Phialdelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly was really fired up about team picture day earlier this week. It wasn't the actual picture-taking Kelly was thrilled about, but rather he was happy to get it out of the way quickly. Kelly explained to the media how the team took all of their obligated photos in just 4 minutes and 40 seconds flat. It was a very efficient process. As a reminder, here's exactly what Kelly had to say.
We had to get a good photo, which was first and foremost. It took us 4 minutes and 40 seconds. We got everybody: the entire team, every position group, the coaches, and the training staff done in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. It was the most -- literally, I'm not even joking -- it was the most efficient photo I've ever seen our guys work. They were dressed, there were guys dressed in full uniform when we had our meeting at 9:30. They were just ready to go. They knew what we wanted to get done. We started at 10, I looked at my watch at 10:04:40 and we were done everything which was awesome.
It was tempo. It was as good a tempo and I would challenge anybody. And I'm talking, we got our team photo done, we got individual position coaches and players done at their positions, we got our coaching staff photo done, we got our training staff photo done in 4 minutes and 40 seconds. It was awesome.
[The cameras] were set. Everything was going except we had to coach the photographers a little bit because they wanted to get a little bit… one of the guys thought he was Ansel Adams. Let's get this thing taken and let's go. You know what I mean? It's not like it's gonna be hanging in the Philadelphia Museum Art or anything, it's just gonna be in someone's office somewhere, so let's get it done.
So why am I bringing this up yet again? Take a look at that last line. It turns out that Kelly was wrong... the team photo WOULD be appearing where Kelly least expected it. Behold:
Well played. Kelly, who has no shortage of wit, is often the one to get the best of people. This time around, however, the (playful) joke is on him.