How long does Chip Kelly have before Eagles fans turn on him?


Philadelphia Eagles fans are famous for many attributes. Patience and understanding are not generally considered to be among them.

That could be bad news for head coach Chip Kelly, who has dramatically re-made his roster over the last several months since becoming the head of personnel. Many Eagles fans are already unhappy with his moves. How long does Kelly have before they start to turn as a flock?

PFWA writer Lloyd Vance put it this way on Twitter this morning:

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Six seasons is a long time to go between playoff wins and while Kelly has gotten close, he hasn’t been able to seal the deal.

Kelly would likely have more time to build his roster if he hadn’t blown up a solid 10-6 team. Now because he’s taken such an incredible risk the window has gotten considerably smaller.

When Kelly came in he had three remarkable playmakers on offense: DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy. All three are now gone. While it’s possible that Kelly’s replacements will work out, the margin for error is not what it used to be.

Expecting to win a Super Bowl is not a realistic goal for this coming season. Philly still has too many holes to fill and not enough experience as a group. However, if the Eagles aren’t able to win the division the grumblings will begin.

My guess is that Chip has roughly two years of good faith before Eagles fans balk. If Kelly hasn’t at least gotten the Eagles back to the NFC Championship by 2018 he’ll be a lame duck coach.


The Philadelphia Eagles have not won a playoff game in 6 seasons and that needs to change if Chip Kelly wants to keep his fans happy.© Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images The Philadelphia Eagles have not won a playoff game in 6 seasons and that needs to change if Chip Kelly wants to keep his fans happy.

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46 Responses to “How long does Chip Kelly have before Eagles fans turn on him?”

  1. Sage says:

    Josh McDaniels would still be a head coach (of the Broncos) if he’d started Tebow when the Broncos were 2-9 in 2010.

    He said in the press he would never dream of switching QBs in mid-season. Must have learned that from BB. Lotsa coaches committing career suicide by ignoring Tim’s winning ways.

    • TheMascotArmy says:

      I was thinking of McDaniels too. Lots of coaches and GMs ultimately getting fired for making the ‘safe’ move.
      I was also thinking that the Denver fans were premature when demanding McDaniels’ firing. His draft picks were exhibit A at the time, but hindsight showed his picks to be not bad.

      • Sage says:

        I agree. If you look at Tebow fairly (as a potential Hall of Fame quarterback), then the first round in McD’s second season, with Tebow and D. Thomas, was probably one of the best ever. Immediately after that he picked Decker and other players who have stuck in the NFL.

        In fact, when I looked a month ago, all but 2 of McD’s 8 picks during his first season were still in the NFL. (Those 2 were very late picks, also.) And that draft was a rush job when McD was a new hire and also having to take flack for Cutler’s antics.

        It’s too bad Pat Bowlen became senile. I’d like to think he would have prevented the fiasco of cutting McD and Tebow loose prematurely.

      • ck says:

        TheMascotArmy: If only…Tebow would have taken him to the SB that is for sure imo!

  2. David Oliver says:

    Buzzy.. Eagles Tim Tebow and new PAT Rules… (NY POST)

    “NFL radically changes rules on extra points — hello, Tebow?”

    SAN FRANCISCO — The NFL’s long crawl to shaking up the extra point finally ended Tuesday.

    After years of internal complaints, proposals and experiments, the owners voted overwhelmingly Tuesday at their spring meetings to overhaul the PAT starting with the 2015 season.
    Thanks to a 30-2 vote (the Redskins and Raiders were the exceptions), not only will extra points be moved to the 15-yard line from the current 2-yard line, but the defense now will be able to return a blocked PAT or a turnover on a 2-point try for two points of its own.

    Despite a plea from the Eagles to move the 2-point try up a yard to take advantage of their newly signed 2-point ace Tim Tebow, the owners decided to keep that play at the 2-yard line.

    “This isn’t an experiment,” said Texans general manager Rick Smith, who represented the NFL’s competition committee, whose proposal the owners ultimately adopted. “This is a rule change and a part of the game.”

  3. bill stacy says:

    Don’t you find it odd that he is at the bottom of the list? Even though he should be at the top. It never seems to amaze me the length haters go to try and keep him down. Do you hear the train coming!!!

    • Lynn B. says:

      They are in order by % completion beginning with lowest and ending with highest; hard to make that a slam against Tim.

  4. Bill Stacy says:

    That’s my point captain obvious what list starts with the least amount of success? 99/100 go from most successful down. Do you really think if that was Brady it wouldn”t be Brady at the top down or if Tebow was 0 percent they would have put him at the top.

    • brandi says:

      You can’t see it here but the original NFL Network Tweet had Tebow as the only name highlighted in bold print. I don’t think they’re dissing him at all. But maybe that’s just me. 🙂

    • LuitLipton says:

      Don’t get your nickers in a knot Super-Stacey. Enjoy the recent ride of positives toward Tim!! Why hold onto cynicism?

  5. Pamelot says:

    That’s a good stat. 🙂

  6. ck says:

    Hope C. Kelly continues on his present course and ignores the “nattering nabobs of negativism!”

    • Andrea says:

      nattering nabobs of negativism – for some reason when I read this I thought of DR. Smith from the TV show ” Lost in Space”.

      Boy I miss the days when you could watch TV and not be embarrassed or grossed out.

      • ck says:

        Andrea: Use to watch that too and that show WAS entertaining unlike what they throw out there now…don’t think kids now will have much of an imagination considering all the shows that leave nothing “to the imagination”, unfortunately!

  7. Bill Stacy says:

    Believe me I’m ok with Tim on the Eagles but I don’t have to buy into the garbage that so many idiots try to pass off as fact. I know how good Tebow is and the rest of the world is about to find out again. Not upset just highlight or no they wouldn’t have put Brady at the bottom subconsciously or not. I am not one to pacify the haters by agreeing with them on Tim. Especially the idiots that think because you like him that means you know nothing about football. When in fact they live in moms basement and many have never played a sport or ever been in shape past their teens. Just my rant but get on the train now because the more success he has the more people are gonna get fired. I can’t wait starting with Hodge and mr. Not now not ever. How is that da ra fight mentality working for you jags?

  8. David says:

    According to this, the QBs have been back at camp as of May 18th.
    The schedule: May 18: Quarterbacks/specialists; May 19: Running backs; May 20: Wide receivers/Tight ends; May 21: Offensive line; May 22: Defensive line; May 25: Inside linebackers; May 26: Outside linebackers; May 27: Safeties; May 28: Cornerbacks.

  9. bubbaelvis says:

    Hey everyone,

    I don’t know about the rest of you, but I like the way the Eagles have handled “Tebowmania” so far. Coach Kelly was quick to correct Mark Sanchez’ “just a camp arm” statement. Whenever anyone from the organization speaks about Tim, it is positive and not over-hyped. We aren’t hearing about secret offenses and how he will be on the field 20+ plays like the Jets would tend to say at every opportunity. They say he is there to compete period.
    I said this before and I still can see a situation very similar to Wilson’s in Seattle in his rookie year. Wilson started out #3 on the charts behind a couple of veterans one of which was highly paid. He simply won the job in pre-season and Seattle didn’t care what the other guy was paid. I can see Tim win the job outright. He is hungry, the offense suits him, and his leadership ability is something that has been missing in Philly. It is all up to him.

    • ck says:

      Bubbaelvis: Have to agree that this one seems “legit” and does not appear to have any other agenda except building a team w/T2 that will be a force that will dominate/WIN!!! GET READY FOR “TEBOW TIME”!!! 😀

  10. TheMascotArmy says:

    I agree that the best % on bottom is at least a subliminal diminishing of Tebow. That’s not how lists work.

    I also think it’s funny that everybody agrees Tebow has a good deep ball, and blue they’re admitting he’s golden in the red zone and short yardage, but they still insist he’s unworthy of being an nfl qb? As if 5 yard dump offs (while ignoring 5 yard runs) is what defines a worthy qb? The logical knots detractors tie themselves into is so sad.

    • Sage says:

      It’s revealing about human nature, isn’t it? I’m not a student of the Bible, but sometimes I think I should be. It seems to chronical the folly of man, and it seems to imply that the condition is permanent. Perhaps Tebow’s secret is to know this. Perhaps only with such knowledge can one be truly graceful to others.

    • ck says:

      TheMascotArmy: True enough and speaks volumes either way for divine justice; i.e., higher element entirely and leaves them in the dust literally as they can’t grasp what happens when Tebow takes the field making THE UNBELIEVABLE ONE OF A KIND PLAYS!!! TALK ABOUT EXCITEMENT!!!

  11. TheMascotArmy says:

    More on lists…
    Any list that puts the peak value of interest at the bottom requires cherry picking to prevent people from having to scroll to the bottom of the list…through the irrelevant data. It’s an admission of incompleteness. Nobody does that by default, unless they are metrically challenged (which is likely when reporters and nfl types are involved).
    So they’re either biased or dimwitted, but not neither.

  12. Bigfan says:

    Picking pepper outta fly poop kids!

    • Bill Stacy says:

      No pepper just pointing out how mainstream it has become to bash Tebow and even his supporters agree with some underhandedness. Like it’s o.k. because it’s Tebow. Here’s another truth the pre-game shows were crushing Tebow before the Pitt game. Remember if he doesn’t start out good, word is he will be benched? But the IDIOTS that say he throwed one pass all game and it was 5 Yards, just never really watched that game, because any knowledgeable person knows he was torching them in the 2nd quarter. I am not now or ever going to be mislead by the media and their slant. I saw this next one on ESPN 2 weeks ago. Guy hits 2 home runs and drives in 8 runs but the highlight is a rookie that strikes out his first 3 times up but singles his last time up to drive in a run. Not a Walk off, just an RBI. They literally showed all 3 k’s and single and that was it no highlight of the guy that hit 2 hr’s and drove 8. Talk about an agenda? Who signs off on that?
      with that being said does Tebow need work? Of course, but can we just let him have the same curve as everyone else? How is it o.k. to say has he won a Super Bowl? Or Sanchez has more playoff wins, and not mention he also has 80 more games started. If Chip is who I think he is. Tebow will get a fair shake. Oh and by the way were is this circus every hater and GM were saying follows him? Crazy just crazy.

      • ck says:

        Bill Stacy: Glad you are not indoctrinated by the media either. No herd mentality here, lol!

      • LuitLipton says:

        Great point Bill! One of the best things about this scenario is that Chip picked Tim and if Tim does well will make him look like the mad-genius he is. Can’t wait to see this unfold. #GO11

      • David says:

        The media’s latest attempt is to relegate Tebow to a role as a 2 point specialist and human battering ram who never gets to throw. It’s just another attempt to convert him to a fullback. It’s funny that they are admitting that Tebow is Philly’s best red zone QB. That was probably not what they intended to do.

    • ck says:

      Bigfan: Gonna have to look that one up! ROFL!

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