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McCoy on new offense: 'It's like a freakin' track meet'

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01:09 PM ET 04.19 | McCoy, speaking publicly to reporters Thursday for the first time since the end of a tumultuous 2011 season, hinted that Kelly???s laser-paced spread offense wouldn???t just let him pick and choose wide gaps to run between but also create plenty of opportunities for his two backups to move the chains. After all, if the Eagles function the way Kelly hopes they can, the offense should churn out anywhere between 75 and 100 plays per game. ???You???re going to need another back in this offense,??? he said. ???This is an offense where it???s not a debate, ???Oh, I can do it myself,??? because, for one, you???re going to do more plays than any other offense. ???For two, it???s the amount of hits. You???re running so much. You???re constantly going. I think any back, no matter how great of a shape he???s in, you???re going to need some extra help. I know that. Bryce is good enough where he can play. Every team has two good backs.??? ???And don???t be surprised if Chris Polk gets some carries, because you???re running so much it???s like a freakin??? track meet. It???s like a relay. You need extra guys.???

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April 19, 2013  01:16 PM ET

You need the right kind of guys to run up-tempo. If you just take any team and try to run hurry-up from the first quarter, all you're going to get is a lot of stupid motion calls and false starts.

April 19, 2013  01:25 PM ET

At this time of the year it probably seems like a track meet. This will change considerably in the fall when there are defenses on the field.

April 19, 2013  01:38 PM ET

This article leaves a lot of questions unanswered

April 19, 2013  01:41 PM ET

Revolutionize and see the doubters, win the revolution and see the followers.

April 19, 2013  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

This article leaves a lot of questions unanswered

Which sums up the Iggles...

April 19, 2013  02:09 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

You need the right kind of guys to run up-tempo. If you just take any team and try to run hurry-up from the first quarter, all you're going to get is a lot of stupid motion calls and false starts.

They're also not taking into consideration Philly Defense's ability to get the other team off the field...

Last year they were 29th in Points allowed per game and 21st in the League in Time of Possession.

April 19, 2013  02:22 PM ET

Kelly believes in defense, though the media focus is offense. Just wait and see it. He says hold the opponent to 21, offense does the rest.

April 19, 2013  02:31 PM ET

Relax, LeSean. You don't all have to run to the buffet table after practice anymore. Andy's gone. Plenty for everyone.

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April 19, 2013  02:58 PM ET
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Revolutionize and see the doubters, win the revolution and see the followers.

I like it.

How do you like Billings? We were through there to ski Big Sky and loved the countryside. We want out of Taxachusetts after retirement. How's Billings year-round?

April 19, 2013  04:19 PM ET

It was a track meet last year with the defense trying to catch up to guys running down field with the ball and Vick running around for his life.

April 19, 2013  05:01 PM ET

It's like a freaking track meet??? There's the problem! It's supposed to be like playing football!

April 19, 2013  06:01 PM ET
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It was a track meet last year with the defense trying to catch up to guys running down field with the ball and Vick running around for his life.

lol

April 19, 2013  06:01 PM ET
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Relax, LeSean. You don't all have to run to the buffet table after practice anymore. Andy's gone. Plenty for everyone.

lol

April 19, 2013  07:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

If you think Matthew`s story is unbelievable,,

What the hell article do you think you're posting on?

April 19, 2013  07:07 PM ET
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They're also not taking into consideration Philly Defense's ability to get the other team off the field...Last year they were 29th in Points allowed per game and 21st in the League in Time of Possession.

The defense is going to be completed overhauled. Todd Bowles is gone, Jim Washburn is gone, Juan Castillo is long gone... all the overpriced schmucks from the 2011 free agency are gone... and they're switching to a 3-4 base defense for the first time in franchise history.

Now I'm not claiming that the defense is going to be good, I'm simply saying that you can't use last year's stat line as a reference point. Because there's nothing comparable remaining on the defensive side of the ball.

April 19, 2013  07:08 PM ET
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It's like a freaking track meet??? There's the problem! It's supposed to be like playing football!

Tell that to fine-happy Goodell.

April 19, 2013  07:13 PM ET

I don't have high hopes for Chip Kelly's tenure in Philly. And I'm far from sold on the spread option having any prolonged success in the NFL.

But I do believe that the up-tempo offense will have a long-lasting future in the NFL.

April 19, 2013  08:44 PM ET
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At this time of the year it probably seems like a track meet. This will change considerably in the fall when there are defenses on the field.

Yeah and when the defenses get tried and stand around with their hands on their hips!!! It will be very interesting to see Kelly's new "hurry up offense with the Eagles!!

 
April 19, 2013  08:47 PM ET
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They're also not taking into consideration Philly Defense's ability to get the other team off the field...Last year they were 29th in Points allowed per game and 21st in the League in Time of Possession.

Good point, but if your offense scores more than your defense allows, then you are in good shape!!!

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