The Philadelphia Eagles did some amazing things on offense in 2013. One word that came to mind was explosive. Yards and points came in a hurry as the Eagles’ vertical passing game flourished.
That offense may be no more, however, as the Eagles parted ways with their most explosive downfield weapon in DeSean Jackson. That is bound to have a major impact on how lethal the offense can be, but the Eagles still have plenty of weapons.
It is possible Chip Kelly will go with a different approach this season. Instead of scoring quickly, he may look to eat up clock and work the intermediate part of the field. The Eagles went out and acquired Darren Sproles for that very purpose. He is still deadly in the slot and may be the most dangerous running back in the league on short screen passes. LeSean McCoy will now be even more of a focal point with Jackson gone, so look for Kelly to really ride perhaps the best running back in football.
Another position that will be further emphasized this upcoming season is tight end. Look for Zach Ertz to take the next step and become a key cog in the offense along with productive veteran Brent Celek.
It will be offense by committee. Look for Nick Foles to spread the wealth this season, as it will take a group effort to replace the major production lost with Jackson gone. Kelly, an offensive guru, always seems to find a way to score, and I wouldn’t bet against him this season.