Highlights From Chip Kelly’s Press Conference

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

Photo by: Jeff Fusco

The Eagles were able to escape Indianapolis with a 30-27 win and a 2-0 record. They are on top of their division and have the No. 1 ranked offense in the league through two weeks. And yet much of the conversation in the locker room late Monday night was about the need to clean up various aspects of their game.

“I think they’re very honest in their assessments and that they can improve,” said Chip Kelly of his players at his day-after press conference. “No one should be patting themselves on the back anywhere. We’re fortunate to be 2-0, we’ve done a great job of coming back in both games but there’s a lot of work in every aspect of the game that we need to work on. That’s the great thing about this group, they understand that.” Read more »

The Philly Outrage Meter for the Week Ending September 12, 2014

During the week ending September 12, 2014, Philadelphians, it seemed, were most outraged over the whole LeSean McCoy 20-Cent Tip at PYT saga, which garnered approximately 90% of the total outrage according to our precise calculations. What remains unclear, however, is whether more people were outraged at LeSean McCoy for leaving the 20-cent tip, or at PYT owner Tommy Up for publicly outing him for it. But suffice to say, PYT has been working hard to scrub all of the new one-star Yelp reviews it has received since the McCoy backlash began — reviews left by people who have never been to PYT.

Precisely 1% of the outrage is being directed at the outrageously bad Philadelphia schools.

And the rest of the outrage (9%) is divided between outrage over changing the name of Fishtown to Northern Liberties II, the outrage over bad Philly cops, the outrage over Atlantic City, the outrage over slave jokes, the outrage over what is and what is not “torture porn,” and the outrage over the Ray Rice situation.

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McCoy On Tips, Sproles And O-line

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

The much-publicized 20-cent tip that LeSean McCoy recently left at a burger joint was a topic of conversation Thursday as the running back took his weekly trip to the podium.

McCoy didn’t seem to have any regrets and didn’t walk away with any big life lessons on how a celebrity should comport himself. Rather, he contended he was treated rudely by staff members and tipped accordingly.

“The 20-cent tip was more just kind of a statement. You can’t just disrespect somebody and [expect] them to tip you. I don’t care who the person is. That’s why I left my card, so they could see my name. Simple as that,” said McCoy. 

Charlie Sheen has offered to pay the waiter that received the bad tip $1,000. Asked about that, McCoy jabbed, “That’s cool. I’m happy he’s finally doing something positive.” Read more »

Notes: The New-Look Offensive Line

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Pat Shurmur didn’t want to reveal who would be starting at left guard and right tackle this week in place of the injured Evan Mathis and Allen Barbre, but the early portion of practice Wednesday seemed to paint the picture.

Dennis Kelly was working at left guard with the first unit and Andrew Gardner was at right tackle.

“I think we’re better here than in most places I’ve been because we get so many reps in practice, in our training sessions, that the guys that are going to fill in — just like the guys that did on Sunday — have a better opportunity to do so,” said Shurmur. “Everybody deals with it. It’s rare when you have to put two new guys in a game, we’ve all dealt with having to put in one, but the guys that went in did a great job and I think it’s a function of our culture and our practice that they were able to do it so well.” Read more »

LeSean McCoy Tip: Charlie Sheen Just Promised $1,000 to PYT Server

Good Lord.

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Previously: Eagles Player LeSean McCoy Just Left a 20-Cent Tip at PYT
Previously: PYT Owner Makes New Allegations Against LeSean McCoy

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