Chip Kelly has made a lot of questionable moves in the past week, releasing veteran DE, Trent Cole, trading one of the best running backs in the NFL, LeSean McCoy and allowing star wide out, Jeremy Maclin to leave in free agency.
No one really understand’s what Chip Kelly’s plan is for the Philadelphia Eagles so it’s leading the so-called “experts” to scramble to try to find a rationale behind it all.
Enter, Stephen A. Smith.
Appearing alongside Ryan Clark, Cari Champion and Skip Bayless on Monday’s First Take, the so called “expert” expressed his concern over Kelly parting ways with his dynamic play makers while keeping Riley Cooper on the roster.
Chip Kelly makes decisions over the last couple of years that, dare I say, leave a few brothers feeling uncomfortable. … I think that’s fair to say. We’re sitting there looking at some of the decisions that Chip Kelly makes, and I’m like, “What’s up with that?” It’s like you have to be his kind of guy, and I’m like, “Well, Riley Cooper is your kind of guy?” … You got brothers walking the streets [of Philadelphia] going like this: “What’s up with Chip? I don’t understand.”
Now look, I understand what color skin Maclin, McCoy and Cole have; I also understand who Riley Cooper is, and what he was involved in not to long ago at a Kenny Chesney Concert but in no way shape or form do I believe Chip Kelly is a racist.
But Stephen A Smith, being the headline hungry pundit he is, would surely look to stir up controversy so he can continue to open his mouth and run it with nonsense.
Following, First Take, the loud mouth formally known as Stephen A. Smith turned to his radio show to further explain his nonsense garbage.
On his radio show, Smith said his words are taken out context, in other words: he’s back tracking,
A bunch of idiots in the world of Twitter and beyond saw me on First Take today speaking about Chip Kelly…and essentially are trying to create storylines and headlines accusing me of calling Chip Kelly a racist. Ladies and gentlemen, I did no such thing. But if you are uncomfortable with what I had to say…let me say this to you. I don’t give a damn. … What I said was, to be specific…was that I’m very uncomfortable with what I’m seeing from Chip Kelly…the reasons why I did not elaborate extensively…[was] because I don’t know. What I said, however, was that I’m uncomfortable. And dammit, I’m not taking it back…there’s plenty of black players on the Philadelphia Eagles…who the hell is saying something about black and white? Nobody was talking about that. What I’m talking about is the Chip Kelly culture. And how there’s a certain type of individual that he apparently likes and doesn’t like.