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Chip Kelly: Defensive Coordinator Needs "Shutoutability"
New Eagles coach Chip Kelly said he doesn't need a defensive coordinator who thinks like Kelly ("God, no," he said when asked), or one who particularly favors a 4-3 or a 3-4 scheme. Kelly said his main criterion is "shutoutability." Kelly said you want different types of people and ideas on a staff.
QB? Offensive scheme? Chip Kelly still has time
He's met with both QBs. He's hired (purportedly) an O-coordinator. But has Chip Kelly decided on a QB or offensive scheme? It's still too early for that.
Report: Rick Minter to join Eagles' staff
Rick Minter, who has coached at 12 colleges but never in the NFL, is the latest veteran coach reportedly joining Chip Kelly’s coaching staff with the Eagles.
Chip Kelly, Nick Saban Connect At Senior Bowl | Birds 24/7
When Nick Saban arrived Monday afternoon at Fairhope Stadium — the site of the first Senior Bowl practice — the whole atmosphere changed. Donning an Alabama-red sports coat with an "A" pin on the lapel, Saban strolled onto the sidelines as a wave of media began forming around him. Kids yelled from the stands: "Look, it’s him!" There was no question whose state we were in.
Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " New Name in DC Search
I’ll get to some Mobile stuff in a minute. The most interesting item of the day is a report from Geoff Mosher. Hearing that 49ers DB coach Ed Donatell has surfaced as a potential DC for #Eagles. Obviously, can’t happen until after Super Bowl.
Chip Kelly gives hints on how he and new OC Pat Shurmur will work
The Eagles have yet to confirm any of their assistant coaching hires, including the addition of Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. But Shurmur walking around Senior Bowl practice with a credential that read "Eagles" under his name was about as much confirmation as one would need.
Former Eagles president Joe Banner says Cleveland Browns rejected Chip Kelly
It was mere weeks ago that the Browns were coming at Chip Kelly, hard. Cleveland was primed to give Kelly "an offer he can't refuse," according to Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Kelly seemed to have no problem refusing the Browns; in his press conference following his hiring by the Eagles, he made no mention of Cleveland being a part of his decision. "We removed ourselves from the process," Browns CEO Joe Banner said later, according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King. "...the fact he committed to Tampa Bay last year, backed out, then seemed all year to be leaning toward going to the NFL, then being so uncertain with us, we just felt it was too big a gamble. If there was no ambivalence, we may have offered him the job.''