Interesting quotes from two (black) Eagles players to Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report about Chip Kelly. Here’s the full nugget:
Said the player to Bleacher Report: “Chip is not a racist. The notion he is, isn’t fair. The thing with Chip is, he just doesn’t see you as a person. He sees you as a commodity. The more players get that, the better off they’ll be.”
The player added: “Chip’s attitude towards players doesn’t bother me. I actually like it. I know where I stand with him. You understand that he doesn’t want to be challenged so don’t f–king challenge him. It’s pretty simple. I get it. Some guys don’t.”
A second African-American Eagles player said: “He sets the agenda. You don’t follow it, you’re dead to him. That’s not racial. Some guys handle it well, some guys don’t.”
The players declined to be named out of fear of repercussions from Kelly.
Makes a lot more sense than Chip being a raging racist. But man, these quotes differ from the ones we heard last year about the way Chip cuts players.