Joe Banner Likes That Chip Kelly is Tearing Apart What he Built

No really, he is. Photo Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports
No really, he is.
Photo Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Joe Banner, these days, is more known for his Twitter acumen than anything else. And that is for good reason, because if Marcus Hayes is to be believed, he’s bearded, tanned, and happy to not be involved in football anymore. Well, “not involved” is a bit of a stretch, since he “remains in frequent contact with Lurie and Reid; almost daily, with [Howie] Roseman,” but he’s not in a position of any decision-making anymore (or any position at all).

But still, it’d be nice to know what Banner, an architect of the pre-Kelly teams, thinks of what Chip is doing. He’s on board:

“Chip has the confidence that he and his coaching staff can prepare the replacement player to play. How many times have we seen a coach start Player X, when most people believe Player Y is better, but Player X has the experience; then, Player X gets hurt, and Player Y finally gets to play, and is clearly better? It happens all the time. I’ve been preaching this for years.”

Oh no, Chip. Joe Banner thinks what you’re doing is a good idea. HARD-A-STARBOARD. STEER AWAY. Just kidding. No, but for real, that’s not a great sign.

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9 Responses

  1. Actually, what Joe Banner did here was pretty awesome. They were good for a long time, and never in cap trouble. So I don’t know why you would think him liking what they’re doing is a bad thing.

    1. Banner was a great Captologist, but once he became more and more involved in personel decisions, that is when this team started to plateau. This is the problem with the Eagles structure is they never truly have a true GM to pick the personel. Whether it was Andy, Banner, Howie and now Chip picking players, all of these guys have flaws picking personel. You look at most of the successful organizations in the NFL (with the exception of the Patriots) and they have a GM/Coach structure where the GM picks the players and the Coach coaches the players, but has a good relationship with the GM to let him know what type of players he wants. The Eagles gave way TOO much control to Chip as this rarely works in Football where the Coach has 100% power and succeeds.

  2. Actually what he said was no more than bullshit that has little to do with what Chip is doing or has done.

    Everyone thinks player Y is better so where is the suprise when he turns out to be, well, better? There is no point to what he said, it makes little sense when you really look at it. He’s basically saying that he has been preaching for years, This: When everyone thinks a player is better, it’s because he actually is better.

    This doesn’t even come close to agreeing with Chip. Nor does it even come close to answering the question. Does Joe Banner like what Chip is doing to the team?

  3. “Oh no, Chip. Joe Banner thinks what you’re doing is a good idea. HARD-A-STARBOARD. STEER AWAY. Just kidding. No, but for real, that’s not a great sign.”

    Yeah. Remember how bad the Eagles sucked from 2000 – 2009? It was as if we didn’t even have a football team in this town during that dark decade.

  4. My favorite Joe Banner moment was the time him and I shared a double-sided dildo at AJ Feeley’s house in 2002. Heather Mitts walked in, stark naked, and we ere like GET THE HELL OUTTA HERE!

    So long story short, now I have VD.

  5. And just when you think they’re about to break apart- – Ju’s Stick together!

    And when the wind blows hard and the sky is black- – Ju’s Stick together!

    When the roosters are crowing and the cows are spinning circles in the pasture- – Ju’s Stick together!

  6. “I just got done sucking Chip’s c0-Ck”–Gay Jeffy
    Fuck you Juuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

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