PHILADELPHIA— Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie opened Thursday’s introductory press conference for new head coach Chip Kelly by saying “This is a very, very exciting day for the Philadelphia Eagles, an exciting day for the city and I think an exciting day for Eagles fans across the country.”
Kelly then explained how he was struck right away by the passion of the franchise and knew almost immediately that “this was the place for me. I was just trying to figure out how to do it the right way.”
The priority, Kelly said, was making sure his players at the University of Oregon wouldn’t find out he was leaving from any source except him.
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