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Belichick: Kelly’s Influence On Pats’ Offense Very Limited

PHOENIX — Much has been made of Chip Kelly‘s trips to Foxborough when he was coaching at Oregon. He reportedly made three visits in all, and passed along to Bill Belichick the keys to his super fast-paced no-huddle, which included one-word play calls.

“I was interested to hear how he did it,” Belichick said, via the Boston Globe. “I would say he expanded it to a different level and it was very interesting to understand what he was doing. Certainly I’ve learned a lot from talking to Chip about his experiences with it and how he does it and his procedure and all that.”

The Patriots revved up their no-huddle and simplified their play-calling this past season. Belichick, though, downplayed Kelly’s influence on New England’s offense during a session with reporters at the owners meetings Tuesday.