Chip Kelly wants to go faster.
As the football world was still dissecting and debating Kelly's NFL debut, the Eagles coach admitted that his offense was a tad too slow. Kelly, who ran a blistering 53 plays in the first half Monday night, wants his players to kick it up another notch.
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"I felt like it was slow, to be honest with you. I'm not joking," Kelly said Tuesday. "We've got to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn't get the ball to the officials. We could have sped things up from a process between plays. That's something we need to continue to work on."
Kelly's warp-speed offense was the talk of the sports world. It netted 443 total yards in a 33-27 victory, while snapping the ball in under 20 seconds on most plays. Kelly said the key moving forward is to keep subbing guys in and out as a way to keep them fresh. LeSean McCoy carried 31 times and the ESPN cameras caught him on the sideline hunched over trying to catch his breath.
"We've got to do a better job of rotating some of those guys," Kelly said. "We've talked about it as a staff. We need to see Bryce [Brown] a little bit more, we need to get Chris [Polk] in the game. We need to rotate our receivers a little bit more. When you're going to play that many snaps, you've got to make sure you don't run your own team into the ground."