September 19, 2013

The return of the Walrus

by Dan Bilicki In: Football, Picks

Tonight marks Andy Reid’s return to Philadelphia, the city in which he coached for 13 years and led the team to a Super Bowl appearance. In tow will be his new team, the Kansas City Chiefs and their 2-0 record.

The new top dog in the City of Brotherly Love is Chip Kelly, who has been setting the football world on fire with his warp-speed offence – but there’s a problem with his style, as evidenced with the Eagles loss to the Chargers on Sunday.

While you can catch the opposing defence off guard, if the hurry-up style doesn’t work, the Eagles defence gets a minimal break on the sidelines.

Against the Chargers, the Eagles offence was on the field for less than 20 minutes. That means the defence was out there for two-thirds of the game – something that doesn’t bode well for the future. A tired defence is a susceptible one and we all know that tired players are also more likely to get injured.

The Chiefs on the other hand, look solid on both sides of the ball and have already matched their

Tonight, I see a shootout of a game, with some big fantasy numbers for both teams. What I don’t see though is the Eagles exacting any sort of revenge – which it really isn’t even, considering the Eagles canned Reid – against their former coach.

Pick: Kansas City +3 over PHILADELPHIA
Last week: 9-7
This season: 15-16-1

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