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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.

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43 Responses to “Chip Kelly dubs his attack the “See Coast Offense””
  1. tdubdizzle says: Nov 28, 2013 12:48 PM

    But can you finish a game?

  2. fi1thymcnasty1 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:50 PM

    I love Chip and want to marry him.

  3. upperdecker19 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:51 PM

    I like the 11 headed monster machine….or whatever that guy around here called it….

  4. dalcow4 says: Nov 28, 2013 12:53 PM

    I’d distance myself from it too. The offense is what most NFL coaches predicted– unworkable long-term.

  5. eaglesnd18 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:00 PM

    He is so mean to the media and that’s why I love him!

  6. logicalvoicesays says: Nov 28, 2013 1:02 PM

    Zero Superbowls. #Wehave3

  7. l0gicalv0icesays says: Nov 28, 2013 1:12 PM

    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

  8. pv1960 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:21 PM

    Chip needs to adjust to a defense unlike the Fat Slob he replaced.

  9. pacstud says: Nov 28, 2013 1:22 PM

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. coys10 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:44 PM

    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.

  12. 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.

  13. jbeagles23 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:46 PM

    This Arizona defence is great. However their DC is the reason I think the eagles win

  14. briang123 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:53 PM

    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.

  15. jsp418 says: Nov 28, 2013 1:56 PM

    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

  16. justbust says: Nov 28, 2013 1:58 PM

    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.

  17. tinbender2000 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:02 PM

    Intents and purposes ?

  18. 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.

  19. coys10 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:07 PM

    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

  20. FinFan68 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:11 PM

    “for all intensive purposes…”
    Really?

  21. hitmaker92 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:18 PM

    Haters gonna hate.

  22. mdbr2020 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:32 PM

    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.

  23. narfmoo12 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:39 PM

    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?

  24. mdbr2020 says: Nov 28, 2013 2:42 PM

    And intensive purposes. That great Walter0247.

    “For all highly concentrated reasons it is a west coast offensive” is what you said.

  25. beelicker says: Nov 28, 2013 2:59 PM

    ‘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” …

  26. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 28, 2013 3:08 PM

    Offense named after the Chip Kelly See food diet. If he sees food, he eats it.

  27. doctorart2013 says: Nov 28, 2013 3:09 PM

    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!!!!!!!!!

  28. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 28, 2013 3:23 PM

    Hey doctorat2013,

    SCOREBOARD!
    Dallas 17 and Chip’s college offense 3.

  29. doctorart2013 says: Nov 28, 2013 3:56 PM

    Yo, Cowgirls fan, see you December 29….EAGLES!!!!!!!!

  30. realfootballfan says: Nov 28, 2013 4:09 PM

    We’ll see if the Eagles have improved or as I suspect, have just been beating up on bad teams. The Cardinals haven’t given up more than 300 total yards in a month.

  31. elmerbrownelmerbrown says: Nov 28, 2013 4:15 PM

    eiggles stink

  32. phillyphannnn83 says: Nov 28, 2013 6:37 PM

    You should check the scoreboard out right now…Dallas is losing to Oakland, a team Foles lot up for 7 tds. Still wanna talk?

  33. primenumber19 says: Nov 28, 2013 8:46 PM

    Did he say see coast and explain that is how he spells it, because otherwise it would be seacoast, which makes a lot more sense.

  34. flavordave says: Nov 28, 2013 9:09 PM

    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.

  35. ravenswhat says: Nov 28, 2013 9:12 PM

    Can’t argue with chip’s success so far. He can coach.

  36. chinahand11 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:12 PM

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

  37. jakethesnake57 says: Nov 28, 2013 9:42 PM

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

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

  38. hitmaker92 says: Nov 28, 2013 10:09 PM

    Lovers gonna love

  39. bdawkhit says: Nov 29, 2013 9:19 AM

    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.”

  40. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 29, 2013 11:28 AM

    doctorat2013,

    Cowgirls fan? Wow that’s very original!

    what a lozer

  41. richkotitejr says: Nov 29, 2013 2:53 PM

    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.

  42. thesilencer10 says: Nov 29, 2013 3:14 PM

    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!!

  43. myeaglescantwin says: Nov 29, 2013 6:12 PM

    In Chip We Trust

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