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Quotable: Bill Belichick Calls Chip Kelly Innovative, Creative

Aug 7, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT


Chip Kelly and Bill Belichick point at things

We’re a day late on this one but I just got around to reading Reuben Frank’s article about Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick having a ton of respect for Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach Chip Kelly and the job he’s done in the past.

The pair have obviously spent some time together prior to Kelly joining the Birds and the article touches on much of that and digs a little deeper. It’s pretty interesting to hear one of the game’s greatest coaches — love him or hate him — speak so highly of your favorite team’s new guy in town.

The most quotable bit:

“He’s a very innovative, creative guy. He’s got a great mind, he’s smart, and I think he’ll take advantage of whatever resources he can. We’ll see what that is. I’m sure he’ll give us plenty of trouble.”

As for the Eagles-Patriots co-practice? All reports point to Tom Brady being really good at football.

>>Belichick has ‘so much respect’ for Chip Kelly [CSN]

  1. Steve - Aug 7, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    Well, what else do you expect him to say? He’s not going to come out and trash him.

    • erzug - Aug 7, 2013 at 4:28 PM

      Belichick actually met with Kelly three times while Kelly was coach at Oregon to pick his brain about the no huddle offense and generally running an offense at a high tempo. That is something Belichick has been able to fine tune with the Patriots and Brady over the past couple of seasons.

      Therefore, he is definitely stating the truth about his regard for Kelly.

  2. Scott B - Aug 7, 2013 at 5:19 PM

    As long as Vick is back there throwing the ball, I don’t care how good Chip is. Loser town.


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