Chip Kelly came into Philidelphia with one of the most popular football names in the country and is leaving with his tail between his legs. Yes for the way things went on the field, but more so the way he went about his business particularly with his players. DeSean Jackson was one of the Kelly casualties and spoke about the impact the coach had on the team. Robert Klemko had the quote:
“I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you. When you ruin a team like that, you do things to peoples’ families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids—to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma. I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin; it goes on and on and on. When we were there, we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing.”
DeSean had me feeling bad for how I play Madden. When you’re in the position that Chip Kelly is in you have to understand that sometimes your perception is reality and you have to combat that with being personable and empathetic when you’re making those decisions. I’m not saying he shouldn’t have constructed a team to his liking but do so with some sort of care for the people you’re affecting.