The Philadelphia Eagles impressed in their season opening win over the Washington Redskins. Head coach Chip Kelly’s up-tempo and high octane seemed to be effective in keeping the Redskins off the field and they’ll see if they can repeat the performance against the San Diego Chargers.
“There are certain games where you play the clock, but I don’t know that there will be a time in this game where you won’t be wanting to go score and keep scoring because of how fast they play offensively,” San Diego quarterback Philip Rivers said, via ESPN. “No lead is ever safe.”
That is if the Chargers can get a lead. Their defense struggled to keep the Houston Texans in check giving up 449 yards including 3 touchdowns from quarterback Matt Schaub. The two headed monster of Arian Foster and Ben Tate were able to run the ball as well. Kelly’s offense is run heavy as well.
If you can believe it, Chip Kelly thinks his team can go faster.
“I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you,” Kelly said. “I’m not joking. We’ve got to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn’t get the ball to the officials. We could have sped things up from a process between plays. That’s something we need to continue to work on.”