Chip needs to switch up his system a little bit, right now it is complete junk.
If the Eagles can keep a drive going without any incompletions or any other hiccups, then it will be successful and tire out the opposing teams defense; at least for that drive. As long as the opposing teams offense can keep a drive going then their defense should be well rested for the next series. Running more plays might make them more sore for the next day, but I don’t see it having any real effect on the players, as long as their offense can keep them off the field.
The Chip system can really tire out the Eagles defense more than the opposing teams defense. If the Eagles offense goes 3 and out, Phillys defense will be back on the field super fast without any time to rest up for the next series. With how fast the Eagles offense goes, they can do a lot more than 3 plays and still be off the field way too fast for their defense.
Thankfully Chip learned to slow it down at the end of the game when they had the lead in 2014, in 2013 he was awful at wasting the clock.
I also don’t like that he didn’t adapt at all when Sanchez was in at QB, that offense was clearly too fast for him. The no huddle is fine, but give the guy some time to read the defense and adjust the play.
That last sentence brings up another great point; reading the defense is one of the most important aspects of a successful QB in the NFL. QB’s that can’t read the defense, do not succeed in the NFL, defensive coaches are too good and their schemes are too complex to just “wing it” against. Chip’s offense takes reading the defense away from his QB, by making him hike the ball as quickly as possible.
Exhausting his own defense is going to make it way too easy for QB’s like Brady, Manning, Luck, Rodgers, and Wilson to whoop on.
I know they had some injures but going by the roster, Philly has the most complete front 7 in the league last year. Bennie Logan, Fletcher Cox, Cedric Thornton, Vinny Curry, Trent Cole, Connor Barwin, Brandon Graham, DeMeco Ryans, and Mychal Kendricks is a ridiculously talent defensive front 7. If this defense was working with a Seattle type of offense, they could easily be one of the top defenses in the league. Obviously they need that secondary fixed as well.