By Mary Cunningham
If Eagles Supreme Leader Chip Kelly makes personnel decisions based on race, as former Eagle LeSean McCoy thinks, no member of the current Birds squad agrees.
That’s the word from Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins (above), who said he and his teammates respect Kelly and don’t believe he’s basing his evaluations on race.
“Chip has been very, very transparent on what he’s evaluating us on,” Jenkins said. “That’s not only what we do on the field, but what we do in our assessments and how disciplined we are with our nutrition and all the sports science stuff. I haven’t seen him make a move outside of those parameters. I don’t think anybody in the locker room now thinks we have an issue with race. I don’t see that being a problem in the future. I don’t think there’s any need for Chip to address it.”
If other players on the Eagles agree with McCoy about Kelly, it has the potential to undermine Kelly’s ability to coach his team. But their public comments suggest that other players agree with Jenkins that there’s not a race problem on the Eagles.