By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – After opening the 2013 season with three games in 11 days, Eagles tight end Brent Celek says he welcomed a few days off after Thursday’s loss to the Chiefs.
“Yeah, I kind of needed a few days to rest from that (start to the season),” Celek tells KYW Newsradio. “It was physically demanding, but that’s no excuse, we’ve got to come out a little bit better than we did. But it was nice to get a few days off.”
The Eagles sit at 1-2 after those first three games. An encouraging season opening win at Washington was followed by disappointing home losses to San Diego and the Chiefs.
“It’s been tough,” Celek says. “Just for the fact that we know we’re so good and we work so hard. We know it’s not going to come easy, but it’s something that we’ve got to do in the future. We can’t make mistakes and give up five turnovers (vs. Kansas City), just something you can’t do and win. We’ve got to fix that stuff, but other than that, we know we’re a great football team.”
Celek has caught four passes this season for 74 yards and a touchdown. He says life isn’t that much different for him this year as a tight end in Chip Kelly’s offense.
“You pretty much have the same concepts in every offense,” Celek says. “It’s a little bit more demanding in the amount of plays that we run, but we as tight ends rotate a little bit and are able to switch in and out and we’ve got a lot of good ones here. So it hasn’t been too bad.”