Chip Kelly, the new head of the Philadelphia Eagles, wants to prepare. For just about every situation. According to a YouWager news source, Kelly’s preparation is so meticulous, in his transition from being a top head coach in the world of college football, to the National Football League, he will even schedule practices so that they coincide with the times the games will be played, or add special effects, like loud music, if he feels that will help.
Of all the interesting stories that are surfacing in the league as teams gear up for the 2013 NFL football wagering season, many of YouWager’s football bettors have focused on the Chip Kelly scenario, with the Eagles. Some are calling it The Philadelphia Experiment.
Kelly’s background is rather unique as a first-time NFL coach. The former head coach at the University of Oregon, in his four seasons at Oregon, Kelly led the team to three Pac-12 Conference championships and four BSC game appearances. At Oregon, Kelly famously ran a spread, read-option offence. Despite Kelly’s success, this offense was ridiculed among pro football fans, in the online betting community. It’s clear that the front office in Philadelphia is so hungry for success, they were willing to gamble on the college football mastermind.
If sportsbook bettors think Kelly’s offensive strategies won’t work in the NFL, they may want to pay attention to the way he forces his team to practice.
Kelly has set Philadelphia’s main training camp practices at 12:30 p.m. Why? Because of the schedule. Kelly explained it to YouWager’s source this way:
“That’s when we play. Twelve or fourteen of our sixteen games are played at One o’clock.”
When reporters asked Kelly if he would make the team practice at night, prior to evening games, Kelly admitted that he has considered this as well.
Kelly is known to play loud music, and run practice sessions at a frantic pace, a practice he developed to get the most of limited practice time in the NCAA.
Coach Kelly is moving the training camp from Lehigh to the Eagles headquarters.
No detail is too small to consider, Kelly says. He told YouWager’s source, “We don’t do things just for the sake of doing things. This isn’t change for the sake of change. This is change that we believe is necessary, because we believe in what we’re doing and we’ve got evidence to prove that it’s going to work.”