Chip Kelly Press Conference Recap

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Don’t even know what just happened. I have no idea. Chip blindsided the media with an impromptu press conference to talk about the dismemberment of the Eagles. Here’s what happened next, including the audio:

 

On Bradford 

Chip said Bradford and Sanchez are the team’s quarterbacks. Somewhere, Matt Barkley hangs his head.

On Bradford: “Outstanding skill set big, strong, accurate, intelligent, inside information [because Pat Shurmur coached him before].” “He’s wired right”… except for his ligaments.

He’s sold on him. There was no wavering in endorsing him as the quarterback of the 2015 Eagles. Beyond that? Who knows. He said repeatedly that the Eagles wouldn’t have been able to get Bradford if he wasn’t coming off an injury… which I’m not sure is supposed to make us feel any better. This is the value strategy we talked about before. Problem is, they gave up Foles and lost the draft pick swap to do it. I’m not so sure that’s value.

He listed guys like Kelce, Maclin, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, who have all had serious injuries before. He truly believes that Bradford’s (and Alonso’s, and Mathews’) injury histories are nothing to be worried about. Everyone’s injured, it’s just different severities, is what Chip believes.

 

On flipping Bradford for Mariota

“I was offered a first round pick for [Bradford] this morning.”

After a few nonsensical questions that followed – after this bombshell Les Bowen repeatedly asked about Howie Roseman’s office being moved – someone (Geoff Mosher?) followed up and Chip confirmed that was indeed the case: “Didn’t entertain anything. Didn’t bring Sam in here to be a Chip. I’m the only Chip here.” An unofficial Chip, to be exact.

Jeff McLane thinks entire point of presser was to tell teams they were offered a first round pick for Bradford. [Love this theory, but I’m doubtful.]

Chip said the Eagles are “never going to mortgage the future” for anyone, even for the best quarterback in the draft (his words), Marcus Mariota. He explained that the Eagles have had no discussions about that. Right.

 

On McCoy

Chip explained that he sees the McCoy trade as LeSean for Kiko Alonso and Byron Maxwell (what they did with the cap space). Fair enough. As for LeSean’s comments about not hearing the news from Chip, Chip said that he wasn’t sure if the trade would go through and had planned on telling LeSean the following morning (the Andy Bloom strategy), but “Buffalo jumped the gun and called someone else and we weren’t happy with them.” He said he left a message for McCoy that night but hasn’t heard back and has since reached out to Drew Rosenhaus.

 

On Howie Roseman

Called it Lurie’s decision, downplayed any hostility between the him and Howie. “A lot of things out there that aren’t true,” he said. “I get along great with Howie.” I’m sure. He explained the office move (because Les wouldn’t stop pestering him about it) with some story about being able to play street hockey with all the new space in the office. Chip also said Howie had control of last two drafts and had final call on Marcus Smith. Ohhhh, burn.

 

On Frank Gore

Said he hadn’t spoken to him until 4 p.m. yesterday……. and Gore was headed to Indy at that time. Asked for him to come to Philly afterward. He didn’t. He signed with the Colts today, but that didn’t stop someone from asking if he thought the Eagles still had a chance to get him.

 

On Stephen A. Smith comment

No one asked about the Stephen A. Smith comments (too busy worry about that office move?).

 

On Maclin

They wanted to have him back. [We’ve heard this too.] It just didn’t work out. Translation: Chiefs offered him too much.

 

On Maxwell

Loves Maxwell, calls him “tall, long physical, athletic.”

 

On Walter Thurmon

Another one the Eagles wouldn’t have gotten if he wasn’t injured. Loves him in part because he was captain at Oregon in 2009.

 

On the media

“When we have news, I talk. When you guys speculate about things all offseason, I can’t help you.” He ended with a Frank Underwood-esque moment: “Pieces are fitting together in the puzzle, right?” he said as he double-tapped the podium and walked off.
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36 Responses

  1. love chip…at least I don’t have to listen to the media talk about Cliff Lee’s arm, the Sixers, or the Flyers….That said, Papelbon just gave a pretty comical interview, too bad he acts like such a D most of the time

  2. The defense has improved dramatically. Bradford is better than Foles. We draft a WR. We are good. Only way we get Mariota is if he refuses to play for whoever drafts him.

      1. To hell with both of you douchebags,I’m the original FACE and it’s a sad day on cb when clowns like you 2 can’t even create your own handle.

        THE REAL FACE!

          1. Sigh. I know how you feel. I just lost my largest butt plug on to of everything. Bad day and no login for the comments section…

    1. “Hey, Ryan, remember the handshake deal we had yesterday, well I’m a fucking liar, so you can go now”–LyinSackOfShitChip

  3. has anyone ever messed around with a dog, peanut butter and their genitals? Curious, that’s all.

    Kyle: Can you create a log-in for the comments section? I’m tired of people stealing my handle all the time.

  4. Most painful?

    A. Listening to another two months of people debating the Eagles trading up to select Mariota

    B. Spending 3 months knowing full well that the Eagles are starting the preseason with Sam Bradford as QB.

    C. Watching Mark Sanchez start 16 regular season games for the Eagles.

    D Listening to 2 months of people of people debating if Chip Kelly will go to Florida.

    1. C.

      I can turn off the idiot callers, but 16 games of pretty boy Sanchez not able to hit the side of a barn? I might poke my eyes out…

  5. Lies! All lies! He just called the conference because he’d been a day or so without lying. Lie-e McLied Oregonian, I shall call him. Take that, bitch. How you like me now?

  6. Anyone else listening to this lose whine? It’s pathetic. He’s spent the last 2 years saying he wanted foles gone. He’s gone. This whole Mariotta thing was a pipe dream fueled by the media. What makes me most frustrated with Mike is how he’s never given an opinion on what he would want if they couldn’t get Mariotta. He’s spent so much time gargling Mariotta s balls that he hasn’t looked at any other options. The way he’s talking today you’d think the eagles turned down some sort of offer for Mariotta.

      1. Missanelli flexing those radio muscles again.I mean seriously wtf is he really gonna except get his old decrepit ass kicked.So a caller calls him meatball who gives a flying f uck!

  7. CHIP COULD HAVE TRADED BRADFORD FOR ANOTHER FIRST ROUND PICK AND HE SAID NO? HE COULD HAVE USED THAT AND OUR OTHER PICK TO MOVE UP TO GET MARIOTTA. WHAT IS HE DOING?

        1. METALTRON ISNT A FREE AGENT! WHAT ARE YOU GUYS PAYING ATTENTION TO?

          ANYWAY, GUYS CHECK THIS OUT. I WENT TO THE BAR WITH MY NEIGHBOR AFTER WORK. HIS COUSIN’S FRIEND HAS A CONNECTION WITH THE EAGLES. HE SAID THEY ARE GOING TO PACKAGE WILLIAMS AND BRADFORD FOR THE #1 PICK.

          THEN I WAS DRIVING HOME FROM THE BAR AT LIKE 530 AND HEARD SOMEONE CALL MIKEY MISS AND SAY THE EXACT SAME THING!

  8. Mikey miss is a complete jackass. I’d rather listen to that friggin’ tool on 94.1 instead. What’s that tool’s name again, Ennis, or pennis. Something like that. Fuck, I’d rather listen to classical music over Miley Miss. No, mikey miss, wait, Miss Mikey. Wtf. I’m drunk, sorry fellas.

  9. hey punks,
    you are dissin me on general knowledge wenesday of all days…….why don’t you come down to the station and say that shit to my face….me and my producers will kick your asses…just don’t touch my hair or makeup……friggin douches

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