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Titans vs. Eagles: Which Philadelphia Player Would Tennessee Take?

Give me the man calling the shots!

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The title of this post asks which player the Titans would take on the Eagles roster, but I have decided to take it a different direction.  While there are plenty of players on the Eagles roster that would be a clear upgrade for the Titans, I think the guy in their organization that would make the biggest impact would be their head coach, Chip Kelly.

There were a lot of questions about how Kelly's style would work as he transitioned from Oregon to the NFL game last season, and those questions were quickly answered.  The best thing about Kelly is that he doesn't have a system.  He looks at his roster, his opponent and the in-game situations and decides what the best thing to do is.  Ken Whisenhunt, on the other hand, has a system that he is going to run regardless of whatever else is going on.

This game is about scoring points.  Kelly is all about getting as many plays off as possible to maximize his chance of scoring points.  You think he would have punted in the 4th quarter on Monday night?  Absolutely he wouldn't have.  You want to know why?  Because he would have known his win probability actually went down after the punt.  Kelly pays attention to those types of thing.

He has had three different guys under center- well, actually in shotgun- since he took over the job, Michael Vick, Nick Foles and Mark Sanchez.  Those are 3 very different quarterbacks, yet the offense has been productive with each guy.  That is the sign of a good coach.  Kelly is deserving of the title "offensive guru."

The NFL game today is all about offense.  To me, Chip Kelly is the model of what a modern NFL coach should like like.  I would love to see the offense he could design for some of the guys the Titans have on their roster.