That Adam Schefter “Report” about Chip Kelly Leaving Is Being Blown out of Proportion

This is the Tweet that quickly spawned furious conjecture about Chip Kelly leaving next season. It has since been deleted because it was not wholly accurate and taken completely out of context. Here’s the audio [thanks to Jim on the transcribe]:

“I’ll say this Pat: I think the momentum and signs seem to be piling up against a Chip return to Philadelphia. I think both sides are sick of each other. I think the fans are tired of him, I think he’s tired of the situation there – just my read from afar. That stadium began emptying early in the 4th quarter. It was an ugly scene.

You know, they are still in the thick of that division race. Let’s not forget that. And if they go into Detroit on Thanksgiving Day and win, we’ll have a different conversation next week. But I just think that Chip Kelly, if given a choice, might be comfortable elsewhere. And we’ll see if that shakes out. I certainly would include him in my question marks of coaches that I’ll be tracking in January. I think we can say that.

I don’t doubt what your friend is saying about Chip Kelly being a goner or however you want to categorize it, whatever he said to you, but I think that bears watching.”

Meanwhile, Twitter lit up (briefly), Mike Missanelli had Sal Paolantonio on to spew nonsense actually correct the record and note that Schefter did not report Chip Kelly was leaving, and 97.5 currently has Adam Schefter scheduled for tomorrow morning, presumably to simply read what he said because no one seems to be able to take two seconds to look up the full quote themselves, except for Joe Giglio, who screengrabbed that incorrect Tweet sent out by Sirius. Amateur hour today.


28 Responses

  1. In the thick of the playoff race??? Who wants this crappy team in the playoffs anyway? I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t win another game this year. Whether they win Thursday or not, they are done.

  2. How come nobody ever talks about that high 2nd pick chip gave away this upcoming draft????

    1. Because Philadelphia is filled with ass-kissing Chip Kelly apologists in the media like Matt Lombardo, Angelo Cataldi, Barrett Brooks and Eytan Shander who defend Chip Kelly every chance they get.

      And sadly, there’s a faction of Philadelphia fans who calls these local sports stations on a daily basis to defend Chip Kelly as if their miserable lives depended on it.

  3. Wyatt Earp: I just want you to know it’s over between us.
    Curly Bill: Well… bye.
    Johnny Ringo: Smell that, Bill? Smells like someone died.

  4. O.K. You know I speak reality. Lurie will do what he did with his other three failed coaches. He let Kotite coach a year (lunacy), and let Rhodes and Reid coach two and four years too long respectively. That is seven wasted seasons. Lurie is no businessman. Remember, he rationalized,giving Reid and extra year and we got 4 and,12. Cow Chip will also go 4 and 12, but Lurie, again trying to save money, will give another bull$hit press conference as to his “rationale” for keeping Kelly.

  5. Chip has most likely lost the locker room. Anybody believe two seasons from now this team will be any closer to the NFC championship game. This team’s potential is to be a mediocre playoff team at best. So at the end of the contract Chip will leave, the team won’t have a QB and will have to start all over again. Sign a young coordinator to coach the team who will stay here until they find a QB. It might take some down years but hopefully they eventually get one in the draft.

  6. hey Kyle, you sad little, pathetic twerp, get over it. Your boy Chip is looooong gone. You hitched your wagon to his star and ran a Chip Kelly Propaganda site for three years and you look like a fucking idiot. Suck it up, loser.

    When all is said and done with your Big Balls Chip and Pick Up the Shield shirts you may look like the biggest asshole on the Philly sports scene…its the periphery of the Philly sports scene but still.

  7. Get this. The Eagles do not even sniff Super Bowl with the failed movie producer still running (ruining ?) the team. He is a collossal fuck up and one wishes he would call the rich aunt and ask for another $200 million as it’s no fun running a football team anymore.

    Quick quiz. What member of mensa said this a year ago? “When it’s all said and done, Chip Kelly will be more successful and have a more positive impact on the Eagles than Andy Reid.” Howard Eskin ? Wrong ! How about Ray Didinger. Can sportswriting Hall of Fame honors be recinded?

    1. You got any blow?

      Although I would prefer a quarter-ounce of the nose candy, an 8-ball would be nice.

  8. Jeeves, the natives are getting restless. Pull the Prius around to the rear entrance and leave it running. It might be time to hightail it back to Boston.

  9. I’m the only one who ever appreciated your genius. You’ll always have Pinktober! They can’t take that away from us!

    1. ….and you’ll always have your giant pictures of former Eagles hung from below my windmills seen by everyone stuck in traffic in their global warming automobiles.

  10. Amateur hour Kyle?

    Let me tell you about amateur hour.

    Amateur hour is when you took an unnecessary shot at Michael Vick last week in an article when you described him as a convicted felon.

    Amateur hour is when you write nonsensical articles blindly defending a fraud of a head coach like Chip Kelly, while you’re still caught up on tempo, smoothies, and what Sam Bradford does in a preseason game against a disinterested Green Bay team.

    Fuck you.

    1. In Kyle’s defense, Mike Vick is a convicted felon and a human piece of shit that knowingly spread herpes to women while being treated under an assumed name for the STD.

      He also is an egomaniac, me-first asshole, who was never a tenth as good as his hype or he himself thought he was. He also has an asshole, thug brother who spoke on his behalf via Twitter.

      That being said Kyle is an asshole for worshipping Vick during Chip Kelly’s first few months here. You remember when the offensive genius thought that a washed out Vick was a better QB than Nick Files?

        1. …and trust me….I do know what I mean when when I speak of assholes….for instance..^^^

  11. Kyle, stop living in denial about the state of the Eagles. This report by Adam J E W-Robot Schefter, is by no means a stretch of the imagination. Although, the fact that this article spins a division title as something that matters is delusional in itself.

    Having said that, I think Windmill Jeff has a high tolerance for incompetence and the odds do favor a Chip return at this point.

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