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Panthers were winded by Eagles’ offense

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While much remains unknown about the offense Chip Kelly wants to run — or who he wants to run it — it’s clear that he wants to run a lot of it.

The Panthers defensive players looked gassed after last night’s no-huddle first half, and at least one of them admitted it.

I got tired, but that’s all part of the game. Just got to fight through it, get to the next play and keep sound fundamentals,” rookie defensive tackle Star Lotulelei said, via Joe Person of the Charlotte Observer. “Get off the ball is what we teach in our defensive line room. So that’s what I have to do.”

Getting off the field would have helped, if the goal was just catching a breath. The Eagles gained 257 yards in the first half with the starters on the field, converting all four of their third down attempts against the Panthers’ first defense.

For the night, the Eagles ran 69 plays. That’s well off last week’s 86 in their fast-break game against the Patriots, but it’s still a pace not many are accustomed to.

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39 Responses to “Panthers were winded by Eagles’ offense”
  1. trollhammer20 says: Aug 16, 2013 9:59 AM

    Memo to Pete Carroll and Darrell Bevell: Gear up the hurry-up for week one.

  2. bmorepositive123 says: Aug 16, 2013 10:01 AM

    I still love Star Lotulelei’s name…

  3. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 16, 2013 10:02 AM

    Those great Bills teams of the ’90s ran no huddle for entire games and it dominated teams.

  4. icdogg says: Aug 16, 2013 10:03 AM

    This is a refreshing change as opposed to Reid offense which almost always used most of the time allowed between plays. A lot of fun to watch.

  5. jtbaudendistel says: Aug 16, 2013 10:05 AM

    The Times they are a changin’

  6. mancave001 says: Aug 16, 2013 10:07 AM

    Where are all the haters? You saw 1/5th of our offense, if that. Both QB’s played very well, and Shady made that defense look SILLY.

    Fly Eagles, Fly!!!!!!

  7. nfloracle says: Aug 16, 2013 10:11 AM

    It continues to look like it’s going to be a long, long, long season in Carolina. Cam looks worse with each game and the less said about the horrendous pass rush the better. Doesn’t matter to the Big Cat, though. He got his food and beverage tax passed in a smoke-filled room so he gets his stadium improvements and another quarter billion dollars in profit in the next few years. Newton and Rivera need to update their resumes… though there’s not much good in terms of winning that either of them can put down concerning their time in Charlotte.

  8. jahbird says: Aug 16, 2013 10:15 AM

    So the Eagles are gonna do this thing for the whole season where they go three-and-out and have only taken 30 seconds off the clock. It doesn’t matter how well Kelly’s O is going to be, because unless it is perfect, they’re going to hang that D out to dry. It is going to be a beautiful thing to watch. Fail Eagles Fail.

  9. dirtdawg54 says: Aug 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    I love watching these up-tempo offenses – of course, if they fail to move the ball the only defense they will “wind” is their own.

  10. skinsfaninphilly says: Aug 16, 2013 10:17 AM

    Most people are gonna say I’m hatin or that I have no idea wat this offense has in store, but this high powered, fast paced, up tempo, game changing offense that has been getting praise for all of the statistics that Vick & Foles are putting up when they’re on the field..only scored 14pts! I mean..as a defense..I’m willing to give up 300yds in a half, if the other team is gonna come away with only 14pts! Not Impressed!!

  11. Iknoweverything says: Aug 16, 2013 10:24 AM

    If the Eagles racked up over 250 yards against the Panthers in the first half, just imagine what Seattle will do to them in week1.
    Russel Wilson and Marshawn Lynch are go to just abuse that pathetic Panther team.
    First victim on the Seahawks march to the Super Bowl

  12. gumbogumbo says: Aug 16, 2013 10:27 AM

    The Chip Kelly Offense looked pretty sweet last night!

  13. purpleguy says: Aug 16, 2013 10:35 AM

    But don’t the offensive players get tired too?

  14. tombradyswig says: Aug 16, 2013 10:36 AM

    YES!!!!
    Go Kelly, Go Eagles!!!!

  15. Neftali Ramos says: Aug 16, 2013 10:44 AM

    If our defense play half decent the Eagles should be a lot of fun to watch.

  16. kane337 says: Aug 16, 2013 10:46 AM

    The Eagles defense will suffer due to this offense. They will be on the field a lot due to so many very quick 3 n outs.

  17. officialgame says: Aug 16, 2013 10:55 AM

    Considering all the changes that have taken place since the end of last season Chip Kelly has gotten it together pretty fast. Or should I say lightning fast.

  18. tennesseeoilers says: Aug 16, 2013 11:05 AM

    Eagles fans (and Panthers) fans need to calm down. The preseason is not a time for coaches (or fans) to evaluate your team; it’s a time for coaches to evaluate individual players.

    - Titans Fan (who covets the Rams’ head coach)

  19. nirvana504 says: Aug 16, 2013 11:07 AM

    The Panthers’ D has been gassed for years. No big deal

  20. mn1288 says: Aug 16, 2013 11:10 AM

    This is going to kill the Eagles D once they play a respectable defense that brings them back to Earth (This is PRACTICE we’re talking about)

  21. dgreenfi says: Aug 16, 2013 11:10 AM

    Silly commenters. Chip Kelly offense has multiple tempo’s. They used a green/yellow/red system at Oregon.

    They don’t rush to the line and resnap if they throw an incompletion or get stuffed on 1st down. That would be moronic. But when they string a few plays together, then they up the gas.

  22. stickyicky97 says: Aug 16, 2013 11:18 AM

    People need to relax. The Panthers didn’t game-plan or scheme for the Eagles. With that being said, I do like the up-tempo, but once teams adjust to it, it’s going to hurt their D.

  23. keeppounding says: Aug 16, 2013 11:22 AM

    “Eagles gained 257 yards in the first half with the starters on the field, converting all four of their third down attempts against the Panthers’ first defense.”

    Darin, Go ahead and mention the defenses 2 take aways in the first half. Just saying, don’t pretend they didn’t happen.

    Mention Josh Norman’s 3 interceptions in 2 preseason games.

    This game was not a blow out. They only scored 14 points. Our offense was the problem. If 14 points is what you think this high powered eagles offense then maybe you should report on a different sport.

    Also, this is Just a preseason game.

    Its ok to add a few positives about the panthers now and then. Its not like we would begin to think you liked them.

  24. stanimal3 says: Aug 16, 2013 11:33 AM

    Ummm for all the haters out there saying that the Eagles offense is going to kill the defense by going three and out you obviously have not been watching the games. The first string offense with either Vick or Foles has yet to go three and out. Turnovers on the other hand have been an issue for the team especially for Foles and that is coming from someone who wanted Foles to win the job.

  25. therealtrenches says: Aug 16, 2013 11:52 AM

    The Eagles offense looks good so far, but let’s not go nuts. It’s the preseason.

    They have only faced a porous Patriots defense, and a Carolina D run by one of the worst defensive coordinators in the league: Sean McDermott. Remember him, Eagles fans?

  26. doe22us says: Aug 16, 2013 12:08 PM

    I would love to see a lineman/d line run 90 mins non-stop (high intensity), these guys get gassed after a play or two.. kinda pathetic for so called “prime athlete’s”.

  27. sidepull says: Aug 16, 2013 12:18 PM

    nflofficeadmin says
    Those great Bills teams of the ’90s ran no huddle for entire games and it dominated teams.
    ————————————————–

    You are correct. And it should be noted that the Bills never won a superbowl either.

  28. majbobby says: Aug 16, 2013 12:46 PM

    sidepull says:
    Aug 16, 2013 12:18 PM
    nflofficeadmin says
    Those great Bills teams of the ’90s ran no huddle for entire games and it dominated teams.
    ————————————————–

    You are correct. And it should be noted that the Bills never won a superbowl either.

    ———————————

    You are Correct yet no other team made it 4 years in a row either.

    OOO and I have to mention the Eagles AND Bills are going to run the fast paced offenses. Bills ran 86 plays against the Colts.

    Will see how many they run this week against the Vikings.

  29. tombradyswig says: Aug 16, 2013 1:31 PM

    Bills ran 86 plays against the Colts…

    AND still got smashed 44 to what, was the score?!?!

  30. realphan says: Aug 16, 2013 1:50 PM

    mancave001 says – “Where are all the haters? You saw 1/5th of our offense, if that. Both QB’s played very well, and Shady made that defense look SILLY.

    Fly Eagles, Fly!!!!!!”

    __________________________________

    Hater here, Thats great! we made the TERRIBLE panthers look bad in a PRE-SEASON game….and congrats, we ran a lot of plays! WOO! I remember a time when the only thing remotely close to an accomplishment for this team was a SB Championship, Not divison titles, good records, NFC Champ games, none of that amounted to anything…..at least that was the standard we held Andy Reid to. I see now that standard has gone down to “Amount of plays ran”, and “dominance of Pre-season games!” YAY!

    Quick questions – Who is the starting QB again? Right… How will this team do when game film is handed out of them to PRO-DEFENSES?…Right….

    My prediction – The Eagles will have a dominating first 6-7 games…they will run 1,000 plays a game, score a ton, be fantasy player monsters and ESPN will talk about the resurgence of Mike Vick, and Chip Kelly’s amazing new offense….THEN…when we start to see the divison foes for the second time, and when PRO DEFENSES WHO ACTUALLY STUDY GAME FILM, figure out the offense, Chip Kelly will be in over his head, and he won’t be able to adjust….you know, cuz…. he has NEVER HAD TO IN HIS COACHING CAREER, BECAUASE HE HAS NO NFL EXPERIENCE!!!!!….that and his realization that his QB (which one again….) can not read a disguised blitz….and thus the early success will fade to a 7-9 season.

    Kelly will then get the benefit of the doubt…and be back next year, but this time, the early success will be gone because of a year’s worth of game film of his offense…thus leading him right back to college, where he can do all these things, since he does not have to deal with PROFESSIONAL DEFENSIVE PLAYERS! See, Spurrier, Carroll, Saban, so on, and so on….

    Speaking of which, who is on our defense again?? Right…..at least we will get to ruin the remaining years of Shady McCoy’s football career…see Barry Sanders…sad, sad, sad.

    FIRE KELLY NOW!

  31. laserw says: Aug 16, 2013 1:51 PM

    First, the Iggles were playing Carolina. Hardly a team with an offense with any intelligence behind it.

    Second, the Iggles have to have a defense – and the way to counter a fast-paced offense is for the opposition to make you pay by running the ball at you and keeping your defense on the field for 6 minutes each drive. In the second half of games and the season your team will be gassed, not the opposition.

    The Iggles will score, but the damage to their offense by scoring quickly will show itself in the second half – the beauty of fast pace is that it is its own worst enemy.

  32. ochospantalones says: Aug 16, 2013 2:14 PM

    I am perplexed by realphan’s rant. He has all this vitriol about how terrible Kelly is, but thinks they’re going to finish 7-9. 7-9 would be a good year coming off of 4-12! 7-9 would not be a disaster at all for a team with a secondary this lacking in talent.

    I will stick with 6-10 as my prediction. The offense will be pretty good, the defense will suck, and the Iggles will draft a QB in the first round next year.

  33. s0merand0mguy says: Aug 16, 2013 2:16 PM

    laserw says: Aug 16, 2013 1:51 PM

    The Iggles will score, but the damage to their offense by scoring quickly will show itself in the second half – the beauty of fast pace is that it is its own worst enemy.

    You must be the son of Silvia Brown or found a magical crystal ball at your local pawn shop because if you were smart or any good at predictions you would be on a football show or radio station. Instead your just a guy who pays for internet making assumptions about an offense you still know nothing about.

  34. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Aug 16, 2013 2:52 PM

    Star is out of shape and that’s all there is to it. Over hyped Rookie showed up in camp out of shape.

    Being a preseason game, the panthers clearly had no game plan for the up tempo. See what happens when the season starts.

  35. narfmoo12 says: Aug 16, 2013 4:54 PM

    keeppounding says:Aug 16, 2013 11:22 AM

    “Eagles gained 257 yards in the first half with the starters on the field, converting all four of their third down attempts against the Panthers’ first defense.”

    Darin, Go ahead and mention the defenses 2 take aways in the first half. Just saying, don’t pretend they didn’t happen.

    ————————————————

    Intercepting a Hail Mary at the end of the first half after allowing two quarterbacks to go 15/18 for 158 yards isn’t a sign your defense is solid. Quit crying and admit your defense was terrible.

  36. drinkydie says: Aug 16, 2013 5:57 PM

    “The Iggles will score, but the damage to their offense by scoring quickly will show itself in the second half ”

    Okay, I’ll just go ahead and add “They will score too often” to the list of potential problems the Eagles will face this year.

  37. icdogg says: Aug 17, 2013 2:41 AM

    Have the Eagles with either Vick or Foles so far in this preseason gone without converting at least one first down on any possession? I can’t think of one.

  38. dlux36 says: Aug 19, 2013 3:55 PM

    I am starting to be converted…but if they throw those backwards passes in real games the sound you hear is me goint out a window

  39. adamk23 says: Aug 19, 2013 4:39 PM

    tombradyswig says:
    Aug 16, 2013 1:31 PM
    Bills ran 86 plays against the Colts…

    AND still got smashed 44 to what, was the score?!?!

    ——————————————-

    The score was BILLS 44 COLTS 20

    -RobGronksurgery

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