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Jeff Lurie speaks about firing Chip Kelly

Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie took questions from the local media today regarding last night’s decision to fi


Eagles owner Jeffery Lurie took questions from the local media today regarding last night’s decision to fire Chip Kelly.   Lurie was quick to emphasis that there were many factors involved in removing Kelly, focusing particularly on the progress the team was making and their trajectory going forward. When he gave Kelly personnel power at the end of last season it was with a mind to making him accountable to the moves he wanted to be made. That accountability has clearly been swift after the disappointing regression the Eagles have had with so many changes affecting the consistency of the offense.   Lurie was also keen to say that there was no use of “player power” here or that his well publicised conversation with DeMarco Murray had any affect on the decision made last night.   However he did make the point that whoever was the next head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles would work collaboratively with players and have their respect, indicating that Chip Kelly had neither of those aspects by the end of his tenure.   Lurie said that he thought Kelly would be successful elsewhere, but that going forward it was best for the Eagles to part ways with him. He didn’t rule out going back to the college ranks for the next head coach and said that the search will include current Eagles staff.  

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Toby Durant

A passionate and opinionated writer, I am currently the NFL editor for RealSport. However, I also contribute to F1, WWE, Football, and other sections of the site, and I have covered the NFL International Series for RealSport and previously contributed to SB Nation.

 

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Jeff Lurie speaks about firing Chip Kelly

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