5 Bright spots in an ugly Week 1 loss for the Philadelphia Eagles

Dallas Goedert, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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Dallas Goedert did everything he could to help the Philadelphia Eagles to a win.

The ITI staff has said it before and we’ll say it again: Dallas Goedert is going to have a breakout year. Jalen Reagor and DeSean Jackson are the deep threats in this offense, and they’ll be taking quite a few safeties’ attention away from Philly’s tight ends.

Teams, as a result, are going to either double-cover Zach Ertz or put their best guy on him. That leaves Goedert with one-on-one matchups against inferior linebackers and safeties, at least most of the time.

Goedert hauled in eight receptions on nine targets for 101 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. A few of those were big third-down conversions. He was also able to stay on his feet and get plenty of yards after the catch. It was Gronk-esque, if you will.

On the touchdown catch, he ran a beautiful route towards the corner and made a perfect adjustment to get under the ball and take it into the endzone. Not to mention, he continues to show that he’s a great blocker. It’s only one game but this feels like it has the makings of a huge year for Goedert.