Sep 9, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT
These photos are real. Taken by the Associated Press from tonight’s Eagles victory over the Redskins.
And they are glorious.
Not only did Chip Kelly make one hell of a first impression with the city of Philadelphia with the game he called, he also showed a sense of humor with his playcards you see below. Love you, Chip.
No word on whether the Phanatic card was for a hook and ladder, hail Mary, popcorn dump.
Caption: Philadelphia Eagles coaches use large flash cards to signal plays during the second half of an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md., Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)
UPDATE: Here’s a USA Today story from today that talks about the communication system:
Many of the pictures and signals are intentionally humorous and based on what amounts to inside jokes, which are deviously simple and in effect create a language only players know.
A hypothetical example is a photo of Phil Mickelson indicating a snap count of two, because the golfer often finishes second. And it’s based on the concept of a combo meal at a fast food restaurant, where ordering a “No. 2″ at McDonald’s gets you a Quarter Pounder, medium fries and a drink.
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