Before addressing the contract extensions for Howie Roseman and Doug Pederson on Sunday ahead of the team's first public practice at Lincoln Financial Field, Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie took a moment to acknowledge the "awesome experience" that he shared with Brian Dawkins at his Hall of Fame Enshrinement.
"It was an emotional weekend celebrating who he is as a person and as a Hall of Fame player," Lurie said.
Lurie described Dawkins' induction speech, which lasted nearly 22 minutes, as "vulnerable, passionate, and honest."
"It's what makes him a great person but also made him a Hall of Fame football player being so genuine and so real and vulnerable," Lurie said.
Lurie was proud of the turnout by former players and coaches, but he was in awe of the fans who flocked to Canton, Ohio for the festivities.
"I got to tell you. Eagles fans dominated," Lurie said. "I would say - I think, it felt like it - there were more Eagles fans there then all of the other teams put together, so it was really great."