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Tweetcap: Kelly On McCoy's Quest For 2,000

Despite rain closing Wednesday's joint training session with New England to the public, the Eagles and the Patriots will practice outside. Head coach Chip Kelly discussed what he saw from Tuesday's joint practice, what it's like being back home in New England and how the final few roster spots could be determined ...

Chip Kelly: We'll practice outside for now in the rain, until we have lightning. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: We haven't talked about rotation for game on Friday, will wait until closer to the game. Depends on what happens in practice. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: First met Belichick when I was working at New Hampshire ... He was always gracious about welcoming local college guys. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: No real time for family visits while back in New England ... It's a business trip. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly says today's practice will be same as yesterday's in the rain ... Contingency plan if teams need to go inside. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: If you're not the starter, it has to be both (offense/defense and special teams) ... Momah has some things where size can be helpful — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: Brad Smith, for instance, brings a lot to special teams, helped right away when he joined last year. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly on some players not getting as many reps in this practices: Don't count your reps, make your reps count. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: Guys like Bair, Goode, Maehl, B. Smith are all getting benefit of first offseason with us, they know what we're trying to accomplish. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly on Lane Johnson not taking 1st team reps: Right now our job is to prepare for Week 1 and get Barbre ready. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Kelly: Molk has done a nice job, smart, real coachable because some of our techniques are different ... J. Andrews has done nice job too. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

Coach Kelly on McCoy: There's a lot more patience with him, he can pick and choose his plays, use his God-given talents to make people miss. — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 13, 2014

Coach Kelly: McCoy wants to rush for 2000, but he'll be the first to tell you he wants to win more. — Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 13, 2014

Kelly on Foles watching Brady: You're watching a first ballot Hall of Famer, you can always learn from someone who plays at that level. — Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) August 13, 2014

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