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Chip Kelly brought smoothies with him to Philadelphia

Quarterback Michael Vick said Wednesday that he finds new coach Chip Kelly’s offense “very refreshing.”

That’s not the only refreshing thing Kelly’s brought with him from Oregon. Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia snapped a picture (seen at right) of personalized smoothies waiting for Eagles players when they finished their minicamp workout on Wednesday, something Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer also pointed out as a change to the way the Eagles do business under Kelly.

Tight end Brent Celek told Mosher that the smoothies are designed to mesh with each player’s individual diet and workout regimens, which is why every player winds up with his own drink after practice. Given how seriously players take their nutrition and workout schedules, there were likely plenty of guys doing this on their own but the team-wide effort isn’t one that we’ve seen before in Philly.

It’s not the only change to the way the Eagles are doing business. Music is played during practices, something the Jaguars are doing as well, and players are wearing heart monitors while working out. All of which adds up to one big reminder that the Eagles are under new management.

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26 Responses to “Chip Kelly brought smoothies with him to Philadelphia”
  1. timb12 says: Apr 17, 2013 5:48 PM

    I like smoothies. Any chance the eagles need and extra body?

  2. amgdds says: Apr 17, 2013 5:55 PM

    Wow! Can’t wait until things go wrong and we can blame the smoothies.

  3. souljalb says: Apr 17, 2013 5:56 PM

    Change was needed and we got it!! In Chip we trust

  4. brazy44 says: Apr 17, 2013 5:59 PM

    If Oregon gets in trouble with the NCAA, will the NFL supsend Kelly, as they did Tressell?

  5. darkneptune73 says: Apr 17, 2013 6:05 PM

    That actually is a pretty cool idea. I think Chip Kelly will make a difference with the Eagles. Of course, we are still 5 months away from the season, but this is a sign of good things.

  6. signaturewin says: Apr 17, 2013 6:11 PM

    Chip Kelly’s milkshake brings all the boys to the yard.

  7. cajunaise says: Apr 17, 2013 6:26 PM

    Word is that Bill Belichick already snagged one of these smoothies for lab analysis…

  8. favresweiner says: Apr 17, 2013 6:31 PM

    He brought smoothies!? They are for sure going to win the Super Bowl now!!

  9. mattrat33 says: Apr 17, 2013 6:46 PM

    Chip Kelly likes smoothies but I prefer Hardees.

  10. rasalghoul says: Apr 17, 2013 6:56 PM

    He had no choice but to bring smoothies in, Andy Reid took his milkshake blender to KC.

  11. jawill71 says: Apr 17, 2013 7:04 PM

    Beware of the smoothie with the deer antler sticking out of it…..

  12. The Prophet says: Apr 17, 2013 7:09 PM

    Bill Parcells just spit out his coffee.

  13. greymares says: Apr 17, 2013 7:18 PM

    I have been an Andy Reid guy. when he was let go I wanted Gus Bradley but I have to admit I’m becoming intrigued with Chipper.

  14. anarchopurplism says: Apr 17, 2013 7:41 PM

    Now the door is opened for the “coach put aderall in my smoothie” defense


  15. usg1 says: Apr 17, 2013 7:44 PM

    I will admit that I was not a big Chip Kelly fan. Mainly because I don’t think the spread/read option will work in the NFL. I started to like him when he said that he will run a system that fits his personnel and that he isn’t married to a system. He seems very intelligent. Everything he has done so far….. I like, besides keeping Mike Vick. I think that is a bad move. I also think it means that he is planning on running the option, which I will be disappointed in.

  16. spiderperv says: Apr 17, 2013 8:07 PM

    Navy Seal smoothies obviously.

  17. citynative says: Apr 17, 2013 9:04 PM

    The Eagles are now the Orange Dream Team? Jamba Juice reference.

  18. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Apr 17, 2013 9:35 PM

    Smoothies and rap music? Really?

    I realized Kelly knows nothing about building an NFL team but I didn’t think he was going to try to take the Eagles down to a pop warner team.

    This is freakin’ hilarious.

  19. jaredo10 says: Apr 17, 2013 10:15 PM

    slim fast for the o line please.. thanks

  20. jfinn5 says: Apr 18, 2013 12:18 AM

    The SB trophy case will still be empty next year in April. Enjoy your smoothies at a 4-12 record.

  21. yevrag3535 says: Apr 18, 2013 3:24 AM

    Dallas SUCKS !

  22. csilojohnson says: Apr 18, 2013 7:05 AM

    Have to make sure nobody is skipping their daily roid dose.

  23. oldbyrd says: Apr 18, 2013 8:16 AM

    Looks to me like Chip had one smoothie too many already…lol

  24. cunninghampeetemcnabbvick says: Apr 18, 2013 11:01 AM

    Some of you people will bash Chip Kelly for anything. I mean, he brought smoothies for his players and people are mocking it? So if your boss buys you a coffee (or anything) I guess you refuse and call him/her a joke, right?

  25. fahmundamahbalsaq says: Apr 18, 2013 2:43 PM

    Andy Reid had the Birds drinking pickle juice and now Chip is into smoothies. Let get JaMarcus Russell to complete the drink order with Purple Drank yo.

  26. commonsensedude says: Apr 20, 2013 4:26 PM

    AderallAde – the refreshing new drink from the people who brought you the Seattle Seahawks.

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