Eagles fans are understandably excited about Chip Kelly’s arrival to the city as he looks to clean up the fantastic mess left by Andy Reid before the team’s former head coached departed for redder pastures in Kansas City. Kelly, a college coach who has experienced a great deal of success, is a gifted football mind who has been billed as the man that can finally get the city’s franchise its first Lombardi Trophy.
So perhaps it’s not surprising that when Kelly showed up to WIP’s Wing Bowl 21 on Friday morning that the fans were more than enthusiastic to greet their new head coach.
While I think it’s cool that Kelly showed up for the event (he’s obviously looking for some good will from the peanut gallery during the early parts of his tenure), when asked to address the crowd, well, Kelly fell kind of flat. He paused briefly and belted out a somewhat awkward response. But it didn’t matter. The drunken crowd was feeling the positive vibes and let out a raucous cheer for the newly minted head coach. Check it out below.