The Philadelphia Eagles tight ends will be a much bigger focal point under Kelly than previously under Andy Reid. New wave offenses feature the tight end heavily, and Kelly is no different. The Eagles have three talented ones in Brent Celek, James Casey, and Zach Ertz.
While all 3 weren’t utilized as much as they could have been, Celek was the beneficiary of routes that freed him up and put him in space for him to do damage. Celek had a bit of an uneven training camp, dropping balls and looking a bit sluggish.
However, he is always a player that shows up on game days when it counts and performs, whether it is running crisp routes, catching the football or sticking his nose in there and blocking. The definition of a complete tight end is what Celek is.
Ertz and Casey will be sure to be featured more in coming weeks. It was clear Kelly saw a weakness in the run defense in Week 1 and exploited it to the team’s benefit. He plays matchups, so while tight ends weren’t the focal point in Week 1, they are sure to be in teams with weaknesses at the linebacker and safety positions.
Kelly is an offensive mastermind. He has the tight ends, backs and receivers to work with in order to make his offense work at this level. The game plan changes week to week. Who knows what it will be this week? We will have to stay tuned.