Earlier this week, I noticed an intriguing item from Tim McManus of PhillyMag.com. And then I forgot to write a blurb about it. But it’s the weekend and things have slowed down a bit and I’m sitting here watching the Penguins-Islanders game so why not write it now? McManus points out that Eagles coach Chip Kelly wants his quarterback to get rid of the ball fast. And Vick doesn’t. “We want the ball out of the quarterback’s hands in 1.5 seconds,” Kelly said while at Oregon. “That does not mean holding the ball until 2.5, waiting for someone to get open.” Last year, Vick held the ball, on average, 3.07 seconds. Or more than twice the amount Kelly wants his quarterbacks to hold the ball. So Vick will need to improve his release time. Kelly apparently thinks he can.
In Chip Kelly offense, Vick will need to get rid of ball faster
Pro Football Talk | May 12