Chip Kelly shouldn't outsmart himself

Rookie coach has Eagles at 7-5, but unnecessary risks might cost team in long run

Originally Published: December 1, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

PHILADELPHIA – The Philadelphia Eagles' head coach is smarter than everybody else, apparently.

That's the only explanation for why Chip Kelly took the ball out of the hands of his hottest player inside the red zone Sunday. It made no sense to run a trick play against Arizona, locked in a 7-7 tie looking at first-and-goal from the 6-yard line. It made perfect sense to have Nick Foles, the man who entered the day with a 121.9 passer rating in the red zone, to lob a pass to a tight end, ...

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