For our defenses sake, its essential Chip adapts his offensive scheme to the NFL. If our defense only goes up against a gimmicky Offense every practice, how do you expect it to do against other offenses, regardless of the D Coordinator?
I'm upset because we made a hire without even contacting nontheless interview the man I think would have done the best job with this team at this point in time, Jon Gruden. While deep down I don't think Chip will work out and last past the 2016 season, I'm excited, and I'm glad the Eagles made a move to get me excited about this team again. Its a very High Risk - High Reward signing. Rather than feel the need to cling to one side of love it or hate it, I hope people can enjoy that this team not only turned a page from the Reid era, but seems like opened up a brand new book.
*****If Mike Vick is on our roster next season, I will instantly become Chips worst nightmare
Remember a few weeks ago when I said we should switch to a 3-4 and draft Star?
NOW everyone wants to listen. Toss Cox on the end with Star at NT. Slide Jenkins to the other end position. I think you could keep Cole, but he may be the odd man out.
Honestly he played it in college but athletically he may not be up for it anymore. I'd rather keep him allowing toys to hybrid, but cole has always been pretty team oriented so I doubt he asks to be traded
I figure Cole was pretty bad last year so we probably have to replace him soon anyways
Projected Starting Defense:
NT:Not on Roster
ILB:Kendricks/Not on roster
OLB:Kendricks/Not on roster
CB: DRC or NNamdi
CB: Not on roster
SS: Not on roster
FS: Not on roster
If anything he spent his entire Tampa bay career implementing stop gaps to prevent rebuilding and it destroyed the team
he'll prolly call the plays then right
props to fanofphilly for the amazing sig
Would rather had Gus Bradley but also love the Chip Kelly sign.Desean & McCoy will shine in this new offense"...please no Vick.......Also with the defense going to a 3-4 I would love to see Trent Cole have a try at the olb position I think he would fit that fine....After a terrible 4-12 season things are actually getting better .
As far as line backers, I think we may look to add/draft some, obviously, but we have at least two in place. I think a guy like Matthews would do even better in a 3-4 and Im curious as to what Brandon Graham could potentially do.
Secondary was a question mark either way.
Of course if Star isn't there and Jones is, you're set at LB...but need a NT.
It's just starting to set in that Andy Reid is no longer the Eagles head coach. I just found myself thinking about how the Eagles don't emphasize linebackers enough for a 3-4 switch. But nope! A new era is so refreshing...