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As exciting as Chip Kelly’s offense in Philadelphia may be, it may already be on its way out. The reason? Michael Vick, the player the offense absolutely cannot function without, is taking way too many hits already, and it seems unlikely he’ll last an entire season.
“We saw Vick limping around. Vick's not gonna last,” former general manager Charley Casserly said Tuesday on NFL Network. “He's running the ball in this offense, he's not just handing it off.”
The problem will arise when Vick is unable to play due to an on-field hit. Although Nick Foles is an able backup, losing Vick would completely change the Eagles’ offense, and in all reality, they would have to adapt their attack to a quarterback more suited for a traditional offense.
The only way Kelly’s offense could work for an extended period of time would exist if the Eagles employed only mobile quarterbacks. If that were the case, the Eagles could maintain the “next man up” mantra, but that’s not the case.
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According to CSNPhilly.com, Eagles quarterback Michael Vick was seen hobbling after last night’s win over the Redskins.
Vick had a great game, but took way too many shots and failed to protect himself, which isn’t a surprise given his injury history.
I find it really interesting that Eagles head coach Chip Kelly and Vick aren’t worried about him getting injured. Sadly enough...
Chip Kelly is a football maniac, and get this, he thinks his team can play faster.
While addressing the media today after getting his first victory as an NFL coach, Kelly said that “the pace of the offense was too slow, and that they can go faster” according to Birds 24/7.
Chip Kelly feels like Monday's pace was too slow. http://t.co/Zr07jtRkce
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While Chip Kelly's offense received most of the attention for a sensational start, the Philadelphia Eagles' defense also had an impressive debut.
That's the bigger surprise.
The Eagles were expected to score plenty of points with Michael Vick, LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson playing in Kelly's up-tempo offense. But the defense figured to have some growing pains...
The Philadelphia Eagles beat the Washington Redskins 33-27 in Chip Kelly’s debut on Monday Night Football.
The Eagles offense ran the Washington defense ragged all night long, as Michael Vick went 15-25 for 203 and two touchdowns while adding 52 yards on the ground and rushing for one score.
Although the Eagles offense will be the story, the defense played very well for most of...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Fast, faster and fastest -- so it goes for Oregon football, which hasn't missed a beat after former skipper Chip Kelly raced to the NFL to coach the Eagles.
After leading the nation in scoring last season, the second-ranked Ducks are at it again this year under rookie head coach Mark Helfrich, the offensive coordinator under Kelly the past four years. His...
QB: Michael Vick vs. SD – After allowing 346 passing yards and three touchdowns to Matt Schaub, the Chargers venture to Philadelphia to face Michael Vick. Vick is coming off a mint performance, in which is threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns through the air while adding 54 rushing yards and a score on the ground. Combining Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy with Chip Kelly...
The Washington Redskins' home opener on Monday Night Football against the Philadelphia Eagles was one of the most hyped openers in recent memory. While Chip Kelly's high-speed offense was a big deal, the primary storyline was the return of Robert Griffin III. We heard it all. We saw it all. Operation patience, the “blow it up” commercial, and the so-called riff between...
Thanks to SB Nation, we learned that Michael Vick has a website, ShowMike.com, that allows you to upload an image of your ride, just so Michael Vick can inspect it and nod approvingly. The Internet’s purpose at long last fulfilled.A couple current and former teammates with Vick on the Eagles – including Jason Babin, Jeremy Maclin and Trent Cole – have uploaded pics of their...
The new version of the Philadelphia Eagles offense was a rousing success in the season opener - at least for 2 1/2 quarters.
Same goes for the San Diego Chargers, though they came away much more disappointed.
Despite successfully debuting his up-tempo style as Eagles coach, Chip Kelly would like his offense to pick up the pace even more for Sunday's matchup with the visiting...
The purpose behind Quick Hits is to catch you up on the most important news, notes, and links that you may have missed from the day prior. Without further ado, here are Wednesday’s quick hits:
1. One of the players that excelled in the defense’s new 3-4 scheme, was Trent Cole.
2. The Eagles defense showed some promise Monday night, but the team knows it is just a start.