One of the things that Chip Kelly has been praised for is his attention to detail. We all know about his workout and training changes installed at the Nova Care Complex. But Michael Vick revealed another one during a radio Interview.
While discussing what it is like to be coached under Kelly. Vick admitted that he has been taught how to hold onto the football. And that it was the 1st time in his career that this has been taught to him.
Some people responded to this as a negative. Asking why it took him so long to figure this out. But lets not forget, there are three other coaches who Vick had, that did not pick up on this either. This should be looked at as a positive, because Chip Kelly is picking out all of the things that led the Eagles to be a 4-12 team, and getting rid of them.
This is similar to when former Giants Running Back Tiki Barber had a problem fumbling the ball. Tom Coughlin came in, and took care of the issue. Barber’s fumbles went down dramatically. Coughlin, as we all know is a two time Superbowl winning coach.
Obviously, Chip is far away from being a Super Bowl coach. But the best coaches are the ones who can step in and fix the problems that the previous regime was unable to fix.
If Michael Vick can buy into the adjustments that Chip Kelly is making with his techniques. We could finally see Vick reach his potential. If he reaches his potential. Kelly will look like a genius and this could possibly lead to him becoming the coach that we all hope and expect him to be.