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Kelly wants players to help get ball in play quickly

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As Eagles coach Chip Kelly tries to milk even more plays out of his go-go offense, he has a specific request for his players.

Just give the officials the damn ball.

According to Sal Paolantonio of ESPN, Kelly wants his players not to toss the ball away after a play but to hand it to the officials so that the men in black and white can quickly put the ball in place for the next snap.

The goal is to get the next play started within 20.5 seconds of the last play.  If they can pull it off against a Chargers team flying cross-country for a 10:00 a.m. PT kickoff after a Monday night game, it could be an Oregon-style outcome on Sunday.

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13 Responses to “Kelly wants players to help get ball in play quickly”
  1. 1pwrightt says: Sep 15, 2013 10:39 AM

    Pretty soon the commercials will be longer then a Eagles game.

  2. Neftali Ramos says: Sep 15, 2013 10:41 AM

    I can’t wait to see this game.

  3. masterflyguy says: Sep 15, 2013 10:45 AM

    Chip Kelly and player buy-in makes it exciting to be an Iggles fan again!

  4. patriots123456 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:50 AM

    Just an observation, but Vick took a pounding last week in this new offense…

    I don’t think he is going to last too long before being hurt again…

    Hope I’m wrong, but the writing is on the wall…

  5. cbs1971 says: Sep 15, 2013 10:55 AM

    This is so refreshing as a Eagles fan to see this. Andy Reid did well for the most part while he was there, but Chip runs this team so differently and they are really fun to watch.

  6. oblongsphere says: Sep 15, 2013 11:10 AM

    Better hope the officials are not like last night’s ASU-vs-Wisconsin game where it took them 16 seconds to spot a ball after a kneel down. You would think all Pac-12 officials would spot the ball quickly base off of working with Chip in the past.

  7. albinorhino49 says: Sep 15, 2013 11:29 AM

    This is really good for the pro game. It’s nice to see something different. Some teams run some read option and pistol looks while others show some lightning fast go-go offense. The good ol’ boys will hate the change but I think it’s all good.

  8. lanzurrah says: Sep 15, 2013 11:30 AM

    Wisconsin QB needs to learn to spike a ball. Hahaha.

  9. harrisonhits2 says: Sep 15, 2013 11:35 AM

    This must be astounding to Eagles fans after all those years of Andy Reid teams with no sense of urgency at all.

  10. moss49thteam says: Sep 15, 2013 11:57 AM

    By week four the Eagles offensive players will be faking injuries to slow the game down.

    If you in a bind for a fantasy QB, at least Foles will get on the field.

  11. rhamrhoddy says: Sep 15, 2013 12:18 PM

    DeSean won’t be happy to lose all the “me” time at the end of plays.

  12. nananatman says: Sep 15, 2013 1:06 PM

    Isn’t that what players are supposed to do anyway?

  13. bighurt228 says: Sep 15, 2013 1:10 PM

    Seriously, u might get away with this pace in college, but it’s a diff animal in the pros. Most guys have been injured throughout their careers, and about 10 years or more, older then the college guys. To install this pace might work for half a season, but look for the wear and tear to come into play in November. Hope their roster is deep, cuz they will need it.

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