Kelly’s fast-paced, hip-shooting offensive schemes melted the Washington Redskins defense in front of a national audience on Monday Night Football. Michael Vick lanced ropes through the secondary while LeSean McCoy carved through the defensive line like hot gouda.
It was a beautiful sight to see for Eagles fans, and their team's overwhelming offensive output in the first half sent social users lunging for their laptops.
First off, it must be said that Kelly was extremely happy with his team’s performance. He grinned like a child blowing up mailboxes with fireworks or like a mischievous Benny Hill.
Chip Kelly = Benny Hill pic.twitter.com/oj0oKhsqnh— BJ Maack (@bjmaack) September 10, 2013
Kelly also implemented a helicopter/paint sample wheel on the Eagles’ sideline—presumably for play-calling purposes, but we cannot rule out “Captain Planet summoning" as a reason, either.
Chip Kelly’s new Paint Sample offense is really going to shake up the NFL. pic.twitter.com/6j1EiY4l7N— Erik Malinowski (@erikmal) September 9, 2013
Honestly, you cannot rule out anything with this Kelly offense.
So, this is how Chip Kelly 'tweaks' an offense? pic.twitter.com/edJnf7Yjew— Danny (@recordsANDradio) September 10, 2013
Even the cynics were somehow pleased.
I found another positive about the Eagles: when the NFL eventually becomes flag football, Chip Kelly's offense will still be entertaining.— Adam Smoot (@adamsmoot) September 10, 2013
Our own Matt Miller slipped in a Gregg Williams joke, because someone had to.
Gregg Williams would pay someone to hit Chip Kelly late at this point. #coaching— Matt Miller (@nfldraftscout) September 10, 2013
Get ready for the "Spread Eagle," America.
I'm not taking credit for it, but Chip Kelly's offense should be called, "Spread Eagle." It won't. But, that's the best I heard. cc: @dpshow— J. Cobb (@The_J_Cobb) September 10, 2013
While the offense slowed down in the second half, the first two quarters were a blitz of ridiculous formations and schemes. It seemed as if nothing short of riot barriers could keep the Eagles from marching down the field.
At this point, I must add my voice to the choir of football analysts and fans in saying the obvious: The Eagles might not win it all, but they’ve become one of the must-watch teams in the NFL for the 2013-14 season.
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