One of the biggest stories entering the 2013 NFL season follow Chip Kelly and whether or not his offense can translate into success at the NFL level. Kelly had enormous success while at the University of Oregon, but he’s now trying his hand at being an NFL coach, and many have already doubted that his style of offense is ready to be tested in the pros.
But while Kelly has his doubters, and will continue to until his offense shows signs of working, those who are starting to run the schemes Kelly is setting up have only good things to say. Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek was asked how the offense is shaping up, and his response was short and to the point: it’s “insane”.
“I love what Coach Kelly has brought here so far,” Celek said, via USA Today. “I can’t say that we’re going to be super successful. But from a communication standpoint, it’s insane.”
There have been a lot of questions as to who will run the offense. Kelly decided that bringing back Michael Vick, perhaps the most mobile quarterback in the history of the game, was a good idea but it’s well known that he’s not a long term fix. But according to Celek, right now all that matters is that Kelly’s offense won’t only be the next big thing in football, it’s going to change the face of the sport forever.
“From a communication standpoint, it’s going to change the game,” Celek said. “Just the way they can communicate plays and get us into stuff that’s pretty cool, it’s something I never even thought was possible in the NFL. He has a reason why each play is called what it is. And it all makes sense.”
Of course, Celek is coming from an insanely subjective point of view, but the fact that things are apparently going to smoothly is a good early sign for Eagles fans looking to rebound from last year’s devastating season.