1. This position switch with the Philadelphia Eagles better showcases the talent that Jason Peters possesses currently.
There’s a theory that goes along with constructing a solid offensive line. The only thing is, these days, it’s hard to remember who said it originally.
It’s always wise to put your more athletic guys on the outside as your tackles. Your guards are often the guys who probably don’t possess that same level of athleticism.
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Your right tackle is often your best run blocker. Your left tackle is often your best pass blocker. Follow that blueprint, and you’ll immediately satisfy most of your questions about your offensive line.
For the first 15 years of Jason Peters’ career, watching him get out in front of the ball carrier on screen passes was a thing of beauty. He’s also been one of the game’s best pass protectors for well over a decade. He didn’t earn the “Bodyguard” nickname for no reason, but as he’s aged, the nicks and bruises have been more frequent.
Year 16 was a little different, but that’s okay and to be expected. Nobody gets faster and stronger as they get older, and watching Peters rack up the false starts and get a few passes on several others that could have been called has shown everyone that he may have lost a step. Moving him inside and placing him between both Jason Kelce and Lane Johnson could be what the doctor ordered.
Replacing Brandon Brooks is a hard enough task. Actually, it’s doggone near impossible. He’s made each of the last four Pro Bowls, but if there’s anyone that can claim to be on Brooks’ level, it’s Jason Peters. The right side of Philly’s offensive line is still one of the best in football.