Chip Kelly: ‘We Owe The Fans One More Game’
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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Since he was hired in January to coach the Philadelphia Eagles, Chip Kelly has done what can do to bond with Philadelphia fans. From visiting Wing Bowl, to Sunday night’s “we’re from Philadelphia, we fight,” quote after the win over the Bears.
He wants to give fans one more thing to like about him.
He wants to give fans at least one more thing to like about him.
“We started with a streak of not winning in the Linc [Lincoln Financial Field] and hopefully we can keep this winning streak going, and then maybe, just sometime maybe, we can go win a game and actually get another playoff game at home and play one more game in front of our fans because they deserve it,” Kelly told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Monday morning. The Eagles will get that home playoff game with a win over the Cowboys on Sunday night. “I’ll tell you what, our fans—I know we started off not too well, but to finish up with four straight home games and that place was rockin’ for the last four games we played.”
If Sunday night’s win over the Vikings ends up being the final home game the Eagles play this year, it will be disappointing, but quite a note go out on. A shootout between two potent offenses ended up being a one-sided shootout.
Many suggested that the Bears had the advantage because they had more to play for. The Bears would have clinched the NFC North with a win. It didn’t quite end up that way.
“I really didn’t care [that Dallas won]. I don’t have any control over it, so why would I care? I had absolutely no say in it. We’re in our offices here at the NovaCare complex and they’re playing a game in Washington, we have no feeling one way or another because it doesn’t effect us. That’s kind of just the way I’ve always thought,” Kelly said. “There’s so many difference scenarios—what if going into the NFC Championship game it’s us and the NFC North champ left, if we make the playoffs? Then say, ‘how come we don’t have a home game?’ Because everyone has a foregone conclusion about how this thing is going to play out. Nobody has any idea. So all we can control is going out there, playing with great energy, playing with great effort, and then figure the whole thing out.”