As we count the days since Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie made the shocking decision to dismiss Chip Kelly, more and more players are coming out to criticize the former coach.
Former Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin, who played under Kelly for two seasons before being traded to the Pittsburgh Steelers, ripped his ex-coach and said he wasn't surprised by his dismissal.
"You can't trick players or pretend to be someone you're not if the results aren't there," Boykin told the Pittsburgh Tribune. "The guys who were man enough to make a difference and do something about it were axed or (Kelly) acted like there were sour grapes or whatever."
Boykin didn't hold any punches when asked to compare Kelly to Mike Tomlin, his current head coach.
"Tomlin treats players like professionals and grown men," Boykin said, adding that Kelly didn't respect many of his players. "He acted like he was better and smarter than people at his level, and that's where the respect was lost."
This isn't the first time Boykin has openly criticized Kelly. Back in August, Boykin told CSNPhilly that Kelly was "uncomfortable around grown men of our culture."
"He can't relate, and that makes him uncomfortable. He likes total control of everything, and he don't like to be uncomfortable," Boykin said in a text message. "Players excel when you let them naturally be who they are, and in my experience that hasn't been important to him, but you guys have heard this before me."