Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce pretty much lost his mind on Thursday when he took to the podium to speak about the team’s Super Bowl win during the team’s victory parade in Philadelphia.
The all-pro center gave the speech of all speeches rocking a sparkling green, purple and white sequins jacket with a matching headdress on the steps of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. You don’t have to take our word for it. Check out the crazy speech yourself.
First he lead the crowd in a cheer, asking them if they loved their Eagles followed by praise for Eagle’s VP of football operations, Howie Roseman.
“I’m going to take a second to talk to you about underdogs. Howie Roseman, a few years ago, was relinquished of all control pretty much in this organization,” Kelce exclaimed.”He was put in the side of the building where I didn’t see him for over a year. Two years ago, when they made a decision, he came out of there a different man. He came out of there with a purpose and a drive to make this possible. And I saw a different Howie Roseman. An underdog.”
Next he celebrated his coach Doug Pederson, followed by a long list of all the negative comments people made about players on the team.
“Doug Pederson. When Doug Pederson was hired, he was rated as the worst coaching hire by a lot of freakin’ analysts out there in the media. This past offseason, some clown named Mike Lombardi, told him that he was the least qualified head coach in the NFL,” the Eagle’s player explained. “You saw a driven Doug Pederson. A man who went for it on fourth down. A man who went for it on fourth down in the Super Bowl with a trick play. He wasn’t playing just to go mediocre. He was playing for a Super Bowl. And it don’t stop with him. It does not stop with him.”
“Jason Peters was told he was too old. Didn’t have it anymore. Before he got hurt, he was the best freakin’ tackle in the NFL,” he added. “Stefen Wisniewski ain’t good enough. Jason Kelce is too small. Lane Johnson can’t lay off the juice. Brandon Brooks hasn’t done it. Carson Wentz didn’t go to a Division I school. Nick Foles don’t got it. Corey Clement is too slow. LeGarrette Blount ain’t got it anymore. Jay Ajayi can’t stay healthy. Torrey Smith can’t catch. Nelson Agholor can’t catch. Zach Ertz can’t block. Brent Celek is too old. Brandon Graham was drafted too high. Vinny Curry ain’t got it. Beau Allen can’t fit the scheme. Nigel Bradham can’t catch. Jalen Mills can’t cover. Patrick Robinson can’t cover. It’s the whole team! It’s the whole team!”
By now he basically lost his voice, but that didn’t stop him.
“This entire organization was a bunch of driven men to accomplish something. We were a bunch of underdogs. And you know what an underdog is? It’s a hungry dog,” Kelce shouted. “[Offensive line coach] Jeff Stoutland has had this in our building for five years. It’s a quote in the O-line room that has stood on the wall for the last five years: Hungry dogs run faster. And that’s this team. Bottom line is, we wanted it more.”
Well, if nothing else it will be a speech no one will soon forget.