Camp Confidential: Rookie Safety Knows Where to Eat

Coleman gets familiar with Philly before camp

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    Coleman was a star at Ohio State.

    Each day of Eagles training camp NBCPhiladelphia.com will focus on different Bird trying to soar at Lehigh.

    Eagles seventh-round draft choice Kurt Coleman seems to already have a feel for what the Bleeding Green Nation is all about.

    “The first thing I would say about Philly is that I know that the fans love their teams and they are very serious about their sports,” the rookie safety said.

    So how did a kid from Ohio who attended Ohio State get such a good feel for the city of Brotherly Love.

    “I have a couple of family members in Philly… they are very loyal to the team and very passionate about it.”

    And staying with his family leading up to training camp let Coleman onto a little Philly secret.

    “From what I’ve seen it’s the local spots that are the best spots (to eat),” said the rookie.

    “I haven’t had bad food yet, which is very good,” he said with a smile.

    Seems like the food at camp might not be as good, according to one of Coleman's Tweets.

    The Birds drafted the 22-year-old with their final pick but Coleman faces an uphill battle to make the roster especially since that at 5-foot-11, 195 pounds he is considered undersized for a safety.

    But the uncertainty of making the team hasn’t stopped Coleman from being optimistic.

    “Obviously I want to start but that’s just going to come with time and if the opportunity presents itself,” he said.

    And he knows what he that will take at Lehigh.

    “It’s gonna be a fun time for me to get out there and really show the fans what I’m about -- my heart, my work ethic.”