By Josh Dhani

The Philadelphia Eagles were very impressive in their 2013 NFL Week 1 regular season game versus the Washington Redskins on Monday night, winning in a 33-27 finish.

Philadelphia ran new head coach Chip Kelly's famous fast-paced, read-option offense that was made famous when he was with Oregon. Kelly was able to utilize Michael Vick to the best of his abilities, as he showed many signs of his 2010, MVP-like form. He also made LeSean McCoy look like a top 5 NFL running back.

The Eagles overall as a whole team looked like a top-flight playoff squad in the first half versus Washington, having 322 yards, 21 first downs and 53 total plays. However, according to Kelly, the offense wasn't fast enough.

I felt like it was slow," he said.

Many pundits thought of this statement to be a joke, but Kelly wasn't making any cracks at humor on Tuesday.

“I’m not joking. We need to do a better job. We left the ball on the ground too much. We didn’t get the ball to the officials. We could have sped things up from a process in between plays. That’s something we need to work on.”

Kelly does have a point, as the Eagles gassed out in the second half, letting Washington come back in the fourth quarter after Philly was up, 33-7. Along with that, Kelly will need to find ways to help out Vick, who will not last the whole season -- maybe even the first four weeks of the year -- if he took as many hits as he did on Monday night.

Kelly has a lot to address, but so far to say the least, his NFL coaching career is off to a great start. 


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