All of the Eagles’ assistant coaches met with reporters Monday morning, so as the defensive group entered the practice bubble, I made a beeline for linebackers coach Ken Flajole.
He’s entangled in one of the most important stories — possibly a scandal — in recent Eagles history.
“The first and most important question I have. Did Chris Long get a tattoo of you on his body?”
You might remember that in the week leading up to Super Bowl LII, we learned that if the Eagles won the big game, Long said he would get a tattoo of the Eagles’ bald-headed linebackers coach somewhere on his body.
During that week, Flajole told us the origins of the tattoo bet and his relationship with Long (see story).
Update: Flajole says Long is planning on getting the tattoo on his back but hasn’t yet.
“It’s in progress right now,” Flajole said. “I don’t think it’s done yet. He has showed me the picture and he’s showed me where he’s going to put it. That’s still to be determined. He still hasn’t done it yet. We’ll stay on him about it.”
The Eagles have minicamp this Tuesday through Thursday, so it’s safe to say if Flajole’s face isn’t tattooed on Long yet, he’s probably going to wait until after the minicamp and before training camp begins later in the summer.
In the meantime, check out this video of Flajole from the winter talking about the origins of the bet.
Maybe soon enough, when all this is over, we’ll all be able to focus on the simplicity of football again.