Kelly: ‘We’re From Philadelphia And We Fight’

NFL: Chicago Bears at Philadelphia Eagles

Give Chip Kelly credit for consistency.

He was first asked last Monday about the notion of resting some starters against the Bears if the NFC East title wasn’t at stake. But Kelly maintained all along that he would play his guys. And that’s what he did.


The Cowboys beat the Redskins earlier in the day, ensuring that next weekend's matchup would decide the division. But Kelly played his starters until the game was out of hand in the fourth quarter.

Asked why he chose that strategy, Kelly offered a response that is sure to appease the fan base.

"Very simply, we’re from Philadelphia and we fight," he said. "That’s it. If there’s a game on, we’re playing. End of story.

"If we’re gonna line up and kick off, you tell us what time to show up and we’ll be there."

Next up is the Cowboys. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Dallas. Kelly and his team will be there with a shot to win the NFC East and host a home playoff game in a couple weeks.

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  • mtn_green

    Kelly “nailed it”

  • chuck

    how could you ask for anything more?

  • John Z

    I miss Andy Reid- “Listen, we gotta do a better job against Dallas next year”

  • Adam

    I live in Canada and travelled to philly for the last week 17 matchup between the eagles and cowgirls. Suffice it to say my first LINC experience was a blast and here hoping for similar results in Dallas. Go Eagles!

  • theycallmerob

    Damn right we do

  • nicksaenz1

    Love this speech and love our coach. Can’t be mad about a dude the comes to win the game regardless of circumstances.

  • Jeffrey S. Doerrman

    Funny I haven’t heard how he didn’t have his guys prepared and it all falls on him….what a welcome breath of fresh air and the guy is just a rookie in the NFL!!!

  • GW.Fisher

    Next up is the Cowboys. Kickoff is set for 8:30 p.m. Sunday in Dallas. Kelly and his team will be there with a shot to win the NFC East and host a home playoff game in a couple weeks.

    In a rebuilding year. Life is good.

  • GEAGLE

    I heard the Bears are formerly accusing Chip and the eagles of Bullying

  • Andy124

    Very simply, we’re from Philadelphia and we fight

    If the man wanted to suck up to Philly fans, this is exactly what he’d say. That’s not why he said it though. Greatness.

  • Cranky Caucasian

    The only way my man crush for Chip could get any bigger is when he wins a super bowl.

  • Justin W

    I’m just gonna go down the line and like every comment here, cause I’m that happy.

  • EaglefaninAZ

    Oh man. Totally loving this guy, and the culture he’s brought to the team. With success, this is the kind of attitude that can alter the entire organization, from the custodians to the front office.

  • Maggie

    I watch the NL Network from time to time. Various “experts” talking Coach of the Year”. NOT ONCE has anybody mentioned Kelly!

  • Jeffrey S. Doerrman

    I just heard Tomorrow is done for the season. but NFL.com gave conflicting reports of a knee injury & a back injury…which one is it…..anybody know???

  • Jeffrey S. Doerrman

    Romo …not tomorrow