Miami Dolphins Shouldn't Go After Chip Kelly

The Philadelphia Eagles have fired Chip Kelly. Dolphins Report publisher Eric Roddy breaks down why Kelly is not right for South Beach.

You have almost certainly heard by now that Chip Kelly is out as the Philadelphia Eagles Head Coach.

I am telling you right now that he will not be headed to coach the Miami Dolphins, for more reason than one. First, Kelly struggled to take a team with a lot of talent all over the field and win a division without Tony Romo. Instead, that division has gone to the best coached team in the Washington Redskins, led by Jay Gruden. Kelly failed to make the playoffs for the second season in the row, and the Eagles will finish with their worst record under Kelly in just his third season as an NFL coach with the team.

Kelly started off as a great head coaching prospect when he took the Eagles to a 10-6 record and the playoffs in his first season in 2013. From there, the Eagles have sputtered down the stretch in two straight seasons and instead will watch from home this January.

The Dolphins, like the Eagles, have experienced a similar situation in the past three years under former head coach Joe Philbin. They have had talent across the field, but have failed to put this talent to good use and have not made the playoffs since 2008, despite being just a game away in both 2013 and 2014 under Philbin. Kelly, a coach who has experienced a decline with a similar team talent wise, is not likely the answer for this Dolphins franchise.. 

In my opinion, the Dolphins need a proven Head Coach with a winning past who is more than just a glorified coordinator. Kelly, in my honest opinion, was a great college coach and a great offensive mastermind, with a lack of knowledge outside of the offense. He has also already been linked to the Tennessee Titans, who will almost certainly be looking for a new head coach upon the end of this eason. 

Oh yeah, there quarterback is Marcus Mariota, who formerly played for Kelly as a member of the Oregon Ducks.

While Kelly is out in Philadelphia, don't expect to see him heading to South Beach anytime soon.

And that is not necessarily a bad thing.


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