Philadelphia Eagles Center Jason Kelce on Howard Mudd

Brian TallonContributor IIIFebruary 19, 2012

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18:  Jason Kelce #62 of the Philadelphia Eagles signals at the line of scrimmage against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field on December 18, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Philadelphia Eagles starting center Jason Kelce, on Bleeding Eagle Green Radio this morning, had a chance to talk about Howard Mudd and his influence on him as a rookie.  I asked Kelce about coming into the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick and finding out that legendary coach Howard Mudd would be his coach.

Kelce told me that he credits much of his success to Mudd.  Kelce credits Mudd's confidence in his players as key to his success.  He also tells me that Mudd is an old school coach which initially caused troubles with the veterans on the squad.  It's Howard's way or the highway.

Jason says that one of Howard's key tenets to winning is the belief that the game is just like practice and consistency is the key to winning.

Kelce also tells us that Howard Mudd is well aware of the viral twitter account, @HowardMuddFacts, which is a farcical glimpse into a fake Howard Mudd persona.  Posts such as "Howard Mudd spoke at an elementary school today, but only after each kid gave him their valentine coupon for free small fries at McDonald's." (Howard Mudd Facts).  Jason tells me that Howard enjoys the twitter account but Howard's wife isn't as thrilled with it, saying it gives Howard a big head.

Bleeding Eagle Green Radio airs weekly on Sunday at noon ET.