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There's no question that the Eagles hiring of Chip Kelly was a polarizing move. Some loved it. Others thought the Eagles were making a big mistake. It's a move that seemed to leave little grey area in between the extremes of approval. Boom or bust.
It's true that the Kelly hire is a huge risk. College coaches (especially those without NFL experience) historically don't tend to pan out as good head coaches in the NFL. Many point to the likes of Steve Spurrier and Nick Saban as examples of those failures. Some question if Kelly's likely re-designed schemes and plans can even work in the NFL.
Admirers of Kelly and optimists alike will dispute that Kelly isn't like those other college coaches, though. In this light, Chip is an innovative mastermind who is capable of cultivating a very successful - and ideally championship contending - football team. This thinking is reasonably justified. Chip comes off impressive in his interviews and the PDF in which he talks about his personal football philosophies. Everyone is already familiar with the vast success he's had at Oregon.
In Chip Kelly We Trust?
Bleeding Green Nation | Feb 19