Jason Kelce worried about Jeffrey Lurie’s response to speech

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Eagles center Jason Kelce created the most memorable moment of the Eagles’ Super Bowl parade when he gave a long speech about how the team had been overlooked from the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

That speech veered into profanity at times and Kelce said on WMMR that he worried about people getting offended about his choice to work blue during the speech. That worry wasn’t enough to stop him nor were any fleeting concerns about how owner Jeffrey Lurie, General Manager Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson might react to being included in his assault on the team’s doubters.

“I didn’t know how Howie or Doug or Jeffrey were going to take this, which was one of the things I looked at when I actually watched the [speech],” Kelce said, via Philly.com. “After the speech, I’d been at the parade all day and wondered, ‘Did I say anything stupid? Did I do anything dumb?'”

There’s been no sign of anything but thumbs up from the Eagles brass or anyone else in the city to a speech that Kelce said came about because all of the emotions from the year “culminated into that moment.”

53 responses to “Jason Kelce worried about Jeffrey Lurie’s response to speech

  1. It was awesome Jason. As a Bills fan, we admire what happened in Philly, especially Lurie understanding he made a mistake with Chip, and reappointing Rosen..
    A great story that you all should be proud of…

  2. Kelce is a wanna be tough guy with that garbage speech, i am sure he took into consideration that there were a lot of young children listening to his rubbish.

  3. The speech could have been given without the profanity thrown in. Have we lost that much respect for the concept of demeanor that Kelce was unaware that children would be listening and watching?

    I get that language in the locker room and on the field of play, but it’s not asking too much to expect players to be aware of their audience when speaking publicly.

  4. Dude has cemented himself in Philadelphia history/legend. Playing great at Center and winning the Super Bowl with your team is one thing. What Kelce did on parade day elevates him to hero status.

  5. I was surprised the Patriots lost the SB, but I was honestly more surprised that the citizens of the City of Brotherly Love didn’t burn down their own city.

    That said, congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles. You played a great game. Enjoy the moment. (You’ll probably never see it again.) 🙂

  6. they weren’t thrilled, but i’m sure they weighed their discomfort against the weight on them from having been in philly for nearly twenty years without a championship.

    the weight of their discomfort was also eased when kelce took a good swipe at genius mike lombardi, who should probably get a ring for that preseason article.

    and blue or not, it was straight from the heart and spoke to the faithful like no other speech.

  7. Crass and trash. The most classless winners I can recall for many years. Oh well, at least they don’t have the fiber/qualities needed to repeat: Fun & Done.

  8. I get it. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment and become drunk with euphoria. It’s all good as long as you sober up at some point. That’s good advice for fans too. You don’t want to be “that guy” when everyone else has sobered up. I’m a Pats fan and we still have a high number of euphoric drunk fans. And probably an equal amount of anti fans drunken with hate.

  9. The best way to prove doubters wrong is to go about your business and thrive. The worst way is to say the whole world is against you.

  10. He spoke the truth about his teammates…so what? Added a few colorful words to spice it up…so what? We should all be so lucky to have a teammate who paid attention and cared like he does.

  11. Look, we all know how passionate and great the Philly fans are – just ask them, they’ll tell you how great they are. But, the city or its fans have never been known as “classy,” so what’s the big surprise that one of their players isn’t either?

  12. He was absolutely right. A lot of people questions Kelce going into the year as the weakest link on the OL. He went out and had an amazing, All Pro season. He kept grinding, and the OL was actually one of the strengths of the team. 0 sacks in the SB. That’s an amazing stat. If the OL didn’t play so fantastic, Foles isn’t a SB MVP.

    He didn’t say anything absurd. Im sorry children heard a bad word, but he was fired up. It was the culmination of a long, hard fought season in which him and his teammates came out as the last ones standing. Nothing wrong with what he said at all.

  13. patsh8rscnskit says:

    February 13, 2018 at 8:18 am

    I was surprised the Patriots lost the SB, but I was honestly more surprised that the citizens of the City of Brotherly Love didn’t burn down their own city.

    That said, congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles. You played a great game. Enjoy the moment. (You’ll probably never see it again.) 🙂
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    Salty, much? Enjoy your last year or 2 of Brady and Bellichek. Seriously. They’ve been amazing, but you’ve got roughly 2 years left. Then we’ll see how big of a pats fan you are when they’re not making the super bowl every single year and it actually becomes tough to root for a team.

    Philly fans, like a lot of franchises out there, have been through the years of heartbreak. I can’t wait to see the Bengals, Browns, Jets, Lions, etc. finally win one. Comments like yours make it easy to root against the patriots

  14. What a toolish team.

    Sorry, but they are. Classless, running their mouths, etc. I fully expect more cap hell and a descent for them from here on out. Too many large egos. Once the ride wears off, and it gets back to camp and preseason, this team will still be basking and patting themselves on the back.

  15. tylawspick6 says:
    February 13, 2018 at 9:13 am
    What a toolish team.

    Sorry, but they are. Classless, running their mouths, etc. I fully expect more cap hell and a descent for them from here on out. Too many large egos. Once the ride wears off, and it gets back to camp and preseason, this team will still be basking and patting themselves on the back.

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    Don’t worry man, we all know NO ONE will ever pat themselves on the back as thoroughly and completely at Patriots fans. Little known fact: that’s why they call them Pats fans.

  16. Pretty classless thing to do considering there was kids at that parade. Oh well right? Philly’s first Super Bowl win let’s people get away with anything. Can’t say that I’m surprised that that organization.

  17. Oh no, did the big mean football player use some naughty words that made sensitive pats fans feel bad? Grow up fellas…this is a man’s game….if you don’t like it go watch some figure skating.

  18. TheDPR says:
    February 13, 2018 at 8:18 am
    Dude has cemented himself in Philadelphia history/legend. Playing great at Center and winning the Super Bowl with your team is one thing. What Kelce did on parade day elevates him to hero status.

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    Hero status,lol, I must have missed the part where he ran into the burning building to save kittens. He’s a football player that swears, not a hero. Get a grip.

  19. In ten years from now when you look back you’ll see what an idiot you were. Then you look at that picture with real embarrassment. You look like you came right from the Wizard of Oz set.

  20. The Eagles won. The Patriots lost. A lot of “he shouldn’t have said that” whining. Probably NE fans, the land of snowflakes.

  21. Not sure what was worse, the incessant cursing or the outfit. It was very appropriate for a Philadelphia celebration. Very classless, especially for the luckiest SB win in league history. Illegal formations, benched starting CB’s, and bobbled TD catches, OH MY!. I guess when you are desperate for a SB anything will do.

  22. Having recently retired, it’s guys like him I hope never hold office or are put in charge of handling my healthcare.

  23. famundacheese says:
    February 13, 2018 at 9:36 am
    Your team cheats. Your QB can’t shake hands when he loses and left his pregnant girlfriend, but please tell us all about classless.

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    I agree, Patriots fans shouldn’t be coming here and calling the Eagles classless, but I would argue that mostly those are just trolls, not Patriots fans.

    As for your points… The cheating allegations have been covered enough, you can believe it if you want, but given Philly has had its own problem with PEDs, I don’t think you can say anything about deflated footballs. Steroids are a different stratosphere of cheating compared to a bit of air.

    Brady did shake hands with most of the Eagles players after the game. Just not on the field, with the exception of Cox, whom he did shake hands with on the field. This was well documented.

    The Pregnant girlfriend thing is just a low blow. I don’t think you would have to look to far on the Eagles roster to find someone with children from multiple girlfriends or wives. Brady is very close with his 1st Son.

  24. “It’s your response to winning or losing that makes you a winner or a loser.”
    Vikings at Eagles
    Season opener Thursday night.

  25. Well Pats fans show their real colors and it’s green (with envy) the Eagles took them down. And where is this Patriot holier than thou attitude coming from? Yes you won 5 SB, have the GOAT QB and coach possibly, and the rest of the league cannot compare to those accomplishments. But really you think your organization with Spygate, Deflategate, and Brady poor sportsmanship (shake hands much?, throw away cell phone much, leave preg girlfriend much) is some fine example for the kids of NE? Kelce’s parade rant is so damaging to kids unlike all the patriots fines, suspensions, lost picks, and Hernandez was a murderer for Christ sakes? Please stop, you sound ridiculous. We won one SB and and didn’t know we were running for classiest parade of the year award. The city didn’t burn down and we cuss a lot, who cares. Go watch your Brady porn Tom vs Time and wait for the happy ending.

  26. 1 man swears in the street in a city= problem
    Dozens of football players swearing on live TV shown around the world weekly= turn a blind eye.

    Who cares, kelce was excited at achieving his life’s dream by winning the SB. I think we can let it slide.

  27. Pats fans and their selective morality is absolutely hilarious.Let that hurt go, you lost, the other team is celebrating and enjoying their moment. Show some class and let them celebrate how they deem fit lol.

    PS: It probably wasn’t the first time those young kids in the crowd heard cursing before and it definitely won’t be the last.

  28. All you people complaining about class and being one-and-done are just fueling this fire. You disrespected the team all year. You could never admit they were good enough. You picked them to lose every playoff game. Now you can’t even give them credit for winning the Super Bowl. Everyone picked them to lose because you didn’t think they were good enough. Well they were and now you children can’t handle it. Give them credit, move on, and it will end soon. Keep talking garbage on the champions and we’re only going to be more obnoxious. People talking about Kelce is a fake tough guy, Wentz will regress, yeah but they can’t win 2 in a row. 8 days after winning it and all you can do is say they still aren’t good enough. Do you lack that much self awareness that you don’t realize what you’re still saying now is exactly what sparked such an emotional speech?

  29. Well, I’m in the vast minority of Eagles fans who was a bit embarrassed by the whole thing. Even my “churchy” friends seemed to like it. I’m all for dressing like a mummer and giving a rousing “no one believed in us” speech, but all the profanity can be done without. Chase Utley said “World F’ing Champions!!”, so the next guy had to outdo him. I don’t think this is a Philly only thing. I think our culture in general is way too attention whorish.

  30. I’m kind of appalled to see so many people complaining about profanity. Do you watch rated PG-13 or R movies? Do you work in corporate environments in which profanity is used like another language? At the end of the day, they are just words. This whole morality “what about the children” thing is a crock of crap. They’ve all heard cursing and it’s not going away.

  31. I don’t think I have seen a single positive article about the Eagles since they won the Super Bowl…just a bunch of negative press about ‘they were in an illegal formation’, ‘they changed the catch rules for the Super Bowl’, ‘only two people were stabbed at the parade’. And now this…the Eagles won the Super Bowl…get over it.

  32. PARADE MVP! the dude just won a SB! He’s been playing this game for 20+ years and has finally made it to the pinnacle of the pro game! The whole team was excited, and they all deserve to be!

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