Stopping Chip Kelly’s offense has been a problem for most teams since the former Oregon coach took over the Eagles. We don’t even know what other teams have tried behind closed doors. Faster practices? Attempts to decode sideline Macarenas? Fake injuries? But at least the Eagles’ division rivals have been making calls to a man they think can stop Chip: his former defensive coordinator at Oregon.
Nick Aliotti, who was the defensive coordinator at Oregon under Kelly from 2009 to 2013 (now retired), told the Oregonian:
“I have been asked by everybody in the NFC East. The Giants asked me to come back when Chip got the first job. I didn’t feel right doing that. Some teams have called when they’re getting ready to play the Eagles and they call and have certain questions on the thing. Unless I know the guy and he’s a good friend, I don’t get involved with that.”
I get that in professional sports you do whatever you can to gain an edge, but calling up a dude’s friends to snuff out his weaknesses? That’s a bad look, guys.