When Chip Kelly was asked during yesterday’s press conference if he’d spoken to Evan Mathis, he said he hadn’t and sounded fairly annoyed. And not the regular “why do I have to talk to you people?” annoyed, something extra. Mathis wants more money, and as of yet he hasn’t shown up to OTAs because he hasn’t gotten it. So far there have been no takers on a trade either, as Jimmy Kempski pointed out. Kelly said on the last day of the draft that “Evan’s been available to trade for two years now and we’ve never had an offer for him. And that’s through their agent and him.” Kempski then tied a Tweet Mathis sent out that day that just said “Deez” – an abbreviated form of “deez nuts” – to Kelly’s comments. Mathis didn’t like Kempski’s insinuation and it forced Kempski to update his post with one of the greatest updates I’ve ever seen:
UPDATE: Mathis reached out to me to say that his “deez nuts” tweet was not in response to Chip Kelly’s comments. He did not appreciate the “[redacted] sensationalist attempt at connecting a deez nuts tweet to a random line from a Chip Kelly presser.” He also pondered whether a poop he took on 9/11 caused 9/11.
My God will I miss that man when he’s gone.