Organized team activities offered the first look at Chip Kelly’s Philadelphia Eagles. The quarterbacks rotated, the music was loud, and there was little time between snaps just as advertised.
Beyond that, it’s still tough to identify the new Birds. This is a team coming off a 4-12 season, one that completely deteriorated under veteran head coach Andy Reid. Rebuilding the defense will be an incredibly difficult task for Kelly, and he’s trying to switch to a 3-4 scheme in the process.
Kelly signed six new defensive starters, but the focal point of the offseason has been the offense. Players like Arrelious Benn, Zach Ertz and James Casey were brought over to give Kelly versatile weapons that can line up at multiple spots on the field. This is for an offense that already includes playmakers like LeSean McCoy, DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin.
Obviously, the play of the quarterbacks will be the key to the 2013 season. But other than that, each positional group has an underlying question that will define its success this upcoming year.