If it seems like we have been discussing quarterback sneaks since the Super Bowl, it's because we have been. No, that isn't true. This actually began before that. Still, here we are, two months into the 2023 NFL regular season, and the Philadelphia Eagles dominate the headlines.
They added Julio Jones before tackling the Miami Dolphins. They traded for Kevin Byard one day after their win, but as hard as this may be to believe, it's The Brotherly Shove that's STILL the trending topic. This still has everyone talking.
Eagles news: Joe Thomas and Rich Eisen discuss the Brotherly Shove, Philly's unstoppable play.
We've heard the Brotherly Shove should be banned. We've heard it's a cheap football play. We have even been told it's unstoppable. Pro Football Hall of Famer Joe Thomas believes he has the cure. Recently, he hung out on the Emmy-nominated Rich Eisen Show to share what he believes to be the elixir.
"I think what you need to do is you need to try to force them to do something else, right? Like you mentioned, like, they haven't really thrown out of it, so let's force them to try to throw out of it. What you want to do is, basically what happens, the offensive and defensive lines are just creating a pile. If you've ever seen these hotels in Japan, that are these little tubes that are stacked on top of each other. Basically, the first level of tubes is your offensive and defensive linemen carcases that are laying on the ground. The pushers for the Eagles are grabbing Jalen Hurts and sticking him up into the second-floor tube and pushing him through that air space..."
"I think the first thing that you want to do is you want to get a push on the defensive linemen's tush. You line up like they used to do with the field goal block, where you get your linebackers behind, and they're actually pushing the tush of the defensive linemen in front of them, right? So, you have pushes going against each other, so you're trying create a pile and maybe at least stop the Eagles' offensive line..."
Yeah, we like you and all Joe, but no... He goes on from there, but trust us on this one. It only got worse from there. If you're interested, click below to get the full eight minutes and ten seconds.
Here's a healthy transition... We hope... If it were that easy, everyone would do it. Besides, why would Philly throw out of the formation when no one has shown the proficiency to stop a play that they are running?
If it ain't broke, don't fix it. With that said, we're moving on, but first, we'd like to take this opportunity to restate something.
Attention haters... If you aren't a fan of the Brotherly Shove, deal with it. If it's so unartistic, why can't your team do it? With that, we are officially moving from the Roku Channel to FS1 and turning the dial from Rich Eisen to Colin Cowherd.
More Eagles news: Colin Cowherd, once a Brotherly Shove hater, is now a fan.
Once upon a time, FOX Sports mainstay Colin Cowherd was a huge Brotherly Shove hater. Now, he's a congratulator (We know we're making up words here, but nothing that rhymed sounded better). During a recent airing of his popular imprint, The Herd, he finally gave the so-called 'Tush Push' his seal of approval.
Hey, we know what you're thinking. Had we not heard it for ourselves, we damn sure wouldn't have believed it either.
Well, if Uncle Colin can change, so can the rest of us. Shout out to Rocky Balboa, and shout out to our favorite right tackle. He joined The Herd for a recent airing. Trust us on this one. This was a must-watch.
More Eagles news and notes: Lane Johnson hangs out with Colin Cowherd.
Who would have thunk? Time truly heals all.
Once upon a time, Colin Cowherd called the Clemson Tigers football team a fraud. The latter won a College Football Playoff National Championship Game, and their head coach, Dabo Swinney, responded by calling good ol' Colin a fraud.
Philly won a Super Bowl. Lane Johnson said he'd rather win Philly's way than by following a New England Patriots-style blueprint. Cowherd offered an opinion. It wasn't very nice, but Colin and Lane ironed everything out. Now, they're pretty good friends.
The game's best right tackle hung out with Colin recently. This one as you might imagine is well worth your time.
Well, that settled things for us some. Hopefully, that one made you smile because, after Joe Thomas takes and the like, we felt it was better if we ended things on a high note.