Former Eagles star says ex-head coach Chip Kelly was ‘uncomfortable’ around Black players


The promising Chip Kelly era in Philadelphia wound up being a significant disappointment, however LeSean McCoy appeared to trace that the dynamic between gamers and the coach was an element.

Kelly joined the Eagles in 2013 and was set to usher in a brand new period of soccer with some of the dynamic offenses the league had ever seen.

Nonetheless, he solely lasted three years with the Birds, earlier than spending one season with the 49ers after which going again to school.

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Eagles head coach Chip Kelly earlier than the Buffalo Payments recreation on Dec. 13, 2015, at Lincoln Monetary Discipline in Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Pictures)

The Eagles had been Kelly’s first NFL gig after he had been the pinnacle coach on the University of Oregon for 4 seasons. However McCoy, the staff’s star working again on the time, would not suppose it was essentially the NFL stress that obtained to Kelly.

In a podcast episode titled “The Truth About Chip Kelly,” McCoy and his cohost, and former teammate, DeSean Jackson, eviscerated their former coach and the way he dealt with sure gamers.

“I’ve by no means met a coach that was uncomfortable with coping with Black gamers…” McCoy stated.

One occasion McCoy made word of was how his working backs coach, Duce Staley, could be the one providing Kelly’s recommendation, slightly than McCoy getting it straight from the supply.

LeSean McCoy and Chip Kelly

Working again LeSean McCoy of the Eagles talks to move coach Chip Kelly on the sidelines throughout the Jacksonville Jaguars recreation on Sept. 7, 2014, at Lincoln Monetary Discipline in Philadelphia. (Mitchell Leff/Getty Pictures)

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“I’m pondering, ‘These aren’t even your phrases,’ so I’d say [to Staley], ‘The place’d you get that at? Why are you telling me this?’ as a result of me and him had an awesome relationship. [Staley said], ‘Properly, Chip needs you to do that and that…’ He would by no means say it.”

McCoy additionally stated White gamers felt equally and in addition referenced a time when Kelly advised a Black participant to chop his hair to “look extra presentable.”

He additionally stated Kelly saved Black gamers away from Riley Cooper shortly after the receiver went viral for utilizing the N-word at a live performance.

Chip Kelly on field with Eagles

Head coach Chip Kelly of the Eagles after the top of the primary half of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers recreation at Lincoln Monetary Discipline on Nov. 22, 2015, in Philadelphia. (Wealthy Schultz/Getty Pictures)

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“I had an excellent relationship with Coop,” McCoy stated. “[I thought], ‘Ain’t no approach he’s racist…’ however I wished to speak to him. Chip made it so no person might even converse to him, nobody might even speak to him. And I’m pondering like, ‘How does that even occur? You say all this and that, and also you simply say ‘sorry’ and you permit and never ever discuss it?’ [Kelly] hid that entire factor from us.”

In addition they ripped Kelly for releasing Jackson after the most effective season of his profession following hypothesis he was concerned in gang exercise, which Jackson denied; traded McCoy for Kiko Alonso, an Oregon alum; and let Jeremy Maclin stroll after he led the staff in catches and yards in 2014.

Fox Information reached out to Ohio State, the place Kelly at present coaches, for a remark, however has not acquired a response.

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