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Chip Kelly on Cowboys: They aren’t gonna fall for a banana in the tailpipe

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Plenty on people are keeping an eye on Dallas to see if quarterback Tony Romo will play on Sunday night, but the Eagles aren’t spending much time sweating things.

Coach Chip Kelly said Thursday that “it’s not like we have a ticker going on in the office” keeping them abreast of any updates to Romo’s condition. Kelly also channeled Beverly Hills Cop to explain that the Eagles weren’t going to be preparing any differently for the Cowboys if they knew for certain that Kyle Orton is starting at quarterback.

“I know this team is not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe trick,” Kelly said, via Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Kelly did not share his thoughts about whether or not the Cowboys would like an espresso with a lemon twist before departing for a brunch at the Harrow Club with Victor Maitland.

The Eagles need this win too much to let themselves relax because Romo, Sean Lee or Axel Foley himself are out of the lineup for the Cowboys. Assuming Dallas is diminished, that approach should pay dividends for Kelly and his team.

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33 Responses to “Chip Kelly on Cowboys: They aren’t gonna fall for a banana in the tailpipe”
  1. ravishingronald says: Dec 26, 2013 1:52 PM

    Keep focused, plan for both. Stay the course and they should handle Dallas without trouble.

  2. elliottcovert says: Dec 26, 2013 1:58 PM

    Kelly is now indisputably my favorite coach for making a Beverly Hills Cop reference.

  3. tvjules says: Dec 26, 2013 2:05 PM

    Keep with the plan Chip to have Shady run 250 yards against Monte’s pathetic defense.

  4. remok9 says: Dec 26, 2013 2:09 PM

    As an Eagles fan I love Chip’s pressers.

    Times yours.

  5. bugorfeature says: Dec 26, 2013 2:17 PM

    Orton gonna be looking over his shoulder – the Cowboys signed Jon Kitna for this game. :)

  6. richiebburg says: Dec 26, 2013 2:17 PM

    This game is going to get ugly

  7. mungman69 says: Dec 26, 2013 2:26 PM

    Look what the Eagles did to a depleted Viking squad. The Vikings were without their top two running backs and Cassel at quarterback and those Vilings blew out the Eagles. Might happen again. That’s why they play the game.

  8. mungman69 says: Dec 26, 2013 2:26 PM

    Look what the Eagles did to a depleted Viking squad. The Vikings were without their top two running backs and Cassel at quarterback and those Vilings blew out the Eagles. Might happen again. That’s why they play the game.

  9. zam0854 says: Dec 26, 2013 2:33 PM

    Fun Facts:

    Kyle Orton 35-34 as a starter in the NFL
    First 3 seasons with Chicago, he was 21-12 (10 wins in first season with 1st ranked defense and 29th ranked offense)
    First 3 seasons with Denver, 12-21 as starter then replaced by Tim Tebow.

    The worrying/concerns stop right there. Don’t get me wrong, these are all professional players and that’s how you need to approach this game. But Philly has too many weapons in the arsenal waiting to be released.

  10. conormacleod says: Dec 26, 2013 2:35 PM

    Romo doesn’t play defense. And neither do any of the Cowboys that are supposed to. Take the Eagles if you’re going to bet with your own money.

  11. ianijm says: Dec 26, 2013 2:41 PM

    mungman69 says:
    Dec 26, 2013 2:26 PM
    Look what the Eagles did to a depleted Viking squad. The Vikings were without their top two running backs and Cassel at quarterback and those Vilings blew out the Eagles. Might happen again. That’s why they play the game.
    ____________________________________

    You make a good point, but in fairness that Vikings game was a classic trap game for the Eagles. They came out flat, the Vikings jumped on them, and the Eagles were never able to get “up” from there.

    I don’t think that will be the case with this game against Dallas. Division games are almost always close, though, so I think anyone expecting an Eagles blowout is going to be disappointed. Dallas, for all their issues, is a solid team who will come ready to play.

  12. bleedgreen says: Dec 26, 2013 2:43 PM

    Zamo,

    Have you been copping my posts? I looked up those exact stats. During his first year, where 10 of his wins came from, he had a 51% completion and a passer rating under 60. He’s an average QB at best that has had some pretty good defenses that made him look better.

  13. harrisonhits2 says: Dec 26, 2013 2:45 PM

    No matter how they do in the playoffs, I think Kelly has had a great first year in the NFL. Eagles fans have reason to be optimistic.

    Next year may be harder as the league’s coordinators will have an offseason to study tape on his offensive and defensive systems.

    Off to a great start though. Its clear both the Eagles and Andy Reid needed fresh starts and have both done well with them.

  14. boknowsvt says: Dec 26, 2013 2:52 PM

    Romo=Ramon (the fella who just visited the clinic)

  15. kristucker3 says: Dec 26, 2013 3:08 PM

    What have the Eagles ever won ? Talk about a pathetic team. You guys are the laughing stock of all sports what do you think about that !

  16. Youknowimright says: Dec 26, 2013 3:14 PM

    Chip kelly is beyond strange. All he has is football in his life. One of those bizarre socially awkard sevants. Kinda sad.

  17. jetsmmt says: Dec 26, 2013 3:15 PM

    Eagles are gonna blow it.

  18. nflfootballfan says: Dec 26, 2013 3:29 PM

    I’ve never heard a fan base so confident going into a game… Since Eagles vs Vikings 2 weeks ago…

  19. 1paulkemp1 says: Dec 26, 2013 3:42 PM

    Is this the man that wrecked the buffet???

  20. ravenswhat says: Dec 26, 2013 3:49 PM

    Chip Kelly is the NFL coach of the year. I can’t believe I just typed that. But he is.

  21. kristucker3 says: Dec 26, 2013 4:10 PM

    Dallas Cowboys 5 time Super Bowl champions Vs. Philadelphia Losers @ 7:35 Sunday night

  22. 25cuts says: Dec 26, 2013 5:52 PM

    It’s awesome there are so many philly haters. I’m a life long fan , the difference is I give credit where credit is due. And all these haters just want to diss philly. This team is ready to play they’re going to tear up that terrible D. Marshall Alshon and cutler who were playing for their division are way better than what Dallas has offensively. The defense is about the same. McCoy and the TEs are going to tear those 3rd string LBs

  23. craigkintexas says: Dec 26, 2013 6:13 PM

    Now fellas, Jerry says we’re gonna win. You know better than to doubt anything Jerry says.

  24. tory707 says: Dec 26, 2013 6:26 PM

    I’m so sick of this Romo crap. Jerry jones and his puppet just trying to have the media talk about them. The Dallas cowboys are a total joke of an organization. Even their own fans can’t stand their ownership. You can talk about those Super Bowls all you want but what have you done since Barry Switzer. And when was that like 1993??? I’ll take what the Eagles have given to us dice then. Anything ca happen Sunday. I’ll admit that but you know this was supposed to be the first year if rebuilding and look where we are. I hope jones lives forever so they will always be bottom dwellers.

  25. kahunanc says: Dec 26, 2013 6:55 PM

    Sooner or later there will be no bears, giants, Detroit, Dallas or snow storms to hide behind. And Chippy will have to do two things he is not very good at. Beat Jim Harbaugh or Pete Carroll. As far as times yours reference. Chiefs beat the Eagles last I checked.

  26. cherylb1959 says: Dec 26, 2013 7:42 PM

    Chip Kelly -Philly homeboy (now), Coach of The Year, & my hero!!

  27. truecowboyfan says: Dec 26, 2013 8:04 PM

    Fact, The Dallas Cowboys beat the Eagles at home after Foles had awesome games against Giants and Bucs. The same crap on these boards about how great Chip Kelly and the Eagles are was being said before the Cowboys knocked Foles out like the little bitch that he is… He wasn’t even hurt. He was just scared and used the lame concussion excuse to get his girlie ass out of the game.

    Fact, Cowboys still have 5 Super Bowls. Eagles 0 Super Bowls

  28. ojdiddoit says: Dec 26, 2013 9:06 PM

    Jones and the Cowboys are the past Kelly and his Birds are the future..That irks many..to bad

  29. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Dec 26, 2013 10:04 PM

    Many of the Cowboys players do have herpes simplex 10 however.

  30. mungman69 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:41 AM

    It’s been sooo long since the Eagles or the
    Cowboys have won anything. Philly has better clubs and better weather than Big D.

  31. mungman69 says: Dec 27, 2013 7:43 AM

    It’s been so long since the Eagles or Cowboys have won anything. Philly has better clubs AND better weather than Big D.

  32. zeusdagod says: Dec 27, 2013 9:31 AM

    I can appreciate all the Cowboys fans holding on to false hope that you will win this game. But FACTUALLY, December is not a kind month for you. FACTUALLY you are 2-11 in Week 17 games. FACTUALLY, you defense is incapable of protecting any lead you have managed to get this year and has failled to dominate the teams that you should’ve beat.

    This is truly an offensive league this year and it’s not about who has the better defense anymore. It’s about who defense shows up. And my unbiased opinion is that the Eagles Defense shows up in spades! Even in our loss to Dallas, we held them under 20 and they struggled to find the endzone until the second half. And with that said, the offense is MUCH better than that week 7 game. You won’t get any help from Matt Barkley this time around.

    My Predicition: 31-13 Eagles NFC East division Champions

  33. stercuilus65 says: Dec 27, 2013 9:23 PM

    Aikman fell for the ol banana up the tailpipe many times…

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