New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is one of the NFL’s biggest proponents for joint practices. Every week, the opposing quarterbacks in Robert Griffin III and Nick Foles are coming out of the joint practices having learned a great deal from Tom Brady. Belichick is giving his opponents an inadvertent advantage. Jokes aside, Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly had nothing but good things to say about Brady.
“You’re watching a first-ballot Hall of Famer, one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game,” Kelly said to CSN New England before Wednesday’s joint practice. “I think everybody when you get a chance to watch someone who is as good as they are at their craft, I think you can learn a lot of different things from them …”
Nick Foles agreed with Kelly, he said, “Of course Tom’s one of the best to ever play the game.” He will study Brady from a distance and learn from the future Hall of Famer. It’s the little things that Chip Kelly wants Foles to observe most.
“… For him to get a chance to watch Tom up close and personal, in terms of how he interacts, what he does pre-snap, what he’s doing post snap — a lot of times that you don’t see on film because the camera’s not on him — anybody can garner something from that,” Kelly said to CSNNE. “When you get a chance to see a player as special as Tom is, I think it’s a credit to this whole operation in terms of what we can get accomplished. Not only in the work we can get, but when you’re watching other people work.”