Pro Football Weekly hearing Chip Kelly to the Panthers
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:37 AM
In other words, I wouldn't be wary of Kelly because of what Chud was doing at the beginning of the year.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:41 AM
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:54 AM
But, can that system/offensive style be successful in the NFL? That is the real question.
Kelly is widely considered a pretty bright offensive mind. Also widely assumed he would alter his scheme pretty heavily. The main thing about his offense is tempo. Billicheat had a lot of respect.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 09:55 AM
I think these days college and NFL coaches are closing the gap more than ever. Still some just suck with the way the NFL is built around the salary cap.
This. That's why so many QBs are going straight from college to starting in the NFL and having success these days. I don't see much difference from what's run on Sat, to what's run on Sun. I think as a head coach it's more about motivation, and management, which Kelly seems very good at, would like the hire.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:03 AM
All of the guys would love Kelly and feel like he's actually part of the team as not only a coach but a leader.
It's incredible how well a team can do with a coach that everyone gets along with and are on the same page with each other. See Ron Rivera for the opposite example.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:08 AM
I am more interested in who the general manager will be. We have the talent on this team to be productive under a good head coach, we are in the salary cap dumpster though. The biggest changes will occur based on the new GM and the sacrifices he must make to get our salary cap under control.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:51 AM
i think there's probably more coordinators failing at the next level than college HCs failing to make the transition. of course that's because the league tends towards, for lack of a better word at the moment, nepotism or cronyism in that they tend to stick to their own. the league's culture is incredibly resistant to change. they don't hire outside of the NFL generally, not because people aren't qualified, but because they aren't in the NFL 'club'. every once in a while you find coaches that the NFL wants to bring into their club. harbaugh was one. kelly is another one. schiano is one that the league didn't want, btw. they pretty much hated the guy because he was a prick to NFL people while he was a college coach.
I understand your point. However, there are way more examples of college coaches jumping to the NFL and failing than succeeding.
You can point to Harbaugh....I will point to Davan, Spurrier, etc.
I have no idea if Kelly will make the move or be a success. But cherry picking one example to make a point without acknowledging the many examples that refute that same point is ridiculous.
the reason that college coaches fail at the next level isn't because of the Xs or Os...it's because of the rest of the job...the lack of control over the team compared to college, managing egos, developing relationships with the players, garnering respect, getting the players to buy in, trying to control too much of what happens...the list goes on.
saban was considered by the dolphins to be too strict and anal.
butch davis just wasn't trusted by the browns players
petrino didn't/couldn't relate to the players
spurrier was viewed as being just too bullheaded and set in his ways
carroll was too buddy-buddy with his players.
these are all things, tho, that coordinators have problem with in addition to having to learn how to manage a whole team instead of just one aspect.
basically, tho, either you've got it or you don't. it doesn't matter where you come from. if you have the right people around you, can learn the rules/regulations and have them second nature, are adaptable and flexible, and can get the players to buy into what you want to do...your vision, basically lead them and make them want to follow you and believe in you then you can pull it off.
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:58 AM
Part of me feels like Kelly would be Spurrier 2.0
Posted 15 December 2012 - 10:59 AM
I am not dead set against college coaches, but I just don't like Kelly. I think he's too gimmicky and despite being some offensive mastermind he has as many national championships as I do. My biggest issue with him is he has ZERO pro experience, at any level or in any capacity.
That's the reason I like Shaw, great pedigree, has made the most with less talent, has prior Pro experience and recently beat Kelly in a big game. I don't know if he'd want to leave Stanford or not, neither does anyone else. If we went the college route I'd prefer Shaw who ran a very effective and diverse offense with Luck.
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