No, Sports Fans, I am not making this up. Nor is the organization trying to cut cost by using the popular kids toy in practice over real footballs. No, this is just another example of the latest and greatest college coach to hit the NFL doing things his way.
From Twitter account @RoobCSN
When Kelly got the chance to take his talents to the City of Brotherly Love the world pretty much figured it was in for some new--hopefully exciting--things. With what he accomplished in Oregon there was certainly reason for hope.
But Nerf balls?
It's actually brilliant if you think about. Remember how easily those sucker bounced off your hands when you played catch with one growing up? You really had to focus on looking the ball into your hands and using both hands to catch that little sucker.
Now take that same laser focus, but use a real football and think what could happen. Not too silly now, huh?