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Eagles' Ed Marynowitz: I'm not Chip Kelly's 'yes man'

Because of the power structure put in place by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, anyone hired in the role as Philadelphia's top talent evaluator under Chip Kelly would be looked at as merely a "yes" man.

Ed Marynowitz, the Eagles vice president of football operations, doesn't see it that way.

"I know that's a comment that everybody throws out, is this guy just a 'yes man?' Do you agree?" Marynowitz said Thursday. "I'm never one to agree just to agree. To support the head coach, I don't believe that's just to tell him he's right in everything that he says. You're not going to disagree just to disagree either. But I've never been afraid to voice my opinion."

Kelly's search for a suitable replacement for general manager Howie Roseman cast a wide net, but he ended up landing on a young scout with limited front office experience.

At first glance, it looked like a great way for the opinionated Eagles coach to get exactly what he wanted now that Roseman was out of the picture and on the other side of the building acting as vice president of football operations.

And so far, there have been no disagreements.

"You know, there really hasn't been that many of them," Marynowitz said. "Not because we're all agreeing with him, but I think we're all speaking the same language and we all see players in a very similar capacity."

Looking at it in another way, Marynowitz talked in specifics about height and weight requirements for positions. He mentioned judging a player's character, but it sounded like many of the requirements Kelly has are easy to spot for scouts.

Perhaps disagreements will be few and far between anyway because Kelly's staff will know exactly what to look for.

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