December 30, 2015 - Aaron Wilson
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie on Chip Kelly: 'The end result was mediocrity'
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeff Lurie didn't hold back when discussing the firing of coach Chip Kelly.
"I wanted to make Chip accountable for everything he wanted to happen, that is what he insisted on," Lurie said. "I in fact remember saying to all of you that there's dangers in that in terms of having two 10-6 seasons in a row and whether making significant changes, you can easily achieve mediocrity. I think it would be a shame not to try but the end result was mediocrity." Lurie said he plans to interview all of the players about what happened.
"It's very, very different than it was 10, 15 years ago. I would like to think that we're always gonna try and be on the progressive end of how to lead and that's top-down, but it's also through the head coach and people the head coach surrounds himself with. It's a real opportunity and if I wait until Monday, there would be so much less of that opportunity."