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Eagles’ offense starts fast, but first drive ends in disaster

Eagles head coach Kelly shakes hands while on the field before a NFL football game against the Redskins in Landover, Maryland Reuters

On the first offensive possession of the season, Chip Kelly’s offense in the NFL looked just like Chip Kelly’s offense at Oregon. And then disaster struck.

The Eagles’ offense was moving down the field effectively, and Philadelphia got inside Washington’s 10-yard line. But then Michael Vick passed, Washington defensive end Ryan Kerrigan jumped up and knocked the ball to the ground, and Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall picked it up and raced 75 yards for a touchdown.

Philadelphia clearly thought Vick had thrown a forward pass, but the play was reviewed, and the referee let the call on the field stand. Washington took a 7-0 lead.

Still, it must be said that Kelly’s offense looks like it’s going to give opposing defenses fits. The Eagles are running a fast-paced, aggressive system, and they’re moving the ball effectively. Now they just need to hold onto the ball.

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90 Responses to “Eagles’ offense starts fast, but first drive ends in disaster”
  1. wearethesteelers says: Sep 9, 2013 7:27 PM

    That was a forward pass.

  2. onebucplace says: Sep 9, 2013 7:29 PM

    As a Bucs fan it makes it even more painful to see a modern NFL offense when we’re still running something from the 1980s. The fact Chip backed out of being the Bucs coach at the last moment and we got stuck with “tough guy” Schiano makes me sick to my stomach. Ugh.

  3. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 9, 2013 7:29 PM

    Can’t take my eyes off this Philly offense for a second! Wow!

  4. gloryfromheaven says: Sep 9, 2013 7:30 PM

    Not an Eagles fan, but man, they drive it like crazy. Feels like I already watched a whole half already lol…

  5. bcfalcon says: Sep 9, 2013 7:30 PM

    It was an incomplete pass

  6. strokinmyego says: Sep 9, 2013 7:30 PM

    Anybody who has watched Eagles football over the last decade saw that coming. The Eagles have had red zone issues for a long long time. I expect disaster at this point.

    If the game was played between the 20′s the Eagles would have won a Super Bowl or two by now.

  7. doe22us says: Sep 9, 2013 7:31 PM

    It is fast thats for sure but can they execute in the red zone??

  8. jlb10 says: Sep 9, 2013 7:32 PM

    looked like an incorrect call to me.
    also why is ron winter still an nfl ref? they guy is terrible and can barely jog across/around the field

  9. packfntk says: Sep 9, 2013 7:32 PM

    Shady is good.

  10. floriousestherword says: Sep 9, 2013 7:33 PM

    If Vick could throw an NFL pass they’d have 2 TD’s by now.

  11. greymares says: Sep 9, 2013 7:33 PM

    It wasn’t a backward pass, should have been overturned in trying to prove themselves right they look stupid.

  12. craigmaitland says: Sep 9, 2013 7:34 PM

    The biggest disaster on this play was the ref incompetence . I’m not a fan of either team, but that pass was clearly fwd.

  13. beerbudsnbevo says: Sep 9, 2013 7:36 PM

    looks like its gonna be a disaster for the Redskins…

    I know the Eagles offense is fast, but boy do the Redskins defenders look winded already, and no pass rush…

  14. shlort says: Sep 9, 2013 7:37 PM

    Apparently the review was not good enough for some.

    Vick’s turnovers plagued the Eagles last season as well. It is not like Vick is noted for his ability to take care of the ball. He has a 1 to 1 ratio for turnovers to TDs over his career. Hardly acceptable for a QB who many think is elite.

  15. thestrategyexpert says: Sep 9, 2013 7:37 PM

    Ok this might be the game of the year the way this is going. 10-7 Eagles

  16. kev86 says: Sep 9, 2013 7:38 PM

    Skins look confused!!!

  17. sirsupersouthern says: Sep 9, 2013 7:38 PM

    And just like THAT! they score! Wham! Most exciting offense in football bar none, and I have LeSean, DeSean and V-Sean (Vick) on both my fantasy teams! Jeah boi!

  18. onebucplace says: Sep 9, 2013 7:38 PM

    Thank God we got union refs to make the calls — no firing them for being worthless. Yay unions! Yay communism!

  19. uwsptke says: Sep 9, 2013 7:39 PM

    I thought it was odd that Hall wasn’t flagged for going to his knees in the endzone. That’s supposed to be an automatic 15 yards.

  20. wearethesteelers says: Sep 9, 2013 7:40 PM

    Morris is bad.

  21. flavordave says: Sep 9, 2013 7:41 PM

    everyone must bow down to the Chipper and his 11 headed offensive monster machine

  22. abninf says: Sep 9, 2013 7:41 PM

    The REDSKINS are getting owned.

  23. gdublud says: Sep 9, 2013 7:43 PM

    That was a backwards pass, but that’s the only thing looking good so far for the skins, the field is looking better. Before the game started, they showed RG3 in the weight room, I thought I heard a *grunt* then a wet sloppy *splatter*. My logical voice says it was a skins fan, as I am typing this RG3 threw a pick. #roflcopter

  24. onebucplace says: Sep 9, 2013 7:45 PM

    Obviously defenses will catchup with this Chip Kelly offense it’s still fun to watch… until Michael Vick gets killed, which should happen by the 3rd quarter.

  25. tampafan24 says: Sep 9, 2013 7:47 PM

    Not an Eagles fan but WOW that’s fast! No wonder Kelly turned down the Bucs. There is not a chance that Tampa’s personnel could have run this offense.

  26. captainphintastic says: Sep 9, 2013 7:47 PM

    Wow! Where’s the “logicalvoicesays” guy now???
    Way to start… RG-INT hahahaha

  27. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 9, 2013 7:48 PM

    The “R” in RGIII must stand for RUSTY. And that Eagles offense looks LEGIT.

  28. skitd says: Sep 9, 2013 7:50 PM

    I have to agree with florioisapresstitute, if Vick was a competent NFL quarterback the eagles offense would be unstoppable. I have no horse in this race but that was a forward pass.

  29. shadowcell says: Sep 9, 2013 7:51 PM

    I could see the Philadelphia offense getting winded as the game goes on from having to move so quickly.

    Then again, I could also see them getting winded because Washington keeps turning the ball over, which would be a nice problem to have.

  30. kingpel says: Sep 9, 2013 7:53 PM

    I thought the Skins would cover. My bad.

  31. rhsindians says: Sep 9, 2013 7:54 PM

    God must have taken today off..The Skins are looking horrible…..

  32. jdarty11 says: Sep 9, 2013 7:55 PM

    How about those Redskins, Logical? Hahaha. God’s team indeed.

  33. realfootballfan says: Sep 9, 2013 7:56 PM

    Eagle offense looking like the real deal so far. Griffin and the Washington offense looks dismal on the other hand.

  34. thepvyharvin says: Sep 9, 2013 7:57 PM

    That Philly offense is awesome,,,and terrifying. Looks like RGIII is no AD….he will NEVER be the same

  35. beerbudsnbevo says: Sep 9, 2013 7:59 PM

    Not trying to hate on the Eagles…

    But the trick will be to make sure these guys aren’t worn out from playing so fast….by December.

  36. abninf says: Sep 9, 2013 7:59 PM

    The REDSKINS are making the Jags look good.

  37. rhsindians says: Sep 9, 2013 8:00 PM

    Are these the replacement res?

  38. jeremycrowhurst says: Sep 9, 2013 8:01 PM

    That’s what qualifies as a “disaster”? Heck, I was expecting a broken leg to McCoy or DeSean Jackson, at a minimum.

  39. jskzoocrew says: Sep 9, 2013 8:01 PM

    Your Redskins looking like a JOKE.

    LAUGHING HARD

  40. dolphins4 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:01 PM

    These refs suck.

  41. TheRichMeister says: Sep 9, 2013 8:05 PM

    Agreed, forward pass.

    -Dallas fan.

  42. mancave001 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:06 PM

    Bad call. Worse call when they jumped offsides and induced a false start…but the Eagles got called. BS.

  43. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 9, 2013 8:10 PM

    Enjoy watching Chip’s college offense implode before his very eyes in the NFL. Almost as much as watching the RG-knee experiment become an epic failure.

  44. suhisbetterthanu says: Sep 9, 2013 8:13 PM

    Redskins are looking like the 3-9 Redskins.

  45. d0minate says: Sep 9, 2013 8:16 PM

    Is this a soccer game? No, it’s just the skins cheating

  46. abninf says: Sep 9, 2013 8:16 PM

    The REDSKINS are trying to bump the Giants from the top spot in faking injuries.

  47. ratdogs says: Sep 9, 2013 8:17 PM

    RG knee looks scared out there.

  48. weaponx73 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:18 PM

    Would you look at that the Redskins who cried last year about the Giants and others faking injuries to slow things down. Are faking injuries to slow the eagles down.

  49. delsj says: Sep 9, 2013 8:18 PM

    That’s two fake injuries.

  50. godzillapimpin says: Sep 9, 2013 8:19 PM

    seems the 1st redskins touchdown was very very questionable?

  51. thepvyharvin says: Sep 9, 2013 8:20 PM

    And how many defenses will FAKE injuries to get rest from that Blitzkreig offense?

  52. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 9, 2013 8:29 PM

    Is it just me that thinks the Eagles may be the best team in the NFCE?

  53. alchemistcirca1979 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:32 PM

    Mike Vick looks like a Chip off the old block……sorry that was horrible.

  54. wilsonwillbreaku says: Sep 9, 2013 8:34 PM

    Let the panic begin now.

  55. herephishyphishy says: Sep 9, 2013 8:35 PM

    Wheres the hurry up story about how awful the Deadskins offense is looking?

  56. herephishyphishy says: Sep 9, 2013 8:37 PM

    If this keeps up Bob Griffins career is going to end on the ground in his own end zone

  57. rhsindians says: Sep 9, 2013 8:37 PM

    This game is about to get ugly if the Eagles score 6..

  58. lorcanbonda says: Sep 9, 2013 8:38 PM

    Bring in Pat White!!

  59. strokinmyego says: Sep 9, 2013 8:39 PM

    It’s just a half of a game so far but wow I’ve never seen anything like this offense in the NFL.

    Warp speed.

  60. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    IRG3 said he is ready, lol, dude is soooooooooo overated and a scrub, redskins will finish last in their division

  61. thinkarez says: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    eagles look great! I’m a Bengals fan

  62. shukey11 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:40 PM

    can we start calling him RG III and out?

  63. wearethesteelers says: Sep 9, 2013 8:41 PM

    jdarty11 says:
    Sep 9, 2013 7:55 PM
    How about those Redskins, Logical? Hahaha. God’s team indeed.
    __________________________________

    The Steelers are God’s team, idiot. This has been well documented.

  64. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:41 PM

    i wonder who will the great IRG3 throw under the bus after this beating?

  65. igotgamenj says: Sep 9, 2013 8:41 PM

    Tannehill > RG3 BOOK IT

  66. devildog911 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:42 PM

    RG3 looks really scared and confused. LOL.

  67. rcampore says: Sep 9, 2013 8:42 PM

    Patiently waiting for the Redskins post to show up so we can see how many comments will be directed at Logical, lol.

    The Redskins are actually making me feel better about the Giant’s performance last night. At least our defense showed up the whole game and the offense got us back in the game.

    This could end up being a blow out!

  68. thinkarez says: Sep 9, 2013 8:43 PM

    ha all you rg3 people Vick you dumb losers

  69. doe22us says: Sep 9, 2013 8:43 PM

    I guess my question has been answered..

  70. realfootballfan says: Sep 9, 2013 8:46 PM

    Eagles look like the Dream Team they were supposed to be the past two seasons. Maybe Reid was just burned out and the rest of the NFC has a problem, a fast problem that no DC in the league has a book on.

  71. mantastic54 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:47 PM

    It will be interesting to see how McCoy holds up if he keeps getting 20 carries per half

  72. peytonsneck18 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:48 PM

    lol, IRG3 got body slammed, im lovin it!!!!

  73. rhsindians says: Sep 9, 2013 8:48 PM

    RG3 is a BEATEN man….can anyone say Kirk?

  74. thinkarez says: Sep 9, 2013 8:48 PM

    hahaha best quarterback right? lol

  75. hawkmode says: Sep 9, 2013 8:48 PM

    Where’s logicalvoice now?

  76. abninf says: Sep 9, 2013 8:50 PM

    Jon Gruden: “This whole stadium is shocked”

    LMAO

  77. thermanmerman99 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:51 PM

    so where is the article about how pathetic mr. BOB has performed today? the media’s worst nightmare. espn and the rest of the media are in panic mode, BOB has already been declared the greatest qb in the history of mankind

  78. captainphintastic says: Sep 9, 2013 8:51 PM

    RG who????

  79. blackngold4life says: Sep 9, 2013 8:52 PM

    Eagles with 20 1st Downs! TWENTY! the Defence is relentless..and the O-Line looks much better 53 plays at halftime. RG3 Rusty

  80. mf7krime says: Sep 9, 2013 8:52 PM

    This is so satisfying. RGIII is a complete shell of himself.

  81. kspells12345 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:52 PM

    The score should be 33-0.

  82. taron2in1 says: Sep 9, 2013 8:57 PM

    As a Eagle Fan I really wasn’t sure this would work. I’m am truly in shock right now. Chip Chip HooRaay!!!

  83. rhymenosaurus says: Sep 9, 2013 9:00 PM

    I hate the Redskins as much as the next rational guy, and this game is indeed satisfying, but even I hate to see RG3 in this state. That crap, amoral team is going to ruin that guy’s career, and Snyder will probably sue him to get his salary back.

  84. listenupcupcake says: Sep 9, 2013 9:02 PM

    I’m as giddy as …Chip Kelly. 8-D

  85. thinkarez says: Sep 9, 2013 9:10 PM

    ha!!!!!! rg3 lollollollol!!!! Washington what??? ha and I’m a Bengals fan you just thought rg3 was your perfect qb huh? lol

  86. taron2in1 says: Sep 9, 2013 9:10 PM

    DC traffic bout to be crazy. Leave now!!!

  87. bluebongzilla says: Sep 9, 2013 9:35 PM

    Bob’s been making too many commercials. But at least he’s not playing golf.

  88. jcfinest says: Sep 9, 2013 9:40 PM

    L McCoy has 20 carries in the 1st half. He wont last the whole season.

  89. lorcanbonda says: Sep 9, 2013 9:40 PM

    I’m a Redskins fan — but we look like the Redskins of old (2 years ago.) Hopefully RGIII can lick his wounds and learn from this.

  90. eagles512 says: Sep 10, 2013 1:29 AM

    It was a bad call

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