Chip: Tape showed 'woulda-coulda-shouldas'

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. (Alejandro A. Alvarez/Staff Photographer)

There were no stunning revelations when Chip Kelly and his Eagles staff watched the tape from Sunday's 52-20 loss in Denver, Kelly said at his day-after news conference at NovaCare Monday afternoon.

"When you watch the tape, (you mostly see) things you can't get back -- all the 'woulda-shoulda-couldas.' We need to make sure we show that to our guys, and when we get on the field, make sure it doesn't happen again," Kelly said.

*Kelly said he doesn't mind Michael Vick taking off when an opponent is playing man/press coverage, because that defensive setup isn't accounting for the quarterback.

*"There's a lot of things" limiting the Eagles in the red zone, Kelly said. "Specifically yesterday, penalties and drops."


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*Kelly was asked about not going for it on fourth down late in the first half, if he was being conservative. He said he didn't think the decision to punt was being conservative. He didn't elaborate.

*Kelly said inconsistency is the biggest concern for him on special teams, where the Eagles gave up 14 points Sunday, on a kickoff return and a blocked punt -- "things we work on on a daily basis -- it's not like we put in a new scheme, or we put in something special for the Broncos game."

*Kelly expressed confidence in kicker Alex Henery, who has missed a field goal in each of the last three games.

*Asked about the struggles of second-year linebacker Mychal Kendricks, Kelly said: "Sometimes Mychal thinks a little bit too much and doesn't let himself go play." He said as Kendricks learns and grows, he thinks "you'll see him get better and better and better because he does have those athletic skills."

*He said the same can be said for rookie offensive tackle Lane Johnson. "There's times when you've just got to go. Trust what the line call was, made by Jason Kelce, don't hesitate ... I think Lane knows exactly what to do, the game just has to happen a little bit quicker for him."

*Kelly said defensively, the Eagles are giving up catches underneath to avoid getting beaten downfield.

*Kelly said he does not forsee lineup changes.

*Asked about the play of safeties Nate Allen and Earl Wolff, Kelly said: "Nate played better than the last two weeks. I love Earl's energy in running around. He's still a young rookie, just like a lot of our rookies, he's made a few mistakes ... He's going to fly around, he's going to give you everything he's got. But he's still learning on the job."

*Kelly said he used two-tight-end packages more to see how the Broncos would react, which entailed more snaps for rookie tight end Zach Ertz. Ertz still had one catch, a 38-yarder. "He's four games into his professional career," Kelly said, still learning nuances. "You've got to walk before you can run," Kelly said.

*Kelly said running back Chris Polk "warranted some playing time from what he did yesterday."

*"I don't think we're far away offensively," Kelly said. "I think we know as a group we can move the football, but sometimes the enemy that we play isn't the other team, it's ourselves."