Kelly and Dunn using their leverage while they have it
Give them credit for drawing up plays that keep the pressure on opponents.
Oregon coach Chip Kelly and his agent, David Dunn, are working the system to its fullest, in an effort to extract the best deal possible.
Word leaked out last night that Kelly was close to a deal with the Browns, which made sense because new owner Jimmy Haslam clearly wants to make a culture-changing splash, and isn’t afraid to spend a pile of money to do it.
The funny part of the immediate aftermath last night was hearing chatter that the Eagles really weren’t that interested in Kelly anyway. It was as predictable as it was lame.
Now, ESPN’s Adam Schefter’s reporting that the Eagles are flying to Arizona to meet with Kelly today, to take one last chance at getting the prettiest girl in school to go to the prom with them.
NFL Network’s Albert Breer says Kelly will have lunch with the Eagles, but has dinner scheduled with the Browns. The Bills have seemingly been reduced to a late-night Taco Bell run.
Either way, it seems close to ending, soon.
Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer says Kelly will make a decision tonight.
It’s a fast-paced process, with money and control flying around the way his Oregon teams scored points.
At the end of the night, the only sure winners are Kelly and Dunn.