Kenjon Barner’s Advice For Eagles Players: “Be in great shape”BREAKING NEWS, Coaching Staff, Eagles, News Saturday, February 23rd, 2013
Philly.com’s Paul Domowitch is out at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis this weekend, so he talked to former Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner, who is out there working out for the scouts and played in Chip Kelly’s system for the past four years. Barner gave some advice for players on the Eagles roster.
“Be in great shape,” Barner said. “That’s the best advice I can give to those guys. Be in great shape. Because he pushes you to a limit that you didn’t know you had.
“If you’re not in shape, you’re not going to last in that offense. That’s the bottom line. During the offseason, you have to push yourself to the absolute limit. To the point where you feel you can’t go any further. Then, by the time the season came around, it was a piece of cake.”
Barner also told a story of Kelly doing something which was never a strength of Andy Reid’s, thinking on his feet during a game. He recounted a tough battle that the Ducks were having with instate rival Oregon State.
“We had been running inside zone the entire day and we hadn’t really hit it like we wanted it to hit,” he said.
“Then coach Kelly saw something with the defensive end. He called timeout. He pulled me aside and told me to cut it back.
“I didn’t know what he was talking about. I said, ‘Coach, it hasn’t been there all game.’ But I did it and I ran for 60 yards. For him to see that, that’s kind of uncommon.”
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