Chip Kelly on the run game: ‘It falls on everyone’
The Philadelphia Eagles have not been the dominant running team they were over the last two seasons with head coach Chip Kelly. Some have blamed this on the new faces in the backfield, some have blamed it on the offensive line and others have blamed this on Kelly's play calling. Chip Kelly thinks that the blame falls on all of the above, and more.
“When we're running the football it's a group deal,” Kelly said during his Thursday press conference at the NovaCare Complex. “It's not just on the offensive line. Sometimes it could be a different variation. Maybe if we bounce it we could get a couple more yards than we did, that's all.
“It's the entire group. It's not just one player that's involved with it. It's the entire group that goes into us being able to run the ball.”
If the Eagles want to find a solution, they will have to look throughout the entire roster and coaching staff. As Kelly made abundantly clear, there is no simple answer for why the Eagles can't get going in the running game.
“It falls on everybody,” Kelly said. “It falls on everybody. It falls on the play calls. It falls on the play design. It falls on the offensive line. It falls on the receivers. It falls on the quarterback. It falls on the tight end. Everyone in the entire offense plays into our success or non-success.
“This isn't tennis. This isn't golf. We just can't say it's this guy's fault. That's not the way this sport's set up.”