Talk that new coach Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense could run into trouble with officials who can’t keep up is being disputed by an NFL official who worked an Eagles practice.
NFL official Scott Green was at Eagles training camp this week and said he doesn’t see any reason the league’s officials will have any problems with spotting the ball quickly enough to keep up with the pace the Eagles’ offense is running. Green said no issues arose during the portion of practice when the Eagles went 11-on-11 with a live clock.
“What I’ve seen over the last two days, we didn’t have any problem,” Green said, via Philly.com. “It didn’t seem out of the ordinary, as far as the pace.”
Green noted that the Patriots employed some of Kelly’s concepts last year for their own fast-paced offense, and the officials were able to keep up just fine.
“There was nothing last year that came out about the Patriots or any other team about how we were spotting the ball,” Green said.
And there should be no problems for the Eagles, either.