By Peter Gleason
So, whiners like Lane Johnson are seemingly glad the Eagles fired coach Chip Kelly because of the allegedly “dictatorial” method of management.
Center Jason Kelce disagrees:
“This is like one of the most pampered practice schedules I’ve been a part of to tell you truth,” Kelce said on 94 WIP. “If I’m being honest, I think that we have massages, we have all these things put in place — we have smoothies. We have daily questionnaires. ‘How are you feeling today?’ Well dude, you’re gonna go out there and practice. So I think, quite honestly, some of these guys are a little pampered. I don’t want to get started on this, it really bugs me.”
Since Kelly’s firing on Dec. 29, there have been reports of players not feeling comfortable around him, not liking the practice schedule and not wanting to play for him.
“Looking for somebody who interacts very well and communicates clearly with everybody he works with and comes in touch with,” Lurie explained.
Whoever the new head coach is, however, Kelce thinks his teammates should be careful what they wish for.
“Other guys say… they might come in and think that they’re working hard, but maybe they’re just getting older,” Kelce said. “Who knows? I can tell you this, when we had Andy Reid, training camp was a lot harder than when we had Chip Kelly. That’s just the reality of it. And that’s just the way it was.”