April 23, 2014

Browns fan and media reaction to Chip Kelly news is all over the map

browns eaglesChip Kelly is coming to the NFL. He is joining the Eagles after everyone thought he was going back to Oregon. The Browns have to feel especially snakebitten right now, not because they lost out on Kelly necessarily, but because they lost out on him in the court of public opinion twice. Nobody knows how all the dynamics and timelines worked out, but we know some things are for sure. The Browns targeted Kelly. They were extremely interested in him to the point that he was the first one they aimed to talk to in Arizona. They planned on talking to him a second time and got stood up. They reportedly “moved on” from Kelly and it looked like Kelly had “moved on” from the NFL at least for 2013. That is until today. Here are how some of the reactions looked in the immediate aftermath of the news.


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  • Garry_Owen

    That’s it. I’m outta here.

  • Jack

    Sounds awful reactionary Scott…I know how you hate that.

  • RGB

    *Knock* *Knock*
    Chip Kelly: “Who’s there?”
    Men In Black: “NCAA Infractions Taskforce. We’d like to speak with Coach Kelly.”
    Chip Kelly: “Sorry, can’t help you. He doesn’t work here anymore.”

  • mgbode

    i think this is a pretty fair representation. no outlandish pan-acles to see here.

  • ch

    You guys act like the Philly media won’t be all over his ass if they don’t finish 9-7 within the next two years.
    Our coach may not have been sexy but I don’t remember anybody freaking out over the hires of the 3 coaches currently in our division – all 3 making the playoffs this or last year.

  • Dinner

    Wait, you forgot your bottle of scotch.

  • mgbode

    lots of people were shocked and freaking out over Harbaugh and Tomlin. Marvin Lewis was a DC for a dominant Baltimore defense, so he didn’t get the same reaction.

    in the end, the reaction doesn’t really matter. the reality of how they actually help the team is what will determine whether it is a good or bad hire.

  • Garry_Owen

    Just tired of the discussion of something that doesn’t matter. Exhausted. Everyone claims to “know” what happened, but nobody knows anything. But we all have to be heard on what we don’t know!

  • Garry_Owen

    I’ll be back.

  • mgbode

    well, with the Cavs struggling, still a month till pitchers/catchers report, and no co-ordinators hired to make mock drafts useful, we have to discuss something

  • Garry_Owen

    Do we? I suppose. Guess I’m just biting the hand that feeds me.

    Fortunately, my New Year’s resolution was to be grumpier.

  • maxfnmloans

    Am I the only one who didn’t believe the Browns 2 weeks ago when they said it was their decision to walk away from Chip Kelly? I thought it was 100% BS damage control spin.

    Now, I think it is possible maybe they were being honest. At least, that’s what I’ll choose to believe, for now.

    From my experience as part of another fanbase, you are better off with the guy who would walk over hot broken glass barefoot to coach your team, than you are with the sexy offensive genius. Sure, it sounds great at first, and may even work out, but if I’m taking a risk its with the guy who wants it and will fight for it.

    Sour grapes? Perhaps. But after marinating on everything for a while, I don’t think we will mind the hiring of Chud in the next couple years, even if Chip Kelly is doing well in Philadelphia.

    Chud uber alles!

  • Dinner

    Chip Kelly’s NFL HC record: 0-0-0
    Kelly’s offense at NFL level : 0 y/gm
    Kelly’s defense at NFL level: 0 y/gm
    Kelly’s Super Bowl championships: 0

    Overreacting?? Wake me up in 3 to 5 years when Chip Kelly has produced some results to determine if the Browns should’ve waited on him a tad longer.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Kelly learned from Pete Carroll.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    I don’t think it’ll take that long not in Philadelphia the city of brotherly love! On a side note the Eagles personnel starting with Vick (if he stays) fits Kelly much better then does the Browns which doesn’t fit him at all.

  • The_Real_Shamrock

    Lots more stability (for the 1000th time) in both Baltimore and Pittsburgh. Cincinnati not so much and definitely not in Philadelphia so this should be a great test to see how a first time ex-collegiate coach with a gimmicky offense does in the NFL. I’m hoping he’s a complete failure but something tells me it won’t be as bad as I hope. I hope only because I don’t want to have to listen/read to all of the people whining/pining that he could have been the coach in Cleveland.

  • http://www.waitingfornextyear.com/ Scott @ WFNY

    Given that this post is about reactions, is that not the root of reactionary, Jack?

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    So seriously, where’s the official announcement? Is this another “report” that everyone gets in a tizzy about, that turns out to be bubkus?

  • mgbode

    Lurie and Chip are too busy following the Teo story to sign?

  • trands

    Forget Kelly. Cheers to Chud! Nastrovia!