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Rumor killer on Chip Kelly wanting 'total control'

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Yea actually it does, your post hints at JR being cheap. Which isn't the case always, I mean Fox wasn't found in the salvage pile when he was hired. JR then paid the man's staff a ton of money to keep them around for as long as they were here.

Also the team's made quite a few splashes in FA or via trade, they just didn't work out too well for the team. You act like JR is against spending money on his Front Office and coaching staff's as well as players in FA. That's not the case and is quite wrong. So yes it does reflect back on the point you were trying to make.

If you want to know what hinted at JR being cheap it was this >

My point was that JR is stubborn and seems like he wants to prove he can make it work with player's/coaches that other teams have no interest in or are done with because of age...and then he pays them like pro bowlers that are in their prime.

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My point was that JR is stubborn and seems like he wants to prove he can make it work with player's/coaches that other teams have no interest in or are done with because of age...and then he pays them like pro bowlers that are in their prime.

OK, Now he is definitely stubborn as hell. However his last two coaching choices weren't exactly bottom of the barrel guys. Fox was a pretty hot coaching candidate when he was hired here, less so on Rivera. If he feels like someone is his guy, he'll get into a bidding war for them for sure. It's just does the new GM feel the same way about Kelly and is Kelly even a target. With the amount of rumors I'd say he's a target if JR decides to let Rivera go. Not sure on that last part though.

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There are several reports from NFL officials that still link Kelly with Carolina and that Rivera will be gone by the end of the weekend. Take the rumors for what you will, but the Panther's can't interview anyone right now for a HC spot that isn't currently open.

Links to these reports?

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Links to these reports?

It's kinda hard to link reports from specific NFL people since they don't usually give the name when mentioning stuff like that. However there a few articles from places using those said sources. There's other articles as well, but this one gives the gist of pretty much what they all say. Kelly is still linked with the Panther's. Just does Kelly get a job before Carolina makes a decision on Rivera....

http://www.ibtimes.c...a-eagles-988498

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I would not be surprised if a GM is hired shortly, Rivera is fired, and we hire Chip Kelly.

At least i wish thats what would happen.

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He'd have to want us pretty bad.

By Friday night, he'll likely already have three job offers.

Us? We may or may not have an opening for a new head coach, or a new GM, by that time.

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He'd have to want us pretty bad.

By Friday night, he'll likely already have three job offers.

Us? We may or may not have an opening for a new head coach, or a new GM, by that time.

The homer in me sneaks out every now and again and says that he probably would want to come here if the job was available before he committed elsewhere. I mean he is an offensive guy and he would have one of the most dynamic and potential laden QBs ever to play with. It's not an unattractive job here.

Then the realist in me takes back over and realizes that the chances are that he'll already have another job, not just offers, by the time we even know if we're going to have an opening. Thus is the curse of the organization moving a glacial pace to do any damn thing. And given our attitude to Harbaugh the year we hired Rivera we likely wouldn't pursue him terribly hard (if at all) anyway. It's just not who we are.

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How do we know if someone in the org. is already in contact with Kelly and/or his people? Im just saying...if Rivera goes we have to become the most attractive job. Kelly knows about Cam and the rest of the talented guys we have.

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I agree with joemac. Nobody knows what's going on behind the scenes. We may have already made quiet inquires to Kelly's people or a number or other head coaches.

As to the part about JR being cheap...while he isn't cheap, I don't believe he believes in paying top dollar for unproven coaches. Fox didn't start out here as a high paid coach; he only got the big bucks after he took us to the Super Bowl. So in that sense, no, I don't think JR will pay top dollar to get a hot coaching candidate.

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It's possible, but do you remember the disaster in Miami after they pursued Harbaugh while Sparano was still on board? Stuff like that gets out.

I think we're just legitimately waiting on the GM hire before anything happens one way or another with Ron Rivera.

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