Everybody has an opinion on Chip Kelly. It's safe to say he won over fans in a big way in his first year as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles. By all accounts, the future is bright for those who bleed green.
But what did his players have to say about him after one year working under the rookie NFL coach?
Plenty of good things, not surprisingly.
Sheil Kapadia of Philly Mag had the bright idea of asking a handful of Birds' players what kind of mark Chipper made on them after his rookie campaign. The question exactly: What did Kelly do in Year One that makes you believe he can lead this franchise to greater heights going forward?
The answers are varied but a number of themes popped up repeatedly. The most popular response? Chip's a great leader.
Some other common themes:
- his approach to the game
- comfortable environment
- a listener
- a great motivator
- does everything with a plan in mind
All of the quotes are worth a read.
>>Why they believe in Chip [Birds 24/7]
What a week it's been for Chris Christie.
After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."
He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list.
"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said.
(Three fire emojis).
"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."
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Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.
He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.
It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.
The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."
Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right?
Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:
After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:
[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.
More to this as we learn it...