Eagles offense will look like Oregon, unless Foles starts

Jul 23, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly addresses the media after practice during training camp at the Eagles NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

When the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly from the University of Oregon many wondered what kind of offense Kelly would try to install. Philadelphia Eagles assistant coach Ted Williams said that it will be very similar to what we saw at Oregon.

“It’ll be very, very similar to what you saw at Oregon,”  Williams told PhillyMag.com. “He needs to be comfortable with what he’s saying to the offense and how he’s communicating it. So you don’t just out of the box decide that you’re going to do something a certain way and you don’t feel comfortable with it. So it’s going to look like Oregon.”

With a mobile Michael Vick at the helm it would seem easy for them to replicate the Oregon Duck’s offense. At one point in time Vick was the definition of a mobile quarterback. He has career averages of 2,027 yards per season and 555 yards rushing per season.

But what about if the less mobile Nick Foles wins the starting job?

“If I called 20 read option plays with Nick Foles in the game, I should be fired,” Kelly said, via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com.

That makes it hard to implement an offense in a training camp when you don’t know who will be quarterback.

Topics: Chip Kelly, Michael Vick, Nick Foles, Philadelphia Eagles

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