There were reports circulating all over the internet at the start of the weekend that Oregon head coach Chip Kelly was on his way to Cleveland after meeting with team President Joe Banner on Friday. Something seems to have changed because Kelly met with the Eagles for nine hours on Saturday night and anticipates talking to the Birds again.
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, general manager Howie Roseman and team president Don Smolenski were the Philly group which met with Kelly and his representatives.
Kelly also met with the Buffalo Bills on Friday night, so we will have to wait and see what Kelly decides to do. Whatever he decides to do, the Eagles discussed something in their meeting that gave him pause.
I don’t want the Birds to hire him. I think signing him is taking too big of a chance because he’s had no NFL experience.