“The expense of a lesson is just time, it’s not money,” Lurie said of the Kelly experiment. “We’re all about wanting to win big.”
By Peter Gleason
Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie has finally owned up to the fact that he doesn’t give a rat’s ass about the fans of his mediocre franchise.
In a press scrum yesterday at the NFL owners meetings in Boca Raton, Fla., Lurie admitted that he set Chip Kelly up to fail by keeping Howie Boy Roseman in the building after he transferred personel power from Roseman to Kelly.
It hindered the search for a personnel head because many in the league viewed the Eagles front office as a contentious one, and it suggested that Lurie wasn’t all-in on Kelly.
Clearly, he wasn’t. He fired him after a one-year experiment, despite 26 wins in three seasons. Roseman, meanwhile, spent the year in exile searching the globe for “state of the art decision making” just in case Kelly imploded.