The stat experts over at Pro Football Focus took some time to acknowledge what Philadelphia Eagles fans have known for months. Philly’s offense will be special in 2019.
It’s nice to be a Philadelphia Eagles fan. On paper, it just makes you feel like there’s so much to be excited about. Carson Wentz may, finally, be the healthiest that he’s been since he went down with two torn ligaments that day in Los Angeles. Alshon Jeffery should be totally healthy as well, as should Corey Clement and the guy that should be Philly’s next Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee, Jason Peters.
Philly is set at tight end with Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, and if they can find that above average tight end in the battle that will wage in camp between Richard Rodgers, Joshua Perkins and Will Tye, this may be the best tight end grouping in the entire NFL.
The offensive line is stocked. Big things are expected from the vets on the roster, like Nelson Agholor, and Philly added two young playmakers in the form of JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Miles Sanders in the most recent NFL Draft.
Are you excited about this side of the ball yet? Pro Football Focus sure is. They took some time to give ‘The Birds’ a shout out over the weekend. take a look:
If you’re a defensive coordinator how do you draw up a game plan? If you’re a middle linebacker how do you audible or make adjustments on the fly? You, surely, can’t double team anyone can you? If you roll coverage to DeSean Jackson’s side, you leave Alshon Jeffery one on one. If you try and keep both of them from going deep, you open things up underneath for Ertz, and Goedert and Arcega Whiteside.
What if you blitz? Well, it would seem Wentz could adjust with well-timed screen passes to the running backs, Clement, and Howard, and Sanders. Ladies and gentlemen, Philly’s got a ton of weapons. It should be fun to watch them operate all season long.
Their head coach, Doug Pederson, is a bit of a mad scientist. Is there another jet sweep, like the one he ran with Agholor in that divisional game against the Atlanta Falcons, or another ‘Philly Special’ being cooked up? We probably won’t know for certain until months from now, but if we had to guess, we would assume that it is.