Philadelphia Eagles: 10 Seconds Per Offensive Snap?

By Matt Shaner
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It was an interesting first week of football. One of the overall themes was a lack of defense. You saw shootouts with teams moving the ball at will.

Now the league will turn their eyes to FedEx Field and the revealing of the Chip Kelly offense. The Washington Redskins bring in a defense with skilled pass rushers and linebackers. Their weakness is the secondary as usual, and if the offensive line gives Michael Vick the time, he should be able to do some damage.

Billy Davis will have to show his unit prepared to stop one of the more dynamic quarterbacks in the league as Robert Griffin III makes his debut after not playing all preseason.

It will be interesting to see how much the Redskins run Griffin. Davis needs his unit to tackle well, whether its Alfred Morris or Griffin handling the ball. The focus of the league, national and local fans alike, will be when Kelly calls his first offensive series.

“You may see the ball carrier hit the ground and if you count to 10 we may be on the ball snapping the ball again,” said Michael Vick in a conversation with ESPN. “Within 10 seconds or maybe less…It’s a lot faster than what I thought.” If this is true, we could be in for a wild ride tonight.

Don’t be surprised if this is another shootout with the team holding the ball last getting the win. If so, Kelly’s speed could be his greatest asset and the key to a successful Eagles’ season.

Matt Shaner is a Philadelphia Eagles writer for Follow him on Twitter @MDShanersports, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google

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