Let’s talk about former Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly (2013-2015).
Chip Kelly’s fast-paced offensive scheme resulted in more passing yards than rushing yards, but believe it or not, Kelly wasn’t too far behind Reid’s total as his teams racked up 6311 yards from 2013 to 2015, including 80 yards on the ground versus the New Orleans Saints in a Wild Card game played on January 4th of 2014.
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That number also includes 122 yards on the ground in the season finale, a game played in Kelly’s absence after an early dismissal, but you get the idea.
In Kelly’s first two seasons as head coach, he still had a lot of Reid’s guys (Vick and McCoy for instance), and that paid off as McCoy posted 1000-yard seasons in 2013 and 2014. Kelly made the playoffs in his first year as head coach but failed to qualify in Year 2 despite earning a 10-6 record.
In 2015, DeMarco Murray was added, but he had trouble fitting into Kelly’s offense. His best effort came in Week 17, after Kelly’s firing and with Pat Shurmur as an interim coach.
The dual-threat quarterback dynamic was gone as well as Sam Bradford was acquired thanks to a trade that sent Nick Foles to what was then the Saint Louis Rams and Michael Vick was allowed to leave in free agency.
Let’s get to the Doug Pederson era quickly. This is depressing, but then again, talking about Chip Kelly always is.