Was Chip Kelly fired in part because he was a bit of a scrooge?

According to CBS Sports NFL Insider Jason La Canfora, Jeff Lurie was already frustrated with Kelly over his extremely strained relationship with Howie Roseman and his inability to relate to anyone on the team about anything other than football.

Then came the holiday party.

As La Canfora reports:

"Lurie has always taken considerable pride in the team's holiday party, going to great expense to throw the large gathering, with it becoming something of a prized tradition with him. According to numerous sources with knowledge of the situation, Kelly basically refused to attend it this year on its normal Monday night, and ultimately Lurie had to move it to a Friday afternoon onsite to facilitate Kelly's schedule. Kelly argued Monday night would disrupt the coach's planning for the week -- a fair enough claim -- but Lurie apologized to the organization for the haphazard way the party was conducted this year and told others it would not happen in that fashion ever again."

According to one source, the holiday party was" just part of a long list of reasons why Jeffrey made the move… but the whole thing with the Christmas party just epitomizes the split from what Jeffrey wants the Eagles to be, and what he felt like they were becoming."

The report also notes that several Eagles employees were planning to pursue options with other teams if Kelly remained in power at the end of the season.

This isn't the first time we've heard that Lurie felt the need to regain much of the control ceded to Kelly. A source close to the situation told Daily News reporter Les Bowen that Lurie had told confidants before the Eagles' loss to the Redskins that he wanted to "take back the team."