Under Andy Reid, the Philadelphia Eagles grew accustomed to the same team year after year. Reid typically fielded a good group of players that won nine, 10 or even 11 games and often a playoff contest.
But the Eagles never won the elusive Lombardi Trophy under Reid, and the new era of Chip Kelly football starts in 2013. Kelly inherits an underwhelming roster that went just 4-12 the year before. Kelly wasted no time in bringing in a slew of new offensive and defensive players who that can fit his hurry-up offense and 3-4 defense.
Training camp will be the opportunity for these players to showcase their skills to their new coach. Kelly still hasn’t announced his starting quarterback, and he likely won't until right before the start of the season. The secondary could feature any combination of players as starters, and the spots on the new 3-4 line haven’t been determined.
One month of practices won’t solve the riddle, but it will offer a clearer idea of what the 2013 Eagles will look like. If Kelly can get the most out of the 53 players he selects, he could lead Philadelphia to a surprise playoff berth in Year 1.