Philadelphia Eagles: Could the Rams run the Philly Special in Super Bowl LIII?
Since the Philadelphia Eagles won’t be in Super Bowl LIII to do it, could the Los Angeles Rams attempt the Philly Special this year?
Perhaps one of the biggest plays in Philadelphia Eagles history happens to be what is known as the “Philly Special.” Although the Eagles Super Bowl MVP of 2017, Nick Foles called it wrong during the critical fourth down play (You want Philly Philly?) the Eagles will forever be known for their fourth down trickery on the NFL’s biggest stage. The decision to call the play was bold. But the execution of it was absolutely flawless. The play was so good, that other teams decided to use something similar to it during the following regular season.
There won’t be another play in Super Bowl history like the Philly Special. Or will there be? You never know nowadays when it comes to trick plays. Doug Pederson vowed never to rerun the Philly Special after the Super Bowl, and he ended up pulling out a similar play like it during Week one of the regular season against the Atlanta Falcons. It’s a clever play, that defenses have struggled to figure out up to this point. But you would think that by now the New England Patriots would probably anticipate a trick play like that against another offensive minded coach.
Naturally, everybody would like to know if there’s a possibility that the Rams run some sort of ‘Philly Special’ trickery against the Patriots in Super Bowl LIII. Normally, if a player is asked about the gameplan in any sorts, they would dodge the question. However, Rams star running back Todd Gurley would not shy away from the simple question; Could the Rams attempt the Philly Special?
Don’t hold your breath
Apparently, the Rams have attempted to find out whether their quarterback Jared Goff could catch or not before. The final verdict seems to be that Goff does not have great hands. It’s okay, Jared. Tom Brady struggles in that department as well. Not every quarterback can catch as Nick Foles can. So, we won’t be seeing the Philly Special in Super bowl LIII, but I do have to say I hardly believe that the Rams won’t attempt any trickery this year.
Let’s be honest – a creative offensive mind like Sean McVay definitely has to have something up his sleeve. And Bill Belichick, on the other hand, always seems to have a bag of tricks ready no matter what. This game could look very similar to last year’s Super Bowl, which involved a lot of offense with tons of scoring. And also, of course, a couple of trick plays to make things interesting. And who knows, maybe the Patriots attempt the Philly Special. They are already playing the underdog card just like the Eagles did last season, so it would only make sense if they tried it.