I’m an Eagles fan, so I loved reading this Grantland piece by Chris Brown (which originally ran in November) about new Eagles coach Chip Kelly:
Chip Kelly’s offense works not because it’s a gimmick, but because rather than choose sides between old and new, Kelly’s teams straddle history. Oregon is successful because it does well what good teams have always done well, albeit with a slightly more modern wardrobe.
I can’t tell if Chip Kelly is an incredibly smart guy, or if there’s so little smart football writing out there that a smart piece likes this makes everyone more intelligent by association. I hope the answer is “both.”