Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly made a name for himself at the University of Oregon for his innovative offense, but it seems as if Kelly’s creativity extends well outside of the playbook.
Currently in Phase One of the NFL offseason program, Kelly nor his assistants are allowed to be on the field with players, but the head coach has seemingly found a way around that.
Equipped with a remote control car, Kelly has been using the toy to simulate motion on offense during player practices as well as a tool to introduce himself to rookies.
“I was sitting and waiting to go in and meet with (general manager Howie Roseman) and all the front office guys,” Allen said, via Philadelphia Magazine, “and Coach Kelly was driving around a little remote control car — they use it out on the field because they can’t do motions — and he drove it right into me and was like, ‘Oh, hey Beau, how are you doing?’ And I was like, ‘Hey, Coach.’”
I have to give Kelly credit, that’s a pretty good way to skate the system. However, I’m not sure the NFL will be as impressed and it’s very possible they may ban the use of outside objects on the field.
Of course, Kelly’s certain to come up with something else if they do.