Brent Celek: Chip Kellys Communication will change the league

Brent Celek: Chip Kellys Communication will change the league





His first mini-camp as Eagles head coach is only slated to
wrap up today, but talk of the impact Chip Kelly is making in Philadelphia has
already begun to spread. He’s brought from Oregon his famed up-tempo practices,
hip-hop music is blaring at the NovaCare Complex, and players are enjoying
post-workout smoothies customized to their own personal diet.

That’s all well and good, but what fans want to know is how
any of that stuff will translate into a better product on game day. Since the first
round of practices was closed to the media, all anybody really has to go on are
generalities and these assorted bells and whistles.

However, at least one player believes based on what he’s
seen so far that Chip is going to revolutionize the NFL. Brent Celek seems
nothing shot of amazed by how Kelly and his staff are planning to communicate
plays in to the offense, something the tight end told reporters he “never
thought was possible.”

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For obvious reasons, Celek didn’t elaborate into exactly how
Kelly’s communication system is unique. What we do know is the Eagles’ offense
is expected to pick up the pace this season, likely going with more no-huddle
as they look to get up to the line of scrimmage quickly and run their
opponents right off the field.

Wait, so does that mean the Eagles aren’t going to waste
timeouts anymore because the coaches couldn’t get the play in from the
sidelines on time? Because I think we’re all really going to miss that. Chip
Kelly is making Andy Reid seem antiquated in a big, big hurry.

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Watch every single minute of Joel Embiid's super fun NBA debut against OKC

Watch every single minute of Joel Embiid's super fun NBA debut against OKC

Oh, man. Remember that time Joel Embiid did the Dream Shake?!? And then that time he did the crossover. And when he was pumping the crowd up on his way back down the court after drilling a three ball?!?

Well now you don't have to just remember it. You can watch it all again.

Our friendly video team cut together a video featuring every single minute of JoJo's action in his NBA debut. Sadly, he was on a 20-minute restriction, but that didn't stop Brett Brown from getting him out there for a couple of extra minutes.

Enjoy. And as Dario Saric would say, "I love him so much."

If reading is more your thing, check out Jess Camerato on Embiid's debut and Andrew Unterberger on The Process being secured.


Report: Sixers anthem singer Sevyn had contract barring political statements

Report: Sixers anthem singer Sevyn had contract barring political statements

Sevyn Streeter, the performing artist who claimed Wednesday that the Sixers replaced her for the national anthem because of her intent to wear a jersey with the words "We Matter," signed a contract that prohibited political statements, according to CBS3's Jan Carabeo.

Per the report, Streeter was offered an alternate shirt and told she could wear her own shirt in the stands after the performance.

"I was angry, extremely, extremely angry and disappointed and honestly brought to tears by all of it. It broke my heart," Streeter told The Associated Press. "Honestly, I was very excited about being able to perform the national anthem. I was really looking forward to that."

The Sixers didn't directly confirm or deny the allegation but responded with the following statement:

"The Philadelphia 76ers organization encourages meaningful actions to drive social change. We use our games to bring people together, to build trust and to strengthen our communities. As we move from symbolic gestures to action, we will continue to leverage our platform to positively impact our community."

This statement is consistent with efforts being made throughout the NBA calling for action over gestures, as detailed in a feature in B/R Mag. 

“I’m past the gestures,” Carmelo Anthony told B/R Mag. “I’m past that. It’s all about creating things now and putting things in motion. So, that’s what I’m on. I’m trying to get guys on board with that and help them understand that — enough of the gesturing and talking and all of that stuff — we need to start putting things in place.”