DeSean Jackson excited by the tempo that the new head coach has brought to off-season practices.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson has been impressed with the speed and tempo that new head coach Chip Kelly has brought to the team as the franchise begin their preparations for the 2013 season.
Speaking on NFL.com, the 26-year old explained how he was doing workout he hasn’t done since college, and that the mentality within the team is all about hard work.
“Chip Kelly has come in and installed energy in this building, determination and hard work,” Jackson said on Wednesday.
“I haven’t done some of these workouts that we’re doing since college. They’re just up-tempo, very fast, we get in and we get it done. When we’re in this building, we’re 100 miles per hour running.”
The Philadelphia Eagles vastly under-achieved last season as they finished last in the NFC East with an overall record of just 4-12, a far way off their expectations of being a playoff contender.
Kelly was hired from the University of Oregon due to his prowess at developing a high-powered fast paced system, that averaged 50 points a game in the college season for 2012.
How this system will be translated into the NFL game will still be left unknown until week one of the regular season, but with the reputation and tactical knowledge of Chip Kelly, it is very likely to be a success.