Questions Would Surround QB Position If Kelly Comes This WayBREAKING NEWS, Eagles, News, Quarterbacks Friday, December 28th, 2012
Everybody’s hearing and talking about Oregon Ducks head coach Chip Kelly being the number choice of the Philadelphia Eagles after they let Andy Reid and his staff go on Monday. There’s also been stories floating around that Kelly is the number one choice of the Carolina Panthers.
Of course the Panthers have talented young quarterback Cam Newton, who would seem to fit Kelly offense, which features speed at the quarterback position. Newton would seem to be a better choice than Eagles young quarterback Nick Foles. I wonder if Kelly would be interested in taking a look at Michael Vick, who has a lot of mileage on his body.
If Kelly continues his system of signaling in the offensive adjustments to the quarterback from the sidelines, when the offense is at the line of scrimmage, it will take some of the pressure of the team’s quarterbacks to make so many decisions at the line of scrimmage.
I’m interested in seeing how Kelly’s system will work against the speed of NFL defenses. I think Kelly’s system will force NFL defenses to change their personnel on the defensive line. The speed of his offensive skill position players and the rapidity of the plays will force teams to get smaller on the defensive line. It could reduce the use of huge nose tackles. Big players, especially big defensive linemen will tire out and be totally ineffective against that hurry-up offense.
I could see him having a problem with keeping his quarterbacks healthy. It will be difficult to let the big linebackers and defensive linemen in the league pound on a quarterback without eventually knocking him out of the game.
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