Mike Freeman’s 10-Point Stance: Kaepernick Ordeal Reveals a Changed Chip Kelly

September 7, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

(Chip Kelly might not be the same non-people person he was in Philadelphia. Oh, and let's not forget my idiotic Super Bowl pick.) 
1. Has Chip Kelly Changed? To truly understand how well Kelly is handling the furor over Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem, you have to remember how bad he handled players in Philadelphia. 
The Eagles' Kelly was different. He was an X's and O's savant who didn't seem to care all that much about developing relationships. He was, in fact, terrible at it.
One of the more blunt assessments of Kelly's management style came from former Eagle-turned-Bronco Evan Mathis. Mathis wrote a scathing note to Mike Klis of 9News (via USA Today) in February.
"There were many things that Chip had done that showed me he wasn't building a championship team," Mathis wrote in his email. "Two of the main issues that concerned me were: 1. A never-evolving, vanilla offense that forced our own defens...

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