Over the past month Eagles players have been exposed to Chip Kelly's offense in a few meetings, but these past two days have been their first chance to actually see it firsthand. The team held just it's second on field practice of the Chip Kelly era yesterday.
Understandably, all the players have been quick to say that they're excited to work under the new boss... But Michael Vick specifically seemed reinvigorated.
"The offense, I can just say to sum it all up, is very refreshing," Vick said. "Learning it and getting a feel for what Coach Kelly wants, what we're trying to do and accomplish, it's beautiful when it all comes together. We just have to keep practicing, keep getting reps."
"Refreshing" is an interesting term to use. It could certainly be construed as a comparison to the system Vick has been part of under Andy Reid these past several seasons.
"This offense is very dynamic. It's up-tempo," Vick continued. "It's fast-paced. It's something like I've never seen before. After the last three, four weeks learning the offense, then coming out and practicing, I'm very excited about what we're doing."
Vick said that the read option schemes, which by the way are definitely part of the offense, fit him well and will actually aid him in avoiding hits. He thinks it will fit his style well and that he still feels he's the guy to lead this team.
"Honestly, I look at it like this is still my team, this is still my job," he said. "I think that's the mindset you've got to have."