Chip Kelly's up-tempo offense may promise to revolutionize the NFL, but if the league's referees have their way, it'll be a much slower revolution than originally planned. While at Oregon, Kelly's teams tended to rush to the line of scrimmage in order to snap the ball as quickly as possible, but the NFL's vice president of officiating said that referees won't move at a faster pace except in the case of two-minute drills. Kelly seems unbothered by the potential restrictions, but let's wait until he's standing there tapping his foot sometime in October as a referee leisurely sets the ball at its correct spot, potentially costing the Eagles valuable points.
Kelly's offense relies on confusing defenses and tiring opposing players, but an artificially slowed pace could blunt those twin objectives.
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