All-22 Resources: Chip Kelly’s Playbook

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We’ve done several All-22 write-ups since Chip Kelly was hired as the Eagles’ head coach back in January of 2013.

Coaches and players have been generous enough to explain some of the key plays and concepts to us along the way. So we thought it’d be a good idea to compile all of those pieces in one place.


Below you will find links to the write-ups on individual offensive plays we've gone over. Bookmark it, favorite it, get it tattooed on your leg. Whatever you need to do.

In the coming weeks and months, we'll have plenty more and will add to this page. In the meantime, click on the links or the photos for in-depth explanations.

PACKAGED PLAY: ZONE READ/BUBBLE

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This was one of the Eagles' go-to plays. It combines the zone read with a bubble screen and calls for the QB to make a post-snap decision.

PACKAGED PLAY: ZONE READ/BUBBLE TRIPLE OPTION

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This packaged play is in essence a triple option. The QB can hand the ball off, keep it and run or keep it and throw it. The option is available to start running and then throw it backwards with a lateral even after the QB passes the line of scrimmage, depending on how the defense reacts.

PACKAGED PLAY: RUN/BUBBLE/POP PASS

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The Eagles used this play five times in the first quarter alone in their season-opening win against the Redskins. The QB can hand the ball off, throw a bubble screen or throw a pop pass to the TE.

PACKAGED PLAY: INSIDE ZONE/QUICK SCREEN

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Not all that different from the plays listed above, but the Eagles stack receivers to each side. The QB can hand the ball off or throw one of the two screens, depending on how the defense is aligned.

SPLIT ZONE/SIFT BLOCK

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In the second half of the season, with defenses keying in on LeSean McCoy and forcing Nick Foles to keep the ball on zone reads, the Eagles used the split zone to block edge defenders.

PACKAGED PLAY: INSIDE ZONE/TE RELEASE

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The Eagles used this option play to ice the victory over the Lions. Foles reads the safety and determines whether to hand the ball off or keep it and throw it to the tight end.

THE RB SCREEN

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The Eagles' RB screen game returned as a weapon in 2013. Brian Westbrook explains the keys to making it work.

THE SWEEP

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In the Eagles' division-clinching Week 17 win against the Cowboys, they moved away from the inside zone and turned to this sweep play to get the ground game going.

THE MESH CONCEPT

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This was a go-to play during the 2013 season to beat man coverage.

PACKAGED PLAY: FOUR VERTICALS/INSIDE RUN

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Another packaged play where the QB has the option to hand the ball off or go downfield.

'EMORY AND HENRY' FORMATION

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The two tackles split out wide, and the Eagles have another packaged play depending on how the defense reacts.

THE NUT STUNT

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This is not a specific play, but a strategy defenses can employ to slow down the Eagles' bread and butter: the inside zone run.

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  • B-West

    So it’s come this, a Birds 24/7 clip show.

  • JosephR2225

    This article should be mandatory reading for Moose Johnston, Cris Collinsworth and the other “analysts” the week before they announce an Eagles game and try to comment on the “Chip Kelly Offense”.

  • kleptoli

    Yay! All-22! Thanks, guys!

  • reb

    This is a great resource, but I was all excited for a new All-22 that it feels like a disappointment. Ok, I’ll go frown my sorrows in reviewing all the old ones and it wil be like an All-22 binge watch.

  • PhillySean

    Great stuff guys!
    Would love to see a new All-22 showing how the ability to beat press coverage could change things.

  • Addicted2MAmula

    As an Eagles fan and Madden fan I’m hoping to see a lot of these option plays in the playbook. Only for every other team to use it lol

  • Daniel Norman Richwine

    Curious to know how often these plays failed or succeeded due to scheme vs. execution. If most failure was due to the latter, we can expect better results this year.

  • phillylove21

    The best thing about Chip Kelly , this isn’t it.. The plays that were ran last year are not going to be what coaches will see on Sundays.. Only physical defenses beat him in college.. He has those big physical offensive players.. He has Wide outs over 6’0 taking out corners on blocks and has a qb whose towering his wide outs.. He’s about to turn the volume up fool blast with this offense.. last year was understanding his concepts.. Now it’s pedal to the medal.. He drafted smart intelligent players for a reason this draft.. The smart ones he expect them to catch up.. Jordan Matthews is the steal of the 2014 nfl draft.. This offense will be better than last years..