Chip Kelly dubs his attack the “See Coast Offense”

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Cardinals coach Bruce Arians recently called the read-option offense a “great college offense.”  Eagles coach Chip Kelly doesn’t see that as a slap at his approach, because Kelly doesn’t think he runs the read-option offense.

“I don’t think it’s an offense,” Kelly told reporters on Thursday.  “I think it’s a play.  And we don’t run read option if you want to get really technical.  We run a zone read play every once in awhile.  It’s like saying our offense is a power offense because we run the power play.  Or the old Green Bay Packers, their offense was the Green Bay sweep offense and it isn’t.  Everybody’s got a bunch of plays they run offensively, whether everybody’s got a quick game, everybody’s got screen, everybody’s got drop back, everybody’s got out‑of‑pocket, power, counter, inside zone.  I never looked at it as an offense.”

So what offense does Kelly run?

“Here is our offense,” Kelly said.  “We run the See Coast offense.  If we see something and we like it and we think it fits, we’re going to run it.  The Philadelphia Eagles run the See Coast offense.  Let’s run that today and we’ll go from there.”

So there you have it.  Philly runs the See Coast offense.  And we’ll see how it works against former Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who has seen plenty when it comes to the offensive personnel he’ll be trying to stop on Sunday as defensive coordinator of the Cardinals.

43 responses to “Chip Kelly dubs his attack the “See Coast Offense”

  1. Unfortunately, in dc, we have a number of connections to the number 3. 3 Super Bowls, 3 wins, and 3 blown first round picks, on number 3, who will be out of the league in 3 years. I think 3 is also the combined IQ of our head coach, offensive coordinator, and owner

  2. Don’t care for Chip nor his scheme but thank GOD he is correcting the mediots who keep calling it read-option.

    It’s the BLEEPING zone read.

  3. The See Coast Offense beat the Bucs, the Redskins twice, the Raiders, the Giants and the Packers with Scott Tolzien.

    I would like to “See” how it fares against a team that is even remotely good. My guess is that we will “See” Chip run back to college.

  4. Chip Kelly has never said that his offense will revolutionize football or anything close to that. All he has done is a good job this year with the crap Andy Reid and years of bad drafts left him with, while utilizing the talent that he has to the fullest extent.

  5. walter0247 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 1:45 PM
    For all intensive purposes they run a West Coast Offense in Hurry Up.

    There is nothing special about it.
    ———————————
    They run a spread offense

  6. Eagles offense is a top 5 talent wise
    , when everyone is healthy, it’s a new system and they are adjusting to it and its becoming more and more efficient every game. It’s pretty fun to watch when they execute an entire 4 quarter game.

  7. narfmoo12 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 1:38 PM
    Todd Bowles? The Eagles defense got WORSE after Bowles took over for an offensive line coach. That’s all you need to know about Todd Bowles.

    For Bowles it was like being promoted to captain of the Titanic after it hit the ice burg. Some of you people must think when a guy gets promoted half way through a season that he must magically turn the Defence around, it doesn’t work like that no time to implement his system. Thankfully his career wasn’t ruined by that train wreck you call the Philadelphia Eagles and he was given another chance at DC.

  8. if andy reid did not lose his offensive line last year, he would have had an 8-8 record. andy reid has taken a 2-14 team and is like 9-2. terrible, terrible coach, i know. hahahhahaha

  9. I love the idiots who say that they haven’t played anyone good. You don’t know anything. Despite records, the bucks and raiders had top ten defenses when they played and then divisional games are always tough. Any given week any team can win. Any win in the nfl is a good win. How bout you wait a year or two and then start criticizing.

  10. whoisgregtoler says: Nov 28, 2013 2:05 PM

    narfmoo12 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 1:38 PM
    Todd Bowles? The Eagles defense got WORSE after Bowles took over for an offensive line coach. That’s all you need to know about Todd Bowles.

    For Bowles it was like being promoted to captain of the Titanic after it hit the ice burg. Some of you people must think when a guy gets promoted half way through a season that he must magically turn the Defence around, it doesn’t work like that no time to implement his system. Thankfully his career wasn’t ruined by that train wreck you call the Philadelphia Eagles and he was given another chance at DC.

    ——————————

    I didn’t say he had to turn it around. I said he made the defense WORSE! He couldn’t even keep the status quo that an OFFENSIVE LINE COACH was able to accomplish.

    In 2012…
    Juan Castillo’s D (6 games): 20.8 ppg, 330 ypg, 8 turnovers forced
    Todd Bowles’s D (10 games): 31.9 ppg, 351 ypg, 5 turnovers

    … you were saying?

  11. ‘intensive purposes’ is a neo-classic proliferative internet malaprop in the vein of the likewise habitual (mis)use of ‘dominate’ for “dominant” & ‘promise land’ for “promised land” …

  12. Over 400 yards of offense in almost every game this year, Chip can call it what he wants, it generates lots of points and at some point he’ll get the credit from these naysayers that he deserves….EAGLES!!!!!!!!!

  13. upperdecker19 says:
    Nov 28, 2013 12:51 PM
    I like the 11 headed monster machine….or whatever that guy around here called it….

    Thats Chip Kellys 11 headed offensive monster machine tour 2013 if you want to be technical. Its designed to chew up defenses and spit out bones. Nothing but bones. And theres simply nothing you can do about it.

  14. If the media starts calling it the See Coast Offense (which you know someone will do) Chip will laugh his butt off.

  15. I didn’t like the Chip hiring at first but he’s growing on me

    E-A-G-L-E-S EAGLLLLES!!!!!!!!!!!!

  16. With all due respect to Andy, Chip and his sharp wit and sense of humor that he is willing to share
    is so refreshing in contrast to “Time’s Your’s” and “I’ve got to do a better job.”

  17. I love when “fans” point out their teams past championships from a decade or two ago, to attempt to make a point in the present. Reminds me of my alcoholic uncle telling stories of how he was an All-State high school football star…

    For the sakes of the holiday season how bout we just agree that:
    1) The NFC East is a mess right now, with no legit contender this year.
    2) Andy Reid wasn’t a terrible coach, the change was needed for him & the Eagles.
    3) It’s impossible to truly evaluate Chip or any new coach until he’s got about 2-3 seasons under his belt with the team.
    4) Ruben Amaro is the worst GM in baseball.

    Amen.

  18. Everything cowboys fans and dead skins fan do is try n give history lessons. We have rings bla bla..
    Fact. Jaguars have more playoff wins than the skins and cowgirls do in the last twenty years lmao… Once free agency hit and salary cap came into play, fake teams wer exposed.. The cowgirls being the winner!!

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