I’ve constantly held the belief that Chip Kelly isn’t close to being a racist. The Eagles head coach doesn’t even get to know his players well enough to form such opinions.

Kelly sees a “culture” and wants the bodies on his team to adhere to said culture or risk being banished.

Mike Freeman of Bleacher Report provides thoughts from two anonymous black Eagles players, who believe Kelly is a “dictator” and sees his players as pieces to the puzzle.

“Chip is not a racist. The notion he is, isn’t fair. The thing with Chip is, he just doesn’t see you as a person. He sees you as a commodity. The more players get that, the better off they’ll be.”

“Chip’s attitude towards players doesn’t bother me. I actually like it. I know where I stand with him. You understand that he doesn’t want to be challenged so don’t fucking challenge him. It’s pretty simple. I get it. Some guys don’t.”

A second Eagles player added more.

“He sets the agenda. You don’t follow it, you’re dead to him. That’s not racial. Some guys handle it well, some guys don’t.”

The quotes come on the heels of former Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykins saying that Kelly is “uncomfortable around grown men of our culture.”

Kelly’s belief in sports science, early bed times and pee breaks will likely end his tenure with the Eagles one day, but I don’t belief it will be because of his views on blacks.

By Glenn Erby


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