The difference in one offseason has been profound. This Eagles offense is moving so much faster between plays this year, forcing the defense to do the same.
After witnessing the first of four practices at organized team activities (OTAs) that will be open to the media this spring, I am safe to report that, yes, the goal is definitely to move a lot faster this year and that the Eagles are making significant strides in that area.
It was like a drag race out there, which is what Chip Kelly has wanted from the start. They couldn't move as fast as he wanted in his first season a year ago because everything was so new.
It's common for teams to want to pick up the tempo in OTAs, but when the regular season comes things slow down since players and coaches don't want to make a mistake due to rushing too much. When it comes to the Eagles, we believe they want to push the tempo further. They averaged 23.4 seconds per play, which was the quickest pace in the league.