Eagles Coach Chip Kelly Uses Remote-Controlled Car to Get Around Rules

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistMay 20, 2014

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly stands on the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy King)
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Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly isn't allowed to be on the field with his players right now, but that hasn't stopped him from making an appearance during the players' workouts.

During phase one of the NFL offseason, only full-time strength and conditioning coaches are allowed to be on the field with players. That means Kelly and his assistant coaches are not yet allowed on the field with their players.

Until phase two begins, Kelly has to be creative.

Eagles seventh-round pick Beau Allen explained an unusual meeting he had with Kelly on the field, via Philadelphia magazine's Tim McManus:

I was sitting and waiting to go in and meet with [general manager Howie Roseman] and all the front office guys, and Coach Kelly was driving around a little remote control car — they use it out on the field because they can’t do motions — and he drove it right into me and was like, "Oh, hey Beau, how are you doing?" And I was like, "Hey, Coach."

SB Nation's Mark Saltveit reached out to McManus to get some more details on the car. According to Saltveit, McManus said that the remote-controlled car is an "RC car used to simulate [a] receiver in motion."  

Although the coaching staff isn't allowed on the field right now, they are still able to work through the car.

Kelly has always been innovative, and it looks like he has found a way to get around the rules with the help of technology. The second-year coach appears to have learned the rules of the NFL fairly quickly, which allows him to use his creativity to get around them.

[h/t NFL.com]