• Kelly: Scouting of Geno Smith wasn't a smoke screen

    Summary of 2 articles · Updated May 1, 2013
    “Is it a smoke screen to other people? I think that intrigue and that part of it, I kind of get a kick out of,” Kelly said. “First off, it wasn’t a smoke screen,” Kelly said on WIP-FM, via Philly.com. Prior to the draft, there was talk that the Eagles liked Geno Smith so much that they could take him with the No. 4 overall pick. “We were as thorough with Geno as anyone else with our evaluation.” Kelly said Tuesday that Lurie's presence on the trip was "coincidence" and that vice president of player personnel Tom Gamble, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur, and quarterback coach Bill Lazor were also on the trip. "We don't have enough time to go out there and say, 'Hey, let's bluff the other 31 teams in the league by going to do this.' If we are, we're wasting our time." Contact Zach Berman at . Follow on Twitter @ZBerm.
    Source: philly.com
    • Chip Kelly says Geno Smith visits were not smoke screens

      Prior to the draft, there was talk that the Eagles liked Geno Smith so much that they could take him with the No. 4 overall pick. As it turned out, not only did the Eagles pass on Smith at No. 4, but they passed on him with their second-round pick, No. …

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