Originally written on philly.com  |  Last updated 9/19/13
Do you have a group of plays that you plan to run at the beginning of the game? " No, we script all our situations. So we have first and second down calls, third and mediums, third and shorts, third and longs, red zone calls, coming out calls, so there's a situation within the game. " Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/eagles/Eagles_coach_Chip_Kelly_press_conference_full_transcript.html#6kRv1rEV2JOYb5T2.99 Kelly is a guy who clearly is thinking ahead. He's not just scripting the first 15, running the same 15 regardless of the position on the field, rather he has prepared for all situations at all times. That's some serious forward thinking! Chip apparently is also giving Nick Foles occasional first team practice reps. Maybe that's just in case stuff or maybe he intends to give Foles occasional reps in games. In either case Kelly is planning ahead. At some point teams will eventually catch up to the Eagles, and at some point the Eagles will lose, but it certainly won't be to a lack or preparation. It won't be because the coach after his 15 scripted is just winging it.
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  • I think the key is keeping the level of excitement. Even if we lose but they provide quality play then he has made a big improvement. I cant tell you how bored I was with Reid. He was a horrible human being besides a boring lazy coach. How many times were Reid teams unprepared. So far the players are believing in his program. Now the front office has to back that program up to get mileage out of it. Any signs that Chip is fronting for the owners alterior motives will prove devastating. Reid was Luries hatchet man for about 6 additional years. Even Lurie couldnt have predicted how bad it would get. He bought into Reids system and thought he could plug any garbage in and make it work. Reid was nothing without Mcnabb.
  • We will see what Reid does in KC without McNabb. It's time for him to prove he's as good as he was made out to be. With that being the case Kelly has sparked an excitement for the city. Something Reid has sucked away for a longtime now.
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  • It's not like that KC roster doesn't have talent. They do have a lot of Pro Bowlers for a team that had the 1st overall pick last year. Jamaal Charles, Dwayne Bowe, Derrick Johnson, Tamba Hali, and Eric Berry are all Pro Bowlers or have been Pro Bowlers at one time. These next few games are gonna be tough. While they may have choked it away, the Chargers gave the Texans all they could handle. I'm not taking them lightly.

    And of course there's probably the toughest game on our schedule BY FAR in Week 4 in Denver. I don't think you need me to tell you why.
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  • So after this loss I am still excited for this football team. The defense has to make stops on third down, and Williams was simply awful today. Jackson has to control that temper of his.
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  • Had Chip did nothing the Chargers would have ran the clock to one, kicked a field goal and called it a game. By doing what Chip did he got the Eagles two additional plays. He got them a kick return and that lateral play. Ultimately it didn't work, but the reality is he got the Eagles TWO chances to make a play they wouldn't have gotten otherwise.
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  • You are hoping they blocked a kick. That didn't happen, and if Kelly did it your way that all that would have happened. He got us two more plays and two more chances. So what they had more time. It would have been foolish not to try and get the ball back. Besides our defense was awful all game. If they got a few more stops thing could have been different. The defense was the letdown and not Vick or the head coach.
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  • Considering they hadn't blocked a kick all game, and the defense was porous all game
    I don't think it would have changed the outcome at all. If I were to be critical of Kelly's time management it would have been the couple of plays prior to the 2 minute warning. He rushed to make a play that cause Vick to get knocked out the game, and then let Foles throw a dumb pass to the corner then brought Vick back in for an incompletion. It all took 30 seconds off the clock giving the Chargers plenty of time to move down the field. That was his screw up. Once they got into field goal range he should have slowed them down a little, and left mush less time on the clock.
  • Tsk task, Tony. Keep it clean.
  • Interesting press conference

    Kelly thinks they need to "do a a better job"

    McCoy is hoping that not all the games are shoot outs and they can win some "30 to 3"

    Vick said " I guess we had to score 37 this game"

    Sounds like to me two star players calling out the defense and the coach still wanting to do a better job.
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  • Some of the players called out the coaches, but the truth is the penetration wasn't there even when they blitzed. Guys were late (especially Nate Allen) picking up the coverages, and in some cases they flat out blew coverages. I will give them the credit of the fact they at least tackled but come one Carey Williams holding the Jersey 10 yards down field is pathetic. How is that on Billy Davis? Where was Fletcher Cox in this game? I saw Kedricks over pursue on some coverages that put him out of position to make the play and on one key third down he just fell down. Chung thought Willams idea of coverage that got him flagged three times was so good he thought he would try it on third down as well? The players can blame the coaches all they want, but frankly they came up real small defensively yesterday.
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  • Williams can stop holding, and so can Chung. You can't fix Nate Allen, and maybe Kendricks can learn to play under control. The front seven as a whole were kind of a letdown. They need to get more penetration and get hits on the quarterback. Even when they blitzed they couldn't get to the QB. This is a real problem. Alex Smith isn't a pushover. He can play some ball so if the defense doesn't get to him it could be a long game. Still no Fletcher so that could be an issue as well. Hopefully he gets cleared, because they are going to need him.
  • Ez I agree 100 percent. I just think it's a bad sign that after only two games THIS season the offense is calling them out. Last year the offense averaged what? 17? And I think less with Vick. That Byrd trade sounds better and better.
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