This morning I wrote about having faith in Chip Kelly. Most of you got my meaning, but a few people think I’m telling you to blindly accept anything he does without question. Uh…no. That’s not the case.
First, dissent is a good thing, even when a situation is logical. If your opinion can’t stand up to scrutiny, then the opinion isn’t very good. I enjoy reading different thoughts on a subject. Plus, you never know when someone with a crazy opinion is going to be right. I’m sure there was some poor fan who hated the Nnamdi Asomugha signing and took a beating for sharing his opinion. Who knew that guy would be right?
The point of Iggles Blitz is to discuss the Eagles…whether good, bad or indifferent. You let us know when you like a move, hate a move or think a move is just blah. We all obsess on the Eagles. That means over-analyzing every possible angle. That’s going to lead to some arguments, and those will range from incredibly stupid to pretty darn insightful.
The last thing I want is everyone agreeing with each other or blindly accepting every move by the Eagles. That would make the world an awfully boring place.
I might say I’ve got faith in Kelly, but I’ve also talked about how odd the move is and that it doesn’t make sense to those of us on the outside. I’m not just giving him a free pass to do anything. I’ll question Kelly when he does something that doesn’t make sense to me. I wasn’t keen on the Bill Davis hiring, but I’ve come around on that. I wasn’t thrilled with bringing Mike Vick back last year. I still don’t like the 3-4 defense. And so on.
Kelly was incredibly successful at Oregon and he’s off to a great start in the NFL. Because of that, even when I disagree with him, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. I’m guessing that he has good reasons for the things he does that I don’t like or understand. If Kelly’s moves start to become more hit and miss, he will lose the benefit of the doubt.
I don’t blame any of you for being upset with Kelly. I guess my only point in regard to him is that when a smart, pretty logical coach does something that doesn’t seem smart or logical…there’s usually a reason for that. Time could prove that to be right or possibly wrong. When we do find out the whole story, I’ll make a more definitive judgment of Kelly.
Always feel free to speak your minds here. All opinions are welcome…except those against Funyuns. There is no dissent allowed on that subject.
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Some of you think I’m being anti-DeSean. That’s a fair criticism. I am giving Kelly the benefit of the doubt and not DeSean. I could look pretty dumb for doing that in month or so.
This isn’t personal. I’m just reading the situation. DeSean is the Eagles best WR. He’s in the prime of his career. For the team to sour on him so quickly makes me feel like something has gone down. As many of you have noted, teams will put up with all kinds of things from their players. For the Eagles to act like this…it just feels like this is more than Chip not being 100 percent happy with his star receiver.
Usually when a situation is personal, opinions are much more mixed. You’ll hear sources coming out saying all kinds of different things. If this was just Kelly vs DeSean, I think we’d hear a lot more leaks from the NovaCare questioning what the heck Kelly was thinking. There is a real unified front with this situation. I don’t think that is good for DeSean.
That might be wrong, but all I can do is analyze the situation and give you my thoughts.
I’ll admit any mistakes I make in regard to this situation. I’m not perfect and I don’t hide from my mistakes (like ripping the Eagles for drafting Nick Foles…smart huh?).
Let’s hope the Eagles have some good news for us to discuss here pretty soon.