Dungy says Chip Kelly’s offense will work, with the right personnel

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Through one game, the new offense being implemented by Eagles coach Chip Kelly looked pretty good. Through the next two, the new offense being implemented by Eagles coach Chip Kelly looked pretty bad.

So does that mean it won’t work?

Tony Dungy of Football Night in America joined PFT Live on Friday to make the case for eventual success for Kelly’s offense. Dungy thinks that the key will be to acquire the right personnel to run the offense the way Kelly wants it to be run.

Dungy, the former Buccaneers and Colts head coach, touched on various other issues, including Andy Reid’s return to Philly, the trade that sent Trent Richardson to Indy, the struggles of the Bucs, and the struggles of the first NFL team for which Dungy played, the Steelers.

44 responses to “Dungy says Chip Kelly’s offense will work, with the right personnel

  1. dungy is the biggest vick suckup there is. he will never blame vick for any of the problems. vick could go 0 for 25 with 8 INT’s and dungy would find somebody else to blame for vicks struggles

  2. Chip may want Marcus Mariota to run his offense if Mariota declares for the draft. He gave Dennis Dixon a job and Mariota has way more talent.

  3. He’s right. The only thing you have to do is get the NFL/owners to agree to a 100 player roster and an age limit of 22 yrs old.

  4. Dungy is the NFL’s Mom, he makes all the issues seem a little better…

    He works hard and is dedicated to his craft, and has done some awesome stuff. But he is the NFL’s Mom.

  5. “Through the next two, the new offense being implemented by Eagles coach Chip Kelly looked pretty bad.”


    The offense in game #2 vs San Diego looked bad??? I’d take that offensive performance every single week.

  6. Tony Dungy was a good coach but was completely over rated. Gruden took his players and won with them right away. It took Dungy to have no worst than the 3rd greatest QB ever to win one SuperBowl. His opinions are crap and also, who cares what he says anyway? He’s an opinionated douche-bag.

  7. I have to agree with Dungy again. The HC and the GM should have a meeting and figure out what the heck they are doing. Or just bring in 2 new people to replace them if that’s what it takes to get the plan you need to win. How long do these guys want to stay here?

  8. Dungy lives in Eugene, his son played for Kelly at Oregon and they’ve been close (He and Kelly) for years. I would expect Dungy to say these things. I’m just not so sure he’s the most objective person to ask.

  9. Every offense will work with the right personnel. But by the time Kelly gets done adapting his offense so it will work (like running some clock late when they’re ahead, occasionally slowing things down when it’s clear their defense is totally gassed and needs a break, etc.) it’s going to be no different than the regular, situational-style hurry-up offense that has been around forever.

  10. Hard to find a trio better suited to his offense than Vick, McCoy, and Jackson. There are better players than these (not many better than McCoy), however as far as a system fit, what realistic overhaul would improve upon this group? The Kelly offense puts too much pressure on the Philly D (time of possession) and beats up the QB too much. Kelly will pull a Spurrier and be back in the college ranks in a couple of years, where he will have success again.

  11. I swear,,,surprised the NFL doesn’t sell a life sized head of Dungy wearing a turban in the toy departments. Dungy “The All Knowing” Seer . Pull the neck cord and he babbles bunk info about your future….

  12. This aint college chip.

    Lots of brilliant College coaches flame out the same way trying to play a college system in a professional league.

    His system will not work without a stout defense, and he has the worst defense in football.

  13. Dungy was a defensive coach and knows absolutely nothing about offense. His teams couldn’t score points to save them.

    Chipper enjoyed a half of his offense working against the Redskins and now the novelty is done.

    Right personnel?
    McCoy is one of the best RBs in the NFL. Who could they find better? Jackson one of the better Wrs. Vick an experienced QB almost ideal for an offense that has the QB run.

  14. also, this guy giving his expert opinion on coaches, when he hand picked a certified BUM coach like caldwell to replace him? that alone should get dungy kicked off TV forever

  15. Why all of a sudden is every expert worried about this offense?

    They put up 30 or more points in two of three weeks and rolled up 430 yards of offense in the third game. They would have easily had 30 points again if they had not turned the ball over every other possession.

    This is a non-story. The offense works, the question is whether the offense can work in tandem with a defense. This defense has played better than expected (which tells you how low expectations were to begin with), but it is still poor. Once the defensive personnel improves, the answer will become clear.

  16. The freaking single wing would work “with the right personnel”. Any other brilliant insights you can lay on us, Tony?

  17. How? Let’s see, I guess dropping 30 on the Chargers is pretty bad…so whatever. I mean, the scheme is definitely responsible for butt fumbles and Michael Vick’s stare down interceptions…yep. And torching them for 200 yards per game rushing in a rushing scheme is pretty bad also…hm. Third in the league in yards is horrible I guess, 10th in 3rd down percentage is downright deplorable and 9th in points per game? Gimme a break. Guess Chip Kelly’s offense is a fraud right?


  18. “Dungy says Chip Kelly’s offense will work, with the right personnel” .. Really? what great insights. …

    “My marriage would have worked with the right personnel. “

  19. I believe Vick ran nine or ten times against the team from DC. If he attempts to run this often over SIXTEEN games, then he is taking his life and health into his own hands rather frequently. This does not even take into account how many times per year the rb and wr will run through the mine fields known as “The Middle.” The math simply does not add up in favor of the Iggles.

  20. yep, megatron robots would work. Otherwise I would be absolutly astonished to see a defense stay on the field 47 minutes without HUGE mistakes. But in the end I would not be surprised if the defense either demands more money or revolts. They are doing twice the work, with less results than every other team in the NFL. But what do I know, I am not an NFL coach like chipper.

    On a side note, didn’t they used to say keep the offense on the field so the defense can rest? So now its the other way around- who woulda figured?

  21. Week 1: 250 plus yards rushing W
    Week 2: 400 plus yards passing L – defense terrible
    Week 3: 250 plus yards rushing. 5 turnovers.

    The offense can move the ball and put points up. The non stop no huddle
    Speed ball. I don’t know about. College players are younger and more plentiful to run into the ground. I think if he adjusts and even slows down to a more traditional offense he is still smart enough to come up w a way to be successful. He did install an offense that this team never played in one training camp and lit it up week 1. Vick on the other hand , he’s not the answer. Highlights and turnovers. No rings. 5 truly loves you

  22. bdawk2020 says:
    Sep 20, 2013 8:49 PM
    Guess Chip Kelly’s offense is a fraud right?
    No, it’s not a fraud. The offense has actually not been that bad, but the overall strategy has been .

    The problem is that in the NFL, the large majority of games are decided by 10 points or less. There is not a massive difference in talent levels between the teams-one or two plays here and there either made or missed decide the games. You are not going to see 66-3 scores in the NFL more than once or twice a decade vs every week in college.

  23. Crazy how people are judging Kelly so harshly after only 3 games. 3 games! And he has a roster full of players who were good for a 4-12 record last year. Take it easy fellas.

    Also, I disagree that Vick is a perfect fit for his offense. Why is he perfect, because he’s fast? Kelly himself said that consistent accuracy is the most important attribute. Vick is far from consistently accurate. Vick us just a stop gap for this year to get buy in from the other vets and remain semi competitive. If it works great, if not then they draft another QB. 8-8 is the goal this year.

  24. Perfect O&B.

    If eagles had any defense vs SD they’d be 2-1. It’s clear the Chip Kelly offense works in the NFL. Primarily because its not anything radically different, just playing at a faster pace with a few more options thrown in.

  25. What is the over/under for TD passes for Peyton next week if you are going to let him have the ball for 40 minutes? This offense will go the way of the “run and shoot”, “fun and gun”, “wildcat”, etc..

  26. The offense is fine and has looked dynamic so far. I like the freshness to it. Vick will continue to learn and flourish in this system. Cannot wait for the next 13 games this year

  27. Is this the same Tony Dungy that went on national TV last year to predict that the Vikings would beat the Packers in the Wild Card game because Joe Webb was the starting QB?

    I get it, Dungy loves black mobile Qb’s and will defend them in the face of reality. Vick is a turnover machine and his inability to read defenses is not likely to go away anytime soon, especially since it has been that way for a decade now. Vick will always be the weak link in this offense and it might take next year’s draft to find a QB that can run this offense.

  28. mshawn75 says:
    Sep 21, 2013 1:10 AM
    What is the over/under for TD passes for Peyton next week if you are going to let him have the ball for 40 minutes? This offense will go the way of the “run and shoot”, “fun and gun”, “wildcat”, etc..


    Actually, it’s highly unlikely that Denver will have a significant time of possession advantage next week since they also play an uptempo style. It won’t be 40/20 like it’s been the last two weeks.

  29. dgreenfi says: Sep 21, 2013 12:53 AM

    Perfect O&B.


    Yes, if the Eagles outscored every team they played so far they’d be 3-0.

    But seriously, the problem with Kelly’s offense is:

    1 – It will get the QB killed by the end of the season

    2 – It will wear the defense out by the end of the season (or even the game)

    There’s a reason that Air Coryell never won it all nor did Houston’s run and shoot.

    And those weren’t trying to be this fast.

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