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The King of Sports Humour PHILA. EAGLES FANS ARE WELL INFORMED ON THE MANY REASONS AS TO WHY CHIP KELLY WAS SUDDENLY RELEASED LAST TUESDAY. By now most Football fans have heard all the reasons, including Chip Kelly wanting to reschedule the Christmas party to fit the coaches practice schedule to asking Jordan Matthews not to celebrate (spinning the ball) after touchdowns. Wtf?

To Being an unapproachable Militant Midget with a my way or the highway method , (he got the highway) To not being a players coach who could relate to you on a personal level, to controlling the actual food his players ate, which included making smoothies for them!

Yes everyone probably knows all of the above. But which one of these many factors ultimately led to Jeffrey Lurie finally stepping in and Firing Chip Kelly and allowing him to take his coaching and smoothie making talents elsewhere.

So which one is it? Well the answer is all of the above, however I (Abe Finklestein ) have a theory as to what finally got to Jeffrey Lurie and it obviously wasn’t his ?Barber cause on a side note, man oh man is Jeffrey Lurie’s hairline through!

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I mean that thang is hurt! Its practically in the shape of the letter “U” i mean he’s got some kinda Larry from The Three Stooges thing going on up there! But nevermind here’s my reason. And after venturing off on that totally unnecessary little rant about Jeffrey Lurie’s hairline, im pretty sure you’re all just dying to hear it.

Actually there are four reasons Evan Mathis, Lesean Mccoy, Desean Jackson & Jeremy Maclin. All four were good players who produced results! Scored? TD’s or stopped them, plus they all had time in and represented core parts of the teams makeup and identity. In return we got Kiko Alonso and um…. Well there were some other components to those trades and cuts but honestly they just didn’t add up to  or replace what was already successful.

As far as Lesean MCcoy goes The Eagles cleared cap space by trading McCoy, who was set to count $11.95 million against their 2015 cap. Lesean’s new team, The Bills will owe McCoy, who is signed through 2017, $10.25 million this season.

And remember The Eagles released defensive end Trent Cole, who was set to count for $11.625 million against the salary cap, and cornerback Cary Williams, who would have counted for $8.17 million — while they take on less than $1 million in each of the next two seasons by acquiring Alonso, who will be a restricted free agent after the 2016 season.

Now let’s look at how Evan Mathis was shown the door:

On June 10, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reported that Mathis turned down a new deal with the team in 2014 that would have increased his salary by roughly $1 million per season. But when he expressed interest in the deal prior to this season, he was told that the offer had been taken off the table. Mathis was reportedly “miffed” at the withdrawal.

On June 9, head coach Chip Kelly added fuel to the fire surrounding Mathis’ status, telling reporters “We will not discuss Evan Mathis contract and I have not talked to him,” according to Derrick Gunn of CSN Philadelphia.

Lets just stop and marinate on that right there, all the players named above were ?million dollar players that were released & replaced for what is currently being referred to as The Phila. Eagles. And in some cases the release of these players were handled kinda sloppy. Here’s the quick version: the trades didn’t work out and they cost Jeffrey Lurie’s team “?Money”!

So here’s the bottomline folks, Chip Kelly may have handled the releasing of key players wrong and turned coaches and players off with his cocky ways but the ultimate result of those trades comes down to this: “You messed up Jeffrey Lurie’s Money”!

And everybody knows you don’t mess with someones money! And everybody also knows that Adele tickets are not worth no doggone 800$ but that’s besides the point! The point is you don’t mess with someone elses money! Especially if that someone is your employer.

So there it is folks, The money ??it always comes down to The Money! That’s just the way of the world, a lot of factors ultimately led to Dip Jelly’s departure but in the end it was the money! It always comes down to the money unless you receive public assistance, then it would come down to your foodstamp card but honestly that just doesnt have the same ring to it.

Abe Finklestein
Sports Humour


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