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08:08 AM ET 11.30 | Count Eagles linebacker Casey Matthews among those who can see Chip Kelly in the City of Brotherly Love. Having played two seasons under [Kelly] at Oregon and his next two seasons in Philadelphia, [Matthews] has a unique perspective on whether his former coach would make a good fit with the Eagles. "I think the fans here would love him," Matthews said Thursday. "They would love his attitude, his go-get-it mentality." Matthews was neither advocating for the Eagles to fire Andy Reid nor was he suggesting that Reid would be gone sometime soon. But when he was asked about Kelly -- considered the most likely college coach to make the jump to the NFL -- and whether he would mesh with the Philly sports world, Matthews gave the affirmative.

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November 30, 2012  08:15 AM ET

But would they like the uniforms?

November 30, 2012  08:16 AM ET

Yeah... they would love him... right up until that first 3-game losing streak.

November 30, 2012  08:17 AM ET

Of course they would love him..... until they didn't

November 30, 2012  08:18 AM ET

Andy's the HC, so his head will be the first one on the chopping block, but replacing him won't solve all their problems.

November 30, 2012  08:18 AM ET

I kind of see him taking I-5 south to Sacramento, and then a right turn on to I-80 west.

November 30, 2012  08:28 AM ET
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I kind of see him taking I-5 south to Sacramento, and then a right turn on to I-80 west.

He's going to Vacaville?

November 30, 2012  08:29 AM ET
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He's going to Vacaville?

Only for a pit stop.

November 30, 2012  08:31 AM ET

There's a lot of talent at the skill positions in Philly. Kelly would probably like that. I can't think of anything else to like about that situation.

November 30, 2012  08:31 AM ET
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I kind of see him taking I-5 south to Sacramento, and then a right turn on to I-80 west.

I see them taking Andy down to the Port of Philadelphia and putting him on a barge for the trip through the Panama Canal and back up to someplace just north of the Mexican border.

November 30, 2012  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

There's a lot of talent at the skill positions in Philly. Kelly would probably like that. I can't think of anything else to like about that situation.

It's one way to collect batteries for the toys your elves are making.

November 30, 2012  08:35 AM ET
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I see them taking Andy down to the Port of Philadelphia and putting him on a barge for the trip through the Panama Canal and back up to someplace just north of the Mexican border.

I wouldn't be surprised to see him in upper new york state

November 30, 2012  08:55 AM ET
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I wouldn't be surprised to see him in upper new york state

I don't think old Ralph is going to pull the plug on Chan Gailey, and I certainly don't think he'd be willing to pay the kind of money Andy Reid could get elsewhere.

But, there's another Great Lakes team with a new owner who miight open up his wallet, both for coaches and players...

November 30, 2012  09:02 AM ET
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I don't think old Ralph is going to pull the plug on Chan Gailey, and I certainly don't think he'd be willing to pay the kind of money Andy Reid could get elsewhere.But, there's another Great Lakes team with a new owner who miight open up his wallet, both for coaches and players...

A viable option if he can't talk Gruden into taking the job.

November 30, 2012  09:18 AM ET
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A viable option if he can't talk Gruden into taking the job.

I thought the idea was that Gruden gets an ownership stake in the Browns if he goes to Tennessee and coaches the Vols, right? Still leaves the HC job in Cleveland to fill.

And, I actually checked to make sure that there is a canal from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie so the barge needed to transport Andy could make the trip.

November 30, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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I thought the idea was that Gruden gets an ownership stake in the Browns if he goes to Tennessee and coaches the Vols, right? Still leaves the HC job in Cleveland to fill.And, I actually checked to make sure that there is a canal from Lake Ontario to Lake Erie so the barge needed to transport Andy could make the trip.

Was that truth, or rumor?

November 30, 2012  09:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I don't think old Ralph is going to pull the plug on Chan Gailey, and I certainly don't think he'd be willing to pay the kind of money Andy Reid could get elsewhere.But, there's another Great Lakes team with a new owner who miight open up his wallet, both for coaches and players...

Ralph is staring down the barrel of eternity and has already said there is no one in his family is taking over the Bills so the team is sold on his demise. I would say the time is ripe for him to say "damn the torpedos" And throw a bucket of $$ at someone to give the Bills one last shot at winning

November 30, 2012  09:57 AM ET
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Yeah... they would love him... right up until that first 3-game losing streak.

Philly fans would throw batterys at Jesus if he lost 3 games in a row as HC.

November 30, 2012  09:59 AM ET

Casey Matthews is the new village idiot in Philly. You don't go around saying that stuff when you already have a HC. DUMB! Imagine a HC telling a reporter how good some some college player would look at playing your spot on defense Mr. Casey Matthews. You would be spitting nails.

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November 30, 2012  11:01 AM ET

The guy is a joker and his gimmick offense would be solved by week 3. Nobody wants him.

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