Chip Kelly “We want taller, longer people”

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Only a couple months into his tenure as head coach and  Chip Kelly has been a breath of fresh air on Philadelphia. And today was no different. Today at the NFL owners meetings Chip Kelly, when talking about what sort of players he wants on his football team, said something that Eagles fans have been waiting to hear for years.

“We want taller, longer people because bigger people beat up little people.”

Is it a bit of a strange way to put it? Yeah maybe. But, the bottom line is that Chip Kelly is trying to build a football team, at least he says that is based around being big. And hopefully that translates over to the defensive side of the ball, where the Eagles have had a few too many “leaner, faster” defensive lineman and linebackers recently.  Philly is a hard nose, in your face city, that should have a football team to reflect that. And it isn’t like Chip Kelly has ever been the affiliated with power football, but if he can help build a mean defense to go with what figures to be an exciting offense, then Philly is going to like Chip Kelly-ALOT.

Topics: Chip Kelly, Chip Kelly Eagles, Chip Kelly Nfl Owners Meetings

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