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A completely unproven pro coach who happens to fit their personnel to a T, when there was absolutely nothing else available whatsoever... I don't necessarily disagree with you, this move could easily be a total flop, but it could also be a massive success. They decided to swing for the fences instead of hiring the ex-HC of the Montreal Alouettes. Who knows how it will work out, but itll be interesting to watch
Pretty remarkable someone with no playing experience has gone from New Hampshire OC to Eagles HC in just 7 years. Pretty excited to see how this unfolds.
It's never a bad idea to pay a lot of money for an NFL coach. It's the pro league where coaching is the most important. It's only bad if the coach sucks, but that has nothing to do with how much money you pay him.
really hope this turns out to be a Spurrier but i doubt it. :(
Someone was saying that he might get total player control, which strikes me as a major, major mistake.
Don't forget that Harbaugh guy! Oh wait....
Dumb to generalize a coach by where he was previously. There's no perfect formula for coaching hires.
Scary thing with Kelly is he's never worked a job with anything close to the media scrutiny he wiil face in Philly. does he have the personality to deal with it?
Typically only desperate crappy franchises try to make "splash" hires like this. The Eagles aren't that. That is what surprises me the most. To actively chase a guy for top money with his pedigree and inexperience, as you said, dealing with NFL media markets is silly. The type of shit I'd expect out of the Browns (who tried but shockinginly swung and missed) or Redskins or Cowboys.
so is it his inexperience or is it the money that bothers you?
It's both. That and I don't trust the guy. That and history supports the notion that similar "splash" hires (whether from inside NFL ranks or from college ranks) hardly ever work out as intended.
I feel that it will work out well the first time he goes for 2 in the middle of the first quarter for no reason.
It's not a splash hire and the money is literally meaningless. The Eagles can afford it, and outside of maybe 5 NFL teams no one is hurting financially. My only reservation is whether or not he's got the PR sense to deal with working in Philly after working at Columbia, Hopkins, New Hampshire, and Oregon. The pros is another level in a dealing with the media standpoint, and Philly is another step beyond a regular NFL city.
I hope he rescues Dennis DIxon wherever he is. That kid is a baller.
I think CK is pretty good with the media, he's kind of chippy, but not a complete dick, so I think Philly fans and media will like him.
Pretty sure Dixon is the Ravens 3rd string QB isn't he?
Of course he's a "splash" hire. He was the hottest name in the coaching search when this all began. And money isn't meaningless. When you're paying an unproven guy in the top tier of NFL coaching salaries it reeks of desperation. It may be meaningless in that it isn't going to bankrupt the team, but it shows they're desperation.
YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH HE'S GETTING PAID
With Nick Foles?
I'm really excited with this hire, should be fun to see what he does with this offense.
Damn, this might put the Eagles over the coaching salary cap. O WAIT
he will be coaching clemson in three years
Phil Simms' head will explode when he goes for it on 4th and 4 from his own 45 yard line.
Even if he fails, nobody at Maryland would ever have the balls to hire him.
I think we can all agree that this would call for immediate enshrinement in Canton.
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