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Jones doesn’t think Philly’s new offense is a fad

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The Eagles have a brand-new style of NFL offense, and the early returns suggest it’ll have much more traction than the CB radio.

It’s a crisp way to run a football team,” Cowboys owner/G.M. Jerry Jones told 105.3 The Fan in Dallas on Tuesday, the day after coach Chip Kelly debuted with a road win at D.C. “I don’t know that that’s a fad. I think the stepped up play may have a place. . . . To me, it did look faster than I thought it would.”

Many agreed.  But the problem wasn’t building a lead.  Like other high-speed offenses, the problem became holding the lead.

For Kelly, a 26-7 halftime lead while at Oregon was the first step toward a 52-14 final score, with the starters exiting at some point before the end of the fourth quarter.  In the NFL, where every team is good enough to mount a comeback (OK, most teams are), drives that don’t consume much time and score little or no points leave the door open longer than it should be.

Then, when the comeback starts and the Eagles try to stop doing what they are spending so much time doing, it becomes even harder to hold the lead.

On Monday night, the Eagles avoided the kind of meltdown that would have been viewed as a Run-N-Shoot style indictment to the Kelly regime.

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61 Responses to “Jones doesn’t think Philly’s new offense is a fad”
  1. daysend564 says: Sep 10, 2013 5:59 PM

    No worries, just feign injury. You can slow them down all game long.

  2. The Shoeman says: Sep 10, 2013 6:01 PM

    J.J. .. a riddle for ya

    How many times have the Redskins beaten M. Vick ?

    Answer . . . N E V E R !

    as long as the Skins are on a field . . the Eagles Win.

  3. floratiotime says: Sep 10, 2013 6:01 PM

    Jerrah never shuts up. This guy loves to hear himself talk. And we listen … as if he actually knows something. That’s kind of funny now that I think of it.

  4. jets13 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:03 PM

    kudos to jerry jones for giving an honest response about a division rival…..

    not a fan of JJ, but it was fun to watch, no doubt

  5. thepftpoet says: Sep 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    The only fad is RG3, The Eagles showed this gimmicky QB who he really is, just an over-hyped QB that the media loved to talk about

  6. jimnaizeeum says: Sep 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    Fad or not that 1st half was fun to watch.

  7. jakec4 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:04 PM

    What the hell does Jerry Jones know?

    I’m just glad there is something exciting to watch out of the NFC East since they shove the division down our throats in prime time so often.

  8. chaseutley says: Sep 10, 2013 6:05 PM

    (Allegedly)Faking injuries is an interesting countermeasure to these types of offenses. If they ever become the norm, I wonder if the NFL will force teams to either burn a timeout or play a man down.

  9. cometkazie says: Sep 10, 2013 6:11 PM

    Remember what LSU did to Chip’s offense in Jerrah’s stadium three years ago, I think it was?

  10. daknight93 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:12 PM

    Jerry always has something to say about another team..geez can this guy just shut up for 1 day…

  11. sportfanz says: Sep 10, 2013 6:12 PM

    Who cares what Jones thinks…?

  12. newjerseygiants says: Sep 10, 2013 6:13 PM

    Well, lets just say its works in Philly until Vick gets hurt.

  13. jazz607 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:13 PM

    You sound worried? LMAO!

  14. wearethesteelers says: Sep 10, 2013 6:14 PM

    We all must question the legitimacy of the offense now that Jones has backed it.

  15. beardinals says: Sep 10, 2013 6:14 PM

    How can it sustain?

    The Eagles offense looked gassed all second half. Their defense will be worn too if the O does a few 3-and-outs.

  16. harrycanyon says: Sep 10, 2013 6:14 PM

    It looked good last night, but there is zero chance key players keep that pace all year. Vick was limping around by the end of and it’s only week one. It really seems counterproductive to play at a pace faster than is needed to win a game. No reason to score or try and score 70 points every game like Chip would like.

  17. classyjacklambert says: Sep 10, 2013 6:15 PM

    If you put the name jones in the title you should include a first name or else it makes the title ambiguous and annoying.

  18. swaggyy says: Sep 10, 2013 6:15 PM

    How could it possibly be a fad? Its a normal offense with read option sprinkled in just at an extremely faster pace. They could still run the same offense at a slower pace if they wanted. I hate the misconception thinking its some totally new unheard of game changing offense that will be stopped if you slow them down. Any offense can be stopped on any given Sunday.

  19. danoj14 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:15 PM

    cometkazie says:
    Sep 10, 2013 6:11 PM
    Remember what LSU did to Chip’s offense in Jerrah’s stadium three years ago, I think it was?

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    And that’s relevant because…?

  20. germanstingray says: Sep 10, 2013 6:16 PM

    Wow, I wouldn’t make too much of what an owner sliding into dementia has to say on the crappiest sports station in DFW.

  21. swaggyy says: Sep 10, 2013 6:18 PM

    Um Oregon still had like 340 yards of offense vs LSU. It was more on Oregon’s defense that game.

  22. rickc402 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:21 PM

    No biggie just gotta watch what defenses did to stop the K-Gun back in the 90′s. the Redskins helped them put greatly with the piss poor execution they showed on the offense side of the ball. Fumble, Int, Fumble in the End Zone for a Safety on the first six plays….as bad as I’ve ever seen football played.

  23. rickc402 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:24 PM

    Man to man, bump and run….sprinkle in blitzes based on down and distance and above all gotta play 9 to 5 nasty. That’s how you stop it.

  24. tomcous says: Sep 10, 2013 6:25 PM

    How about Buffalo! … Philly held off Washington, but Buffalo let the W slip away to the Pats.

    Philly was definitely fun to watch, but there is a point where maybe you need clock killing specialists.

  25. aljack88 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:25 PM

    beardinals says:
    Sep 10, 2013 6:14 PM
    How can it sustain?

    The Eagles offense looked gassed all second half. Their defense will be worn too if the O does a few 3-and-outs.
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    Totally agree. It’ll be interesting playing in Denver in week 4.

  26. sgtr0c says: Sep 10, 2013 6:26 PM

    McCoy scores about 1:30 minutes into the third quarter (the Eagles came out of halftime still running down the skin’s throat). Washington’s offense doesn’t score a point until 14:54 of the third quarter, it was 33-7. The Eagles really could have kept going, full on, but that would be four or more scores for Washington to take the lead at 14:50 of the third quarter. What team would risk players going full on at that point?

    Washington is a good team, loaded with talented players, but the story should be whether they are legit or they are able to over come a lax defense. Which team made the most mistakes, just ask yourself that?

  27. davereckon says: Sep 10, 2013 6:28 PM

    Thank goodness we don’t play LSU this year in Texas Stadium. That would surely be a disaster.

  28. hauts81 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    I want to see how Vick, McCoy and Jackson hold up playing that style for 16 games. I don’t think they can sustain it.

  29. tinbender2000 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:32 PM

    I missed last nights game but I’ve seen enough Oregon games to know what it looked like. Chip has always turned it off too soon and played defense too conservatively late. It’s driven me crazy the last three years or so. So plan on going crazy Eagle fans, but man what a wild ride :)

  30. thefirstsmilergrogan says: Sep 10, 2013 6:35 PM

    no wise person would indict kelly’s system in the first game of its inception. kelly is being forced to use the talent on hand, especially on the defense. a fair evaluation will be when he has time to build a roster.

    as to the reference to the lsu oregon game: the talent disparity between the recruits going to lsu and oregon may account for oregon’s results against the some of the big football factories, wouldn’t you think?

  31. bigbluefan1 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:38 PM

    Jerry shut up you got lucky and got a win of course now your QB is banged up your star WR is banged up and one of your CB’s is in pain

    Yes Eli had 4 picks and still almost won your team is doomed your best chance of the cowboys being in the SB is to get them jobs as extras in the halftime show. But do it fast as the foreskins and EGALS are looking for work as well as they will not have anything to do that weekend

  32. s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 6:40 PM

    You people questioned it and mocked it and now that it has arrived and you seen it you are SCARED of it. Then we get comments from people that well… Did they even watch the game?

    beardinals says: Sep 10, 2013 6:14 PM

    The Eagles offense looked gassed all second half.
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    Wrong, Chip Kelly started playing conservatively too early. They were playing preventative D for most of the 2nd half. Also….. It helps when you destroy a team and get to the 5 yard line only to give them 7 free points. Chip will learn from this and move on.. Just like all of you should ;)

  33. briang123 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:46 PM

    The best idea I heard is a new rule that any player hurt during a series is out for the entire series. It can easily be sold as for player safety and to ensure they aren’t being put back in the game too soon.

  34. orivar says: Sep 10, 2013 6:48 PM

    Holding the lead wasn’t a problem with the scheme as much as it was with the players calling the game. The Chargers run a different style offense and did the SAME exact thing, went up early and played passive.

  35. pintadera2000 says: Sep 10, 2013 6:56 PM

    Um Oregon still had like 340 yards of offense vs LSU. It was more on Oregon’s defense that game.

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    Scoreboard baby!

  36. dolphins4 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:01 PM

    Chip has to learn in the NFL they play 4 quarters except in Jacksonville where they don’t play at all.

  37. boyshole25 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:05 PM

    Rgiii got his preseason outta the way in the first half. Then in the fourth he got back to normal. Any normal fan knows what will happen next time

  38. cguy7 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:12 PM

    It appears that this philosophy is unsustainable for 60 minutes, and will lead to injury eventually. Fatigue makes cowards of us all.

  39. steves11 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:20 PM

    “No reason to score or try and score 70 points every game like Chip would like”

    The Eagles may need to score 70 points to win many games this year. Once the Redskins got rolling last night, the Eagles defense couldn’t stop them. I don’t expect it to get any easier when they play some of the tougher opponents.

  40. bighurt228 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:20 PM

    He will get a close look at it soon enough when his doughboys meet up with Philly. They will not stop it.

  41. steves11 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:23 PM

    “It’ll be interesting playing in Denver in week 4″

    Wes Welker may set a new NFL record for receptions and yardage by a receiver in a game. The only way the Eagles can even be competitive in that game is to be successful blitzing Peyton Manning, and I don’t think they can do it.

  42. andyreidisabeachedwalrus says: Sep 10, 2013 7:25 PM

    Surprised Jerrah had time to see some of the game posing for all those pictures with Lebron & the Hulkster…

  43. cguy7 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:29 PM

    Actually Ohio State held Oregon to 260 total yards in the 2010 Rose Bowl. Think they ran a 5-2 defense with 2 stand up DE’s to inflict pain and disruption in the backfield. Conditioning will be a factor for Defenses in the N.F.L that face Philly. Tough to tell a millionaire to do 20 extra sprints after practice…

  44. drunkwino says: Sep 10, 2013 7:56 PM

    Running roughly double the amount of offensive plays than everyone else makes for fun to watch football. It also leads to said offense taking twice the hitting as other teams do, per game. It’ll be interesting to see how healthy they’re gonna be at the beginning of December.

  45. chrisk61 says: Sep 10, 2013 7:57 PM

    yo mike, eagles won the game. quit acting like they lost. they had a huge lead. started to run the ball to burn clock. went into prevent D. wash, particularly rg3 played better in 2nd half in all phases. but eagles held on.

  46. brento1499 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:02 PM

    The Eagles offense looked gassed all second half. Their defense will be worn too if the O does a few 3-and-outs.
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    They weren’t gassed. Chip Kelly tried to milk the clock for most of the second half (and is on record saying he regrets in hindsight), hence the slow pace

  47. pdidit09 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:11 PM

    All of you seem to care about what Jerry Jones says, especially the NFL.

  48. divan22 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:15 PM

    “Jerry shut up you got lucky and got a win of course now your QB is banged up your star WR is banged up and one of your CB’s is in pain

    Yes Eli had 4 picks and still almost won your team is doomed your best chance of the cowboys being in the SB is to get them jobs as extras in the halftime show. But do it fast as the foreskins and EGALS are looking for work as well as they will not have anything to do that weekend”

    BAHAHAHA how does 0-1 feel? Not good I bet! Especially when your loss was to America’s Team.

    Your “hate” = jealousy, so please hate on!

    HOW BOUT THEM COWBOYS!?!?

  49. damon089 says: Sep 10, 2013 8:56 PM

    The thing about this is that Chip said himself he won’t be running up tempo every game. And to make that Spurrier reference was laughable. It was Steve Spurrier who failed, not the offense.

  50. loslonelyman says: Sep 10, 2013 9:24 PM

    The Eagles were not GASSED! They play three games in 15 days! Kelly was thinking ahead, and giving his guys a well deserved pacing break in the play calling. Also , why would he go deeper into his playbook, ahead of the next two games. Do you really think he couldn’t have answered Washington’s defensive changes to his first half attack? With the sizable lead, he chose not to give more tape to his opponents ahead of the short turn around in the schedule. This guy is too driven and intelligent to be short sighted.

  51. clebrowns216 says: Sep 10, 2013 9:24 PM

    Just wait until the older generations of the NFL retire and the NFL is filled with players who have played their entire college career against these types of offenses. And give teams a year to study the offense.

    The offense looked unstoppable while going 100 mph but looked pedestrian at normal speed.

    Also you have to wonder whether they can keep this up for an entire season. I guess Oregon did it, but their seasons arent as long. And from what I heard all of the players said they were pretty damn tired after the game.

  52. ninozlatino says: Sep 10, 2013 9:42 PM

    read his quote again folks. He said I don’t know that that’s a fad. That there may b a place for it. College defensive coaches are just as savvy as nfl guys. if it was a gimmick it doesn’t last for years. at the end of the day players make the difference.

    if ur not an eagles fan u may not know our defensive coaches were fistfighting last year. our players drew lines in the sand taking sides. O line decimated. no jackson. no mccoy. Wake up yall it ain’t the system so much as our players are back. andy killed the deadskins last time we were healthy. that game was a joke. just like last nite. checkm out there possesions. fumble. interception. safety. punt punt punt. we let them back in.

  53. scottheis82 says: Sep 10, 2013 10:12 PM

    Wow poor ” big d” such a great fan base controlled by two of the biggest cry baby loud mouth owners in sports. Jerry Jones and Mark Cuban.

  54. mshawn75 says: Sep 10, 2013 11:18 PM

    If Jerry stated, “Tomorrow will be Wednesday”, you would make it a headline. Who cares what Jerry thinks?

  55. hbegley6672 says: Sep 11, 2013 12:34 AM

    Since when did building a lead and winning a game, become “having trouble holding a lead”… How bout waiting till they lose a lead before you write that? It’s 1 freakin game

  56. bighurt228 says: Sep 11, 2013 10:40 AM

    Maybe it’s not a fad……but I see Vick already taking punishment and limping around. I’m not a fan of exposing your starting QB to violent hits. It will catchup to them….u can bank on it.

  57. thirdistheworrd says: Sep 11, 2013 10:58 AM

    I didn’t think it was a fad either, but now that Jones said so too, I’m starting to have my doubts

  58. fringetastic says: Sep 11, 2013 12:12 PM

    You guys aren’t giving the Redskins defense (and coordinator) credit for adjusting and slowing them down. There’s no doubt Chippy would have loved to keep scoring, but DC stepped up!

  59. bigblackanvil says: Sep 12, 2013 12:18 PM

    JJ approves Eagles offense!?! Now I know it won’t last..lol

  60. bigblackanvil says: Sep 12, 2013 12:26 PM

    Chip Kelly IS Steve Spurrier….

  61. musicman495 says: Sep 14, 2013 12:27 AM

    s0merand0mguy says: Sep 10, 2013 6:40 PM

    beardinals says: Sep 10, 2013 6:14 PM

    The Eagles offense looked gassed all second half.
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    Wrong, Chip Kelly started playing conservatively too early. They were playing preventative D for most of the 2nd half.
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    Prevent D? What game were you watching? The game I saw, the only defense Philly ran for the entire second half was a full on blitz on every play. Once the Skins adjusted, they moved up and down the field.

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