Ex-Eagle Evan Mathis Says 2015 Broncos Would Have "Eaten Chip (Kelly) Alive"

Former Philadelphia Eagles left guard Evan Mathis hasn't been shy with his less-than-fuzzy feelings about former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. The current Denver Broncos offensive lineman went even further into things on Monday.

According to a e-mail conversation between Mathis and Mike Klis of 9NEWS, Mathis directly texted Kelly asking for his release from the Eagles in June of 2015, sending Kelly a video of Englebert Humperdinck singing "Please release me, let me go." More Eagles news and rumors inside the Chat Sports iPhone and Android apps!

Mathis also added that Kelly wouldn't have had the temperment to manage the high-energy personalities on the Broncos' Super Bowl-winning squad:

“There were many things that Chip had done that showed me he wasn’t building a championship team,” Mathis said in his e-mail to 9NEWS. “Two of the main issues that concerned me were: 1. A never-evolving, vanilla offense that forced our own defense to play higher than normal play counts. 2. His impatience with certain personality types even when they were blue-chip talents. The Broncos team I was on would have eaten Chip alive. I don’t think he could have handled the plethora of large personalities.”

Mathis went on to say that Broncos head coach Gary Kubiak was the exact right guy for the job -- calm, cool, collected while still being able to provide firm leadership and discipline when necessary.

Chip Kelly, on the other hand, is looking at his second chance with an NFL team as the new head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Whether the collective of talent in the 49ers' roster will grove with Kelly's approach remains to be seen.

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