Every week after Carson Wentz reunited with the Eagles, or extra as it should be reunited with the Eagles line of defense, the Eagles will see any other reunion when Doug Pederson involves the town. Hopefully this is no longer information to you.
This Doug Pederson guy is pretty good
Under Shahid Khan’s possession the Jacksonville Jaguars were an NPC franchise, current in order that different groups have somebody to play towards. Since Khan purchased the staff forward of the 2012 season they have got had only one season with out double digit losses. Two head coaches below Khan by no means made it to their 2d season. They play in London once a year as a result of they play in one of these small marketplace. Their advertising and marketing is composed of screaming the title of the county the staff performs in as a rallying cry. A funny story of a franchise.
Not this yr. So a ways this season the Jaguars, coming off essentially the most embarrassing season in franchise historical past, were one of the most best possible groups within the league with Doug Pederson on the helm.
Pederson were given flak for hiring a host of assistant coaches that he in the past labored with, which was once one of the most causes he was once fired via the Eagles. On one hand the grievance was once truthful, having spent his whole NFL assistant training profession below Andy Reid his social circle of coaches is quite small. On the opposite hand that’s how coaches get employed. That’s how he were given the Eagles activity within the first position, he had performed and coached for them ahead of! Nick Sirianni were given his as a result of he labored below Frank Reich, who coached for the Eagles. Bill Belichick, Andy Reid, Sean McDermott, Mike Vrabel, Zac Taylor, Josh McDaniels, Brian Daboll, and Kevin O’Connell all in the past labored for the guy who employed them, and Todd Bowles and Dennis Allen had been promoted from inside. That’s the way it is going within the NFL.
Anyway, this is operating in reality neatly for the Jaguars. The Jags offense, coached via Pederson and previous punching luggage Press Taylor, Mike McCoy, and Jim Bob Cooter, have the 4th best possible offensive DVOA. Trevor Lawrence, in peril of having ruined via Urban Meyer, seems like the franchise QB within the making he was once meant to be. James Robinson, left for lifeless via Meyer, is tenth amongst RBs in yards from scrimmage and 1st in TDs. The signing of Christian Kirk drew scorn in March, he was once one of the crucial productive WRs in September. Mike Caldwell, who performed and coached along Pederson in Philly, runs the protection along side a team of workers stuffed with coaches who both performed or coached with Pederson or Caldwell, they have got the fifth best possible defensive DVOA, with 1st spherical selections Travon Walker and Devin Lloyd taking a look like studs.
History is repeating itself a bit of for Pederson. In his first season Pederson had the Eagles off to a good get started ahead of accidents took their toll on a staff with out a intensity. The Jaguars really feel equivalent, they’re in first position of their department with the second one best possible level differential within the league in September, which feels each a bit too good to be true but it surely is additionally unfair to mention they’ve been fortunate.
Yeah this Doug Pederson guy, seems he’s a pretty good trainer. Of direction, we knew that already. It’s good to look the remainder of the NFL is understanding that too.
How Many Punts Will We See?
The Eagles have compelled 11 punts, the Jaguars 6. Using maths, the groups are forcing a median of five.7 punts a recreation, so an over/below of general punts on Sunday can be 5.5.
But this isn’t simply any recreation. Nick Sirianni was once one of the crucial competitive coaches on 4th down remaining yr and has much more reason why to head for it this yr with higher skill round him. Doug Pederson is the person who introduced the 4th down revolution to the NFL. And each coaches have offenses that input the sport taking part in at a prime stage. Both coaches even have defenses which are taking part in at a prime stage. And each have punt go back gadgets which are taking part in poorly, the Eagles are twenty third in yards according to punt go back, the Jaguars are thirtieth; the Eagles are thirty second in punt go back DVOA, the Jaguars are 18th. Both have enough reason why to consider their offenses will convert. Both have enough reason why to consider their protection will dangle with a spice up from the opposite staff’s punt go back hanging them at a drawback. There’s a possible recreation inside the recreation on Sunday.
I feel that provides Sirianni and Pederson additional incentive to head for it when given the danger, so I’m taking the below that I simply made up.
Stat of the Month That May Only Interest Me
Just to position September’s passing offense in point of view…
Jalen Hurts is on tempo for over 5000 passing yards. The Eagles file is 4039.
AJ Brown is on tempo for over 1700 receiving yards. Devonta Smith is on tempo for 1411. The Eagles file is 1409.
Yeah, that is each bit as ridiculous because it feels.
Top 5 Players From Jacksonville who Played for the Eagles
1. Brian Dawkins
Could simply record him 5 instances and make contact with it an afternoon.
2. Harold Carmichael
Could additionally simply record him 5 instances and make contact with it day.
3. Lito Sheppard
#3 at the record, #26 to your program, #1 to your center that night time.
4. Tom Sullivan
Who? Led the league in dashing TDs in 1974.
5. Tim Tebow
It’s a susceptible record. It’s a susceptible town.