Dwight Freeney doesn’t believe QBs will survive in Chip Kelly’s offense

Aug 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) lies on the field against the Carolina Panthers after taking a hit during the first half at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles won the game 14-9. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

There is no denying that new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has made the team very fun to watch and that his new offense has made every week a must-watch game for the team, but there are plenty of people discussing whether or not his offense is sustainable.

The even bigger question is whether or not quarterback Michael Vick will be able to stay healthy with all of the hits he will absorb this season and Denver Broncos defender Dwight Freeney doesn’t seem to believe that will be possible.

“The problem is with that offense, to be honest with you, is the quarterback position and the pounding the quarterback takes with that and it’s not college anymore,” Freeney said, via Pro Football Talk.  “And it’s going to be very interesting to see if a team can actually have a starting quarterback or backup quarterback last through the whole entire year with this type of athlete — not a college athlete — you’re talking about a guy who may be 300 pounds, running a 4.8-whatever it is, hitting your quarterback every time he carries out a fake, whether he has the ball or not. Will the quarterback to be able to last the whole year? That’s the question.

“They don’t really stress protection. They stress more or less, you know what, we’re going to confuse, this, that and the other.”

If Vick were to go down, Nick Foles would be the man in charge and he doesn’t have the skill set necessary to run the Eagles offense in the same manner as the veteran.

It’s going to be interesting to see how this season plays out for the Eagles regardless of whether Kelly’s offense can keep up the pace. No matter what, it is going to be fun to watch.

Topics: Chip Kelly, Philadelphia Eagles

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  • Jarodcore

    Dwight Freeney’s on the Broncos? When did that happen? ;)

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