Donovan McNabb is set to get his jersey retired Thursday night in Philadelphia. So naturally, he will be the biggest attraction leading up to the game. On Thursday September 19, CSNPhilly.com columnist Reuben Frank reported how much Donovan doesn't love the Chip Kelly offense. McNabb will have a first hand experience of what the offense is like against Kansas City. Here is the Examiner.com preview of the game.
The former Eagles’ quarterback has been more outspoken now than he ever was as a player. You would think that a player of his caliber and ability should be enamored with the arrival of Chip Kelly in the NFL. Well, if that was the case, then we all are mistaken. Donovan wants to see the offense gone from the NFL. That makes no sense. A team that scored 63 points in their first two games has a problem?
Maybe they should transform into the Cleveland offense. That’s the same team that parted ways with their power back after 18 career games. No, he has offense with a team that’s actually successful so far.
According to CSNPhilly.com, McNabb stated "I enjoyed the West Coast offense, I enjoyed the no-huddle and two-minute drill we ran, but I’m not trying to run 90 plays in a game.” Maybe it's because McNabb was never in the shape that he should have been.
This needs to be said early and often. Chip Kelly’s offense isn’t about running 90 plays. It’s about scoring quickly and keeping the defense off balanced. It doesn’t matter if Philadelphia scores in one play or 10 plays, they are trying to get in the end zone. Once they stop playing to win, you can guarantee that losses will mount up.
CSNPhilly.com also notes that Philadelphia ran 77 plays against Washington and 58 in a loss to San Diego. Those stats display that it’s not about the amount of plays. In fact, if the Eagles could have run more plays, they may have won.