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Unlike NFC East rivals, Chip Kelly won’t end minicamp early


The NFC East teams in Washington and New York ended their minicamps early today, but the folks in Philadelphia put in a full day’s work.

Eagles coach Chip Kelly says he doesn’t believe in ending minicamp early, as he wants his players to get every bit of offseason work in that they can.

“I think the important thing for them is it’s not getaway day,” Kelly said, via the News Journal. “It’s another day to improve and get out there and get better as a football team, and I think that’s their approach right now. . . I think the real message is it isn’t getaway day. It’s finish up strong. It’s our last opportunity to get some real good quality work in.”

Fred Flintstone may have been eager to leave work at quitting time, but Kelly said that’s not the attitude he wants to foster.

“This isn’t like Fred Flintstone with the ‘yabba-dabba-doo’ and we’re trying to get out of work,” he said. “I think anybody who’s in our situation that coaches isn’t like, ‘I can’t wait to get out of here.’ I think most of them can’t wait to get back in there.”

The Eagles will get back in there when they open training camp on July 25.

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48 Responses to “Unlike NFC East rivals, Chip Kelly won’t end minicamp early”
  1. aceakking says: Jun 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    And unlike the Redskins, the Eagles isn’t a slur.

  2. realdealsteel says: Jun 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    That’s why Chip won the division. He’s out working his counterpart coaches in the division.

  3. thefootballgodssay says: Jun 19, 2014 2:32 PM


  4. selgaeinla says: Jun 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    Romo’s already on the golf course……

  5. crubenst says: Jun 19, 2014 2:33 PM

    “Invest in yourself.” “Train like a champion.”

  6. thestrategyexpert says: Jun 19, 2014 2:39 PM

    Now what to do about that accident where the Great Gazoo zapped DeSean Jackson out of existence…

  7. hanifmiller says: Jun 19, 2014 2:41 PM

    Good article. But It’s unfortunate that you had to reference Fred Flinstone with a video (for those who are unfamiliar with that scene). Im 38 and last month I tried to talk to my son about the flintstones and woody woodpecker and he looked at me like I was on meth.

  8. justinstuckrule says: Jun 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    You know I’m as big a Giant fan as there is, so it pains me to say how great Chip Kelly is. He has the right attitude for a coach. That’s why the Eagles blew through our division last year and will probably do it again.

    Without JPP, David Wilson, Will Beatty and so many other key players, Coughlin knew the Giants were in a for a long 2014 season so he has already thrown in the towel and sent everyone home. Here’s to the 2015 draft.

  9. bathroombenlovemachine says: Jun 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    The Eagles will inflict multiple injuries on opposing players this season.


  10. just2040 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    Chip Kelly is the biggest self promoter in the NFL. He is always telling everyone how great he is. It’s sickening.

  11. nyeagles10 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:47 PM

    Chip Kelly = Football. its his life and he proves it everyday. Happy he is Andy Reids successer

  12. chaseutley says: Jun 19, 2014 2:49 PM

    >>>”Chip Kelly is the biggest self promoter in the NFL. He is always telling everyone how great he is. It’s sickening.”<<<

    Haha…. Sounds like he's the Richard Sherman of coaches.

  13. polapea says: Jun 19, 2014 2:58 PM

    just2040 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:42 PM

    Chip Kelly is the biggest self promoter in the NFL. He is always telling everyone how great he is. It’s sickening.

    Actually Kelly reluctantly talks to the media. He does the bare minimum and shows a good deal of disdain for the press, just like in Oregon.
    Not sure how answering a question is self promotion but haters are gonna hate.

  14. skins1970 says: Jun 19, 2014 2:59 PM

    The Eagles nick name is offensive to the Eagles they don’t like be associated with a team that hasn’t won anything in 54 years.

  15. donl517 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:04 PM

    “And unlike the Redskins, the Eagles isn’t a slur.”

    Really, did you ask the Eagle about that?

  16. shatho1 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:08 PM

    for the comment above stating that the eagles blew through our division is not true. the eagles were chasing Dallas most of the season the did get in front of the boys only for it to be snatched away from them by the cowboys again then the eagles barely beat a team by 2 points that had a defense that was ranked dead last. so as far as blowing through our division the did not but I’ll say they barely scraped their way to the top.
    all cowboys fans

  17. armchairqb says: Jun 19, 2014 3:14 PM

    7-9 for the Eagles this year. Book it.

  18. footballfan72 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:15 PM

    Eagles won’t break mini camp early. It’s worked so well for them the last 50+ years…

  19. Chris says: Jun 19, 2014 3:21 PM

    In Chip I trust.

  20. mikea311 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:22 PM

    wait so when Coughlin did this year he is a task master and not a player’s coach, yada yada but Chip Kelly, the man who reinvented football, is a great coach for not ending minicamps early?

  21. Aaron Rodgers Has Tiny Hands says: Jun 19, 2014 3:23 PM

    It’s a 3-day camp. Why do so many teams have such trouble working for a whole three days before their 5-week vacation?

  22. stunzeed5 says: Jun 19, 2014 3:24 PM

    Lol, Chip will be back in college in < 2 years, BOOK IT.

  23. burgundyandgold says: Jun 19, 2014 3:32 PM

    2014 NFC East Champions – Washington Redskins.

  24. fair2bfare says: Jun 19, 2014 3:42 PM

    Win a super bowl then get back to us. The biggest mouth fans with no super bowl championship. Hell did Chip Belly at least win a national championship at Oregon?

  25. raaz227httr says: Jun 19, 2014 3:45 PM


  26. msc4realeagles says: Jun 19, 2014 3:53 PM

    When Chip gets himself a top 10 defense (next year), Eagles will win the Super Bowl. I will have my money on it at 20-1 odds or better. Feel free to join me in Vegas for a weekend that would make even GRONK jealous.

  27. iceburgskin202 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:06 PM

    So ending practice early because of lightning isnt smart I’m in Richmond and it’s t-storming ridiculous cut it out!! HTTR

  28. restorativejusticeprogram says: Jun 19, 2014 4:07 PM

    Must suck to be a Bengals fan knowing you could have moved on from coach mediocre and picked up a guy ahead of the curve.

  29. bucsorbust says: Jun 19, 2014 4:14 PM

    Yeah, Greg Schiano let his team off a day early last year to go the movies. Then went 4-12, then lost his job after just two seasons.

    Go ahead Eagles…you don’t need the work, right?

  30. jayovalentine says: Jun 19, 2014 4:25 PM

    Chip Spurrier/Schiano is giving all the Pigeons fans some false hope. The clown will crash & burn eventually. Take that crap back to the college ranks.

  31. imnotsorryisaidthat says: Jun 19, 2014 4:27 PM

    This team wants to be there for the full three day mini camp and if they could would not go home..sorry nfl they love playing for the mad scientist so much..

  32. drohanimal says: Jun 19, 2014 4:40 PM

    Chip Kelly is second only to Vince Lombardi. The Eagles will win 4 Super Bowl in the next 8 years. Bird Gang.

  33. zinger92 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:53 PM

    As an eagles fan, I’m not going to even attempt to say that Chip Kelly will 100% bring us a Super Bowl. There are so many good teams today and to win one you need skill, a great deal of luck, and the ability to stay healthy. However, Chip Kelly and the rest of the coaching staff have the entire team moving together in a wonderful direction. He’s making the game fun for the players again, and everybody is all in. Can’t wait to see how this season unfolds. Oh yeah, we have Darren Sproles.

    PS – making fun of the eagles for not winning a Super Bowl is probably the most original trash talk I’ve ever heard..only not. Past is the past. If you’re content with mediocrity for the past 20 seasons only because you’ve won a couple long ago (cowboys, redskins) then I couldn’t be happier for you. GO BIRDS!

  34. burgandyandgold63 says: Jun 19, 2014 4:56 PM

    Chip Kelly… A good college coach against mediocre defenses. 6-10 this year. Bank it!!

  35. bbbmf says: Jun 19, 2014 5:04 PM

    To be honest I didn’t care much for Kelly when he was at Oregon (looked kind of gimmicky to me) and was pretty skeptical about his transition to the Pros but I’m starting to lean the other way. I really like his approach to the game and it’s obvious his players appreciate it as well. As a fan of a division rival it pains me to say this but, I hope he succeeds over the long haul.

  36. Youknowimright says: Jun 19, 2014 5:43 PM

    Please tell me what chip kelly has ever won. Nothing. Yep he is an eagle alright. Giants cut minicamp early and they have two rings in the last few yrs. I think he can stop reinventing football now. All smoke no fire in philly. Epic failure this yr. Chip kelly back to school in 2015.

  37. floreskins says: Jun 19, 2014 5:55 PM

    Fred Flinstone is a hateful caricature of my answers. I demand the trademark of the Flintstones be removed and the name never be spoken of again.

  38. floreskins says: Jun 19, 2014 5:56 PM


  39. officialgame says: Jun 19, 2014 6:02 PM

    All he ask is for the players to invest in themselves and make themselves better everyday. It’ not micro managing it’s macro managing and all of them have bought in.

  40. revelation123 says: Jun 19, 2014 6:20 PM

    Just as the Packers found out, if you overwork your players before the season they’re more likely to get injured during the season.

  41. jrbtoo says: Jun 19, 2014 7:07 PM

    Losing the redskins name isn’t the worst thing. Losing 130 games since the beginning of the 2,000’s is

  42. baddegg says: Jun 19, 2014 8:14 PM

    aceakking says:
    Jun 19, 2014 2:32 PM

    And unlike the Redskins, the Eagles isn’t a slur.


    Also unlike the Redskins, the Eagles have never won a Super Bowl.

  43. skins1970 says: Jun 19, 2014 8:15 PM

    The worst thing is going to the SB and having your QB vomit where everyone can see it and then he denies it.That’s the worst thing that can happen.

  44. officialgame says: Jun 19, 2014 8:25 PM

    I can just picture the end of Redskin camp and the players gathering in a farewell circle to the shouts of ‘yabba-dabba-doo’.

  45. zinger92 says: Jun 19, 2014 8:27 PM

    having a running qb tore his knee up and keeps trying to run. thats the worst thing that can happen.

  46. zinger92 says: Jun 19, 2014 8:33 PM

    the eagles never won a Super Bowl? this is news to me. real original material guys, keep it coming!

  47. 25cuts says: Jun 19, 2014 9:39 PM

    Eagles will win the division again. They have a better team in the NFC east. The challenge is getting past first round of the playoffs. Eagles 2014 NFC East Champs!!!👍

  48. pfatl says: Jun 19, 2014 11:39 PM

    Some day, the eagles will win a Super Bowl. I mean, the law of averages says it has to happen. I really pity the haters when that day comes. They’ve spent their whole lives with one rebuttal. Take that away from them and what are they? Fans of teams that habitually stink but pop up once or twice every 30 years with a good season.

    Keep on keepin on guys.

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