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Chip Kelly: Eagles’ offense was too slow on Monday night

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If NFL defensive coordinators were getting concerned as they saw new Eagles coach Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offense rack up 322 yards and 21 first downs on 53 plays in the first half on Monday night, Kelly has some bad news for them.

I felt like it was slow,” Kelly said Tuesday.

The Eagles’ offense in the first half was about as fast-paced as anyone has ever seen in the NFL. Surely, Kelly must be joking when he says it was too slow, right?

“I’m not joking,” Kelly said. “We need to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn’t get the ball to the officials. We could have sped things up from a process in between plays. That’s something we need to work on.”

If Kelly’s offense can move the ball down the field even faster than it did in the first half of Monday night’s game, that’s scary for opposing defenses. But it’s also a big “if.” As tiring as it is for opposing defenses to contend with an offense that moves the ball that quickly, it’s also tiring for the players on the Eagles’ offense. And if Michael Vick gets hit every game as much as he got hit on Monday night, he may not last 16 weeks.

So it’s no sure thing that Kelly’s offense is going to take the NFL by storm. But it sure will be fun to watch him try.

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  1. ingraven says: Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    If that offense was slow,then what were my Ravens on Thursday?

  2. redzonerocks says: Sep 10, 2013 3:32 PM

    It will be fun to watch another gimmick offense wither and die as the DC’s figure it out. Kelly is fooling himself if he really believes he can run them that fast for 60 minutes. If he tries, there will be a lot of leg cramps on the other side…

  3. thehouseofho says: Sep 10, 2013 3:34 PM

    To be honest, I thought Denver’s second half looked faster than Philly’s first half. Also, there were games the Pats played last year that were even faster.

    I really think everyone’s blowing the speed of Chip Kelly’s offense way out of proportion. They didn’t even come close to the amount of plays Denver ran.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Sep 10, 2013 3:34 PM

    All bluster, this won’t work against real defenses like Seattle or San Francisco. Any system would dominate the Washington Racial Epithets.

  5. thehouseofho says: Sep 10, 2013 3:36 PM

    Sorry, I meant they didn’t come close to the amount of plays the Pats ran this weekend.

  6. knucklebucket says: Sep 10, 2013 3:37 PM

    Has DeShaun Jackson taken to Twitter to complain about this yet?

  7. omegalh says: Sep 10, 2013 3:38 PM

    If they go any faster, the refs will start faking injuries.

  8. true2thegame83 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:39 PM

    Alright, enough with the circle jerk, 53 plays and 21 first downs in a half is considered fast paced yet you don’t mention that the redskins ran 54 plays in the 2nd half and had about the same amount of first downs. The eagles offense is fun to watch for sure, but the stats are a bit inflated due to the 3 quick turnovers the Redskins gave them

  9. tomahoochi says: Sep 10, 2013 3:39 PM

    I blame McNabb

  10. logicalvoicesays says: Sep 10, 2013 3:39 PM

    30 years from now the Eagles will still have 0 SBs and the Redskins will have a good 10-11 in their trophy case. That makes last night alright. RGIII almost came back and owned them despite all that time off. We’ll be fine and they’ll still be them. #HTTR

  11. mathomp3 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    Gonna set records on how fast they can go 3 and out….

  12. vmannj says: Sep 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    As a Cowboys fan, I would LOVE to see PHI’s off vs. NOLA’s def. Rob Ryan would kill himself trying to keep up. Philly might score 100.

  13. whhaaat says: Sep 10, 2013 3:40 PM

    I must be the only one taking into account all the turnovers attributing to the number of plays run. Don’t get me wrong it was a quick turnover between plays, but the number of plays was padded with all the 1st half turnovers.

  14. shadowcell says: Sep 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    It helped enormously that Washington’s offense either coughed up the ball the instant they got their hands on it, or went three and out and gave it right back to the Eagles. And that was just the first half. Washington nearly came from behind in the second half.

  15. runmarshawnrun says: Sep 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    Shady McCoy was clearly winded several times last night. Vick pulled a groin muscle or something and was limping around for at least a quarter. They scored early in the 3rd and then never really got close after that.

    The system works in college when you have 95 players on your roster. I’d be surprised if the Eagles skill players are still healthy in 5 weeks.

  16. whodatsaybaby says: Sep 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    At College this can work because you have like 100 players on the sidline. In the NFL, you’re at 53. You can tire your offense and run them flat which will cause injuries and leave your defense on the field gasping for air. Week one looked good for Kelly, but now teams have film to watch and ol’ Chip will see how fast teamS can counter this. First thought, opposite teams will run, run, run, and RUN…

  17. ccjcsr says: Sep 10, 2013 3:41 PM

    Smug and arrogance will get you beat in this league, keep it up and run Shady Mcoy into the ground in a few weeks.

  18. gumbogumbo says: Sep 10, 2013 3:42 PM

    How is logical still trolling on eagles blogs?!?! DUDE YOUR CRAZY! WE ROCKED YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. niquebchillin says: Sep 10, 2013 3:43 PM

    Why does Haslett still has a job..

  20. bsizemore68 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:45 PM

    Logical, what are you drinking or smoking? Get real with all theses Super Bowl Trophy, not going to happen. Bill

  21. flavordave says: Sep 10, 2013 3:45 PM

    the chip Kelly erA has officially begun. You all must bow down to his 11 headed offensive monster machine Tour 2013. He chewing up teams and spittin bones. nothing but bones. and there’s simply nothing you can do about it

  22. jerseyshoregiant says: Sep 10, 2013 3:46 PM

    And what did they do in the 2nd half?

  23. nananatman says: Sep 10, 2013 3:47 PM

    It didn’t look that fast and the gassed Eagles O only scored six points in the whole second half.

    The Eagles have always been a fast strike team and Vick is always hurt.

    The truly awesome Giants are benefitting from the accumulation of game film though and that is good.

  24. phamt02 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:48 PM

    Yeah and just wait till you start getting 3 and outs and putting your defense back on the field in less than one minute, see how that plays out in the long run

  25. wiitrainingcamp says: Sep 10, 2013 3:52 PM

    I actually hope this fast tempo is eventually adopted by the entire league. Watching plays is far more exciting than watching teams stand around in a huddle.

  26. autoriot says: Sep 10, 2013 3:55 PM

    I believe the Patriots ran 83 plays and the Eagles ran 74 plays. I am not certain of my numbers. But you seem to be. If I am right however, it would seem that you are wrong, as 74 is pretty close to 83, and not the dramatic “NOWHERE CLOSE” comment you made.

  27. jamaltimore says: Sep 10, 2013 3:56 PM

    More importantly I thought Sideshow Bob Griffin looked winded, small and overwhelmed by the philly defense in the first half.

  28. ososrule says: Sep 10, 2013 3:56 PM

    Typical Eagle fans reaction, you guys always get over excited and you always choke. It was 1 game, calm down!

  29. nick255 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:57 PM

    @ logicalvoices…

    It must fire you up that the eagles ruined RGIII’s comeback game and brought your skins to reality. I like RGIII but he’s a sophmore with 2 surgically repaired knees. Get over it and welcome back to the real world. Glad skins fans are resiliant because the next 10 years will mirror your last 10, minus that fluke of a season last year.

  30. gwood25 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:58 PM

    Gotta love you “experts” calling this a gimmick offense! That “gimmick offense” is taking over college football, and take a wild guess where those college players go after college…pro. Remember, the forward pass was called a gimmick too! I suppose you dudes want to go back to the wing T.

  31. wearethesteelers says: Sep 10, 2013 3:58 PM

    Good luck trying this nonsense against the Steelers.

  32. telldatruth says: Sep 10, 2013 3:59 PM

    As a defensive coordinator, I would hit Vick on every read zone play. Eventually, the Eagle offense will crumble or Vick will get hurt

  33. floriorealitychkr says: Sep 10, 2013 4:01 PM

    “30 years from now the Eagles will still have 0 SBs and the Redskins will have a good 10-11 in their trophy case. That makes last night alright. RGIII almost came back and owned them despite all that time off. We’ll be fine and they’ll still be them. #HTTR”

    WOW…I’d like to report this comment just for being ridiculous. I was going to say it comes off as “girlie” but..even my daughter doesnt say this kind of sour grapes with a straight face. I am now calling out logicalvoice in front of the entire PFT board. You (sir?), are a front running little tool that talks lots of crap when your team does well (once every 20 years) and like all Skins fans..you cling to the past as a reason for the present day failures. That makes you a BAD FAN first of all- and makes you a joke here. Your team got OWNED on National TV AGAIN…and you are damn lucky Chipster said…Im not showing these guys anymore of our passing attack and passed four times after halftime. It was heading for 59 points again and you know it. So crawl back in the hole…continue to think you came back late in the game because it was more indicative of how good you “really are”..and enjoy the rest of the whipping coming for your NO DEFENSE- POORLY COACHED joke of a team this season.
    BTW..my little sister still says…”ill beat you up someday”…. even after I just whooped that a**. (not literally of course- and you get my point) You and she should have a pity party and invite your girlfriend RKNEE3.

    Meanwhile..EAGLES 1-0 ETHNIC SLURS 0-1

  34. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2013 4:01 PM

    Glad my team doesn’t have to resort to gimmicky read-option or gimmicky no huddle to gain a further upper hand on an already Goodell-castrated defense. We don’t care if you have decades of game tape on us. We play straight up like honorable men and beat your rear ends with your defenses at its prepared best. The football gods will not reward your sniveling garbage.

  35. patriots123456 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    Anyone else think Vick took a pounding last night?

    I doubt he is going to last 16 games…

  36. southpaw79 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:02 PM

    Not an Eagles or Redskins fan, but that game was fun to watch. I hope they do speed things up. Even if it proves to not be effective over the long haul, it will at least be fun to see them try.

  37. iglz99 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    While I agree that the number of PHL offensive plays in the 1st was skewed by the turnovers, anyone that watched the game saw that Kelly & Co. went into the prevent defense AND offense. They only threw the ball 5 times in the 2nd half. He took his foot off the gas too early, but to say they didn’t look as good in the 2nd half is obvious. They were perfectly willing to run 3x, then punt.

    Also, last time I checked, the prevent defense is awesome at padding losing QB stats. Although he looked more poised in the 2nd half, RG1.25 was the main reason the Skins looked so bad in the first half.

  38. calicowboysfan86 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:03 PM

    I’m sure the Eagles’ defense would appriciate it if the offense went a little slower. If the speedy offense tatic back fires and they’re playing a team with a good running game their D will be screwed.

  39. conormacleod says: Sep 10, 2013 4:06 PM

    My money is on the offense not being nearly as winded as the defense in these situations. Of course, my money is also on a successful college coach over anonymous posters on this website.

  40. herkulease says: Sep 10, 2013 4:06 PM

    forget fast on offense. WTH did they go to prevent on Defense so early.

    Griffin was struggling with pressure in his face. They then dial the pressure when they were up 26 with close to 24 minutes left and allowed the Redskins to get back into it.

  41. kylexitron says: Sep 10, 2013 4:08 PM

    I wonder how long till Kelly figures out he can’t abuse a 53 man roster full of millionaires like he can a 200-man team of college students.

  42. ccjcsr says: Sep 10, 2013 4:09 PM

    They’ll never speed up the game against the Giants because they’ll pretend to be injured every play.

    #floppers

  43. teal379 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:09 PM

    Assume you can go flat out like the first half for the whole game.

    It’s a 16 game marathon season, not a 1 game sprint.

    It’s also not some 10 game schedule you’re used to in college. 95 guys running it for 10 games is a long way (endurance wise) from 53 guys running it for 16 games. Particularly when you don’t have a size/speed advantage at almost every position in the NFL like you do in college.

    No way you can keep it up in December and I sincerely doubt you can run it in bad weather.

    You’ll need something else to go with it.

  44. iglz99 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:11 PM

    herkulease says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:06 PM
    forget fast on offense. WTH did they go to prevent on Defense so early.

    Griffin was struggling with pressure in his face. They then dial the pressure when they were up 26 with close to 24 minutes left and allowed the Redskins to get back into it.

    *******************************************

    I think Davis was more or less tinkering in the 2nd half, seeing how certain players reacted in certain schemes. They blitzed like crazy, but if the game was close, he certainly wouldn’t have been so pressure-happy.

  45. jonanthans says: Sep 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    The problem with this offense is, the pace wears out the O-Line as fast as it wears out the D-Line. The bigger problem is, its a lot easier to plug in D-Linemen than it is to plug in competent O-Linemen. Defensive linemen are much faster than O-Lineman are, which creates huge problems because now your Qb and RB are taking huge hits and getting hurt. This was exposed in 2011 when Oregon opened up against LSU and everyone expected them to run all over the Tigers. What happened was the LSU defense was just as fast if not faster than Oregons players (Barkevious Mingo ran down LaMichael James from behind on one instance), and LSU kept rotating in D-linemen and mauling Oregon. The game resulted in a blowout win for LSU, and exposed the way to beat this offense. Its similar to how the Giants beat the 18-0 Patriots in the Super Bowl, New England simply couldn’t hold up under the constant wave of fresh D-lineman rushes.

  46. dwats says: Sep 10, 2013 4:12 PM

    Operation Patience = Failure

  47. icdogg says: Sep 10, 2013 4:13 PM

    The Eagles offense was running pretty slow, compared to how fast I’ve seen them run it. I still think they can shave about five seconds per play.

  48. salscobrakai says: Sep 10, 2013 4:13 PM

    Can’t wait for them to try running this hurry up offense vs. the Broncos at 5,280 feet. Not gonna happen Chip.

  49. joeyb3878 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:15 PM

    Redskin fans have been running their mouthes the entire off season as if they were already a dynasty. Now all I read is a bunch of sour grapes. You lost the game. Deal with it just like I have to deal with my Eagles not having a Super Bowl.

  50. baddegg says: Sep 10, 2013 4:16 PM

    If McNabb was still in Philly running this offense, he’d prolly get so winded that he’d throw up.

  51. immafubared says: Sep 10, 2013 4:19 PM

    I have to be honest and was thinking this is another refreshing addition to pro football. The spread and this have changed the game and that’s a good thing. It makes all teams more competitive: don’t have a Manning, no problemo just get a QB who can run. Have an older d line, big problem staying fresh with the quick play option.

  52. joeyb3878 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:20 PM

    And Redskins will need someone else to go with other than RG3 & out when his knee buckles in that bad weather. I like the guy and don’t wish him injury but if I were a Redskin fan I would be concerned.

  53. crazycane says: Sep 10, 2013 4:20 PM

    Players won’t stay healthy for the entire season in this offense. Vick can’t stay healthy getting hit in a normal offense imagine one that calls for 80 plays a game

  54. immafubared says: Sep 10, 2013 4:20 PM

    I saw the refs spending a lot of time spotting the ball looking around so yes, they did have a plan to slow it down.

  55. narfmoo12 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:23 PM

    To all the people who are saying the Eagles ran less plays than the Broncos or Patriots, and therefore are a slower offense, you obviously aren’t smart enough to realize that the Eagles built their lead with 53 plays in the first half. Those 53 plays were the most in a half since 1998. The Eagles then slowed it down because they were up 33-7. This shouldn’t be tough to figure out.

  56. larrydavid7000 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    whatever. chipper you were worried during the middle of the 3rd quarter cause. the Redskins were holding your crap offence. Like I. said the Redskins Beat Themselves. Last Night.!!!!!! Anyone who knows football. knows that.

  57. jonanthans says: Sep 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    Chip Kelly never even went undefeated in the Pac 12 with this offense.

  58. paulz624 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:26 PM

    I love how people on here are saying this will never work against a top D, Washington’s D was ranked in the top 10. Their run D was ranked 5th and we ran for over 240 yards. This O is working and here to stay! Get use to it and just sit back and enjoy.

  59. Youknowimright says: Sep 10, 2013 4:27 PM

    OK smartest guy in the room-chip kelly. The offense ran 53 plays in the first half and 24 in the second. I get the lead thing in the second half, but they ran so many plays in the first half because they always had the ball becasue Washington kept shooting itself in the foot. RGIII missed tons of open guys and once they figured that philly’s def is bascially fire kendricks up the middle on a blitz every play they took advantage with short crossing routes over the middle and kept control of the ball in the second half. I just think we all need to take a step back and realize that the second half is more of the eagles team than the first half. Not to mention that they are going to run out of healthy players by the end of the year if they keep up this pace. Vick and mccoy are prime candidates to miss large chunks of time. Slow down chipper. it’s football. you did not reinvent it.

  60. logicalvoicereallysays says: Sep 10, 2013 4:31 PM

    What I’m really trying to say is that my Redskins will never have any luck in winning any SB’s. Let alone sniff any. I just feel bad for RGIII because he’s on our team and he’s never going to win anything.

    He deserves better.
    ____________________________________
    30 years from now the Eagles will still have 0 SBs and the Redskins will have a good 10-11 in their trophy case. That makes last night alright. RGIII almost came back and owned them despite all that time off. We’ll be fine and they’ll still be them. #HTTR

  61. mitchem85 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:32 PM

    It was one game eagles fans… Redskins will end up with a better record at the end of the year..FACT.

    As bad as the redskins played last night, and as much as they turned it over, missed a fg,threw 2 picks, and have up a safety they still only lost by 6… You’re a fool and are obviously wishful thinking if you think that’s the best the redskins will look. Skins will go 4-2 in the division instead of 5-1 like last year.. Not a big deal..

    Also, the tape is out… That offense won’t be hard to figure out, as the redskins instantly picked it up after halftime.

    I was not impressed at all.. Reminds me of spurriers offense his first year in the nfl.

    I’ve got all you clowns names written down, make sure y’all bums show up at the end of the year to eat your crow… Just like last year

  62. justintuckrule says: Sep 10, 2013 4:34 PM

    larrydavid7000 says:
    Sep 10, 2013 4:24 PM

    Like I. said the Redskins Beat Themselves. Last Night.!!!!!! Anyone who knows football. knows that.
    ——————
    I have a shortcut symbol on my phone. I hit one button after work and it sends my wife a text that lets her know I’ll be home in about an hour. Gives her time to get dinner ready.

    Skins’ fans also have a shortcut symbol on their phones. For the last 20 years, they hit a button and it sends the same excuse the Seinfeld blogger wrote above. Gotta love technology.

  63. baddegg says: Sep 10, 2013 4:34 PM

    Often when someone makes an arrogant remark like Chip Kelley they are soon humbled.

  64. bo1210 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    “Good luck trying this nonsense against the Steelers.”

    No luck needed. You couldn’t even beat the Titan SLOW offense, what makes you think you could beat anything else?

  65. malab377 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    74 plays for the Eagles
    87 plays for the Patriots

    The Eagles could play 17% faster and still not be the fastest team in the NFL.

    Knowing that RGIII was rusty in the first half, they will run 65 to 70 plays per game max.

  66. telldatruth says: Sep 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    This gimmick offensive is nothing more than the run-n-shoot. Wait til the cold weather arrive!!!!

  67. bkaysgold says: Sep 10, 2013 4:41 PM

    All this is High Intensity Interval Training…this is HIIT vs cardio and if last night is any indication, cardio sucks…

  68. chrisk61 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:41 PM

    the only thing we truly know is that eagles are 1-0 and skins are 0-1, both overall records and in the div. skins fans making these bold predictions about rest of season sound a bit insecure. one wk at a time guys.

  69. mitchem85 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:42 PM

    And for all the morons that say “we took our foot off the gas blah blah” that’s nonsense… You put as many points as you can on the board, because this is the nfl and teams can comeback(like they almost did and just like the texans did last night) so yea, y’all won but don’t kid yourself trying to think y’all just sat on the lead and didnt try to score anymore.. You were just shut down.. If I was an eagles fan, id be worried because you won’t get 4-5 turnover gifts every game.

  70. warhammer420 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:46 PM

    omegalh says:
    “If they go any faster, the refs will start faking injuries.”

    Ahahaha! Well done sir, you win this thread.

  71. narfmoo12 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:46 PM

    mitchem85 says:Sep 10, 2013 4:32 PM

    It was one game eagles fans… Redskins will end up with a better record at the end of the year..FACT.

    As bad as the redskins played last night, and as much as they turned it over, missed a fg,threw 2 picks, and have up a safety they still only lost by 6… You’re a fool and are obviously wishful thinking if you think that’s the best the redskins will look. Skins will go 4-2 in the division instead of 5-1 like last year.. Not a big deal..

    Also, the tape is out… That offense won’t be hard to figure out, as the redskins instantly picked it up after halftime.

    I was not impressed at all.. Reminds me of spurriers offense his first year in the nfl.

    I’ve got all you clowns names written down, make sure y’all bums show up at the end of the year to eat your crow… Just like last year

    ———————————-

    Show up next week when the Redskins are 0-2 after losing to the Packers on the road.

  72. mitchem85 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:46 PM

    Paulz, redskins defense was not a top 10 defense.. They finished like 12th/13th overall with a 31st ranked pass defense….

    Skins starting safety was out last night too.

  73. The Shoeman says: Sep 10, 2013 4:47 PM

    @ all the irrational/delusional skins fans:

    I’ve got 5 words for ya . . .

    Sunday, Lambeau Field, Green Bay

    SCARES the LIVIN’ Hell out-of-you !

    If the Eagles can kick your azz all over your home-opener . . Imagine what this is gonna be ?

  74. bdawkins2 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:47 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:39 PM
    30 years from now the Eagles will still have 0 SBs and the Redskins will have a good 10-11 in their trophy case. That makes last night alright. RGIII almost came back and owned them despite all that time off. We’ll be fine and they’ll still be them. #HTTR

    —————————————————-

    Only if 10-11 is the model number of the knee brace that RG1Knee wears.

  75. minnesoulja says: Sep 10, 2013 4:48 PM

    And Mike Vick had your number the whole first half, they never needed to put the pedal down all second half. Even when you were close, you were never close enough.

    Logical is a Redskins fan, have fun with that.

  76. therillest says: Sep 10, 2013 4:52 PM

    I wonder how Eagles fans would be feeling today if they would have hired Gus Bradley over Chip Kelly? Probably like the Jag fan (me) is feeling today….like we got hosed.

  77. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 10, 2013 4:53 PM

    Remember when Jim Kelly was slinging the rock up in the Buff. Now that was a fast offense.. That team didn’t even know what a huddle was!

  78. 80sbroncofan says: Sep 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    That is a pretty cool looking offense, but how long will it be before he starts getting his own players killed running it. Its not like college where you have like a 100 players on your team that know the offense and you can plug in at any given time.

  79. djax10isthebomb says: Sep 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    Hahaha! So many sour grape comments on here. I LOVE it!!

  80. somekat says: Sep 10, 2013 4:58 PM

    I didn’t feel like Vick took too much punishment last night at all. He took a few good shots, but they were due to him not reading a blitz and getting rid off the ball when his blockers were outnumbered. Not much Chip can do about that.

    He really didn’t take any big shots running the ball (although it seemed like he pulled up a bit lame on that big run, but that looked like a hammy if anything). He took a few hits last night, but nothing out of the norm for an NFL QB. If Vick can’t stay healthy getting hit like he did last night, he can’t run this type of offense, and if he can’t run this type of offense, I think it’s already been proven that he is average at best in a conventional system

  81. narfmoo12 says: Sep 10, 2013 4:59 PM

    malab377 says:Sep 10, 2013 4:38 PM

    74 plays for the Eagles
    87 plays for the Patriots

    The Eagles could play 17% faster and still not be the fastest team in the NFL.

    Knowing that RGIII was rusty in the first half, they will run 65 to 70 plays per game max.

    ————————————

    Are you that dense? 53 plays in the first half to build a huge lead, which was the most since 1998. Then slow it way down to milk the clock in the second half. If you can’t figure that out, I’m amazed you were able to get on the internet, let alone post a comment.

  82. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 4:59 PM

    true2thegame83 says: Sep 10, 2013 3:39 PM

    but the stats are a bit inflated due to the 3 quick turnovers the Redskins gave them
    ———————————————

    The Eagles drove the ball down to the 5 yard line on the opening play and give the skins a free touchdown. They then fumble the ball on the 30 setting u up for 1 more touchdown…. Coulda woulda shoulda. If we are going to blame our own teams mistakes then take 14 points off the redskins and 2 off of ours. All these excuses are sad. All the doubt is really just fear. Goodluck folks we will see if you are yapping after you play the birds.

  83. thebirdofprey says: Sep 10, 2013 5:01 PM

    I love how people keep trying to call Chip Kelly’s system gimmick and won’t work yet we all saw it in full effect last night. Not to mention Bill Belicheck went to him to speed up his no huddle offense. Last year Patriots led the NFL in offensive PPG.

  84. The Shoeman says: Sep 10, 2013 5:09 PM

    Only Fact that Matters:

    How dangerous is Michael Vick when it comes to the Redskins?

    Well, he’s N E V E R lost to them, and that’s really all that should matter.

    During his career in the NFL vs. Washington,
    Vick has contributed to 1,076 yards, 10 touchdowns, while rushing for 226 yards and two touchdowns.

    The closest they’ve come was in 2010 at Philadelphia when they managed to knock him out of the game and hold off a late possible touchdown pass by Kevin Kolb

  85. The Shoeman says: Sep 10, 2013 5:14 PM

    Oh Man . . .

    another 20 years of
    ” the Redskins Beat Themselves ” . . . Ugh !

  86. o0omorriso0o says: Sep 10, 2013 5:15 PM

    You people really don’t understand football do you. The eagles were clearly milking the clock almost the whole 2nd half. Vick only threw 3 times the whole 2nd half (completing two of them). Thats why they went from 54 first half plays to only 20-somethin in the 2nd half.

    Use your damn brains. Just use your eye test. The offense in the first half by the eagles was really fast but still too slow for kellys liking…

  87. zam0854 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:16 PM

    Redskins FALL bc their defense lacked preparation and their BIG-HEADED QB didn’t talk to McNabb. Redskins win last night if RG3 talks with McNabb hahahahah.

    #RedskinsNFCfrauds

  88. gwood25 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:22 PM

    Double stacked wideouts on both sides..you better cover them or it’s pitch and catch at 15 yards a pop! Cover them, and you open the middle up for the zone read run up the middle! Guess wrong and you get gashed somewhere else for 20 yards! As long as your QB reads the defense, they take what you give them! Oh, and the designed run play, is a pass if you defend it wrong…it’s all read option boys, get used to it.

  89. philahitman says: Sep 10, 2013 5:23 PM

    jerseyshoregiant says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:46 PM
    And what did they do in the 2nd half?
    —————————————————-
    Clock kill offense and prevent defense and got the win. Pretty simple.

  90. wcdunkenfield says: Sep 10, 2013 5:29 PM

    Here’s the sum total of what I care about as an Eagle fan:
    – Eagles won the game;
    – Washington lost the game;
    – Eagles showed promise on offense, but it’s very early;
    – on defense, Eagles looked good at times, but bad late in the game;
    – both the offense and the defense must play well to win;
    – Chip Kelly seems to be a smart guy, and he probably has the ability to figure more things out;
    – the other teams now have some Eagle film;
    – there’s another chance to play next week, and the team (no matter who) will be tough;
    – ON ANY SUNDAY…

  91. purplehaze28 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:31 PM

    Michael Vick is a PITBULL!
    dude is tough as nails ; )

  92. dcapettini says: Sep 10, 2013 5:35 PM

    Don’t pick on ‘Logicalvoicesays’. He is the closest thing we have to comic relief on this site. I’ll admit that his posts on this thread are a little lame, but once he gets started and hits his stride, he has us LOAO. Give em heck, Logical!

  93. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 5:38 PM

    o0omorriso0o says: Sep 10, 2013 5:15 PM

    You people really don’t understand football do you. The eagles were clearly milking the clock almost the whole 2nd half. Vick only threw 3 times the whole 2nd half (completing two of them). Thats why they went from 54 first half plays to only 20-somethin in the 2nd half.
    ———————————

    THANK YOU! Finally somebody with a brain. The eagles in the 2nd half took their foot off the gas, they were never “figured out”. They simply played preventative D too early. There is nothing to figure out, our offense is just that good. Kelly will learn from this and move on to the chargers Sunday.

  94. DonkeyStick says: Sep 10, 2013 5:39 PM

    thehouseofho says:
    Sep 10, 2013 3:36 PM
    Sorry, I meant they didn’t come close to the amount of plays the Pats ran this weekend.

    Eagles plays 77…..New England 89 difference is 12.

    If you said Ind of 53 plays didn’t come close you have a point…You sir are a fool!!!!!

  95. eaglesbest says: Sep 10, 2013 5:45 PM

    Listen to all the eagles haters lol. Probably most are pathetic skins fans. RGIII did nothing until the score was 33-7 and the eagles got bored. Glad to see thelogicalvoice voice finally made it out bed after running out of Kleenex in his parents basement. After he ran his mouth all week I failed to see a single comment made by him last night. And yes the Pats ran more plays because they were losing the game. Why run a hurry up no huddle offense when your up 33-7???? And yes it’s only one win but I would rather the eagles be 1-0 unlike the foreskins that sit 0-1.

  96. idriveamoped says: Sep 10, 2013 5:46 PM

    logicalvoicesays says:………..

    Dude, lets put it this way. You are annoying. You are trying to be 6 rings but it isnt happening. His posts are quite amusing because unlike you, his team actually has the legs to hold up his posts. As much as I hate the Steelers “being a Bengals fan” he does have that right to be a bit annoying, and trollish. That is what makes his posts actually amusing.

    You on the other hand, are boring, dull, and grasping for straws. Instead of trying to mimic him, try doing something original for once. You are nothing more than a mirror, find a new act.

  97. nickster31 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    For starters, this Eagles team is going to face injury issues if Kelly keeps this pace up.

    That being said, to stop this offense, it isnt that hard. Hit Vick on every chance you get. When you have the ball, ground and pound. If you can control the clock, and keep his offense off the field you hurt their ability to stay in sync and you wear their defense out

  98. mrplow3 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:54 PM

    “I am now calling out logicalvoice in front of the entire PFT board.”

    Ohhhhh, so dramatic!

    lol

    Relax dude. Logicalvoice is just a troll, why do you people still get worked up over him?

    I actually up vote his comments now for being so ridiculous. You people who take him seriously and get all mad need to lighten up.

    He’s a fool, but I enjoy his foolishness.

  99. verticalgame510 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:57 PM

    I’m so tired of hearing about that Madden “Triangle Button” offense.

  100. ballreaper says: Sep 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    Everything so far has fall right for the eagles to have what happen last nite to take place , Chip kelly bail there thinking the oregon program was in for a big punishment. And Vick could have easily rejected the option they pick up.heavens knows alot of decent teams out there who is missing a pro bowl QB would have been in play for his service.

    As a fan i was truly entertain and i hope vick stays healthy to continue watching this action movie.

  101. johngaltwho says: Sep 10, 2013 6:21 PM

    Will be an interesting experiment to watch. If Kelly is successful, it may not be enough to “figure it out” as a defense because it is possible to prepare offensive players for this type of pace using conditioning and judicious substitutions. Remember an offense always controls the pace so aside from the constant defensive fake cramps, they can dictate the tempo and prepare over the long haul to maintain it. For all the whining about NFL management, they still have a hell of an entertaining product.

  102. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 6:44 PM

    nickster31 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:52 PM

    For starters, this Eagles team is going to face injury issues if Kelly keeps this pace up.

    That being said, to stop this offense, it isnt that hard. Hit Vick on every chance you get. When you have the ball, ground and pound. If you can control the clock, and keep his offense off the field you hurt their ability to stay in sync and you wear their defense out
    —————————————-

    Oh look Nickster the master defensive coordinator is telling all of us its not hard to stop the Eagles offense! You just have to hit Vick… OMG!! why did we not figure this out before? He only has an OUTSTANDING offensive line in front of him, easy huh? Ground and pound… Because the amazing Alfred Morris looked so brilliant and dominating with his 45 rushing yards *yawn*. Everyone’s predictions have been incorrect and Chip Kelly sits high @ 1-0 on the season. Steve Spurrier….. LMAO!

  103. briang123 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:59 PM

    If you had told me 24 hours ago that the Eagles would win 33-27, I wouldn’t have cared how it went down. The critics are just looking to pump up RG3, who looked rusty until they were down 33-7 and the Eagles defense backed down. Even after he shakes off the rust, RG3 isn’t going to be the same with him as a running threat removed. I’d be more worried about RG3 turning into an unimpressive Cam Newton 2.0 than I would be about the Eagles tiring themselves out by week 5. They will adjust. Without the ability to run, RG3 won’t be able to.

  104. vegasgreek says: Sep 10, 2013 7:04 PM

    I would love to see the Raiders with Terrelle Pryor implement Chip Kelly’s fast paced attack. Then the Raiders will be fun to watch again. It may take the whole season and off season to perfect in in Oakland , but once they do and with 2 more wise drafts the next 2 years and a new LA Stadium the Raiders will be back as an AFC Contender and be feared once again.

  105. philliephaninva says: Sep 10, 2013 7:11 PM

    The offense may be faster than last year but the offensive line is just as porous as last year. What part of protect the quarterback do they not get?

  106. boyshole25 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:42 PM

    Just remember girls, zorn and spurrier started out hot too. Then they got tape
    And boom lights out game over. Kelly is such a genius but never won a national championship? Get ahold of yourselves eagles fans its week 1

  107. tiger2471 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:46 PM

    As a Skins fan I can say that the Eagles looked good last night for the first half. The only problem I see with the offense is that it will not last because 25-30 year old guys aren’t built like 18-21 year old guys, it’s genetics. You also have to consider injuries due to exhaustion, which looks as if it occurred last night with Vick. The offense definitely caught the Skins off guard as it would have any team, but we definitely need to fix quite a few things with our offense and defense. RG3 was very rusty but he will recover and be back to form by week 4 and we definitely need to tighten up our secondary. I guarantee you this, the next time the Skins face the Eagles it will be a different story. But I am not sour over the loss, it’s done and it was the first game of the year, we still have 15 weeks folks.

  108. BringBackTheFlex says: Sep 10, 2013 7:58 PM

    A couple of things I didn’t see brought up. NFL players have a hard time keeping weight on once the season starts. Once that OL loses 15 pounds or more per man we’ll see things change for Kelly. Quicker OL is great, but when the Guards get thrown back at the QB you have a problem.

    And, as people point out, once a real offense grinds that defense up with some 9 or 10 minute drives, they’ll be begging the coach to run some time off the clock on offense.

  109. BringBackTheFlex says: Sep 10, 2013 8:03 PM

    One more thing to consider for the future of Kelly’s offense and this copycat league. The NFLPA won’t stand for it if it means that older and slower OL are let go. Kelly’s offense is for a young OL.

    I can’t wait for those grievances to start.

  110. jonanthans says: Sep 10, 2013 8:55 PM

    it was in the earlier post:

    The problem with this offense is, the pace wears out the O-Line as fast as it wears out the D-Line. The bigger problem is, its a lot easier to plug in D-Linemen than it is to plug in competent O-Linemen. Defensive linemen are much faster than O-Lineman are, which creates huge problems because now your Qb and RB are taking huge hits and getting hurt. This was exposed in 2011 when Oregon opened up against LSU and everyone expected them to run all over the Tigers. What happened was the LSU defense was just as fast if not faster than Oregons players (Barkevious Mingo ran down LaMichael James from behind on one instance), and LSU kept rotating in D-linemen and mauling Oregon. The game resulted in a blowout win for LSU, and exposed the way to beat this offense. Its similar to how the Giants beat the 18-0 Patriots in the Super Bowl, New England simply couldn’t hold up under the constant wave of fresh D-lineman rushes.

  111. jollyjoker2 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:41 PM

    It will be fun until he gets into a dome on the road and they start turning the ball over every time. He will have to fire a lot of players if he wants to run this well.

  112. dolbythomas says: Sep 10, 2013 9:56 PM

    get used to this type of fast offensive play. Its not going away. Kelly is a genius at this type of play. Walsh brought in a era of grace, class, style and winning. Kelly’s teams are like relentless machines coming at you all game long.

  113. hgriffith4067 says: Sep 10, 2013 11:06 PM

    I wIll Be tHe VoiCE Of rEaSoN. I am a diehard Eagles fan for decades and super happy we won last night but when I read all these posts about how college got way more players on the sidelines, cold weather, older players being asked to go faster for 16 plus games, running Shady 32 times which was stupid in my opinion……could have hurt him, 3 and outs putting the defense back into the game early, hamstring injuries……ETC, ETC. YOU GUYS ARE RIGHT TO SAY THESE THINGS EVEN KNOW I LOVE THE OUTCOME LAST NIGHT. We just slowed down our offense but that doesn’t mean we didn’t try to get 1rst downs and control the outcome f the game. We couldn’t and didn’t. Our own “real” defense showed up and then RG Knee took over damn near coming back. I’ll take the win but Kelly might look like an ass at the end of the season. I hope not. We’ll see. I keep hearing he says “we use the strength of the team and let that dictate how we run it when speaking of the Vick – Foles battle but instead of waiting a year to draft a proper 3/4 defense backfield slammed a 4/3 roster into a 3/4 and said be patient. How the hell am I supposed to hear he would have changed “his baby” when speaking of his offense around if some slow white kid won out over Vick but immediately smooshed a good 4/3 line and made it a mediocre 3/4 knowing we need 3 good starting linebackers to show up let alone 4?…and we didn’t have 3? So your Redskins fans are right. This will look retarded after 16 games.

  114. duck4life78 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:26 AM

    Change is uncomfortable, but necessary for success. Chip Kelly like him or not, is an all out methodical genius when it comes to the game of football. He has been criticized and told it is impossible from his first notable success at Oregon, and yet he has proven his fast paced, no huddle offense works.

    To be clear I should put this in all caps for clear reading: HE UNDERSTANDS HE CAN’T RUN AT FULL PACE FOR AN ENTIRE GAME!!!!!!! OR FOR EVERY GAME ALL SEASON!!! Do you really believe he doesn’t know the risk or limitations????? Really? Because we the fans are the experts right? C’mon people!! This is simply a weapon and he plans on utilizing it because they don’t have a ton of depth! Was he supposed to come in and just have a mediocre season and worry about what injuries COULD happen?? You can get injured in football regardless of the speed!! He wants to win and he has this Philly Eagles team for the first time in a long time playing with some heart and excitement!

    And for those of you referencing the Patriots. Here is a friendly reminder. Chip Kelly met with Bill Belichick and shared some tips on how he ran the no huddle fast paced offense He met with Pete Caroll and did the same! Smart coaches embrace the change and evolve!

    You will never get ahead if you keep doing what was done before! It is a breath of fresh air and exciting to see a game like I did last night! There are bound to be kinks and injury, it is football after all!!

  115. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 11, 2013 4:05 AM

    This hurry up offense nonsense made it tough for Kelly’s defense to hold the lead.

    Four NFL teams (including the Cowboys) scored more points than Kelly and his silly little hurry up. And two other teams were close scoring 31.

    The Broncos scored more points in the 2nd half (35) against the super bowl champs than the Eagles did for the entire game.

    Everyone be calm there is nothing to see in Philly.

  116. bighurt228 says: Sep 11, 2013 2:05 PM

    As a Pats fan……I like Chip Kelly in the league. He’s a great innovator and brings fresh perspective to the game. I enjoyed watching his Ducks for years. The only things I see wrong with his game plan is, your doing it with older men who have been through many serious injuries, unlike his Younger college guys. And secondly it’s only a matter of time before they carry Vick off the field on a stretcher. This thinking of leaving your QB running around unprotected, is just asking for an injury. We saw Vick already limping around after the first game. Just my opinion.

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