Jason Kelce delivered one of the single greatest championship day rants of all time. Dressed in a full Mummers costume, a nod to the outfits worn in the New Year's Day parade held annually in Philadelphia, Kelce was seen high-fiving fans and riding a bicycle during the parade route, but he saved his best for last.
Still in costume, Kelce stepped to the microphone on the Art Museum steps and called out many of the hot takes that have been said and written about these Eagles. The one person Kelce called out by name was former longtime NFL executive Mike Lombardi.
"When Doug Pederson was hired, he was rated as the worst coaching hire by a lot of freaking analysts out there in the media," Kelce said. "This past offseason, some clown named Mike Lombardi told him that he was the least qualified head coach in the NFL! Doug Pederson! The man who went for it on fourth down in the Super Bowl with a trick play! He wasn't playing just to be mediocre. He's playing for a Super Bowl. And it don't stop with him. It does not stop with him."
Lombardi heard the speech and responded via Twitter shortly after Kelce ended his speech with a flurry of curse words.
It's hard to argue with Doug's results.
Entering this season, Lombardi was very critical of Pederson but later backtracked on his comments and actually picked the Eagles to win the Super Bowl against his former employer, the New England Patriots, when many thought the Eagles were overmatched.
The Eagles have fed off the negative comments of others and their underdog status and, perhaps, it's one of the contributing factors to their success this season.