Philadelphia Eagles' Top Playmakers Thriving In Chip Kelly's Up-Tempo Attack

By Ryan Wenzell
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LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson are huge fans of new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly‘s frenetic up-tempo offensive attack. They are both having banner years under the first year head coach. Jackson is on pace for career highs in touchdowns and receiving yards.

McCoy is also on pace for a career year, and is currently leading the league in rushing. These two are both thriving. Jackson and McCoy were both effective in a west coast system, but this new offense that allows athletes to get out in space and make plays has these two playing at a level that they never have before.

Kelly is scheming up these two brilliantly. Jackson is being utilized on bubble screens and intermediate routes that use his yards after catch skills. His 985 yards are sixth in the league, and he’s on pace to break the franchise record for receiving yards set by Mike Quick.

McCoy, on the other hand, has had much more room to work with, and part of this is thanks to a much improved offensive line. The zone blocking scheme that Kelly likes is allowing McCoy to use his quick twitch cutting ability to hit the hole and go.

This offense is simply explosive, as they lead the league in plays of 20 yards or more. The major reason for that? The fact that these two stud play makers are flourishing in coach Kelly’s system.

As long as emerging Quarterback Nick Foles continues to get the ball to these explosives talents, there is no telling how far this offense or this team can go.

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