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On Thursday night, after a long day of press availabilities and initial calls to potential assistant coaches, Kelly heard there was an event over at the South Philadelphia Chickie's and Pete's. Brian Dawkins and Vince Papale and a bunch of other sports figures were there. Kelly asked PR director Derek Boyko to take him over. Within hours, a funny thing happened. For the first time in 14 years, the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles ordered a beer.

It was a measure of Reid's impact and longevity that everyone involved cracked a smile (and a cold one of their own). There is no known link between sporting success and cold beer, but Kelly's relaxed demeanor allowed those around him to relax as well.

Kelly hung out for a while. He summoned former Eagles and Boston College defensive end Mike Mamula, with whom he shared a bunch of acquaintances. He told proprietor Pete Ciarrocchi that he used to eat at his Roosevelt Boulevard location all the time when he was recruiting for New Hampshire.

He wasn't putting on a show to convince everyone he loved Philadelphia. He was just comfortable here, and comfortable with the people around him.
This is pretty cool except for the Mamula call. How would it be for Chip to add BDawk to the team in some capacity?

nephillymike
They had Dawk on DNL the other day and they were ribbing him trying to get him to agree to be a coach. He said no, but he would be open to doing something in some capacity. I'm thinking a training camp invitee coach would be good for both sides.


Kelly definitely appears to be a Philly type of guy.

He just needs to realize that the fans want interaction and information and that as much of a pain in the ass the media is, they are the conduit to the fans. He's hit a home run so far. It's great to see.
samaroo
I would take Dawk on this team in any capacity he feels like fulfilling. Him in the locker room alone is worth a salary.
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QUOTE (nephillymike @ Jan 20 2013, 08:39 AM) *
Kelly definitely appears to be a Philly type of guy.

He just needs to realize that the fans want interaction and information and that as much of a pain in the ass the media is, they are the conduit to the fans. He's hit a home run so far. It's great to see.


He certainly seems to get it so far, whether or not he's been told to do so. You don't have to show us your gameplan, just give us something, be passionate, and understand where you are and where most Philly fans get their news from.

So far so good.....
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