While we’re happy to wave goodbye to preseason football, these have been four of the most compelling exhibition games the Philadelphia Eagles have ever played. After 14 years of the same head coach in Andy Reid, any change would have been met with more intrigue than usual. The fact that Reid’s replacement is the innovative Chip Kelly piqued interest to a whole other level.
Like all coaches, Kelly, no doubt, was careful not to give away many secrets at these glorified scrimmages, so the offensive and defensive schemes we saw were vanilla, at least by his standards. That doesn’t necessarily mean there was no intel to be gained, though. We actually learned quite a bit about the Birds this summer.
There is sure to be far more revealed in the coming weeks and months, but we're still one week away before the Eagles kick off their season in Washington on September 9. Until then, let's run down what we've been able to learn about the team based on what they showed during the preseason.