Chip Kelly was asked about James Casey’s versatility when he brought up an interesting name.
“I think the versatility that you can present to defenses is when you have a certain grouping in the game, there’s not only one thing you can do,” Kelly said. “I think the teams that have been successful doing it, you watch the Patriots line up Aaron Hernandez [6-1, 245] all over the place. Is he going to be a tight end? Is he going to be a receiver? Is he going to be a running back?
“It makes it very difficult for the defense. They don’t know at the beginning of the play where people are going to line up and what they’re going to do. It keeps them on their toes. We want guys that can do that. You really get pigeon-holed when you have one-dimensional players. And when you do, it makes it a little bit easier for the defenses to go out there and understand what’s going to go on in certain formations.”
That was really all Kelly needed to say to explain why he thinks Casey is such a good fit.
That's quite the comparison. Casey proved to be a good receiver for the Texans and he'll bring those skills to Kelly's offense.