Chip Kelly Used Play-Calling Signs of Rocky and The Phillie Phanatic For Eagles Game Against Redskins

By Dan Parzych
Chip Kelly
(Brad Mills/USA Today Sports)

There are plenty of exciting topics to discuss from the opening week of the 2013 NFL season, but there’s no question one of the biggest stories was how scary Chip Kelly‘s offense looked in his head-coaching debut with the Philadelphia Eagles. Kelly’s offense was nearly impossible for the Washington Redskins in the first half as Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy, and DeSean Jackson were simply just too much for the defense to contain and while Philadelphia fans have already fallen in love with their new head coach–they may love him even more for what he did to call plays during the game.

Chip Kelly
(NFL Instagram)

No, those photos are not photoshopped or anything–they are actual play-calling signs that were used by the coaching staff for Monday’s game against the Redskins. Kelly was spotted using humorous signs during the preseason and for Monday’s game against Washington, he decided to take Philadelphia pride to a whole new level by displaying images of Rocky and the Phillie Phanatic to call plays.

What better way for Kelly to win the hearts of fans over even more than to display images of two of the most respected characters in the City of Brotherly Love? Everybody knows Rocky is the most popular fictional character of all time in Philadelphia as the movie’s theme song is used countless times at sporting events and as for the Phanatic–well let’s just say he’s arguably the best mascot in all of sports.

Well done Chip–can’t wait to see what other signs you have in store for the rest of the regular season.

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