• Casey Matthews plugs Chip Kelly

    Summary of 3 articles · Updated Nov 30, 2012
    Having played two seasons under Chip Kelly at Oregon and his next two seasons in Philadelphia, Casey Matthews has a unique perspective on whether his former coach would make a good fit with the Eagles. "I think the fans here would love him," Matthews said Thursday. Matthews, who was a freshman when Kelly arrived, said he didn't know what to make of the new offensive coordinator initially. But when he was asked about Kelly – considered the most likely college coach to make the jump to the NFL and whether he would mesh with the Philly sports world, Matthews gave the affirmative. Kelly was offered the Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coaching job last year but ultimately turned it down to remain with the Ducks. "The way he carries himself, the way his mind-set is, I think they'll really like him here," the Eagles linebacker said. "He would crack jokes.

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