The Philadelphia Eagles concluded a three-day mandatory minicamp on Thursday.
They won’t get together formally again for 35 days -- when training camp opens.
Does the 35-day break affect coach Chip Kelly?
"I mean, I'll go home and see my family and spend some time with them, but I mean, I don't look at this as I need a break from what we've just done," Kelly told reporters. "I mean, this is our life choice and we enjoy it, so it's not like I can't wait for -- this isn't like Fred Flintstone with the Yabba Dabba Doo and we're trying to get out of work. It's another day, and we'll finish up with some different things before we get some time off. But I think anybody that's in our situation that coaches isn't like, I can't wait to get out of there. I think most of them can't wait to get back in there."
Center Jason Kelce is sure excited to get back in there in 2014, one season removed from a 10-6 mark and the NFC East title.
"We're anxious," Kelce told the Philadelphia Daily News. "We're eager to get the season underway."
Kelly was asked if he was nervous about players getting into trouble during the long break.
"No, they're grown men, and I think they understand the difference between right and wrong," Kelly told reporters.
"... I don't want a bunch of guys I have to worry about when we're away, that I've got to worry about how they're supposed to behave. They understand anything they do has ramifications, whether it's positive or negative, and they've got to understand how it affects not only themselves but how it affects the team."