Monday, September 16, 2013 - 11:42pm
Eagles coach Kelly admits he messed up injury rule
Chip Kelly is learning the NFL rule book on the job.
The do-it-his-way coach didn't think he could use a timeout to allow a banged-up Michael Vick to stay in the game during an important moment in the Philadelphia Eagles' 33-30 loss to San Diego Chargers to Sunday.
Upon further review, Kelly learned he was wrong.
"That's on me. I didn't think we could," Kelly said Monday. "I should have asked."
Vick got up slowly after taking a hard hit on an incomplete pass on first down from the Chargers 14. A referee told him he had to sit out one play. Nick Foles entered and threw a pass out of bounds in the end zone. Vick returned and misfired on third down, forcing the Eagles to settle for a tying field goal with 1:55 remaining.
If Kelly called the timeout, Vick could've stayed in and perhaps the second-down play would've turned out different.
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