Chip Kelly Says He Wanted Sam Bradford And Nick Foles

The Eagles knew they were taking a risk when they stripped personnel power from GM Howie Roseman and handed it to Chip Kelly, who might be brilliant or crazy. Owner Jeffrey Lurie admitted as much in comments at the owners' meeting yesterday, and said the team could have been content racking up 10-win seasons and early… » 3/25/15 4:28pm Wednesday 4:28pm

Does Chip Kelly Have Rabies?

Time for your weekly edition of the Deadspin Funbag. Got something on your mind? Email the Funbag. Today, we're covering poop, casual parenting, MRA athletes, and more. » 3/17/15 11:34am 3/17/15 11:34am

Eagles Sign Ryan Mathews Anyway, Chip Kelly Remains Fascinating

Chip Kelly and the Eagles are having the strangest, most entertaining offseason in recent memory. Trading LeSean McCoy, agreeing with—then losing—Frank Gore, agreeing with Ryan Mathews before signing DeMarco Murray, and now, reportedly...signing Mathews anyway? Really? Huh. » 3/12/15 5:21pm 3/12/15 5:21pm

Chip Kelly Speaks, Makes Some Amount Of Sense

All the craziness that's been going on with the Eagles has raised a lot of questions, not all of which are unutterably stupid. Head coach Chip Kelly answered some of the reasonable ones at a press conference today. » 3/11/15 3:05pm 3/11/15 3:05pm

Stephen A. Smith Floats The Theory That Maybe Chip Kelly Is A Racist

Listen. First Take is a trashy, cynical show that exists so that Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless, two of the widest talking sphincters in sports punditry, can take turns spouting fake and bad shit to the masses. Most of the time, it's so disingenuous that it's depressing, but sometimes, one of these two fellas comes… » 3/09/15 12:45pm 3/09/15 12:45pm

What Is Chip Kelly Doing?

Two months ago, Chip Kelly was given full control over the Eagles' football personnel decisions. Every trade, every signing, every draft pick—that's all Kelly. Which raises the question, given that the Eagles have been the single most active team ahead of the official start of free agency: what exactly is Kelly's plan… » 3/09/15 9:28am 3/09/15 9:28am

What's Going On With Chip Kelly And The Eagles? [Update]

It's been a fairly quiet season for the Eagles, but with this week's firing of vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble, and rumors of tension between head coach Chip Kelly and GM Howie Roseman, something very big is going to happen soon. Maybe. If you believe Twitter. » 1/02/15 4:24pm 1/02/15 4:24pm

Chip Kelly Is Basically The Eagles' Life Coach

We've figured out by now that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is a guy who likes to let his work speak for him, but in Seth Wickersham's feature, for which Kelly declined to talk, we get details of how far Kelly's influence seeps into his players' minds. » 8/14/14 1:00pm 8/14/14 1:00pm

Chip Kelly And The Timeless Art Of Seduction

Don't do it, man. Just keep yourself under control. Keep your hands busy. Good. Yes, the zipper. Fidget with the zipper up at your neck. You know that helps. No, no, don't stop, you were doing so well. What are you doing? No...oh God, why would you do that? » 8/09/14 11:13am 8/09/14 11:13am

A Full-Speed Marcus Mariota Makes Oregon Look Like Oregon Again

The Oregon Ducks' 30-7 trouncing of Texas in the Alamo Bowl tonight was no real surprise, given that Vegas pegged the Longhorns as two-touchdown dogs, and that Marcus Mariota is back, iffy knee and all. Mariota finished 18 of 26 for 253 yards and 133 yards rushing, his best overall game since before UCLA injured him… » 12/30/13 10:38pm 12/30/13 10:38pm

How The Eagles' "Predator" Defense Saved Philadelphia's Season

First Chip Kelly was going to outrun the NFL. Then, after a 1-3 start, Chip Kelly was overwhelmed by the NFL. Now, with the Eagles a win away from being in the playoffs in Kelly's first season as coach, Kelly is a genius again. Funny how that works. » 12/28/13 3:22pm 12/28/13 3:22pm

Chip Kelly Still Doesn't Call "Shitty Plays" On Purpose

Following the Eagles 30-24 win over the Lions on Sunday Chip Kelly was asked if he intentionally called shitty plays to throw off the Lions. His answer was noncommittal. » 12/09/13 8:28pm 12/09/13 8:28pm