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Pro Football Weekly hearing Chip Kelly to the Panthers

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Tampas SECOND choice is doing fairly well for them...

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Tampas SECOND choice is doing fairly well for them...

He believes in playing basic smash mouth football.....that works on all levels. Probably not how you win it all in NFL though ( or at least not an easy way)

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WTF? double post...like an hour later. Lol

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Come on. Who actually thinks that Kelly would run the exact same offense that he does in college? BTW Kellys offense is very run heavy as well.

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If Chip Kelly becomes the Panthers head coach, hes not gonna have Cam be the leading rusher like he is now

But despite all his success, there are those who still like to label his offense a gimmick, or, more practically, wonder if it's possible to run a spread offense in the NFL, given the beating a quarterback might endure.

This misunderstands Kelly's attack. "I look for a quarterback who can run and not a running back who can throw. I want a quarterback who can beat you with his arm," Kelly explained at a coaches clinic in the spring of 2011, emphatically adding, "We are not a The Golden Calf of Bristol type of quarterback team. I am not going to run my quarterback 20 times on power runs."

The numbers back him up. Marcus Mariota is third on Oregon's team in rushing, but he's far, far behind Barner and Thomas. In 2011, the Ducks finished the year fifth in the nation in rushing yards per game and ended with more than 4,000 on the year. Only 206 of those came from quarterback Darron Thomas. Compare that with The Golden Calf of Bristol, who led Florida in rushing yards and rushing touchdowns in each of the three seasons he was the starting quarterback in Urban Meyer's spread-option offense.

Kelly explained that he merely needs a quarterback who, if the defense "forces" him to run, "can do it effectively."

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Did it ever occur to you guys that there is some back channel dealings going on here, and that perhaps we have contacted some GM prospects that are currently with other organizations so they don't want anyone especially their ownership to know about it.

And that perhaps those GM candidates are quietly making phone calls to some coaches to see what kind of coaching staff they can put together if they are hired so they can move quickly when that day comes??

That would not be unprecedented.

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Come on. Who actually thinks that Kelly would run the exact same offense that he does in college? BTW Kellys offense is very run heavy as well.

But who thinks the odds of a guy completely changes what he does AND making a jump to the NFL.....has high odds of immediate success?

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I think Kelly is a guy who could fully maximize the team and Cam's potential, in his modern read-option way, like a really refined version of what we've got going on now. Something that won't happen with Rivera and Chud behind the wheel.

I would personally like Kelly far more than most of our other options.

Rayzor's points are solid, and I agree with all of them.

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Come on. Who actually thinks that Kelly would run the exact same offense that he does in college? BTW Kellys offense is very run heavy as well.

The thing is Kelly runs his running backs out of the read option. That works well when you're playing against the Pac 12. Yet this is the NFL. If you want to run in the NFL, you need your backs to have vision and a running start toward the line. That doesn't happen in the read option. (Of course if you run the read option out of the pistol formation like Washington does, that would be closer to running in the traditional way) Also the best rushing attacks in the NFL, all have fullbacks leading the way. Clearly something we have missed ever since Hoover retired.

I'm a little surprised that many want to hire a guy who runs the read option as his main offense, right after wasting away this year running the exact same thing. Have we learn nothing from this season?

Also, he most certainly will run the Oregon offense here in Carolina.

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