Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has taken a lot of heat from NFL fans and analysts for his decisions throughout this offseason.
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He has decided to trade and let go of many key Eagles players in the last couple of offseasons, especially this one after taking over personnel duties.
Running back LeSean McCoy was among these trade casualties, as he was traded to the Buffalo Bills for linebacker Kiko Alonso.
McCoy recently sounded off on his trade, implying that Kelly wanted to get rid of the Eagles’ “good black players.”
ESPN First Take analyst Stephen A. Smith had implied a similar theory before McCoy, saying that Kelly’s decisions “leave a few brothers feeling uncomfortable.”
Kelly has since responded to McCoy’s comments, and he immediately defended himself while staying respectful of McCoy.
“Yeah, I’ve got great respect for LeSean. However, in that situation, I think he’s wrong,” Kelly said to NFL.com.
The Eagles also let wide receiver Jeremy Maclin walk in free agency and traded away quarterback Nick Foles to the St. Louis Rams for quarterback Sam Bradford.
The Eagles have since signed free-agent prize running back DeMarco Murray along with Ryan Mathews, who is also capable of rushing for over 1,000 yards when healthy for a full season.
Kelly will look to continue getting the best out of his running backs, which he has been successful at since coaching at Oregon.