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.