Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 9/5/13
Because of Chip Kelly, being the Oregon Ducks Placekicker was the easiest job in the world. You didn’t have to do a whole lot. Well, maybe the second easiest job. A weatherman in San Diego just has to show up every day and say “it’s going to be: nice.” CC Lewis Black for that joke. Chip Kelly was very aggressive in terms of going for it on fourth down and on two-point conversions when he coached college football. He really hasn’t said yet whether he plans on being that aggressive in the pros. Neither should he. Why give information away to the enemy? Could be as successful in the NFL? Or does he have to be conservative because you need to be conservative in the NFL? Rodney Harrison played for one of the more aggressive coaches in the New England Patriots Bill Belichick. He answered a question about this during the NBC Football Night in America Conference Call Rodney Harrison: “Well obviously I think it depends on the situation. The one thing that he has to be careful of is not getting caught up in what the fans are thinking, what the media are thinking. We see so many coaches that call their gameplan according to the criticism on Monday morning. And with that type of offensive, aggressive style that he had in college, I don’t think he will be that guy that is worried about the fans booing or what Monday morning critics would have to say. I think that at the same time, you have to understand your strengths and weaknesses as a team. I think if this defense is really good I think you could be more aggressive, because now you can trust your defense to stop the offense and consequently get the ball back. This is not college. This is the NFL. You know there are a lot of good players. There are a lot of great coaches and they prepare each and every week. It doesn’t matter if you are 2-14, you still have a bunch of great coaches on that staff and you prepare. So I think there is a learning curve that he has to learn, and he has to understand that you can’t be overly aggressive in the NFL.” Tony Dungy added: My son played for Chip Kelly for three years and I got to sit at a lot of the practices and a lot of games and one thing about him is that he thinks outside the box. I think you will see a very aggressive play and I don’t think he will change very much from the way he coached in college.” Paul M. Banks is the owner of The Sports Bank.net, an affiliate of Fox Sports. An analyst for 95.7 The Fan, he also writes on Chicago sports media for Chicago Now. Follow him (@paulmbanks) The post Will Chip Kelly go for 2 all the time with Philadelphia Eagles? appeared first on The Sports Bank.Net.
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