When the Philadelphia Eagles hired University of Oregon head coach Chip Kelly many assumed that he would implement his notoriously fast and up-tempo offense in Philly. For the most part we don’t know much about what kind of offense he’ll run next year, in part because we don’t know who he wants to play quarterback next year.
One thing seems certain though, the Eagles pushed the pace with a no huddle offense and it had the desired effect tiring the Carolina Panthers defense.
“I got tired, but that’s all part of the game. Just got to fight through it, get to the next play and keep sound fundamentals,” rookie defensive tackle Star Lotulelei said, via the Charlotte Observer. “Get off the ball is what we teach in our defensive line room. So that’s what I have to do.”
The Carolina Panthers struggled offensively kicking two field goals and punting three times.
“We kicked two field goals, but I want touchdowns,” head coach Ron Rivera said. “When you play a fast-strike offense and you play a team that can get the ball into the end zone in a hurry, you have to score touchdowns. Field goals are not enough. And that’s the disappointment.”