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Chip Kelly responds to DeMarco Murray's amount of carries

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Things aren't going great for the 6-7 Philadelphia Eagles with seemingly a new team squabble emerging each week.

There has been friction between head coach Chip Kelly and some players through the entire season - and one player in particular who doesn't even play for Philadelphia.

Murray not happy?

The Eagles made the headlines in the off-season when they signed former Dallas Cowboys runningback DeMarco Murray in free agency.


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Murray was the NFL's leading rusher last year in Dallas but so far has got less than a third of the yards he got in the entire of 2014.

Murray has started eight games for Philadelphia this season and played in a further four but there has been friction between him and his head coach.

Murray recently complained about the number of carries he is being given in Chip Kelly's offense and the under fire head coach has now shared his thoughts on the matter.

Kelly - whose position in Philadelphia some have questioned of late, said:

"“I’ve never been concerned with making an individual happy... It’s all about winning football games. That’s all it’s ever been about.”

Not shying away from the question, Kelly has shown that he is not bothered by the personal demands of his players.

His final sentence of saying that it is all about winning football games may appeal to the fans and the men upstairs, but the reality is that he has not been doing that this season.

The Eagles have benefited from a very poor NFC East division and still have a real chance of making the play-offs, but the questions over Kelly's future are very real.

This may not be what Murray would hope to hear but if he is looking for an example of a relationship with Kelly gone wrong, simply ask LeSean McCoy.

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