Saturday, October 25, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

Chip Kelly: No problems resulting from Williams-Cooper scuffle

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said there's no fall-out after Thursday's scuffle between Riley Cooper and Cary Williams, and that it quickly went away.

Chip Kelly: No problems resulting from Williams-Cooper scuffle

Eagles coach Chip Kelly said there's no fall-out after Thursday's scuffle between Riley Cooper and Cary Williams, and that it quickly went away.

“We went right back to team period, and both those guys lined up and played," Kelly said. "A matter of fact, Mike threw the ball deep to Riley on the first play of team period and Cary was covering him. So I don’t see any fall-out.”

Kelly said he did not hear what Williams said, but did not feel compelled to talk Williams. He said the scuffle was unrelated to Cooper's racial slur he used at a June concert. A player told The Inquirer that Williams used the same racial slur during the scuffle. 

This is not the first time Williams has been involved in an altercation. Kelly said the team has talked about it with Williams, and hopes he understands the ramifications. 

More coverage

Kelly has said repeatedly that the Eagles must practice like they play. That would mean incidents like Thursday's would be unacceptable to Kelly.

“We address that all the time in meetings," Kelly said. "Coaches do in indvidiual position meetings, I talk about it team meetings, as well. Making sure you play with emotion and don’t let emotion play with you. You have two competitive guys, and it got squashed pretty quickly.”

Kelly said Williams has not become a problem in the locker room. The team considered Williams' personality when they signed him.

Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
About this blog
Birds' Eye View is the Inquirer's blog covering all things Philadelphia Eagles and the NFL.

Jeff McLane Inquirer Staff Writer
Zach Berman Inquirer Staff Writer
Latest Videos:
Also on Philly.com:
Stay Connected