Haslett: Our base defense is ready for Chip Kelly’s offense “all day”
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Sep 5, 2013
Washington defensive coordinator Jim Haslett isn’t concerned about the fast-paced offense of new Eagles coach Chip Kelly. And Haslett figures he’s done all the studying he can do. Haslett said he watched film of 23 or 24 Oregon games to prepare to face Kelly’s Eagles, and he said his defenses have never had a problem facing up-tempo offenses. – Jim Haslett started watching film this summer and pored through two dozen Oregon films and every Philadelphia Eagles game this preseason. The Eagles will surely show something new and different from what Kelly ran at Oregon. When he was the head coach at Oregon, Kelly’s unconventional offensive approach gave opposing defenses fits, and there were often accusations that opposing teams faked injuries to slow the game down while playing Oregon. However, it wasn’t really a boot: it was a fake zone-read off the slotback’s motion, then dashing to the left and hitting the running back, first aligned to the right of the quarterback, in the left flat – with a blocker in front.
ASHBURN, Va. – Jim Haslett started watching film this summer and pored through two dozen Oregon films and every Philadelphia Eagles game this preseason. Just to figure out what Chip Kelly might run Monday night in the season opener. And Haslett figures …