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Chip Shots: Kelly chastises McCoy for interruption, asks NFL for trophy

Oct 3, 2013, 4:27 PM EDT

source:  The Eagles may be off to a 1-3 start under Chip Kelly, but if the pressure of the NFL is starting to get to the head coach, you wouldn’t know it from watching him.

Chip was his typical snarky self at Thursday’s press conference. When somebody mentioned Philadelphia could move into first place in the NFC East with a win over the Giants and a Cowboys’ loss to Denver, Kelly joked that he already contacted the league office about the trophy presentation. Per Reuben Frank:

“I talked to our team about that on Tuesday,” Kelly said. “I had some people tell me that if Dallas loses this weekend and we win, we’re in first place.

“I was fired up. I called the league office. I wanted to find out when we get the trophy and when the trophy presentation would be.”

Kelly got a laugh from the media when he told this story at his daily press briefing before practice Thursday.

“And I got the same response [from the team],” he said. “They started laughing. Because it doesn’t matter if you’re in first place the first week of October, what matters is are you in first place after Dec. 29.

The fun didn’t stop there. While fielding a question about the Giants signing Dallas Reynolds, a backup center who spent the summer in Eagles training camp, Chip was distracted by LeSean McCoy talking loudly off to the side. More hilarity ensues when coach starts yelling for Shady to pipe down.

Alright, buddy!

Personally, I think it can only be considered a good thing if Chip and the rest of his squad are still loose after losing three straight. Last Sunday in Denver was especially demoralizing, and amid speculation Kelly could be a candidate for the USC job, it would quickly become a story if there was any evidence at all that the NFL grind was taking its toll.

Speaking of that USC job, Kelly vehemently denied any interest in the position.

How long it will take Chip’s humor to wear thin in Philadelphia probably depends on what fans see from this team over the next few weeks. If the Eagles get their doors blown off by a winless Giants team in New York this Sunday, you can bet the mood on talk radio and internet forums will take on a much darker tone.

>> Focused on Giants, but Eagles can sniff first place [CSN]

  1. Bob - Oct 3, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    People need to R E L A X! It hasn’t been much fun in the 1st 4 games but it’s not doomsday, as some think.

    Most sane people knew we’d be rebuilding. To me everything is about as advertised. The offense moves the ball a lot, the D is awful and while the special teams has had hiccups, its better than last season.

    Chip is learning and I’m confident he will adapt. You just won’t see it if you focus on the D being terrible.

    • Hiccup - Oct 4, 2013 at 1:57 AM

      Yes, you called?

  2. thekrisheim - Oct 3, 2013 at 5:09 PM

    auditioning for a spot on ESPN!

  3. Larry Rep - Feb 13, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Sixers are hard to watch,is it the coach or the players or both?


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