Originally Posted by htismaqe
Bottom line is that they're essentially banking that:
1) hiring a college coach that runs a VERY unconventional offense is going to work even though pretty much every previous attempt has failed and
2) he can overcome #1 in Cleveland, where NOBODY has had much success.
I don't like the odds.
I'm banking on the idea that Kelly is a phenomenal coach (not the X's and O's, I'm talking about a pure coach). And that he's known to be a very bright mind and that his interviews suggest that he understands that college and NFL are two different games.
I think you're completely ruling out the possibility that he hires an innovative offensive coordinator with NFL experience. There's no guarantee that Kelly is going to run the same exact scheme as in Oregon. Just the feeling that he'll likely hire a coach familiar with a more spread design and that will have willingness to run up tempo.