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Former Eagles star Cary Williams slams Chip Kelly

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Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has managed to create a lot of headlines this offseason thanks to a barrage of crazy offseason moves.

Kelly was handed total control of Eagles' football operations after the 2014 NFL season, before he then proceeded to shock the NFL with a number of crazy trades and free agent signings.

The Eagles traded away star running back LeSean McCoy and starting quarterback Nick Foles in March. Sam Bradford came in exchange for Nick Foles, while Kelly replaced McCoy with not one, but two star runners, with DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews joining Philadelphia.

Crazy times 

Things managed to get even crazier when Kelly signed polarizing signal caller Tim Tebow to a minimum contract deal. And the headlines haven't stopped there, with ex-Eagle McCoy accusing Kelly of attempting to get rid of "all of the good black players in Philly."

But it's not just McCoy that is very bitter about parting ways with the Eagles during the offseason, with former starting cornerback Cary Williams - who was released in March - openly criticizing Kelly's conditioning techniques in an interview this week.

“We got out there, we got our teeth kicked in. So all that conditioning didn’t necessarily work. Preparation wasn’t necessarily the greatest with Chip Kelly,” Williams said on 710 ESPN in Seattle.

Brutal comments

These are pretty harsh comments from Williams, but you have got to consider that he may have a point. The Eagles had a great start to the 2014 season but their play dramatically declined late in the campaign, something Williams attributes to Kelly's poor coaching methods.

"When you’re going up against teams that prepare well, practice well, coach well, it’s difficult in games like that. I think towards the end of the year we were exhausted and we got out-coached in the majority of the games.”

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