When the Philadelphia Eagles selected center Jason Kelce in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, I have to admit I did not know much about the man or the player. However, I was provided an opportunity to speak with Kelce today on my site's onliine radio show Bleeding Eagle Green Radio on blogtalkradio.com.
Kelce became the Eagles' first rookie center to start all 16 games his rookie campaign in franchise history. The last time a rookie offensive lineman started each game was Doug Brzezineski back in 1999.
There was a bit of an echo issue we ran into at the start and middle of the show, small technical issues that we had to get resolved, but beyond that it was a great show getting to know Kelce just a little bit better.
We talked about Kelce's thoughts on the 2011 season and upcoming 2012 season, as well as the impact of offensive line coach Howard Mudd. Lastly, we talked about the flashy new ride 2011 first-round pick Danny Watkins recently purchased.
I'm posting these interviews on Bleacher Report as a small sign of gratitude for giving me a start to my writing endeavours. I started writing for B/R in 2009 and quickly enjoyed getting a lot of attention from the passionate Eagles fans who frequent the site. I since founded my site Bleeding Eagle Green and have recently opened my radio which will be live every Sunday from noon to 1 pm (EST).
My first guest was 2012 Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin (also Skype interviewed him from Hawaii). This week we were honored to have Kelce and we have players lined up, so be sure to chime in!