When Jason Kelce talks, it's almost like he channels his inner-EF Hutton. People listen. Truthfully, it's kind of always been that way, but most of the country that lives outside the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Eagles fan base, and the Philly media figured that out when the Birds won Super Bowl LII and Jason delivered the most famous victory speech in the history of victory speeches.
It isn't often that a center is one of the most beloved players in a football team's history or one of the faces of a franchise. Kelce is a different beast though. A team captain, he has long earned a home in the hearts of Birds fans for life.
Whenever he says or does anything, everyone is interested. Look no further than Week 5's action.
Jason Kelce finally shares his feelings about his sideline outburst during the Eagles' Week 5 win versus the Rams.
By now, you have all seen what happened. Late in the 4th quarter of Philly's most recent win, FOX's camera crew caught a sideline exchange involving Jason Kelce and members of the Eagles' coaching staff, namely head coach Nick Sirianni and offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland.
As it turns out, Jason was frustrated about the lack of offensive cohesion, particularly in the red zone, that most of us have been noticing. Here's a look if you missed the broadcast.
Following Week 5's game, he wasn't quite ready to share what the exchange was about. He was, however, more open a few days later on Wednesday. Here are before and after shots.
Here's where we stand on this. The Eagles are a team with one goal in mind, getting back to the Super Bowl and winning it all. On a team full of alpha males and perfectionists, everyone wants to see everyone's best effort. Coaches are going to hold their players accountable. Players expect the best from their coaches.
Guys like the core four (Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Fletcher Cox, and Brandon Graham) deserve a little more leeway to express themselves freely. Kelce, a team captain, has seen good times and bad times, highs and lows.
If he talks, we all should listen. We know he's a team-first guy. In other words, none of us should have any issues if he's asking everyone to dig deeper.