A lot of credit goes to Chip Kelly as it should for his uptempo offense and crazy schemes.
One thing about Kelly that goes under the radar is his overall coaching and motivation. For instance, Philly Mag's Tim McManus writes about a story Kelly told his team Saturday night before the game against Green Bay,
A New York businessman who has fallen on hard times walks into Central Park and takes a seat on a bench next to an old man. Eventually he proceeds to tell the old man about his struggles.
After listening to his story, the old man gets out his check book and writes the businessman a check for $500,000.
“Take this, and kindly pay me back in one year,” said the old man. “Your business will be fine.”
On the check read the name: Warren Buffett.
The businessman put the check in a safe and went about building his business back up. It was a success and he never touched the money. After a year he went to return the check to the old man, who was accompanied by a nurse.
“I’m glad you didn’t try and cash that check,” the nurse said. “This old man is from a nursing home. He sometimes dresses up and pretends he is Warren Buffett but he is really not.”
What was the moral of that story?
“To let us know,” said Goode, “that everything you need is right there in front of you.”