There has been some deserved concerns about Chip Kelly‘s new offense. Last night on Monday Night Football where the lights were the brightest, it showed itself to the unsuspecting world. Not since Peyton Manning calling his own plays did the crowd see such a fast performance. Like an M-16 set to full auto, the sidelines were buzzing with activity, firing off play after play in rapid succession.
The Washington Redskins were baffled at first. Mike Shanahan‘s expression resembled a very stoic deer caught in the high glares of the spotlights. London Fletcher, a beast in his own right, ran the wrong direction with amazing consistency throughout the whole half of the game. He looked like he was trying to find his sanity all around the field.
ESPN is raving about the performance and marketers are already dreaming about spotlighting this type of play to be the new style of the NFL. And why wouldn’t they? It was exciting to watch the high tempo Philadelphia Eagles, led by a healthy, rejuvenated Michael Vick.
Vegas odds were cut in half for the Eagles making the Super Bowl now after the game, going from 50-1 to 25-1.
One thing is for sure; we as Eagles fans are seeing some excitement in the Delaware Valley, and as fast as this whirlwind is spinning, let us get caught in it, being mindful that they have a long road ahead of them. The next step is getting ready for the San Diego Chargers.