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Dems fighting Birds and words

Coach Chip Kelly joins a long list of Eagles who have uttered quotes of note.

Ricky Watters. (George Widman/AP)
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ON SUNDAY NIGHT, Eagles coach Chip Kelly uttered the now famous words: "We're from Philadelphia and we fight."

That got us to thinking about other notable quotes involving the Eagles. Here's a sampling:

Freddie Mitchell after making fourth-and-26 catch: "I'd like to thank my hands for being so great."

Ricky Watters: "For who? For what?"

Randall Cunningham: "Let me be me."

Donovan McNabb about Terrell Owens' criticism of the quarterback's performance in a loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXIX: "Just keep my name out of your mouth."

Buddy Ryan upon accepting the job as head coach: "You've got a winner in town."

Mike McCormack in response to Tom Brookshier asking how many dogs were on the roster: "If you're talking about real mutts, I'd say two."

* Buddy Ryan describing owner Norman Braman: "The man from France."

Dick Vermeil was annoyed by the noise contruction workers were making while building a stage for a 1978 Rolling Stones concert at JFK Stadium where the Eagles practiced. Asked if he was a fan of the Rolling Stones, Vermeil said: "No, but my kids read their magazine."

Buddy Ryan summing up five seasons with Eagles: "Three playoff games, offense couldn't piss a drop."

Dick Vermeil when asked if he planned to watch the royal wedding of Lady Di and Prince Charles: "The what?"

Andy Reid: "Time's yours."

Joe Kuharich: "Trading quarterbacks is a rarity, but not unusual."

Vince Young describing 2011 Eagles: "Dream team."

Donovan McNabb after 13-13 tie with the Bengals: "I've never been a part of a tie. I never even knew that was in the rule book . . . I hate to see what happens in the Super Bowl or I hate to see what happens in the playoffs [if] you have to settle with a tie."