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View Poll Results: Will Chip Kelly's offense be successful in the NFL?

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  • Yes and other teams will begin to copy the approach moving forward

    12 41.38%
  • No it wont be effective against NFL athletes

    10 34.48%
  • Yes he will initally have success but only until the rest of the league figures out how to stop it

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    Is it possible for Chip Kelly's system to work in the NFL?

    He's been interviewed by the Browns and he will have a few more interviews coming up as he decides which NFL job he wants to take.

    Chip Kelly runs a lightning paced offense at Oregon that is geared to wear out defenses on the college level with superior athletes who can get into the open field instead of more traditional skill-position players at QB, RB, WR, & TE.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e45uIhrAkXQ

    I think it can work in the NFL. Not everyone has the stamina.

    Its said that he'd fail because everybody in the NFL is a great athlete unlike college football but I disagree since there are always different levels of athlete in the NFL. Not every team can keep up with an offense with burners like Mike Wallace, Ted Ginn, & Devin Hester lined up getting up to the line of scrimmage to run the next play in less than 12 seconds.

    With the right QB he can do a lot of damage as most defenses don't prepare to face anything like that in practice.

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    He would have to adjust it. The reason it works as well as it does in college is because Oregon players are so much faster than everyone else. He won't have that luxery if he goes to the NFL.

    A spread option has shown it can work but that can't be ALL you do

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    Well, how much faster would it be than the Patriots hurry up offense?

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    They had a segment about him today on NFL Network.

    The points they brought up to him succeeding is that he's hung around the Patriots a lot and learned a lot from them about the NFL.

    He's also a very intelligent guy that can easily adapt with any style.

    The only negative on him coming to the NFL right now is he wants full control, which might be a turn of to some teams.

    But if he likes speed, he'll love our team. Only the QB position isn't full of speed, but everywhere else is full of atheltic guys who can keep up with that pace, if he does implement it.


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    Patriots still run the offense they've always had with Brady, Belichick just sped it up even more and took some of the running plays out of Kelly's playbook. Anything can work with the right personnel but it won't be any great advantage in the NFL like it is in the Pac 12. Oregon's offense gets exposed even against competent defenses - and elite ones have their way with them (LSU game 2011). Also, an athletic offensive line that is required for that system will get handled in the red zone.

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    One of the bigger problems any primarily spread offense will face is the narrow NFL hash marks. You can't really open up the playbook by setting up the wide side of the field because when the ball is reset on either marks you're virtually still in the middle of the field either way.

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    His system? Or the system he builds around his team?

    The second one is true. What he does now, IDK.
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    Quote Originally Posted by j11430 View Post
    He would have to adjust it. The reason it works as well as it does in college is because Oregon players are so much faster than everyone else. He won't have that luxery if he goes to the NFL
    But he can begin to assemble the quicker players in the NFL to fit into his scheme. There are plenty of NFL players who are way faster than others on the field.

    The major adjustment will involve bringing in a FB to block on short yardage plays or basically having a package where they can switch into a standard shotgun offense to throw a defense off when they start crowding 9 guys in the box.

    But NFL players will wear out from the quick pace they aren't accustomed to seeing. Usually its almost 30 seconds in between plays in a average NFL game giving defenders more time to rest than they would have facing a Chip Kelly offense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    Well, how much faster would it be than the Patriots hurry up offense?
    10-14 seconds in between plays.

    Might be even quicker with him being able to communicate in the QB's helmet with the radio unlike what he does now in college having to use hand signals.

    Guys will know the next play should be before the previous play is ran.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresno View Post
    But he can begin to assemble the quicker players in the NFL to fit into his scheme. There are plenty of NFL players who are way faster than others on the field.

    The major adjustment will involve bringing in a FB to block on short yardage plays or basically having a package where they can switch into a standard shotgun offense to throw a defense off when they start crowding 9 guys in the box.

    But NFL players will wear out from the quick pace they aren't accustomed to seeing. Usually its almost 30 seconds in between plays in a average NFL game giving defenders more time to rest than they would have facing a Chip Kelly offense.
    There's a difference between having many fast players and being a faster team. The Ducks are a lot faster than most of the teams they play, that's just how Kelly recruits. There isn't as much disparity between player speed in the NFL as there is in college.

    And like you said with the FB, he would have to adjust it. Speed is what makes his offense work and if there isn't the crazy speed advantage, teams would be able to figure out how to stop an option.

    The option has been shown to work when it's just one of a few things you do. The Titans had success with it when they did it every few run plays, but you also need to do straight handoffs and regular pro style plays in order for it to work. Otherwise it becomes too predictable.

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    He won't be running the same offense where the ball is snapped within 13 sec. He also won't be running the ball 65% of the time like he does now. He will run an offense that is NFL friendly.

    What he brings to the table, is his intelligence and his mathematical stats that he relies on for in game situations. He is also not conservative, and wants to keep scoring, and always have the momentum on his side. His philosophy is based a fast paced, innovative, aggressive offensive. The NFL will be little to no adjustment for him, as his philosophy will not change. Just the types of plays will be adjusted a little.

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    Well he's clearly not going to run the same system as is does in College so this thread really makes no sense. And this is weird, how come it's not a Stafford thread??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fresno View Post
    But he can begin to assemble the quicker players in the NFL to fit into his scheme. .

    You make it sound easy. Al Davis did it, but what a disaster. There just aren't that many NFL players with exceptional speed, I.e., the kind that just completely outclasses defenders. For every Jamaal Charles or CJ2K, there are many guys considered "fast" in college who look ordinary against the lateral speed of NFL defenses. But who knows; the Eagles are prob the closest you'll get in terms of superior speed at the skill positions (but does that mean you'll keep Vick?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by rocket View Post
    Well he's clearly not going to run the same system as is does in College so this thread really makes no sense. And this is weird, how come it's not a Stafford thread??
    Because he's not playing this week.

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86Orn6Yq0Q8

    Here's a good breakdown of the way Kelly adapts and changes his gameplan from week to week. Keep in mind the guy he's coaching against is now an NFL coach of a team who has 4 to 1 odds to win the Superbowl. He's an extremely smart coach who is great at adapting. I'm not advocating his system because, he's said it himself, he's going to run the offense that makes sense for his personnel. I'm advocating him.

    Props to Fly-Eagles-Fly for the Sig

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