Eagles owner regrets giving Chip Kelly personnel control

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The Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia is almost forgotten. Four years and a Super Bowl title later, the Eagles have become under Doug Pederson what they were expected to be with Kelly in charge.

Kelly went 26-21 in his almost three seasons, with the Eagles firing him before the Week 17 game in 2015.

Kelly wasn’t as big of a disaster as a coach as he was as a General Manager.

He took over full personnel control in January 2015, relegating Howie Roseman to the other side of the building. A year later, Roseman was back as the team’s executive vice president of football operations, and cleaning up Kelly’s mess.

Owner Jeffrey Lurie said giving Kelly personnel authority was necessary to see what he had in the coach. It didn’t take long to find out.

“I don’t regret the hiring of him because it was done with a really good thought process,” Lurie told Sheil Kapadia of TheAthletic.com. “But, yes, I would say I regret giving him the kind of authority I gave him, yeah. That’s an easy one.”

18 responses to “Eagles owner regrets giving Chip Kelly personnel control

  1. Owner Jeffrey Lurie said giving Kelly personnel authority was necessary to see what he had in the coach.

    Hire me then. I could hardly do worse than Kelly.

  2. I don’t – the worst mistake of Lurie’s ownership became the greatest of changes.

  3. I don’t think any coach has ever or will ever be as hyped by the media as chip Kelly. Does anyone remember why that was? What was he supposed to be bringing to the table?

  4. If not for ol’ Chipper, The SB 52 trophy doesn’t live at the nova care facility.

  5. It worked out in the end with that Super Bowl title, but at the same time that is credit to Pederson not blame towards Kelly.

    For such a radical departure from what they were Kelly needed more time to remake the roster. Year 3 wasn’t going great but what would you expect with half a Kelly roster and half holdovers from the past?

    Kelly became the scapegoat. Since Pederson succeeded it was of course firing Kelly was the right thing to do. If Pederson (or if they hired a different coach) failed it would have been of course they failed Kelly ruined the roster.

  6. Eagles will win the SB and DeSean will be a big reason why. DeSean will have his best year yet. Does anyone remember how good he was last year with Fitzpatrick? He only slowed down because Jameis wouldn’t throw to him. He has plenty left in the tank.

  7. Kelly could have had 10 years to build the roster and the result would have been the same. He did not fail because he had half a roster. It was not about execution. It was that his scheme was a fad. And once teams had a chance to examine it, they were able to defend it with ease. Supposedly, Kelly was a genius. He wasn’t. Because he had no Plan B. Or Plan A1, A2, A3. Nothing. Completely inept at making adjustments to counter what the opposing teams were doing. And his offensive scheme was more of a nightmare to his own defense then it was to the opposing defenses because they were on the field nearly the entire game.

  8. Can’t believe any Eagle fan would take up for Chip Kelly. He was in the Joe Kurharick category. Knew little about coaching in the pros and less about pro talent.

  9. Please. HIs changes set the eagles up for success. They still use some of his offense. Lurie’s biggest mistake was keeping the Kool-Aid mascot and McScabb around for 12 years while we all suffered.

  10. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    May 30, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    BUT you kept Howie and that makes up for it!
    ******
    Howie Roseman went 4-12 in 2012 the year before Kelly showed up Howie is worst gm in sports

  11. But then Howie helped turn the team around to a 13-3 record, win a superbowl, and then win general manager of yr. But again your right worst gm ever

  12. The year before chip Kelly got there Andy Reid was head coach and gm not Howie roseman. Andy had final say over roster moves and draft picks

  13. The year before chip Kelly got there Andy Reid was head coach and gm not Howie roseman. Andy had final say over roster moves and draft picks.

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