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article imageOp-Ed: Can the Philadelphia Eagles offense last all year?

By Timothy Whitt     Sep 19, 2013 in Sports
Philadelphia - When the Philadelphia Eagles hired Chip Kelly as their new coach they expected their offense to gain yardage and score a lot of points.
After two games the Eagles have lived up to the expectations amassing over 954 total yards. LeSean McCoy is currently the leading rusher in the NFL, DeSean Jackson is the leading receiver, and Michael Vick is third in QB passer rating at 119.0, All three of the Eagles player are on track for having career years.
The biggest issue is the health of Michael Vick. Can he withstand 10 to 15 major violent hits over 16 weeks?" So far Vick has been to get the ball into the hands of his receivers very quickly which is crucial part of the Kelly offense and will go a long way in keeping Vick healthy.
Now if Vick could learn to take a slide instead of a head first dive it might also help him to last a whole season. Even if Michael Vick does stay healthy will the rest of the team be able withstand the physical demands of running the Kelly offense over 16 games.
In the second game against the San Diego Chargers, the Eagles slowed the offense down just a little and it may have cost them the game. Chip Kelly vowed to amp it up again for the game of Thursday night versus the Kansas City Chiefs and the much ballyhooed coach in Philadelphia Eagles history, Andy Reid.
In the end all the Philadelphia Eagles fans got what they wanted, a new coach, a new system. Here's to hoping the Eagles offense can last all year and pull off a few more wins. Of course if the defense doesn't improve it may not matter, but that is another problem the team must fix.
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of DigitalJournal.com
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