Good point by Ron Jaworski Dan Leberfeld
ESPN’s Ron Jaworski doesn’t think Chip Kelly’s Oregon offense will translate well to the NFL. Kelly is now the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles.
“It’s going to be interesting to see if this style of offense projects to the NFL,” Jaws said during an interview on 97.5 The Fanatic earlier this week. “I’m going to say no.
“I just don’t see NFL passing concepts in this offense. It’s a movement offense by the quarterback, off the run-action, off the read-action. A lot of short, quick passes, dart routes, bubble screens. Very few plays down the field with NFL passing concepts.
“It’s easy to say, ‘Yeah, it worked in college. But then I looked at a game like Stanford. Stanford, a good defensive football team, shut them down. I hope it works. I like the innovation, but I think it’s going to be very difficult.
“The NFL is a different league with fast players that have all week to prepare for you. At the collegiate level, you have 20 hours to prepare for that Oregon offense. Take out three hours of game time. You’ve got 17 hours in the course of a week to practice and prepare for that style of offense. It kills you in college. But in the NFL, these guys work 17 hours a day. A day, not a week – 17 hours a day getting ready, so there’s no secrets.”
West Virginia’s offense doesn’t translate to the NFL either.
That is why Geno Smith needs a ton of work, and isn’t an ideal rookie starter.