Locker Room Buzz: Philadelphia Eagles

September, 10, 2013
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LANDOVER, Md. -- Observed in the locker room after the Philadelphia Eagles' wild 33-27 victory at the Washington Redskins:

Williams
Kelly has "fun" in debut: Rich Kotite was the last Eagles head coach to win his very first game, and he inherited a playoff team. Chip Kelly took a team that was 4-12 last season and beat the defending NFC East champions -- on the road in a hugely entertaining "Monday Night Football" game.

"It was just the atmosphere," Kelly said. "When I coached at Oregon, we had the best home-field advantage in the country, we felt. But we always loved going on the road, just that feeling of being in a hostile environment. Our players felt that. Although I did hear some Eagles chants."

Williams comes up big: Cornerback Cary Williams did not speak to reporters after his practice fight with wide receiver Riley Cooper made headlines last week. Williams saved it for the field. He had a sack, an interception and broke up Robert Griffin III's fourth-down pass in the fourth quarter.

"The interception was cool," Williams said. "I just wanted to help my team win."

Williams still didn't want to discuss the fight.

"We had a great win today," he said. "We won the game. I have no animosity toward Riley. It was just two tough guys, two competitors, playing the game we love. We bounced back from it. That's really all that counts."

Fatigue for everyone: On a humid night, the Eagles' intense offensive pace was a test -- for both teams.

"That was the first time I needed oxygen since college," Eagles center Jason Kelce said. "I don't want to say [fatigue] led to the poor play in the second half. I think both teams were tired. We were taking a knee [in the final minute], and one guy was like, 'Next time we play you guys, you've got to slow it down a bit.' "

Phil Sheridan

ESPN Philadelphia Eagles reporter

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