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Watch Chip Kelly: ‘We’re from Philadelphia and we fight’

Dec 22, 2013, 11:56 PM EDT

When you absolutely beat the living daylights out of a team on prime time in front of a national audience, it’s only fitting you show a little swagger afterwards.

It started with LeSean McCoy in his postgame chat on the field with NBC’s Michele Tafoya.

“I think this week we got fitted for the crown, then next week we win against Dallas and get the crown for good,” Shady said with a smile.

Later in his postgame press conference, head coach Chip Kelly was asked why he stayed with his starters and really went all out for the win despite knowing Dallas had won earlier in the day.

“Very simply, we’re from Philadelphia and we fight,” Kelly said.

“That’s it. If there’s a game on, we’ll play. End of story.”

Bring on the Cowboys.

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UPDATE: Here’s a clip with a tad more from Chip:

  1. NYPhilsPhan - Dec 23, 2013 at 1:20 AM

    You know, I was skeptical of Chipper’s obvious fan baiting early on (the Steak and Rocky signs…), but it’s nice to have a coach with some goddamn emotions about the game.

    Because I was raised in a household that lived or died by the Eagles on Sunday (and most of the week after a loss). But it’s refreshing to see a guy enjoying himself on the sideline, getting fired up, and going out there and dropping a bomb on Chicago because they were playing like a team that clinched and that doesn’t sit right.

    Win or lose next week, I know one thing for sure: I really like Chip Kelly and I hope he sticks around for a long time. Superbowls are a nice goal, but the reality is we spend a lot of time with our head football coach though the media. It’s time well spent for the first time in over a decade, and all of the sudden we’re a young team with some real pieces in place is rather than the movie Groundhog day except no one learns anything in the end.

    • Lol - Dec 23, 2013 at 10:26 AM

      I was as happy to see Reid go as anybody, but the fact that he contacted Kelly when Chip was on the fence about coaching the Eagles (and after Reid was let go) speaks mountains of the guy.

      Even if Reid didn’t give the fans a whole lot on the field in his last couple seasons, he may have given us an amazing successor.


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