Here is some news that has just knocked Iggles Nation on their trousers today.
Chip Kelly is the new head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
Talk about an amazing flip-flop by the Oregon wizard.
This has Philly fans yelping like bacon grease splattering on a hot stove and sporting smiles a tad bigger than a sliver.
I guess Jeff Lurie had to write an even bigger check than Phil Knight. A check with enough zeroes to stretch from here to Manayunk.
Still, there is one big question looming out there like a hanging curve ball: Can Kelly’s innovative 5-hour energy drink tempo offensive scheme that creates acres of space and deploys playmakers with more speed than Olympic sprinters translate to the NFL where there are smaller windows and where you can’t recruit hordes of bodies who all break the sound barrier.
Granted, the Niners, Redskins and Panthers have employed spread offenses recently but not to the extent Kelly uses a mobile quarterback.
And just who will be Kelly’s quarterback? Michael Vick is as brittle as balsa wood in a tsunami and Nick Foles is slower than molasses retrieved from a glacier.
Geno Smith anyone?