The Philadelphia Eagles hiring of Offensive Guru Chip Kelly lead to a range of emotions by Eagles fans and sports commentators throughout the country. Just one week ago Eagles fans learned that the Eagles had lost out on Chip Kelly and he would be returning to the University of Oregon. Following that news many people were led to believeEagles actually benefited by not hiring Chip.
The madness that followed is what had the entire Eagles fanbase scratching their heads and wondering if Jeff Lurie and Howie Roseman knew what they were doing. Looking at the Eagles from a fans perspective and not from a business perspective made due diligence by the Eagkes seem like a parade of interviews of potential head coaches with no real vision of what they were truly looking for. It seened that all hope was lost yesterday morning when it was reported that Gus Bradley left Philadelphia in route of Jacksonville with no deal in hand. Littke did we know Chip Kelky was on his way to crash the party.
Right around 12pm est the news broje that Chip Kelly would keave Oregon and become the head coach if the Philadelphia Eagles. The news took everyone by surprise, however, history should have told us that Chip was the Eagles guy all the time.
When Jeff Lurie purchased the Eagles his selection of head coaches showed how much he respected the Championship tradition of the San Francisco 49ers and their West Coast Offense. That offensive philosophy also led Green Bay to a championship. The NFL is now trending to an offensive game that mimics Chip Kelly’s spread/read attack and with the immediate success of RG3, Russel Wilson and Colin Kaepernick it makes sense for Lurie to want Chip as the new head coach.
Im interested in your thoughts on the hiring if Chip Kelly. I believe he is an offensive genius, but im concerned that he seemed to need to be coaxed into excepting the position as head coach of the Eagles. Lord knows he better not turn into a Bobby Petrino.
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