BSO- “I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you. When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples’ families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids—to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma. I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin; it goes on and on and on. When we were there, we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing.” - DeSean Jackson
You know what they say Chip. Karma's a bitch if you don't treat her right. You kind of get what you deserve when you come into a new situation and start releasing people with potential gang ties. Do you know how much good will those players built up within the community? How could you trade them for different players of equal value? Just disgraceful. To come into a situation where the previous coach's approach had grown stale and make drastic changes? Of course he got fired, that's just a little something called fate. Sure, there will be people that think that making acquisitions is just part of coaching, but those people obviously don't understand brotherhood. It's not systems that win games, it's players that feel a kinship with one another. So that group of players had underachieved for years, so what? Fans don't care about winning, they just want to make sure the players enjoy each other's company in the locker room. If Chip Kelly has any amount of respect for his position he would have kept that team together strictly for the kids. It's not surprise that he's currently unemployed. That's just what happens when you treat the NFL like a business.
In all seriousness, I know Chip made some questionable (Also see: Terrible) personnel moves. I know his utilization of the players he did bring in was seemingly arbitrary (Also see: Shitty). Still, the last person I need to hear it from is someone that did everything humanly possible to get himself dismissed from the Eagles. Let someone like Jeremy Maclin or Trent Cole speak on the matter, not the guy that was throwing up cripps signs in the club. When teams don't win they get broken up. The roster may not have needed the Chip Kelly sledgehammer treatment, but that doesn't mean that his eventual termination had anything to do with karma. As misguided as Kelly has seemed at times I'm a little hesitant to say that his intent was to "ruin" his team.