Roseman reflects on one year of Chip Kelly

Roseman reflects on one year of Chip Kelly
January 16, 2014, 8:00 am
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One year ago today, the Eagles officially named Chip Kelly as their next head coach.

GM Howie Roseman sat down Tuesday with CSN's Derrick Gunn and discussed the hiring process and how the organization approached Kelly's first year with the team.

After first meeting with Kelly -- who initially turned them down -- the Eagles were so impressed by his progressive approach that they considered implementing some of his concepts and policies.

"It was exciting," Roseman said. "When we left the meeting we felt like it was something we had to do anyway because it was so smart, so well-thought-out."

Fortunately, Kelly changed his mind and was able to implement them himself. Kelly and the Eagles exceeded expectations by going 10-6 and winning their first NFC East title since 2010. But they didn't exceed Roseman's.

"It's funny, this is probably the first year since I'm here that there was no expectations," Roseman said.

"I don't know that I've had a season where you went in and in your mind just didn't have a number of games you were hoping or expecting to win, but it was about progress and doing the right things. I know if we continue to do the right things on and off the field we have the chance to be good for a long time."

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