Eagles All-22 Film Review: Takeaways from the win over the Vikings

Well, how excellent was once that?

The Eagles completely ruled the Vikings on Monday evening in each and every unmarried facet of the sport. This is a going to an overly sure and really amusing article, so revel in!

Passing Game

I wrote this about Hurts’ efficiency final week once I felt other people had been too harsh on him.

For somebody who has learn my items for some time, it’s truthful to name me a Jalen Hurts ‘skeptic’ or no matter that suggests. I don’t perceive the discourse round his play this week. I believed he was once unbelievable. I noticed transparent growth passing the soccer from final 12 months and I feel he has taken a step ahead. I mentioned I sought after to look Hurts hit his again foot extra and ship the ball in stride. He completely stepped forward on this space week 1. He was once decisive and removed the ball at the most sensible of his drop way more steadily.

We obviously noticed this development proceed in opposition to the Vikings. Hurts mobility is clearly remarkable, however this was once only a correct passing sport from the pocket. This was once this sort of large step ahead for Hurts as a pocket passer. He delivered time and time once more proper on time and were given right into a actually excellent rhythm throwing the ball with exceptional accuracy. He additionally excelled throwing in the center of the box! This was once an enormous, large weak point of Hurts in earlier years and it is going to actually open up this offense if he can proceed to make use of the center of the box extra.

We noticed this on display in the first pressure of the sport. He appears to be like so calm in the pocket and waits for his receiver to return open quite than transfer on or go away the pocket early. This is a gorgeous throw for the first down

I discussed center of the box throws…

His processing velocity proceed to improves too. This is an implausible play outdoor of construction however it is just conceivable as a result of he temporarily realises none of the 3-level stretch ideas will come open in contrast protection and he gets rid of all the routes ahead of feeling force and transferring to his proper. Eliminating what isn’t there’s a important a part of processing velocity for a quarterback. You can’t stare down receivers as you merely don’t get the time in the NFL.

As neatly as bettering his processing velocity, his accuracy turns out to have taken a step ahead because of his calmness in the pocket and rhythm he’s throwing with at the second. This throw is a attractiveness, you couldn’t position it any higher.

This could be my favourite throw of the sport. Another factor I sought after Hurts to paintings on was once his anticipation. A large number of cell quarterbacks have traditionally been too reliant on ‘see it, throw it’ throws. Well, Hurts throws this ball ahead of Smith is out of his damage and it’s a great ball, as soon as once more. The ball placement was once persistently so excellent.

I modified my thoughts, that is my favourite throw. It nearly gave the impression too simple every now and then because of how excellent the offensive line was once, however he needed to whole this one underneath force and with a defender in his face. The ball placement is simply remarkable and he’s proceeding to throw the ball completely in sync along with his drop which is so excellent to look.

This play was once introduced again because of a retaining name, however is that this the highest throw of Hurts profession if it stands? The accuracy and arm ability to do that while rolling on your left, is extremely spectacular.

Hurts mobility was once additionally a completely large ingredient on this sport. He didn’t run or scramble any place close to as a lot however the offense Sirianni/Steichen have created does an implausible task of utilising Hurts mobility up to conceivable. They deserve large credit score for purchasing into Hurts ability and construction an offense round him, quite than seeking to pressure him to suit precisely what they wish to do. There’s numerous performs like this that put defenders in a bind and they’re actually helpful on third brief/medium the place you simply want a couple of.

The offensive line had been completely exceptional too. They did a very good task of selecting up the Vikings go rush and retaining Hurts secure. Hurts has made unbelievable growth this 12 months however there’s surely the surrounding ability has benefited him hugely. I don’t even assume it’s proper to shoutout a specific lineman this sport, the go coverage was once simply exceptional from each and every unmarried one in all them. The offense is in a actually excellent position presently.

The best unfavorable I may just see actually on the movie was once the play in opposition to the blitz in the third quarter. The Vikings despatched a couple of extra blitzes and the Eagles weren’t nice in opposition to them

Just one ultimate be aware on the passing sport, as excellent as the Eagles offense was once, the Vikings protection was once similarly as dangerous. There was once a complete loss of cover or selection to their coverages. It was once extremely bland and passive and I actually assume they made it simple for Hurts and the Eagles. I do know the Vikings are a a lot better protection than this and I do assume issues gets so much tougher for the Eagles transferring ahead. This isn’t to downplay what the Eagles did, I simply assume the Vikings had been actually, actually dangerous on this one. I’m no longer positive why, they had been!

Running Game

Believe it or no longer, I used to be if truth be told reasonably dissatisfied with a few of the run performs on early downs. I believed the Vikings protection was once so unfavorable and passive that the Eagles will have if truth be told had extra good fortune on early downs. But possibly I’m getting grasping! The Eagles run sport remained very a couple of this week and we noticed some draw performs which I haven’t noticed a super deal from the Eagles lately, however, is there the rest that Jeff Stoutland can’t trainer successfully.

The Eagles did have numerous good fortune working in opposition to the Vikings 2-high shell appears to be like which gave them such a lot house in the field. It was once nearly too simple every now and then and I might had been pissed off as a Vikings fan.

The draw play was once a pleasing addition to the repertoire for this week too. The Eagles used it actually successfully and it really works in particular neatly in opposition to a workforce whose safeties had been way back to the Vikings had been.

As neatly as the glaring mild field the Vikings performed (which I discussed in my stats article!) you additionally can’t forget about the have an effect on Hurts has on the working sport. Even when he doesn’t stay it, defenses need to account for him and it is advisable to see how scared the Vikings had been of Hurts retaining it on this one. I will’t rather imagine the Vikings didn’t regulate all the way through the sport however anyway, they didn’t!

Hurts mobility additionally performed an enormous section in the Eagles working sport, which isn’t surprising. This play on the purpose line made me giggle. What else are you able to actually do as a protection? You have a defensive again proper there and also you additionally deliver an unblocked linebacker to lend a hand and Hurts nonetheless rankings! His dimension and gear comes in handy in the crimson zone and I be expecting him to attain numerous touchdowns very similar to this one all the way through his profession. It strikes a chord in my memory such a lot of Cam Newton when he was once excellent and it’s so laborious to prevent those performs close to the purpose line.

Pass Defense

This was once an enchanting sport to look at from an Eagles standpoint because it was once so other from final week. We noticed extra cover, extra guy protection, extra single-high and extra blitzes. Basically, we noticed numerous issues that we needed to look final week!

Darius Slay was once completely incredible. He performed totally lighting out like an elite cornerback. He performed Justin Jefferson about in addition to you most likely can. The Eagles completely gave him toughen every now and then however every so often he was once only one on one with Jefferson and he flat out received. It was once a shockingly spectacular efficiency. On a lot of these clips under, simply watch how he by no means, ever will get out of his backtrack. He by no means turns to run and isn’t fearful about the risk of Jefferson beating him over the most sensible. He simply remains extremely affected person which permits him to wreck on the ball so temporarily. Let’s simply put up a couple of clips again to again so you’ll be able to actually see how excellent he was once.

The Eagles extensively utilized 2-man to lend a hand bracket Jefferson and Slay may just then play in path method which made it actually laborious for Jefferson. Jefferson couldn’t beat Slay one on one, so he didn’t have a lot likelihood with a security over the most sensible as neatly!

When you play extra guy protection, you want different defenders to step up. TJ Edwards was once unbelievable in guy protection and Bradberry additionally was once actually spectacular.

I stay seeing Eagles lovers whinge about Reddick/Sweat/Graham shedding into protection however you simply need to get used to it. If the Eagles play 5-man fronts extra, then except you’re blitzing on each and every unmarried play, one in all the EDGE defenders a minimum of goes to need to drop into protection. It lets in the Eagles to be far more flexible and unpredictable with their force and protection on the again finish. There was once much more post-snap rotation this week.

With that during thoughts, I feel Reddick must do higher when he’s in protection. He can’t simply be a non-factor in protection.

Josh Sweat had a actually excellent day and was once continuously harassing Kirk Cousins. He is popping right into a actually, actually excellent participant and was once surely the Eagles highest go rusher on this week.

Another play who completely merits a point out on protection was once Avonte Maddox who was once sensible. He was once competitive and instinctive each in guy and zone protection. He’s an excellent slot cornerback.

As neatly as extra post-snap rotation, we noticed some force! The Vikings had completely no solutions for the Eagles 0 blitzes, so that they stored doing it in the 2d part.

I watched Haason Reddick actually intently and I wasn’t in particular inspired through him however he surely had a couple of higher rushes than he did final week. It has best been 2 weeks however I wish to see a large play or two from him subsequent week. I discussed some worry about CGJ final week, I believed he was once a lot better this week however wish to have this play again.

Also… hi Zech McPhearson!

Something to notice, and I wouldn’t say I’m involved but, however Jordan Davis was once an absolute non-factor speeding the quarterback. He couldn’t get the rest, even if coated up one on one with the heart. I didn’t if truth be told assume he performed that neatly to be be fair.

Run Defense

I’m going to mention it: prevent crediting Jordan Davis with the Eagles stepped forward run protection this week. Jordan Davis was once wonderful, however he wasn’t the best explanation why the Eagles stepped forward. The Eagles used extra 5-man fronts and had some distance higher hole self-discipline than they confirmed final week. Crediting Jordan Davis best does an enormous disservice to the avid gamers on the box who had been some distance higher in opposition to the run, beginning with Josh Sweat. It was once fascinating to look the Eagles counter the Vikings formation through going to a 5-man entrance with the similar staff, all they did was once upload White to the line of scrimmage.

This isn’t an anti-Jordan Davis level, I simply in finding the discourse on-line is principally that the Eagles run protection was once a lot better as a result of they used him extra and performed extra 5-man fronts. The 5-man fronts had been definitely used extra, however the Eagles didn’t actually use Davis a super deal extra and I believed the general run protection was once simply a lot, a lot better this week.

Right, that can do for this week. Thanks for all the pretty feedback to final weeks put up, it’s a lot favored! Any questions be happy to invite as all the time.

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