Eagles confident they can handle Cardinal’s blitz via Philly.com
TRIPLE A-GAP pressure is pretty much what it sounds like, the space between the guards busier than the Ben Franklin tolls at morning rush hour.
Everybody uses it here and there, or at least has it in the playbook. The Arizona Cardinals of former Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, who visit Lincoln Financial Field Sunday, use it more than most.
In fact, the Cards are the blitzingest defense in the NFL, bringing extra pass rushers on 48.9 percent of their defensive snaps this season. In a 34-22 loss to Seattle last month, Arizona blitzed Russell Wilson 21 times on 34 dropbacks, which is a whole darned lot. How the Eagles and Nick Foles handle that pressure might be Sunday’s most important question.