Stop running those damn screen passes unless the goal is to beat an aggressive blitz.
Okay, this is going to sound like we're contradicting our previous statements, so we'll reiterate. Brian Johnson has forgotten more about play calling than most of us will ever know, but the screen game confuses us. We can't, for the life of us, figure out what's happening here.
Football may include complicated schemes, but it's a fairly simple game. Use a SUCCESSFUL running attack to set up play-action passing. Use the screen pass WHEN THE OPPOSING DEFENSE HAS BECOME OVER-AGGRESSIVE WITH ITS BLITZ.
In other words, there's no reason to run play action if you aren't running the ball well. There's no need for a screen pass in a 1st-and-ten scenario when the defense isn't showing any pressure. You aren't fooling anyone.
Failure to comply with any of this will lead to losses and/or minimal yardage on passing plays.
Rely on the offensive line and running backs more often and ask Jalen Hurts to use his legs less.
Jalen Hurts carried the ball nine times in Week 1 and Week 4. He carried the ball 12 times in Week 2 and ten times in Week 3. What are we doing? Are we trying to get our quarterback killed?
Though the 'let Jalen be Jalen' argument makes sense, we'd rather he run more out of necessity than out of design. Philly has talented tailbacks. Sure, there have been injuries, but heck, we haven't seen Rashaad Penny. Here's what we know though.
We DON'T want to see Marcus Mariota.