While Chip Kelly was Philadelphia Eagles head coach, he came under criticism from some quarters for his handling of certain players, many of whom are now no longer with the franchise.
With Kelly now out of a job having been fired by the franchise back in December, one of those players, wide receiver DeSean Jackson, has had his say on the 52-year-old's departure.
As you might expect, he's not exactly disappointed to see how things have turned out for his former coach.
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"I’m a firm believer that bad karma comes back on you," Jackson told Sports Illustrated's Peter King.
"When you ruin a team like that, you do things to people's families, you release people, you trade people, you get rid of good players who build something with the community, with the fans, with the kids—to have a guy come in and change up the team like that, I just believe in karma."
Jackson was released by Kelly at the end of the 2013 season (Kelly's first in charge) after having just had a career year for the franchise he was drafted by in 2008.
Since then, the now Redskins star has spoken openly about his belief that Kelly tried to get rid of a certain type of player in Philly. And he clearly feels the head coach made a mistake in getting rid of a key core of players at the Eagles in his two years in charge.
"I don’t have any bad words to say about him as far as what he feels he needs on his roster. But the guys that were on that roster created something special, from Jeremy Maclin to LeSean McCoy to Trent Cole to Todd Herremans and myself and Brandon Boykin.
"It goes on and on and on. When we were there, we were a brotherhood. So for everyone to go their separate ways and to see how it all ended up, it’s a very sad thing."
Kelly's man management style and ability to connect with a locker room will likely something that is taken into consideration by any franchise considering hiring him in the future.
Eagles fans: Do you agree with Jackson, was letting him go a mistake? Have your say in the comments below...
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