There are changes being made in Philadelphia this year, and that starts in the cafeteria.
Players who grew accustomed to “taco Tuesdays” and “fast-food Fridays” will be disappointed this year. Chip Kelly has nixed all junk food this year, including pizza, chicken wings, fried food and red meat, according to Jeannine Edwards of ESPN. In their place, players will eat lean protein and drink fruit smoothies.
It’s not surprising to hear that tacos and fast food were nixed as Andy Reid was fired. It also shouldn’t seem like rocket science that eating well could improve a team in a sport that relies on speed and strength.
Reporters have also been marveling at their first glimpse of Eagles practice under Kelly. The atmosphere can best be summed up as fast-paced but orderly. Tweets indicated that all five quarterbacks were throwing at once, there was music blaring and there were a hundred things happening at once.
Check out the Eagles’ new nutrition options in the photos below.
jeannine edwards (@jeanninee12) May 13, 2013
One of the Chip Kelly changes: Tables with fruit and juices lined up post-practice for players to grab. http://t.co/uWdtG4N5QA—
Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 17, 2013
Craziest thing I've seen so far right here ... personalized smoothies. http://t.co/J0SXzNC9Qp—
Geoff Mosher (@GeoffMosherCSN) April 17, 2013