“Philadelphia! If you love the Philadelphia Eagles, let me get a hell, yeah! If you love the Philadelphia Eagles, let me get a hell, yeah! [‘Hell, yeah,’ from the crowd.]
“Howie Roseman a few years ago was relinquished of all control pretty much in this organization. He was put in the side – hey, hey! – he was put in the side of the building where I didn’t see him for over a year. Two years ago, when they made a decision, he came out of there a different man. He came out of there with a purpose and a drive to make this possible. And I saw a different Howie Roseman, an underdog.
“Doug Pederson. When Doug Pederson was hired, he was rated as the worst coaching hire by a lot of freakin’ analysts out there in the media. This past off-season, some clown named Mike Lombardi told him that he was the least qualified head coach in the NFL. You saw a driven Doug Pederson, a man who went for it on fourth down, went for it on fourth down, in the Super Bowl, with a trick play. He wasn’t playing just to go mediocre. He was playing for a Super Bowl. And it don’t stop with him. It does not stop with him.
“Jason Peters was told he was too old, didn’t have any more. Before he got hurt, he was the best freakin’ tackle in the NFL.
“Big V [Halapoulivaati Vaitai] was told he didn’t have it. Stefen Wisniewski ain’t good enough. Jason Kelce’s too small. Lane Johnson can’t lay off the juice. Brandon Brooks has anxiety. Carson Wentz didn’t go to a Division I school. Nick Foles don’t got it. Corey Clement is too slow. LeGarrette Blount ain’t got it anymore.
“Jay Ajayi can’t stay healthy. Torrey Smith can’t catch. Nelson Agholor can’t catch. Zach Ertz can’t block. Brent Celek’s too old. Brandon Graham was drafted too high. Vinny Curry ain’t got it. Beau Allen can’t fit the scheme. Mychal Kendricks can’t fit the scheme. Nigel Bradham can’t catch. Jalen Mills can’t cover. Patrick Robinson can’t cover.
“It’s the whole team! It’s the whole team!
“This entire organization was a bunch of driven men to accomplish something. We were a bunch of underdogs. And you know what an underdog is? It’s a hungry dog, and [offensive line coach] Jeff Stoutland has had this in our building for five years. It’s a quote in the O-line room that has stood on the wall for the last five years: ‘Hungry dogs run faster.’
“And that’s this team. Bottom line is, we wanted it more. All of the players, all of the coaches, the front office, Jeffrey Lurie, everybody wanted it more. And that’s why we’re up here today, and that’s why we’re the first team in Eagles history to hold that freakin’ trophy.”