Could you have imagined a better situation for Chip Kelly’s first game in the NFL? Hollywood couldn’t have written it any better. Tonight Kelly not only faces his first NFL preseason game with his offense, he plays against one of the only NFL coaches who knows something about the Kelly offense.
The Philadelphia Eagles take in the New England Patriots. You have to recall last year when Patriots head coach Bill Belichick took a trip out west to see how Kelly’s high-powered offense worked. Belichick one of the greatest football minds of all times may know almost as much about the Chip Kelly offense and its inner workings as Chip Kelly does.
Now one would have considered this game with these two coaches playing each other at this time last season. This is too funny for Kelly who is already going to be under the microscope. To face off in his first NFL preseason games against a coach who knows something about his offense it the last thing Kelly needed for his debut.
But then again, knowing something about it and stopping it is two different things. Kelly is a quick offensive thinker but Belichick is no dummy when it comes to defense. It is going to be very interesting to see how these two coaches interact tonight.
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