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First Half Analysis: Do You Love Chip Kelly Or Do You Really Love Chip Kelly?

Sep 9, 2013, 8:51 PM EDT


Pretty safe to say that was the most exciting half of football Philadelphia fans have seen in years. All stupid “it’s only one half of football” and “the Redskins are probably really bad” caveats aside: Holy shit that was one fun half of football that can excite even the most cynical of Eagles fans.

The pace has been even faster than any of us anticipated. Maybe Mike Vick was on to something when he said we’d never seen anything like this.

Some stats:

Vick: 13-21, 190 yards passing, 2 passing TDs, 10 rushing yards, 1 rushing TD

DeSean Jackson: 7 for 104 and a TD, hella swagger

LeSean McCoy: 20 for 115 rushing

…in the first half.

The Eagles lead 26-7 at the half and now the question is do you love Chip Kelly or do you really love Chip Kelly?

  1. BenE. - Sep 9, 2013 at 9:02 PM

    Are we sure Chip Kelly’s playbook isn’t straight out of NFL Blitz?

  2. Hiccup - Sep 9, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    This will work until the opponent figures out the key to stopping the Eagles offense is get to Vick and cause more turnovers.

    • BenE. - Sep 9, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      The O line looks vastly improved from last year. I know the Redskins don’t have the most intimidating defense, but it’s been a good start.

    • David - Sep 10, 2013 at 8:08 AM

      The catch there is that “Get to the QB and use pressure to cause turnovers” is the exact opposite of how you stop a read-option offense.

      • Hiccup - Sep 10, 2013 at 11:56 AM

        So then how do you stop a read-option offense. What is the catch.
        I was thrilled with the way the Eagles played and excited to see Chips no huddle “read-option” play work against a division rivalry. I am no expert but I’m sure all the teams we will face in the next fifteen games were watching and are now scheming ways to stop the drive and the way to do it will be to put more heat on Vick who is prone to turnovers when forced to make quick decisions in high pressure situations.

      • BenE. - Sep 10, 2013 at 12:30 PM

        That’s the thing about a read-option offense, Hiccup — the onus is on Vick to read the defense before the snap and figure out what he wants to do with the ball. As for your question, I don’t know how to stop the read-option hybrid spread offense, and even if I did I wouldn’t say it in case the other 31 teams read this blog.

  3. Von9 - Sep 10, 2013 at 1:54 AM

    Did anybody miss Andy Reid?


  4. yishmeister - Sep 10, 2013 at 9:13 AM

    Lol @ DJax’ cousin Terio tribute after the TD….–/YXBwaWQ9eW5ld3M7cT04NTt3PTUwMA–/

  5. JS - Sep 10, 2013 at 10:19 AM

    Wins in NFL including playoffs:
    Andy Reid 141
    Chip Kelly 001

    When Chip Kelly has half the success of Andy Reid, we can start to talk.

    Fun to watch. Sorry to say, it won’t last. Teams will catch on and Vick is bound to get hurt.


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