‘‘When you meet with Chip, you realize very quickly that Chip is not about whether his offense is going to translate to the NFL,’’ Roseman said. ‘‘It’s about his vision for a program, it’s about how he sees the entire aspect of a football organization and Jeffrey outlined in that first press conference: I want a leader, I want a presence, and so if you had any doubt about Chip Kelly’s offense, you left and said this isn’t about Chip Kelly and the spread, this is about how Chip Kelly approaches football, and that was incredibly, incredibly impressive.’’
The Eagles were 3-1 this season after a 19-17 win over the New York Giants on Sept. 30. They then lost 11 of their last 12 games to finish in last place in the NFC East. Reid was fired the day after the season ended, ending a 14-year tenure in which he won more games than any coach in franchise history and went to the playoffs nine times, including five conference championship games.
But the Eagles are still seeking their first Vince Lombardi Trophy and first NFL title since 1960.
‘‘We have one goal, and that’s to get to the Super Bowl,’’ Kelly said. ‘‘It’s not an ‘I’ deal, it’s a ‘we’ deal. Our players will understand that.’’
Follow Rob Maaddi on Twitter: https://twitter.com/RobMaaddi
Online: http://pro32.ap.org/poll and http://twitter.com/AP_NFL