Friday, August 07, 2015

Chip Kelly’s real problem

PHILADELPHIA – If perception is indeed greater than reality, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly has a problem.

That issue, however, isn’t racism

Brandon Boykin was the latest to take aim at the motives behind Kelly’s personnel decisions, hours after the slot cornerback was dealt to the Pittsburgh Steelers for a conditional 2016 fifth-round draft choice.

Boykin texted his thoughts on the deal to a Philadelphia-area reporter, Derrick Gunn, who, like Boykin, is an African-American. Boykin told Gunn that Kelly is “uncomfortable around grown men of our culture,” not exactly an exercise in subtlety especially after the veiled racism chargers coming from other ex-Eagles employees like LeSean McCoy and Tra Thomas.

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