Chip Kelly: Success Formula and Offensive Efficiency

by Jerome's Friend

Originally posted March 13, 2013 on

The doctor is in. That much is certain after Dr. Chip Kelly and co-surgeons Dr. Tom Gamble and Dr. Howie Roseman removed NFL players from the free agency pool with surgical precision. They have resuscitated a team whose health was failing and now they must oversee the rehabilitation. First up, the offense. Dr. Kelly, winner of the Nobel Prize for NFL Innovation for his contributions to Super Bowl winning franchises, measures offensive success with a mathematical formula. But does the formula represent philosophy, or fact? Well, the fact that the formula measures offensive success may be a misnomer. Success may be better measured by yards or touchdowns. More accurately it is a formula for offensive efficiency.  Read more…