Get the ball to Dallas Goedert (and more than eight yards down the field)!
Four games into the 2023 NFL regular season, Dallas Goedert's longest catch and run of the campaign is 17 yards. Let that sink in for a second. No... Don't even do that. Instead, let's look at some numbers.
He was only targeted once during Week 1's game versus the New England Patriots. He walked out of that game with zero catches. He was targeted 18 times over the Eagles' next three games which isn't bad, but it isn't great either. Here;s where we'll leave this.
We realize that, on a team featuring A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, Dallas is always going to be, at best, a third option in the passing game. Still, tossing some intermediate throws in his direction towards the first down marker, in the red zone, and 10-20 yards down the field will aid this team tremendously.
So far this season, he averages 6.8 yards per reception which, honestly, doesn't place him in the best position to be successful. We're talking about one of the best tight ends in the game.
Don't forget about that committee system!
We know... We know... The Eagles' rushing attack is unstoppable. We also know that, at times, they will be forced to pass the ball and that Jeffrey Lurie and Howie Roseman would prefer that Philly wins by putting the ball in the air.
Sure, we can acknowledge that, in the minds of Philly's leadership structure, winning is all that matters, but we're going to say it again. They would much rather field a passing team than a running one.
D'Andre Swift has been outstanding. Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott have done well with their opportunities. Philly shouldn't forget about the committee system that we thought we'd see more of. We'd hate to see any of these guys miss extended time due to injury.