rich36, on 04 February 2013 - 02:56 PM, said:
You need a legit franchise QB to win in this day and age..as of this moment, the E's are severly lacking in that area..you look at the legit contenders in the league year in and year out and they all have "that guy"...when you get that guy, then maybe I'll take the Eagles seriously..as of now I see a team with holes, none of which is bigger than at the QB position..that's primarilly why I can't see the E's doing better than 5 or 6 wins next season, despite the crap Jackson is spewing on NFL.com
Kelly never had anything close to a blue-chip prospect at QB at New Hampshire or Oregon and that still didn't stop his O's from rewritting the NCAA record books.
You also have no idea what Foles (if he turns out to be the guy) can do but we do know that in his first 6+ career starts he seriously out-performed what not-Elite did in his.
BTW did you happen to catch what Dungy said about what he expects from Kelly's NFL O?
Peter King, also of SI.com, talked with Tony Dungy
about what kind of coach he thinks Kelly will be:
"He'll be good,'' Dungy said. "One of the things everybody's getting wrong is that he has to coach one way. Not true. He'll adjust. I think he'll be able to win in a lot of ways. I think the offense he'll run will be very similar to what Buffalo ran with Jim Kelly, the K-gun. High-pace, fast tempo. His thing is tempo, and making a defense respond to what he's doing. Say it's 3rd-and-5, and you have all these tendencies from watching his offense -- what they'll do on 3rd-and-5. But your pre-snap stuff is out the window because their tempo isn't going to give you time to substitute or to think that much. The thing with Chip is it's not just the scheme or the plays he's running. His detail work is strong. He outhustles, outpaces, out-thinks people. His practices are so fast. His team gets used to doing everything at a faster pace."