The doors opened to Lincoln Financial Field and thousands upon thousands of Eagles fans filed in.
The champs are back and so are the fans.
Here’s a look at some posts from inside Lincoln Financial Field for those of you who weren’t able to make it to open practice.
Things are not going well for Chip Kelly. We feel terrible about it.
After unsuccessfully trying to destroy the Eagles and 49ers, Kelly took some time off from coaching to try his hand as a football analyst with ESPN. Well, he’s back coaching and at least one person is very upset about it.
Kelly joined a struggling UCLA program, coming off back-to-back losing seasons under Jim Mora, with the hope of turning things around. They’re off to a terrible start.
Kelly was 46-7 as the head coach at Oregon and his offense was second to none over those four seasons. The Ducks finished in the top five in each of his last three years, too, so I’m sure there was a tremendous amount of excitement in L.A. upon Kelly’s arrival. Things have turned pretty quickly after a horrendous 0-3 start, with two losses coming at home.
So bad, in fact, that Michael Robinson, the father of UCLA freshman QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson, took to Twitter to express his frustrations under the very appropriate handle of @DoriansDAD.
I know people probably came here for the Kelly hate, since his run in Philadelphia was so weird. But I think people need to consider that Kelly is rebuilding a program that has been barely relevant in the past 20 years and has tremendous competition with recruiting powerhouse USC right in its backyard.
Kelly is off to a terrible start, for sure, and it’s kinda funny that the QB's dad took to Twitter to rip him, but there could be a different story in a few years if Kelly can work his Oregon magic again.
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The Philadelphia Eagles are off to something of a bumpy start to their title defense season. So there is no time to look back at anything at all related to their Super Bowl victory. Focus on the future, right?
Who are we kidding? Birds fans are going to bask in the Super Bowl championship for as many days, weeks, months, or years as they wish.
NFL Films, lowkey MVPs of the Eagles magical run last season, put together a fantastic segment on the players receiving their Super Bowl LII rings back in June.
The emotion on Jason Peters' and Fletcher Cox's faces or the tears building up in Carson Wentz and Doug Pederson's eyes shows just how much that Lombardi Trophy and those rings meant to that team and the city of Philadelphia.
"First in Eagles history! They got to remember us forever."
And we will.
You can watch the segment below.
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