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Posted scoregon on 17 January 2013 - 01:49 AM
-He is a brilliant QB coach and evaluator. As a coach, he made Dennis Dixon (a guy who was an interception throwing, time-splitting head case his junior year) a Heisman Trophy favorite before his injury. He then made Jeremiah Masoli (a guy who is 5'10" on a good day and can't throw for crap) into a household name. He follows that by taking Darron Thomas (a solid talent at best...as evidenced by the lack of NFL interest) and making him into a collegiate star. And now this season, he finally has Marcus Mariota (a true talent and future NFL QB) and he becomes one of the top QB's in the country as a Freshman. One thing we quickly learned at Oregon is if Chip offered a QB (no matter what the recruiting "experts" said), then he is going to be a stud. Oregon was the first school to offer both Mariota and Johnny Manziel (and in fact both originally committed to Oregon before Texas A&M got into the picture). He also once had a verbal from Taj Boyd of Clemson. So, when it comes to quarterback, if Chip decides on Vick or Foles or brings in a Dixon (backup possibility) or Alex Smith or decides to draft someone, his track record would suggest he knows what he's doing.
-Two other quick points on QB's. He wants a passer who can run, not the other way around. Chip also stresses to his QB's that they should avoid taking unnecessary hits. Philosophy is first down, touchdown, get down. He wants them to be a threat in the read option game, but not to take a shot to pick up a few extra yards here and there. Though Marcus Mariota gained 700 yards rushing this season, I'd say he took about 2 big hits all season on running plays (took more than that in the pocket, but those happen no matter your offensive philosophy).
-He is known as Big Balls Chip because of his 4th down decision making. When he took over as head coach, he analyzed the mathmatical data that says coaches punt and kick field goals far more often than they should if they're trying to maximize points scored. Plus he just believes that going for it more often puts strain on your opponents and sets an aggressive tone for your team. I suspect he will be a little more conservative in the league, but that just means he won't go for it on 4th and 4 from his own 38 (did it multiple times this season) on the opening possession. I still think he will go for it on any 4th down of a manageable distance once his team crosses the 50.
-An athletic center is a key to doing all the things he likes to do with his offense. Oregon had Max Unger (all pro for Seattle this season) when Kelly arrived and now have a future NFL'er in Hronnis Grasu. These guys are used in a ton of different ways. They pull a ton, are expected to get to the second level often and are huge in the screen game. I'm not sure what the Eagles current center is like, but if he is athletic, that will be a big plus. Oregon had Jordan Holmes (solid, but not a stud) in between the two guys I mentioned and they were forced to scrap some of their most effective plays.
-He will often play multiple backs at the same time, as long as one has the ability to be a threat catching the ball. In his early years as OC this happened less because he didn't have that versatile back, but over the past 3 seasons, he found tons of ways to get combinations of LaMicheal James, Kenjon Barner, and DeAnthony Thomas on the field at the same time. This lead to huge matchup issues and headaches for opposing defenses. It seems Philly has some guys well suited for some of this.
-His offense is great for tight ends and he uses them in a myriad of ways. When he had Ed ****on (Ravens), he flexed him often because he was a great receiver and blocked well in space. With David Paulson (Steelers), he put him on the LOS more often because that's where he was most effective and now he has Colt Lyerla (crazy athlete) and used him all over the place.
-His Oregon teams basically never had a letdown. They didn't play close games against inferior opponents, they obliterated them and then played backups the entire second half. He was a master motivator and has, by all accounts, some of the most efficient/unique practices in football at any level. How that will translate is up to debate, but my money would be on him figuring out how to make it work with the Eagles.
I know this is a long post, but hopefully (for those that stuck with it) you got some interesting tidbits of information. If you have any questions I might be able to answer, I'll be checking back and will do my best to answer them.
Posted Solomon on 04 November 2013 - 10:48 AM
This is one of the dumest things I've ever read on here. Before yesterday, only 1 QB has thrown 7 TDs in one game since 1969, yet you think 20 could have done it yesterday. F'ing TATE man, reaching new levels of stupid every day.
Posted time2rock on 28 January 2013 - 01:18 PM
Posted HoNkYEaGz on 26 April 2013 - 06:09 PM
Posted jmac+djaxallday on 13 October 2013 - 04:38 PM
Drew Brees - 56% cmp, 322 yards, 1 TD/1 Int, 67.5 rating
Tom Brady - 69% cmp, 225 yards, 2 Td/1 Int, 92.9 rating
Carson Palmer - 55% cmp, 248 yards, 1 TD/2 Int, 62.2 rating
Nick Foles - 71% cmp, 296 yards, 3 Td/0 Int, 133.3 rating
To recap, he threw for the second most yards, the best passer rating, the best completion percentage, and was the only one to not throw a pick. I've been more supportive of Vick than some, but anybody who thinks he does what Foles did today is delusional. At this point it's a no-brainer, Foles has to start.
Posted McNabb2Jackson7 on 13 May 2013 - 11:59 PM
Posted cmart102 on 06 December 2013 - 09:24 AM
Posted djacc10fan on 27 November 2013 - 01:54 PM
Mike Vick was not stirring, his groin had him down.
Coach Kelly, unhindered, indeed had a plan,
His hope was St. Nicholas would now be the man.
The fans and media were filled with dread,
that our dream for a Superbowl was all but dead.
and mama in her Eagles jersey, and I in my hat,
watched St. Nick throw 7 TDs,in 3 quarters flat!
When out in the city they began the debatin',
Was St. Nick as good as that other guy Peyton?
Away to Green Bay the team flew like a bird,
and St. Nick threw three more, and they won by the third!
St. Nick returned to the Linc, philly fans still in awe,
and beat the Skins handily like it was nothing at all!
Gains of 20 yards or more is the way the Eagles move the ball,
You'd better be looking downfeild when St. Nick makes the call!
"Now Avant!, now Cooper!, now Brown! and LeSean!
On Brown!, On Ertz! on Celek! and Desean!
To the top of the East to the top of them all!
Now fly Eagles fly...fly away all!"
St. Nick's in the drivers seat the rest of the year
in hopes that a Superbowl Championship is near!
and if you make our Superbowl dream come true,
we'll never throw another snowball or boo!
Posted blindside on 21 November 2013 - 06:58 PM
Posted Marinomanx013 on 20 November 2013 - 11:18 PM
Posted ForWhomForWhat? on 29 April 2013 - 05:50 PM
Posted BOMB1985 on 13 October 2013 - 06:19 PM
2) We can't run the ball with Foles in
3) You can't run Chips O without a mobile QB
4) Riley Cooper can't get open
5) Foles is too easy to defend
Posted Lloyd on 13 May 2013 - 11:52 PM
A 92-49-1 record?! What a jerk!
Me and my buddies in The Dirty 30 are gonna get some good seats on the 50 yard line and send him out the way we brought him in. With a chorus of boos. That'll teach him to achieve a win-loss record and on-the-field credibility that QBs like Vick and Kolb could only dream of.
Posted Taocat on 11 November 2013 - 05:06 PM
COACH KELLY: I don't think he struggled his first five games getting open. He didn't have the ball thrown to him. But I don't think he was struggling getting open. When you watch the tape, he was open.
Posted Solomon on 30 November 2013 - 12:58 PM
Posted Havenless on 11 November 2013 - 06:31 PM
2. Only one QB has thrown more than Nick's 19 TDs without an interception to start a season: Peyton Manning, 2013.
3. Tied for most TD passes in a single game in NFL history: 7.
4. Highest completion percentage, QB rating, and fewest incompletions in a game where 7 TDs were thrown, all-time.
5. Youngest player in NFL history to throw for 7 TDs in a single game.
6. 60th perfect game in NFL history, recording a 158.3 passer rating vs the Raiders.
7. Second player in NFL history to throw for 400 yards while maintaining a perfect QB rating.
8. First QB in NFL history to have back to back games achieving 140 QB rating.
9. Only the 13th player ever to have 2 140 QB rating games in the same season.
10. Only opposing QB in NFL history to achieve a 140 QB rating at Lambeau Field.
11. Nick's 152.8 passer rating over 3 games (Raiders, Packers, Redskins) is the greatest 3 game stretch since 1970 for any QB.
12. 152.8 passer rating in November: Highest passer rating for any QB in any calendar month in NFL history (minimum 50 attempts).
13. Second most '3+TD/0INT' games by an NFL QB through their first 2 seasons in the Superbowl Era. (Foles has 4, Marino's record is 6).
14. Holds Philadelphia's all-time record for consecutive passes without an interception. (233)
15. 6th QB in NFL history to throw 200+ passes in a season before his first interception.
Posted blindside on 04 November 2013 - 03:02 PM
Posted RUEagle on 19 November 2013 - 05:35 PM