Kevin Hart started Philadelphians' embarrassing celebrations early.
At the beginning of their now-winning season, Long announced he would be donating his entire salary to educational charities through his own charity, the Chris Long Foundation. "I'm not really anxious about my future right now", he said.
Rather, true leadership is about action:It's putting your head down, going to work, and trying to lift up those around you. And my wife was the first one to say "babe don't go up there" I told my wife "no honey, chill out!"
That's the lesson Nick Foles taught us over the past several weeks, and the lesson he reminded us of last night, as he stood before the podium reserved for the newest Super Bowl MVP-a place no one ever predicted he would be, perhaps not even he himself.
Hart, who was born and raised in Philadelphia before moving to New York City to pursue a comedy career, wanted his moment to come immediately following the game.
"I'm happy for Nick", added the coach, whose team will celebrate on the streets of Philly during Thursday morning's championship parade. It's not about one guy, it's about the team.
Just previous year, Foles left the St. Louis Rams and almost walked away from the sport for good, but he says it was his faith that kept him in the game where he became a backup for the Eagles starting QB Carson Wentz. I'm not anxious about my future right now, there'll be a time and a place to handle all that.
"I am excited with Carson coming back", Foles said. "I'm just going to sit down, reflect on the season, talk to my teammates". Foles was merely the fill-in tasked with keeping the offense on track and the team together after the devastating loss of their star quarterback. The win for Philly went beyond an incredible end to a great season; it was historic for the team and city. Despite missing a first-quarter extra point, Elliott nailed his other attempts on the game's biggest stage, including all three field goals. They never won before.
"I want to be a pastor in a high school".
In a game where the New England defense was heralded for its bend-but-don't-break brilliance, it was actually the Eagles defense that turned out to be the better one in that category.