Eagles Notes: Eric Rowe On Chip Kelly

Photo By Jeff Fusco

Photo By Jeff Fusco

Yesterday, Eagles second-round pick Eric Rowe joined the 97.5 morning show to talk about his first impressions of the city, the fans and, most importantly Chip Kelly. During his introductory press conference, Rowe explained how he was intimidated by Kelly when they first met at the Senior Bowl, but after being drafted by the team, Kelly was much more friendly to the rookie defensive back.

Rowe elaborated on what it was like in that meeting room.

“[Kelly] wasn’t doing anything, he just had his arms crossed,” Rowe said. “He didn’t ask any of the questions. Everything I would say, he was jotting it down. It was just really intimidating.

“When I left the room, I was just like, ‘man, that was tough.’ They were asking me questions left and right.”

But what kind kind of questions were the Eagles asking Rowe?

“I remember a question like, ‘how many tackles have I missed,’ and when I gave him my answer he was challenging my answer. It was intimidating.

“I said, ‘In the past year, I’ve probably missed four or five tackles.’ And he just kept challenging me, saying ‘So if I look back at all of the film, only four or five?’ I was like, ‘yes.’ He said, ‘The whole season? If I see over five in there, I’m challenging your answer.’ ”

Rowe saw a much lighter side of Kelly once he became part of the team. And he has had a very positive experience with defensive coordinator Billy Davis as well.

“[Davis] has been great, he’s really been helping me a lot with the defense. He knows it’s going to take time, but he’s really slowing it down, then we pick it up pretty quick.”

Bradford’s first appearance in Eagle green

The Eagles have also been taking part in photo shoots for the upcoming season over the past few days. Here are some highlights, courtesy of the team’s twitter account.