Originally written on Eagles Eye  |  Last updated 4/3/13
I'm a sucker for articles on how coaches in the NFL can influence referees... Thus I gravitated to this somewhat obscure piece by Tyler Williams of causalsports.com on how Chip Kelly speeds up the pace of his offense to avoid routine stoppage of play. And  the result is Kelly really knows how to get inside the heads of the refs when the ball is spotted after the completion of an offensive play...But if you really follow that line of thinking through, you could imagine a football game where first-down measurements were no longer required or relevant... So I hereby present a guest editorial by the George Plimpton of NFL blogs, Mr. Tyler Williams--- Tyler is an economics PhD student and a rugby player/coach with a passion for sports. What Does Chip Kelly Have To Do With Spotting The Ball? ---by Tyler Williams         I’m pretty excited that Chip Kelly is coming to the NFL. If you’ve watched the Oregon Ducks in recent years or the Patrio...
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