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Recommended Reading: Smart Football On What We Can Learn About Chip Kelly’s NFL Offense

Aug 12, 2013, 11:20 AM EDT

Chris Brown of broke down the tape on Chip Kelly’s first effort in translating his Oregon offense to the NFL. Brown, writing at Grantland, puts all of the necessary “this was only one preseason game” couching on his piece, but also points to a couple of interesting plays in an attempt to try and figure out just what kind of coach Chip Kelly will be in the NFL.

Mike Vick huddling his players early in the game was one play that sent a message.

It was a message that was unmistakable: See, I can adapt to the NFL. At least that’s what I thought at first. But after studying Philadelphia’s game against New England, I came away with almost the exact opposite conclusion: While there were clear differences from what Kelly’s system looked like at Oregon, his Eagles offense looked a lot more like the Ducks offense than I ever anticipated.

The full analysis is certainly worth a read for any Birds fan.

Looking forward to much more Chip analysis for weeks/years to come. This new guy is fun.

>>Same Old Chip: What We Learned About the Eagles Offense In Their New Coach’s Preseason Debut [Grantland]

  1. caliphornian - Aug 13, 2013 at 1:40 AM

    Recommended reading… and no comments? Should be mandatory reading. Explains why guys like Ertz were signed… matchup problems. Explains why he’d want a point guard like Rondo as his ideal quarterback.

  2. 33 - Aug 13, 2013 at 8:46 AM

    you’re right, this is gonna be a fun offense to watch.


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