The Chip Kelly and Bill Parcells Connection

by Jerome's Friend

Originally posted March 9, 2013 on

It’s odd to say, but Chip Kelly may be influenced by Bill Parcells. On the surface, it seems a rather ridiculous statement to make. Parcells was an authoritative disciplinarian over both players and coaches. He was crass and curmudgeonly. Kelly, on the other hand, appears to be more of a collaborator, a coach with distinct ideas who is willing to delegate thoughtfully. But in the NFL there is often an ebb and flow of trends and philosophies, where a stream of thought here was originally a trickle over there. It is no different between Parcells and Kelly. A common thread attaches one to the other. For them, it all comes down to offensive plays. Read More…