As an Eagles fan the first thing that comes to mind is the Eagles need to address the atrocious defense.
Do you think Chip Kelly comes in with that same philosophy?
I think Chip's first focus may not be on the defensive side of the ball....I know that is hard to believe after watching this team the past few years.
What would cause Chip to receive the most negative press and have people calling for his head? I would think it would be if the offense fails to impress. He was brought here as an offensive guru and the bar has been set very high. Yes, he does not have HIS QB yet, but I don't think people will give him a pass if they don't put up points.
If they put up points and the defense continues to stink I would think it would be easier to have Billy Davis take the fall next year and then move onto further focusing on fixing the D in year 2. Chip's philosophy has always been to focus on the O and no matter how many points his D gives up...he will always outscore the opponent.
Now obviously I don't think they ignore the D in this draft. They probably will use the majority of the picks on D, but I think might be a surprise on the upside in terms of the number of offensive draft picks we see...
I know this is a radical thought.....just wanted to stir the pot a bit.