Today’s Washington Post, in what I can only assume was really a spy mission for the Redskins, features a long piece on Chip Kelly’s offense with quotes from some Eagles defenders and Kelly himself. The paper called Kelly’s freshman-year offense a “loud, bold declaration that he would be a force to be reckoned with in professional football rather than the next coming of Lou Holtz, Steve Spurrier or Nick Saban,” and asked Coach Kelly about prepping for defenses who are a little more ready this time around:
We don’t change for change sake … I mean, you self-scout yourself and you’re five for five on a certain pass pattern, you don’t say, ‘We’re not gonna call it again because they know it’s coming.’ You know, they still have to stop you in certain situations. It’s still football. That’s just the talking season. Guys will say they’ve had time to figure it out. I’ve said it since day one: We don’t do anything revolutionary offensively. We run inside zone or outside zone. We run a sweep play. We run a power play. We’ve got a five-step [passing] game. We’ve got a three-step game. We run some screens. We’re not doing anything that has never been done before in football.
Kelly also denies he was part of (or even heard anything about) any conversations about the referees being able to keep up with fast-paced offenses. Theres a bunch more over here and it’s a pretty entertaining (if not overwhelmingly informative) read.