December 2015 - Philadelphia Eagles Wiretap

Chip Kelly Wants To Remain In NFL

Dec 29, 2015 10:35 PM

Chip Kelly insists he would like to remain in the NFL following his dismissal as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

Kelly was pulled into a meeting with Jeffrey Lurie and he said he didn't fight their decision.

Kelly expressed disappointment with how his tenure ended.

Kelly also said he just wants to coach at his next stop and insists he does not want to also be the personnel guy.

The Tennessee Titans have already been linked to Kelly, which would represent an opportunity for him to reunite with Marcus Mariota.

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Eagles Asked Chip Kelly To Give Up Control Of Personnel Decisions

Dec 29, 2015 9:05 PM

Sal Paolantonio reports that Jeffrey Lurie has been considering changes to the structure of the Philadelphia Eagles' franchise for weeks.

Lurie considered keeping Kelly while stripping him of personnel control.

When Kelly was proposed with that scenario by Lurie, he reportedly balked at the idea.

The Eagles wanted Kelly to give up personnel control and focus on coaching.

The Eagles decided to fire Kelly before Week 17 to get a jump start on finding a candidate to replace him.

Sal Paolantonio/ESPN (via Pro Football Talk)

Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Misc Rumor

DeMarco Murray Told Jeffrey Lurie He Had No Confidence In Chip Kelly

Dec 29, 2015 8:28 PM

DeMarco Murray reportedly told Jeff Lurie he had no confidence in Chip Kelly as head coach during their meeting a few weeks ago.

Murray was a key free agent signing by the Philadelphia Eagles in the offseason but fell out of favor with Kelly.

Kelly was fired by the Eagles on Tuesday.

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Chip Kelly Fired By Eagles

Dec 29, 2015 7:25 PM

Chip Kelly has been fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.

"We appreciate all the contributions that Chip Kelly made and wish him every success going forward," Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement. "As I watched this season unfold, I determined that it was time to make a change."

Pat Shurmur will be interim head coach for Sunday's game against the New York Giants.

Ed Marynowitz, Vice President of Player Personnel, also was released by the Eagles.

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Chip Kelly Doesn't Believe Eagles Are 'Bad Football Team'

Dec 29, 2015 12:28 PM

Chip Kelly remains confident in his master plan for the Philadelphia Eagles.

"It didn't go our way, but I don't think we're a bad football team," Kelly said Monday, per Reuben Frank of CSN Philly. "Not by any stretch."

Kelly produced a pair of 10-6 seasons in Year 1 and Year 2 with the Eagles before taking a step back in 2015 after a tumultuous offseason.

Since starting 9-3 last season, Kelly's club is just 7-12.

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DeMarco Murray Feeling Fresh, Fine With Reduced Role

Dec 18, 2015 9:53 PM

DeMarco Murray has seen just 39 snaps and 19 carries over the past two games as the Philadelphia Eagles have reduced his role.

The Eagles were concerned all offseason how they would keep Murray fresh.

"Yes," Murray said with a smile on Thursday when asked if he was fresh, via CSN Philly. "Very fresh."

Murray signed a five-year, $40 million contract this past offseason that contains $21 million in guaranteed.

Murray is on pace for one of the worst seasons for a defending rushing champion.

Fewest Rush Yards in Season by Defending Rushing Champion Since 1970 (Min. 10 Games)

1988 LAN Charles White: 323 yards
2005 NYJ Curtis Martin: 735
2015 PHI DeMarco Murray: 754 <--- 2015 Pace (currently 603)
1986 LAA Marcus Allen: 759

Murray said he's fine with the reduced role.

"I was happy. I was fine," Murray said. "We got the win. It was a big win for us."

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Sam Bradford Coy About Re-Signing With Eagles

Dec 17, 2015 12:59 PM

Chip Kelly says the Philadelphia Eagles want to re-sign Sam Bradford in the offseason.

"Obviously, it's great to hear those things, but I don't think it really means a whole lot, and it's not going to change the way I approach things," Bradford said. "I'm sure I'll pay more attention to that stuff in the offseason."

The Eagles acquired Bradford in the offseason.

"That's a couple months away," he said when asked if he was looking forward to testing the free-agent market. "I'm really just worried about these next three weeks, obviously this week against Arizona."


Bradford was asked if he likes it in Philadelphia.

"I do like it here. Obviously it's a lot different than anywhere I've ever been before. But you know what? I really do enjoy it here," he said.

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Tags: Philadelphia Eagles, Free Agent Rumor, Misc Rumor

Joey Bosa, Paxton Lynch Go 1st, 2nd In First McShay Draft

Dec 16, 2015 2:08 PM

Todd McShay has Joey Bosa going first overall to the Tennessee Titans in his initial mock for the 2016 NFL Draft.

1. Titans: Joey Bosa
2. Browns: Paxton Lynch
3. Chargers: Robert Nkemdiche
4. Ravens: Jalen Ramsey
5. 49ers: Jared Goff
6. Cowboys: Jaylon Smith
7. Lions: Laremy Tunsil
8. Dolphins: Ronnie Stanley
9. Jaguars: Vernon Hargreaves III
10. Rams: Laquon Treadwell
11. Saints: Jarran Reed
12. Bears: DeForest Buckner
13. Buccaneers: Jack Conklin
14. Falcons: Myles Jack
15. Raiders: Tre'Davious White
16. Washington: Michael Thomas
17. Giants: Shaq Lawson
18. Bills: Taylor Decker
19. Texans: A'Shawn Robinson
20. Eagles: Sheldon Rankins
21. Colts: Kendall Fuller
22. Jets: Leonard Floyd
23. Vikings: Darron Lee
24. Steelers: Cameron Sutton
25. Chiefs: Reggie Ragland
26. Seahawks: Maliek Collins
27. Packers: Su'a Cravens
28. Broncos: Kenny Clark
29. Bengals: Will Fuller
30. Cardinals: Carson Wentz
31. Panthers: Emmanuel Ogbah
*No pick for Patriots

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Bruce Arians Was Snubbed By Bears, Eagles, Browns, Chargers

Dec 16, 2015 1:23 PM

Bruce Arians should have been one of the strongest head coaching candidates in 2013.

Arians was coming off a strong year of leading the Indianapolis Colts on an interim basis while Chuck Pagano was undergoing cancer treatment.

“While I was in Chicago, Philadelphia, Cleveland and San Diego cancelled the interviews that we had set up,” Arians said, via Jimmy Kempski of “I never got an answer [why they canceled], other than ‘Thanks, but no thanks. That day I was at the Bears, three of the teams decided to go in different directions. I was probably more disappointed because I thought I had the Bears job, and it was like a double-whammy.”

Arians eventually ended up with the Arizona Cardinals and he's become one of the NFL's best coaches.

The Browns hired Rob Chudzinski, fired him after one season, and are now 3-10 in Mike Pettine’s second season. The Bears hired Marc Trestman, fired him after two seasons, and are now 5-8 in their first year with John Fox. The Chargers hired Mike McCoy, who is now 3-10 in his third season. The Eagles hired Chip Kelly, who is now 6-7 in his third season.

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Eagles Want To Keep Sam Bradford Long-Term

Dec 14, 2015 1:17 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles would still like Sam Bradford to remain their quarterback long-term.

"We've always wanted that," said Chip Kelly. "We wouldn't have traded for him if we thought that he'd only be here for a year."

The Eagles traded Nick Foles for Bradford in the offseason.

Bradford and the Eagles were unable to agree upon an extension before the start of the season.

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DeMarco Murray '100 Percent' Wants To Remain With Eagles In 2016
DeMarco Murray has been an awkward fit in Chip Kelly's system so far in 2015.

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Chip Kelly Insists He's Not Eagles' GM
Chip Kelly does not manage the cap but he has final say on all of the Eagles' personnel moves.

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DeMarco Murray Meets With Eagles' Owner To Express Frustrations
DeMarco Murray was frustrated by his lack of playing time and confusion to how he fits into Chip Kelly's offense.

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Chip Kelly: I'm Seeing Through Commitment To Eagles
Some have felt Chip Kelly will leave the Eagles for a college football job in the offseason.

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Chip Kelly Likely To Remain With Eagles In 2016
Jeffrey Lurie is still a strong proponent of Chip Kelly.

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