Eagles Player on Chip Kelly: “He sees you as a commodity”

Time to move out. Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports
Photo Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

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.

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33 Responses

  1. Really? The football coach/boss sees his employees as employees?

    Oh, I’m not going to hand you a 5-year contract because I like you. Oh man.

    Who cares about this. Jim sucks.

  2. So he doesn’t tolerate prima donna bullshit, insists that HE is the boss, and that the team plays as a team. I’m ok with that.

  3. A commodity? Oh that’s no more racist than saying these people aren’t slaves, they’re a commodity! Something to be bight and sold. I envision Chip saying this while riding on the back of a lion he’s ready to shoot and then impale a confederate flag in it’s skull!

  4. Chip will not win a Super Bowl and that’s a fact. Eagle addiction is a disease because the owner, a failed movie producer, has no clue how to build an organization. Lurie allowed Kotite, a loser to coach a year, Rhodes had one good year and three lousy ones and Reid should have been done after year 11….not 14. Kelly is a continuation of the failed coach list and it becomes evident when you are weaned of the Eagle kool aid.

    1. A classless mob of white trash “4 for 4 guys” in jean shorts who “bleed green” by taking out second mortgages on their South Philly row homes so they can root for a team led by a racist.

      1. Says the middle aged man calling himself cowboy, who probably owns a row home in south philly

    2. From 1933 to 1993, the Eagles had a playoff record of 8-9. Lurie bought the team in 1994, The playoff record is 11-12. The Eagles have won 3 more games and played in 6 more. Lurie is doing something correct. The team has made it to the Super Bowl once and NFC Championship 5 times. Eventually the players have to make the plays.

  5. Oh, those guys on the radio that promote the team are also being paid by the Eagles to keep you on the juice.

  6. Good sports reporting is intentionally and blissfully unpolitical. ESPN & Jim quit doing that. I miss the time when you could have a pleasant conversation with almost anybody about sports or the weather. Those days are gone forever with everyone blaming someone else for their idiotic actions.

    Every time I turn on mike miss he seems to be doing the same thing with his liberal I’m an honorary brother motives. Riley cooper this Riley cooper that. Not enjoyable listening to that garbage

  7. A big part of being a great coach/manager is having good people/communication skills. Chip is second to none at making his expectations very clear and that is great for establishing accountability but some players will never buy in because professional football to them is more than a business based completely on measurable performance, it is a team game played by an exclusive fraternity of people with god-given athletic ability.

  8. You think if more of us grew up with fathers instead of emasculating screechy women, we might understand Chip?

  9. Why can’t u just say that this is the correct way to handle NFL football players in today’s nfl, kyle? Both white and black players act like prima donnas. But instead you try and get us to think chip’s the next ted bundy because he treats his players like a “commodity”

  10. I just watched that race baiting jack-ass Screamin’ A Smith doing everything he can to paint Chip in a racist light.

    Here’s the problem.
    Black players re usually coddled from the time they do their first touchdown dance in midget football. Coaches, white or black, kiss the assets of the black players. Many of them sadly, do not have fathers so the coach’s attention and approval becomes the most positive male interaction they receive. The coaches indulge the whole “hip-hop” thing, handshakes, dances, chants, field hollers and these black kids think that the world revolves around them because the coach, often white, pays attention to them. They cater to the whims of wimps and pussies like LeSean McCoy.

    They get a scholarship and the college coach bends over backwards to keep these “students” on the field, further reinforcing the idea that they deserve special treatment, above and beyond everyone else, because “they ballers”.

    When they get to the NFL, there are coaches who still play into this (Rex Ryan leaps to mind) but at the end of the day it is a business. I’m sure Chip doesn’t kiss the butts of any of these overpaid mamma’s boys and because he doesn’t put up with this University of Miami/Deion style bullshirt, he doesn’t “understand black players”.

    No, many black players don’t understand it is a business. Here in the real world, people who are a problem are fired. Not coddled and encouraged to be more disruptive.

    LeSean McCoy said all the right things when Chip got here, but I’ll bet there was a “wink-wink/nudge-nudge” from LeSean, basically inferring that he was above all that team/rah-rah stuff. Chip said, “No LeSean, you’ll fall in line”. He didn’t and got to “shuffle off to Buffalo”.

    There’s no racism. It is a business. Perhaps instead of basketweaving and racism studies, these players should get business degrees so they understand the way business works.
    It’s not all rap songs and Yeezy shoes.

  11. The owners of these Franchises should spend more money on babysitters and make it a condition in the contracts of these social misfits. #NFL knuckledraggers.
    Bring back the Negro Leagues.

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