They said it couldn’t be done. That it was too gimmicky, that it wouldn’t be reasonable against a professional (and well-conditioned) defense. But then it happened.
Chip Kelly’s high-octane, run-a-play-every-20-seconds-offense worked. It really worked. Michael Vick looked like his old self, LeSean McCoy was running wild and the Eagles defense handled RGIII and the rest of the Washington Redskins offense.
Needless to say, most observers were impressed. That includes two stars that know a thing or two about pushing the pace.
— Kobe Bryant (@kobebryant) September 10, 2013
S/O to homie @MikeVick for this show they putting on right now!! Looking like them St. Louis Rams “Greatest Show on Turf” sqad
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 10, 2013
Of course, the Monday Night Football showdown between the new-look Eagles and the expected-to-be-great Redskins was not exactly roses for everyone.
We are Swiss cheese right now, got damn we gettin dismantled but we good! Lets go fellas
— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) September 10, 2013