- Ron Jaworski, NFL analyst / writer
Like most fans, I was excited for the debut of "Monday Night Football" -- but even more so for the regular-season debut of Chip Kelly's highly touted offense. From my first glimpse, I was riveted.
It's pretty rare that a massive schematic change instantly impacts the NFL, but Monday was one of those instances. If I write a sequel to my book ("The Games That Changed the Game") the Eagles' win over the Redskins would get its own chapter.
In the aftermath, we've spent a week digesting the speed (83 offensive snaps) and effectiveness (443 total yards) of the new-look Eagles offense. But the question we keep coming back to is whether this offense is sustainable. I'm an old-school guy, and I'll admit that my first reaction to whether a college strategy can succeed in the NFL is to doubt it. When it comes to the schemes Kelly showed off Monday, though, I think this offense can absolutely have sustained success in the National Football League -- although that comes with a caveat.
ESPN Insider Ron Jaworski examines Chip Kelly's new offense in detail, offers reasons why it could continue to fly high and why it will face significant challenges as the season goes on.