It’s a shame to see LeSean McCoy leave Philadelphia, where he had some great seasons, but the trade that went down today is not necessarily a bad move. The “get rid of a guy a year too early rather than a year too late” strategy usually works out better for the team rather than the player. Also, while some may question Chip Kelly’s move on the objection that coaches don’t make the best personnel decisions, that criticism often relies on the theory that coaches tend to think short term when shaping the roster; but that clearly doesn’t apply here. The easy, nearsighted move would have been to ride McCoy into the ground; trading him makes more sense for the long term than for next season. Kelly will suffer the consequences if this move proves a bust; he may as well have the privilege to make the moves he wants.