Philadelphia Eagles: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2014

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Philadelphia Eagles: Creating the Blueprint for Optimal Offense in 2014
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The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles played as well on offense as anyone could have expected under first-year head coach Chip Kelly. They set franchise records in points scored and total yards gained, winning seven of their final eight contests en route to an NFC East division title.

No one could have envisioned second-year quarterback Nick Foles would have engineered such a prolific offensive attack. After all, Michael Vick won the heavily publicized training camp battle to be the starting quarterback, and he was deemed the idealistic athlete to run Kelly’s offense.

While Vick did put up career-best numbers, the team wasn’t winning games. That all changed when Foles took over. The health of the entire team was almost uncanny, and credit that to Kelly’s fitness tactics from monitoring his players’ sleep to personalized smoothies.

Repeating as NFC East champions this coming season should be expected. Foles is back and trying to prove he wasn’t a one-year wonder. The heart of the offense is back, minus Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson, but Kelly seems to have a plan in place to make up for what Jackson brought to the table.

For the Eagles to outdo their 2013 offense, they will need repeat performances from some of their stars and growth from the younger players. Here are four main reasons Philadelphia could be even more prolific on offense this coming season.

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