Report – Lurie Gathered Intel From Players on Kelly
For Jeffrey Lurie and the Philadelphia Eagles to fire Chip Kelly with just one game remaining on the schedule, something must have happened.
According to a report, Lurie began gathering intel on current players on the roster and the feedback was "not good."
Also according to Howard Eskin of FOX 29, Kelly was "not happy" with losing personnel control and that was part of the conversation and could have contributed to the 'release' of Kelly.
Derrick Gunn of Comcast Sportsnet also said on air that some players have told him "about time" when confirming the firing of Kelly.
Still, with one game remaining on the schedule at the Giants on Sunday, Lurie could have waited until the infamous "Black Monday" in the NFL where head coaches are usually fired.
It is safe to connect any dots of Kelly losing his locker room dating back the trade of Brandon Boykin who questioned Chip Kelly's ability to communicate. There was also a report this week that Jason Peters pulled himself out of the Eagles loss to the Redskins on Saturday night to avoid injury.
Things got away from Kelly this season with multiple blowout losses with the latest one coming at home against the Redskins for the NFC East title and it's tough to bring him back next season with everything against him.
Couple that with reminders of DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin headed to the playoffs, Lurie is left only to wonder what could have been.
A press conference is scheduled for Wednesday at noon.