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When Pat Shurmur was selected as the Eagles offensive coordinator, many thought it was an odd choice. Chip Kelly is known for a wide open spread offense that speeds up the game. Shurmur is deeply rooted in the west coast offense, a style more traditional with a lot of balance. So, the question was asked, “Is this a good fit?” Kelly has said he’s not married to any scheme and would build his offense around the talent he already has. Shurmur also agrees that he’s not going to force his style onto the Eagles (who previously ran a west coast system with Andy Reid). Shurmur spoke to Glen and Rob on WIP in Philadelphia and when asked how the two fit, Shurmur explained: “The fundamentals of what I learned in this business were from a west-coast philosophy, but I think … you try to utilize the players that you have. You learn the foundation of how to coach offense, but it really is more homogeneous than you might think. I think folks really try to harness what you are and give it a label, and I think that’s the part that was interesting when I visited with Coach Kelly was that, even though we came from what sounds to be very diverse backgrounds in terms of what we’ve done, I think philosophically we both believe it’s important to score points and win football games. We had a common ground on how we practice the players, how we inspire them to perform. And I think that’s the important part. … Let’s sit in a room with a bunch of guys that have different experiences and let’s decide on what’s the best thing for our offense as we move forward?”       var switchTo5x=true; stLight.options({publisher:''});

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