Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly talks with tight end Brent Celek (87) during the third quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Chip Kelly calls tight end Brent Celek his most underrated player

Veteran tight end Brent Celek isn’t exactly putting together a huge statistical season — he has 11 receptions for 188 yards and two touchdowns through five games — but that hasn’t stopped Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly from singing his praises. After Celek has only one catch for ten yards against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, Kelly made sure to highlight how stats don’t tell the full story:

I think Brent, again, played an outstanding game. If you watch tape and watch how well he blocked — specifically, you watch the last drive of the game — I mean, he was just moving people. I really think he’s probably been the most underrated or underappreciated (player)

 

I know from a coaching standpoint, Brent through six games for us has been fantastic. A warrior, just doing everything — really helping in the blocking game, had some key catches on the screen. He’s come up with some really big catches during the season, but I thought Brent played another outstanding football game (ESPN).

Kelly clearly is pretty talkative when it comes to Celek. Now when it comes to who will be the starting quarterback…

[Source: ESPN]

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