It probably seemed strange at first. With the anticipation growing about Chip Kelly’s fuel-injected offense the Eagles came out Friday night against New England with all the horsepower of a ‘67 Pinto.
And with Michael Vick leading the way.
Not until Nick Foles took over late in the first did the offense kick into turbo boost showcasing the various formations and read option that made Kelly’s offense so potent at Oregon.
“There are times we're going to have to play fast and times we're going to have to play slow” Kelly explained. “Really the game itself dictates what you have to do. I've said that all along.
“There were certain things in that game we just wanted to get accomplished. Really our first full game with officials so we wanted to get a feel for that.”
If Kelly follows script Thursday against the Panthers in the second preseason game Vick will be the man in charge when the offense ratchets up a notch or two. And then we’ll get our first real observation of what Kelly’s ...