16?

    Foles did much better in the “new system” with the same amount of time to learn it.

    While Nelson “any CB who covers me is showing that he respects me” Agholor didn’t do Bradford any favors, Bradford badly missed on some throws, yet again.

    Anyway, the Bradford is franchise QB having a bad year drumbeat rolls on from Philly so it sounds like Chip is committed to bringing him back.

  7. 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.

    Byron Maxwell got more money than even Murray ($10.5 mill/yr) has been just as ineffective. The difference between him and Murray is that he was injured last game so he couldn’t suck tonight like he did the rest of the season.

    Kelly went max money on all of “his guys”. The only people all the money benefited were “his guys”, as the Eagles so no return on their investment from any player Kelly spent big money on.

  8. Why should he be worried? He’s pocketed millions already, with millions more to come. If the Eagles fire him, he knows he’s got a certain job in Tennessee, or will be an immediate hire in college. He’s rolling on the gravy train express.

  9. The Eagles are the fastest team to execute offensive plays ever. Just too bad most of those plays are drawn up to head towards the sidelines. In Chip you trusted,. How’d that work out for ya?

  10. Eagles = Only Team In NFC East with No Super Bowl Rings (The other teams have MULTIPLE SUPER BOWL RINGS)

    Cowboys 5 Super Bowl Rings
    Giants 4 Super Bowl Rings
    Redskins 3 Super Bowl Rings
    Eagles ZERO SUPER BOWL RINGS

  11. Goodbye, Mr. Chips. Lurie made the same mistake giving Reid control over personnel. Maxwell, Murray money for nothing. Getting nothing for Jackson, letting Maclin go. Riley Cooper, please. Eagles have landed.

  12. Let’s be real here, Chip will be here next year. Like it or not Jeff Lurie isn’t one to make knee-jerk decisions after one year, unless next year is worse Kelly will probably see out his 5 year deal.

  13. Kirk Cousins going 31/46 for 365 yds and 4 td’s…10 drops which one was for a td, and 8 penalties was all Sam Bradfords doing? He is a little below average at best but give the guy a break, the dumpster fire that is the Eagles is a lot more than just him.

    It’s obvious he isn’t a fit for Kelly’s system and needs to go but that’s not his fault. Chip gambled big time and lost by picking up Bradford and not getting Mariota like he thought.

    The Maxwell, Murray, Bradford and Kiko Alonso offseason acquisitions were the worst in NFL history which is good enough reason for Chip to get fired and he should be.

  14. ketch20too says:
    Dec 27, 2015 7:19 AM
    Did a great job with someone else’s roster then drove that into the gorund with bad personell moves and ego trips. Needs to stick to coaching and leave the roster buildong to someone who has a clue

    Sounds like Rex Ryan in NY – Buffalo or the Jets – take your pick.

  15. History teaches us that frequent change of coaches and GM never goes well….see the Browns franchise, 49ers pre harbaugh with Alex Smiths 6 different offenses in 6 years. Stability is key, players just learn one scheme and get proficient in it. Coaches learn from their mistakes too – see Pete Carroll and Bellicheck. I don’t think Chip had a good year, but I do like his strategy. He knew his 2 10 win seasons were the ceiling and took a big risk to try to get past this point. It didn’t work this year but give him time and I think it will.

    Look at the similarities between Carolina from last year, losing record despite winning division, no WRs except Benjamin who got injured, yet they overcame and had a monster season. The Eagles don’t have a QB like Cam, but they are trying to upgrade the position. Foles got beat out by Keenum and obviously isn’t the answer.

    Patience people…like chip said, you only get franchise qbs from high draft position or injury

  16. He is a great fit in Philly. The most obnoxious fans in the game deserve him. Heck reading the last article here they all want to run Shady in the ground as if their boy Chip is a saint.
    You deserve him and I hope he ends up there for years to come so the rest of us can continue to laugh at the franchise.

  17. A man who was paid 5 million dollars over each of the last three years isn’t worried about losing his job? Color me shocked!

  18. Byron Maxwell, 6 yrs. $63 million, $25 million guaranteed.
    Demarco Murray, 5 yrs. $40 million, $21 million guaranteed. There’s $46 million of Lurie’s money down the toilet with just 2 contracts! lol

  19. You know what really burns me up about the Eagles situation. The fans blindly playing “follow the leader.” They come on the internet and complain, complain, complain, complain, and complain. But yet they don’t do anything that really counts toward sending the owner a clear message. If you are disgusted, don’t buy game tickets or jerseys or other merchandise. As long as Lurie is still stacking the money, nothing is going to change.

  20. “Patience people…like chip said, you only get franchise qbs from high draft position or injury”

    And of course Chip has proven to be the authority on the subject of pro football after 4 years of being a HC in the PAC-12. And while we are waiting for Kal-El to arrive how bout the other Eagle problems:

    1- what abput the O-line?
    2- what about a defense?
    3- what about a running game?
    4- what about a team maturing each week & coming together after having three 40 burgers dumped on them at home this year?
    5) 2 back to back losses to .500 teams by a combined score of 71-31, never before in franchise history.
    6- Players quitting on their coach every week in 2015

    Andy took QB’s like:
    AJ Feeley
    Jeff Garcia
    Ty Detmer
    Michael Vick
    Kolb
    To playoff births, if not a few playoff wins in there.

    Andy knew how to coach NFL talent & adapt to what he had. Chip can’t coach. Franchise QB or not, Chip hasn’t shown the ability to adjust & tweak what he does to get the most out of what he’s got. And THAT is the most important part of coaching, getting everything from your players. Something it’s clear Chip Kelly is incapable of at the pro level.

  21. We have the greatest respect and appreciation for Chip Kelly and hope that the Eagles will give him 6 or 8 more years to develop a championship team in Philthydelphia.

    – Dallas Cowboys

  22. LMAO that’s funny coming from a Dallas girlyboys fan ! Ha ha did you forget Troy is gone years ago and DALLAS SUCKS?!?! How’s the basement? Lmao

  23. mtntexas says:
    Dec 28, 2015 9:39 PM
    “We have the greatest respect and appreciation for Chip Kelly and hope that the Eagles will give him 6 or 8 more years to develop a championship team in Philthydelphia.
    Dallas Cowboys”

    DITTO to Garret the GOON who couldn’t coach up a team of 8-9 year olds!! LOL

  24. If Chip Kelley had Marcus Mariota from the beginning of the season this team would be in the very same position. Can’t imagine any players on this team would feel positively about Kelley coming back next year, and THAT, says about all Lurie should need to hear. But then, it is Jeff Lurie after all.

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