Posted: 1/16/2013 1:24 PM
Posted: 1/16/2013 5:51 PM
BumBuck wrote: ESPN states he will be the new coach. Are you ready???
Posted: 1/17/2013 10:23 AM
Eagles/Indiana/Mets/Villanova: it's a long story
Last edited 1/17/2013 10:24 AM by PhilaMet
Posted: 1/17/2013 11:24 AM
Posted: 1/17/2013 12:51 PM
1993Heel wrote: After seeing the video of Gus ranting at his players I realized that's not a good thing with the oversized egos of pro football. No one wants to be seen as a chump as an adult. I am very excited about Chip Kelly. Sure we don't know what's going to happen, but no coaching hire comes with guarantees about the future. One thing is clear is that Chip Kelly is an extraordinarily intelligent moneyball coach with real success, so much so that the most moneyball coach there was in the NFL before yesterday, Bill Belichick, is already imitating Kelly.I'm quite curious about the details. I had speculated openly that a major concession had to be made, a concession that arose at the very least within multiple coaching negotiations, including Kelly's. But Kelly needing to get out of an NCAA investigation is also a factor, so who knows. The "Roseman is a hero" story has been circulating but everything on that is a "my sources" thread.
Posted: 1/17/2013 1:07 PM
PhilaMet wrote: Mixed feelings:On the negative side, I kind of wanted a defensive guy. I think the biggest reason we've stunk is our failure to draft and defensive talent, and since to my dismay, the front office is remaining status quo, I was hoping getting a defensive guy in the war room would help that. I also worry if he's "all in", being that he initially said no. I just hope he doesn't skulk away when things get tough like Saban and Petrino did. Lastly, I worry about the lack of NFL experience. I'd feel better about this if we had a stronger front office, but we don't.On the plus side, he's an obviously brilliant football mind, and has an outstanding collegiate record. The "upside" here is real, real, high. I'm also not incredibly concerned about him running the Oregon offense here. He's already said that he'd have to adapt wouldn't use it in the NFL in it's current form. I also think the idea of needing a running QB, and being a second lease on life for Vick is seriously overblown. It's been well documented that he's commiserated with Belichek, and New England has incorporated elements of his offense into what they do. Last time I checked, New England's quarterback is known for his pocket passing, not his legs.Net net, I was on the "Gus Bus", but am excited about Kelly. His defensive coordinator will be a key, key hire.
Posted: 1/17/2013 7:41 PM
Posted: 1/18/2013 1:34 AM
ZXERBOY wrote: Oregon Duck fan here.I can tell you this much, it's a very depressing day here in Eugene Oregon.Just when we thought we had him for at least another year, this happens.Don't know how he can possibly make his system work in the NFL, but he sure took us to levels never seen.Good luck, it will be interesting to see what happens.
Posted: 1/18/2013 10:02 AM
Posted: 1/19/2013 10:07 AM
Posted: 1/20/2013 9:35 AM
yankeeboy1046 wrote: Our problem this year wasn't the offense (well minus the OL). It was the defense. Kelly brings an explosive offense but who will he tap to fix the defense. We can score 40 points a game with this offense, but give up 40 with the defense.
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