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Looks like Browns know they messed up with Carson Wentz

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Looks like Browns know they messed up with Carson Wentz

The Browns are the Browns.

And they're not going to act as if they were right to pass on Carson Wentz in the 2016 NFL draft.

Like, at this point, can you really claim there's no regret to that decision?

As just about everyone knows, Cleveland traded the No. 2 overall pick to the Eagles, who snagged Wentz and, well, it's working out right now for them.

To make matters worse, the Browns also dealt the 2017 12th overall selection to the Texans, who picked quarterback Deshaun Watson. Before suffering a season-ending knee injury, Watson had become an MVP candidate along with Wentz.

Cleveland, on the other hand, is 1-23 since the start of 2016. This season, it has played three different quarterbacks that have combined for seven passing touchdowns and 17 interceptions. The team's recent QB history is … ugly.

So, as you might expect, passing on Wentz and Watson has come up a bit lately to Browns executive vice president of football operations Sashi Brown.

He touched on the topic Monday in a news conference.

Yeah, he'd probably like Wentz or Watson right about now.

Here's some of what Brown had to say, courtesy of the Akron Beacon Journal's Nate Ulrich:

I don’t think trading down was the problem. I think it’s just purely evaluating.

You take your hat off to both those young players who are off to hot starts to their careers. … There’s going to be opportunities that you miss on [in the draft] to add talent to your roster. I think good organizations do go back and look at those decisions and those evaluations. What did we miss? We’re perpetually doing that here internally. What is all the information we had? How did we gather it? Was it accurate? How did we analyze the information and put it all together to come to a decision?

I don’t shy away from missed opportunities at all. There’s a lot of non-quarterbacks out there frankly that are playing well right now, too, we’d love to have on our team. But we’re not going to get every one right, and we haven’t and we won’t moving forward. We will get enough of them right, and we will solve the quarterback position here.

They're still trying to fix that problem.

The Eagles seem to be doing OK at the position.

And they probably thank the Browns every morning for it.

Watch Eagles roast Jay Ajayi after 71-yard run for getting caught

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Watch Eagles roast Jay Ajayi after 71-yard run for getting caught

It's not everyday you see an Eagles player take the ball and run for 71 yards. So Philadelphia fans understandably went bonkers when Jay Ajayi did just that in the Birds' win over the Cowboys on Sunday.

It's also not that frequent that you see a dude get chased down from behind on such a play.

Sadly, the latter happened to Ajayi and his teammates let him hear it on the sidelines after. The fantastic Inside the NFL gave us an up-close look at the roasting.

You almost feel bad for Ajayi, like Kenjon Barner is laying it on a little too thick.

"You slow as $#@!," one player tells him.

"They're gonna lower my speed on Madden," Ajayi says.

Chip Kelly is going back where he belongs

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Chip Kelly is going back where he belongs

After spending the year out of football, former Eagles coach Chip Kelly is returning to the sideline — and might be aligning with ex-Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman in the process.

According to reports, Kelly is expected to accept a head coaching job at one of two college football programs. The decision is down to Florida and UCLA, and he is rumored to have already turned away other high-profile programs such as Nebraska and Tennessee.

UCLA may be Kelly's most likely landing spot at this point, with alumnus Aikman putting on a "full-court press," says ESPN's Mark Schlabach, and Florida supposedly wanting an answer ASAP.

Wherever Kelly winds up going, that should end his unsuccessful foray into the NFL once and for all. Consider this an obituary of sorts.

The move will cement Kelly as a "college coach," if his pro tenure hadn't accomplished that already. After guiding the Eagles to the playoffs and being named Coach of the Year in his first season, he missed the postseason the next two years and was fired. Kelly got the hook again after one miserable season with the 49ers, bottoming out with a 2-14 record.

There are no shortage of excuses for why Kelly flamed out in the NFL. Lack of talent — specifically under center — was certainly a factor, though his failed stint as the chief talent evaluator in his final season with the Eagles certainly contributed to that.

The simple truth is not everything that works in college translates at the next level, and Kelly never adjusted.

Kelly only turns 54 this week, so a return to the professional ranks years down the road isn't completely out of the question. After his last two trainwreck seasons in the league, it's difficult to imagine what an organization would still see.

Employing schemes that aren't suited to the team's personnel, calling the same 10 to 15 plays every game, eliminating the quarterback's ability to call an audible or even something as small as never using a snap count may work at university. Those concepts are fundamentally opposed to what has been successful in the NFL.

Honestly, it's kind of too bad. The Eagles could use that easy W on the schedule periodically.

Perhaps the Eagles should just be grateful to have survived Kelly's radical changes without overhauling the entire roster again, and somehow coming out better off for everything. After releasing DeSean Jackson, trading away LeSean McCoy, trading for Sam Bradford, and spending huge sums of money on the likes of DeMarco Murray and Byron Maxwell -- to name a few, and all in the span of a year -- the franchise easily could've wound up in the tank.

There's no denying Kelly looked like a genius while at Oregon, racking up 46-7 record and three top-five finishes in four seasons as head coach. Yet like so many college coaches before him, and many bound to come after, he was never destined for sustained success in the NFL.