Michael Vick explains how their new head coach has gone against his philosophy for the team next season.
Chip Kelly has slowed down the tempo for the Philadelphia Eagles offence this off-season, as he feels that he is putting to much in the players too quickly.
Kelly is famous for running a high powered and fast offence at college with the Oregon Ducks, and has already implemented parts of that philosophy into the Eagles play book for next season.
However Quarterback Michael Vick has told the press that Kelly has now slowed down the amount he is putting on his players to learn, as he is overloading them with information too quickly.
“It was very difficult for us as a team at first because we just felt like we had to do everything so fast,” Vick said on NFL.com
“And it took for Chip to call us into the auditorium in a team meeting to say, ‘Listen, everybody relax and slow down.’
“You have to slow it down if you aren’t doing it right. You can’t be doing it at a fast pace and doing it wrong. Then it’s time to slow down and teach.”
The Eagles are becoming one of the most highly anticipated teams to watch out for in 2013, with the fast paced offence looking to compliment a vastly improving defence, Philadelphia could look to tale advantage of a relatively weak NFC East right now and make a charge for a serious play off run.
With a bit of luck and momentum on their side, there is also no reason to completely count them out of a Super Bowl run, with Michael Vick playing to prove both himself and to his critics that he can still be a quality starting QB in the NFL.