Eagles job all or nothing prop for Kelly
|Chip Kelly 'burned the boats.'|
The reality is the rate is low for all coaches regardless of NFL experience. Statistics are for losers.
Chip Kelly, who left Oregon to be head coach of the Eagles, sounds anything like Steve Spurrier, the ultra-successful college coach who crashed and burned trying to right the Washington Redskins. Spurrier didn't seem to want to join the NFL fraternity, which is fine.
The boat reference was to Spanish conquistador Hernando Cortes, who in 1519 began his conquest of the Aztec empire in Mexico. Cortes burned the ships his team landed in to send the all-in message to the 600 or so men he brought per legend documented in this piece.
It was win or die trying.
Now, that's urgency.
And it sure sounds like Kelly wants his players buying in on that level as well.
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