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“He was like, ‘Hey man, did you meet Chip Kelly yet? He’s a great guy,’” said Avant.
“For him to say that, he had to come out of his car or stop and talk to him, so that says a whole bunch about him.”
Avant then went in to meet Kelly himself, and came away impressed. He was one of a handful of Eagles on the premises to greet Andy Reid‘s successor.
Are there not enough character guys on this team anymore?
“I would say that’s true,” Avant replied.
The veteran receiver tried to cut himself off several times during his session with a group of reporters before getting too critical of his teammates, then pressed on. He was one of a handful of Eagles that couldn’t hide their emotions any longer. Some of the guys that line up beside them just aren’t cut from the same cloth.
Here’s the All-22 look at what we saw from Nick Foles and the Eagles’ offense last week (when they weren’t fumbling, that is).
The Eagles players would file into the locker room one-by-one, shoulders slumped, faces pale. Silence, except for the occasional expletive-filled roar followed by the sound of a piece of equipment crashing off the floor and echoing down the hall.
“He wanted that last play,” said Reid of rookie quarterback Nick Foles. “He called it, he wanted it and he executed it.”
Foles called it?
“He came off and he wanted that play. So yeah,” said Reid.
“He wanted that last play,” Reid said. “That’s a play that he wanted. I’m talking about the last play of the game. He called it. He wanted it, and he executed it. He did a great job with it so hats off to him.”
Here are my instant observations from the Eagles’ 23-21 win over the Bucs.
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