RICHMOND — Chip Kelly, the first-year coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, is attempting to bring his fast-paced offensive approach at Oregon with him from college to the NFL. The Washington Redskins will be the first team to have to deal with Kelly’s offense in a regular season game, with the two teams scheduled to play Sept. 9 at FedEx Field.
Redskins defensive coordinator Jim Haslett said Thursday that the team has spent plenty of time studying what Kelly did in college.
“We’ve looked at endless film on Oregon,” Haslett said. “It’s a little bit different because they do some things in college they can’t do up here. But it’s basically the same, what we saw on film last week [in the Eagles’ preseason opener]. I think Chip will do a great job there because they’ve got great skill players on offense. … So I think they’ll be successful in what they do and how they do it. But hopefully we’ll play well in that first game.”
The most effective solution, Haslett said, is to keep the Eagles from getting first downs.
“The best thing to do,” Haslett said, “is get three [plays] and out and you don’t have to worry about those types of things. …They’re trying to rattle off 100 plays. I don’t know if you can get 100 plays in this league. … We’ve just got to be ready. The best thing to do is do a good job on first down and get them in situations where you get off the field.”
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● Thursday’s practice is at 12:40 p.m., and Friday’s — the final practice of training camp — is at 10:35 a.m.
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