Santoliquito: Is It More About Chip Than Culture?

CBS Philly

By Joseph Santoliquito

PHILADELPHIA, PA (CBS) — Chip Kelly is not Bill Belichick, though as much as he tries to be Bill Belichick.

Kelly is an innovative, outside-the-box thinker, like Belichick. He’s very much an old-school coach in many other ways, like Belichick. But he hasn’t won like Belichick—at least not yet. That’s the glaring difference in the instant-success world we live in.

And what could prevent Kelly from winning may be Kelly himself.

We keep hearing from the Scripture of Chip that culture wins over scheme. That “Chipism” may not be more tested than this coming season, considering Kelly gotten rid of Pro Bowlers LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson, Evan Mathis and Nick Foles over the last two years, replacing them with one Pro Bowler (DeMarco Murray) and a bunch of question marks (Sam Bradford, Allen Barbre and second-year wide receiver Jordan Matthews).

McCoy, Mathis and Foles bought into what…

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