I will be the first to tell you that I think that this season for the Philadelphia Eagles will be a transition year. I do think they can be competitive, especially with the talent they have on the offensive side of the ball. I am thinking they finish 7-9. I think most would agree with that statement, though some might have bigger aspirations. Hey, you can always dream. Just don’t say that you think its a transition year for the Eagles to Chip Kelly.
Why? Because he isn’t having any of that. Kelly is not here for a transition year. He is here to win now. He went 46-7 in his coaching career in college as most people know. So yeah, that is what he does — WIN. Bob Grotz of the Delco Times asked Kelly about the idea of a “rebuilding” year.
“My job is to win right now,” Kelly said. “How do you think I’d be received in Philly if I told them we were going to write off this year? Those people that are waving to me on the streets right now, that isn’t going to happen. But that’s never been my mentality, either. We’re not writing anything off. We’re going out there to compete and see how it falls. If I went in the locker room and said this is going to be a really good year for us to get for the following year, that’s not going to work. No one has a mindset like that.”
In the midst of Tanking in Philadelphia (Philadelphia Sixers), Chip wants no part of it. I am totally cool with that mindset. That is what you want in any coach you have even if the reality is that they’re not going to win many games. Like I said before, I believe this is a transition or rebuilding year. Call it what you want. Just remember that Chip doesn’t have “transition” or “rebuilding” in his vocabulary.