...but Donovan McNabb is not a fan of the fast-paced Chip Kelly offense. This is the best sign yet that it's going to be a success!
Donovan McNabb doesn’t hesitate to give his opinion when asked about the read option, the latest trend in offensive NFL football.
“To me, it’s just a fad,” McNabb said.
McNabb, who went to six Pro Bowls during his 11 years with the Eagles, will have his jersey No. 5 retired and will be inducted into the Eagles’ Hall of Fame Thursday night, when his former coach, Andy Reid, brings the Chiefs to the Linc to face the Eagles.
His former team is almost exclusively no-huddle these days, with a dimension of read-option, and even Reid, a West Coast offense traditionalist in Philly, runs a healthy dose of pistol with the Chiefs.
This is the NFL of 2013. And McNabb, whose nine playoff wins rank ninth in NFL history, doesn’t like it.
“I enjoyed the West Coast offense, I enjoyed the no-huddle and two-minute drill we ran, but I’m not trying to run 90 plays in a game,” he said Wednesday night after arriving in Philly.