Has Chip Kelly Dug Himself Into A Hole?

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Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly looks on during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 15, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly looks on during the third quarter against the Minnesota Vikings at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. The Vikings defeated the Eagles 48-30. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has recently implemented a system where, the most important part of his team, is the locker room. This became abundantly clear with the release of Redskins wide receiver DeSean Jackson. Because of this decision, Chip Kelly now needs to base all of his personnel moves based on the situation with Jackson.

What he has basically said to all players, coaches, teams, and fans around the National Football League, is that it doesn’t matter how good you are, if you have a bad attitude off the field you are not safe with our organization. In a perfect world, this is exactly what every coach should be doing. The problem is that in a world where people make mistakes, and other people care too much about winning to care about those mistakes, you cannot win if everyone in your locker room is nice, but not talented.

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  • Jake and Elmo

    “What’s even worse is that even if Chip Kelly wanted him, he couldn’t have him.”

    Why not? Has it ever occurred to you that DJax was released PRIMARILY for financial reasons?

  • Dr Muon Funk

    Most likey played into it but let’s face it DeSean was a prick on and off the field.

  • joe

    Not worried. At all.

  • mlopy

    First things first Desean was most likely released because of several different things: Money, work ethic, late for meetings, alleged gang affiliation and so on. In spite of these things Kelly still gave him a chance to adapt to Kelly’s way(2013 season).
    Why would Kelly not give, say a player with “off the field issues” in the draft, that same chance? If he adapts, great, if not, he is expendable and will be traded/cut.

  • Steve

    Why would they release DJax after all the good free agents are gone if it is for financial reasons?

  • Jake and Elmo

    Because the Eagles are facing cap hell next year and there are a load of good receivers in the upcoming draft who can be had cheaper.

  • Ryan

    You are so wrong and you know nothing about chip. He is known for giving guys a second chance not just saying your bad I don’t want you. This is what I hate about your writing you have 0 facts 0 research you just write bogus stuff you think. And most of what you say has been proven wrong already. He gave Jackson a chance he failed he’s gone that doesn’t mean he will never give anyone else a chance. Blount James, Harris, lyria. Are just a few he gave a second chance to at Oregon. Do research before you write garbage.

  • Ryan

    Have you ever noticed how everyone criticizes your articles after you write them. Maybe you should try responding like every other writer on this site does. At least you would get a little respect if you backed up what you wrote. O wait you can’t cause you’re just write your opinion and 0 facts. You know what facts are right those things reporters are supposed to write.

  • Dustin C.

    Or maybe it was based on 10 million year and not happy. Desean is not #1 I dont care what u think. Hes a matchup problem but so is a lot guys. Writer dont know what he talkin about. Wait til he get proven wrong during season.