Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Chip Kelly owns final say on Eagles roster


Chip Kelly said Tuesday he has the final say on the Eagles' 53-man roster, which must be completed by Saturday evening.
Belichick has total control of 53-man roster.

Which means, well, not a lot if you look at the history of head coaches, control of the roster and Super Bowl titles.

There were five straight Super Bowl winning teams from 2002-06 with the head coach having the final say on the 53-man roster. Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots claimed three of those banners.


However six of the last seven Super Bowl champions came when the coach didn’t have the final say on the roster. The exception was the Steelers with Mike Tomlin in 2009.

"We're on the same page in everything," Kelly said of his relationship with general manager Howie Roseman.  "There has not been a decision that's been made personnel‑wise where I've felt one way and he's felt the other way."

According to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer, in addition to Belichick and Tomlin, the other head coaches with authority over the 53-man roster are Pete Carroll, with the Seattle Seahawks and Mike Shanahan of the Washington Redskins.

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

2202-6? Did you mean 2002-06?

August 27, 2013 at 1:49 PM 
Blogger Fran C. said...

Head coach should have final say on 53 man roster. As HOF head coach Bill Parcells said," if they want you to make dinner you should be able to buy the groceries". Even if he was talking about draft the ideas are the same

August 27, 2013 at 2:35 PM 

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