There's a new sheriff in Philadelphia, and he plays by his own rules.
Jeannine Edwards reported from Eagles camp on SportsCenter this morning, highlighting the extent to which new head coach Chip Kelly has autocratically encroached on his players' inalienable rights.
"Everything in the cafeteria has been re-made, and everyone in the organization from upper management to the staffers to the players are commenting on it," Edwards said. "You go in the cafeteria and you see nothing but healthy food choices because Chip Kelly believes elite athletes need optimal nutrition."
And it gets worse.
"Gone are things like Taco Tuesdays and Fast Food Fridays, which the players are not too happy about," Edwards continued. "Pizza, chicken wings, fried foods -- and even red meat -- are off the menu. [Kelly wants] nothing but organic hormone- and antibiotic-free lean meats."
Andy Reid knew how to train winners: cheeseburgers for everybody. That's optimal nutrition; Taco Tuesdays and Fast Food Fridays were the lifeblood of the organization, and everybody knew it. How are the Eagles supposed to compete in these new conditions? No red meat?! Did the players lose a war?
Update: Andy Reid will bring at least part of his vitally important training regimen with him to Kansas City:
(h/t Darren Rovell