Despite a lot of doubt among the “experts,” the Philadelphia Eagles’ offense under Chip Kelly last season worked. Not only did it work, it worked so much so that they were able to make the playoffs in Kelly’s first year. However, to get to where they ultimately want to be, which is the Super Bowl, they realize that the offense needs to be even more efficient, like say, one of the team’s that participated in this past Super Bowl, the Denver Broncos.
In a recent interview with PhillyMag.com, Eagles general manager Howie Roseman expressed this specifically when talking about the team’s offense, in particular their passing game.
“I don’t think you have to look further than when you look at the Denver Broncos and how many options they have in their passing game and how big of an advantage that is when you have guys all around the field and you can get different personnel groups and that’s what we’re looking to do. We’re looking to be an explosive, dynamic offense and when you talk about the skills that he has, Jeremy, certainly he adds to that group.”
Now the Jeremy he’s referring to, obviously, is Jeremy Maclin, whom the team recently signed along with another crucial wideout, Riley Cooper.
They’re certainly headed in the right direction, especially if Nick Foles continues to progress as he has been.