Found August 12, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
For the Philadelphia Eagles new coach Chip Kelly, the 2013 NFL season brings a boatload of challenges. He has to rebuild the self-ascribed “Dream Team,” which never won anything, and begin anew after the tear down following that extreme build-up, and subsequent disaster. There’s obviously a ton of talent there for Kelly to work with. And given the parity of the league; and the way things turn around quickly, no reason to think the Eagles won’t compete for the NFC East division right away. But what’s going to be the biggest challenge for a coach like Chip Kelly who has never coached in the league before? And how do you think his offense is going to do this season? Former long time Colts GM Bill Polian answered that. “they run an up tempo offense, they’ll just have to recognize the time management issues, which are not — they’re not terribly significant. He’ll get used to them here in the preseason. It’s just a matter of getting used to the rhythm of an NFL game,” he said. “He is by

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