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Chip Kelly Didn’t Know Rule On Critical 4th Quarter Drive


Sep 15, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick (7) gets up from being knocked down during the second quarter against the San Diego Chargers at Lincoln Financial Field. The Chargers defeated the Eagles 33-30. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Down deep in the 4th quarter of yesterday’s game in Philadelphia, the Eagles were down by 3 points and were driving and hoping to get the go ahead score. They were down deep in the red zone and Mike Vick was trying to make a play to his receiver, but was slammed down hard on the play by Chargers DE Jarius Wynn. He was slammed down so hard that he was taken off of the field and the Eagles had to use backup quarterback Nick Foles for a play. It helped kill any momentum that the Eagles had built up on offense. It was a huge moment in the game.

Apparently, Eagles head coach didn’t know that he could have used one of his time outs in order to get Mike Vick back in the game.

“I didn’t think we could,” Kelly conceded on Monday. “That was on me. I should have asked. … It’s difficult for anyone to be snap familiar with every rule because the rule book is so thick. ” –

I am happy he didn’t know about that rule. I would rather see Nick Foles make an attempt in that situation rather than having Mike Vick’s abilities on the field.