During the entire off season the buzz around the Philadelphia Eagles since the hiring of Head Coach Chip Kelly has been what will this offense look like. There were questions if Coach Kelly was going to use two quarterbacks and will his offense look exactly like his college team. In other words can the college offense translate to the professional level?
With much to be determined on the offensive side of the ball, the Eagles have far more to answer to on the defensive side of the ball.
This defense has been very poorest over the last few years and after last years dream team debacle, the Eagles are just as brand new on defense as they are on offense. The task of keeping Robert Griffin the 3rd in check will be on Monday night, and the eagles need to be able to control the line of scrimmage and stop the run. But that will be a task really hard to complete, because the Redskins run the ball very well with that zone running scheme of the Shanahan coaches.
The back end of the defense will be important to stopping the Redskins attack, after cutting two pro-bowl caliper corners, the eagles will be tested early and often.
Second year corner Cary Williams and rookie starting corner Bradley Fletcher are really unproven and will have their hands full with the speedy receivers of the Redskins.
This will be a really interesting game and I believe what makes it interesting is the unknown for both teams to be answered once and for all.