What I’m getting to is — the game always has and always will change. For example there was a period of time where in order to win a Super Bowl, you needed a tough run game to get through those winter months. Then the Packers and Patriots came along and destroyed that myth. The game goes through cycles based on the size and speed of the players, changes to the rules, and ingenuity of the coaches, and because of this no ideas should be dismissed for being too radical.
Lots of Eagles fans out there feeling shaky about Chip Kelly because of his never-before-seen style of hurry-up, but hell, if you’re a fan and a new coach comes along with a style that works, why wouldn’t you want your organization at the forefront of that discovery? Besides, Chip has openly admitted that he’s only playing to his guys’ strengths:
”Nobody’s married to an offense or defense. If we had a group of guys who could line up in the power I and run the Power I then we would do it.”
I’m not saying that the Eagles should immediately go and hire Chip Kelly because there might be better people for the job. But if Jeff Lurie, Howie Roseman, and the other guy are truly looking for someone who can innovate and are truly looking to blow it all up, they might as well make an atomic explosion.