Eagles All-22 Movie Evaluate: Takeaways from the win over the Vikings

Smartly, how excellent was once that?

The Eagles completely ruled the Vikings on Monday evening in each and every unmarried facet of the sport. It is a going to an excessively certain and really amusing article, so experience!

Passing Recreation

I wrote this about Hurts’ efficiency closing week after I felt other folks 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 assumed he was once unbelievable. I noticed transparent growth passing the soccer from closing yr and I believe he has taken a step ahead. I mentioned I sought after to peer Hurts hit his again foot extra and ship the ball in stride. He completely stepped forward on this house week 1. He was once decisive and removed the ball on the most sensible of his drop way more regularly.

We obviously noticed this development proceed in opposition to the Vikings. Hurts mobility is clearly outstanding, however this was once only a right kind passing recreation 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 truly excellent rhythm throwing the ball with exceptional accuracy. He additionally excelled throwing in the course of the sphere! This was once an enormous, large weak spot of Hurts in earlier years and it is going to truly open up this offense if he can proceed to make use of the center of the sphere extra.

We noticed this on display within the first force of the sport. He appears to be like so calm within the pocket and waits for his receiver to return open moderately than transfer on or depart the pocket early. It is a stunning throw for the primary down

I discussed center of the sphere throws…

His processing velocity proceed to improves too. That is an out of this world play outdoor of construction however it is just imaginable as a result of he briefly realises not one of the 3-level stretch ideas will come open by contrast protection and he gets rid of all of the routes ahead of feeling power and shifting to his proper. Getting rid of what isn’t there’s a essential a part of processing velocity for a quarterback. You’ll’t stare down receivers as you merely don’t get the time within the NFL.

In addition to bettering his processing velocity, his accuracy turns out to have taken a step ahead because of his calmness within the pocket and rhythm he’s throwing with at the present time. This throw is a good looks, you couldn’t position it any higher.

This could be my favourite throw of the sport. Every other factor I sought after Hurts to paintings on was once his anticipation. Numerous cellular quarterbacks have traditionally been too reliant on ‘see it, throw it’ throws. Smartly, Hurts throws this ball ahead of Smith is out of his smash and it’s an excellent ball, as soon as once more. The ball placement was once constantly so excellent.

I modified my thoughts, that is my favourite throw. It virtually appeared too simple every now and then because of how excellent the offensive line was once, however he needed to entire this one below power and with a defender in his face. The ball placement is simply outstanding and he’s proceeding to throw the ball completely in sync together with his drop which is so excellent to peer.

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

Hurts mobility was once additionally a fully large aspect on this recreation. He didn’t run or scramble any place close to as a lot however the offense Sirianni/Steichen have created does an out of this world process of utilising Hurts mobility up to imaginable. They deserve large credit score for purchasing into Hurts skill and construction an offense round him, moderately than looking to power him to suit precisely what they need to do. There’s a large number of performs like this that put defenders in a bind and they’re truly helpful on third quick/medium the place you simply want a couple of.

The offensive line had been completely exceptional too. They did a very good process of selecting up the Vikings cross rush and retaining Hurts secure. Hurts has made unbelievable growth this yr however there’s for sure the encompassing skill has benefited him vastly. I don’t even suppose it’s proper to shoutout a selected lineman this recreation, the cross coverage was once simply exceptional from each and every unmarried one among them. The offense is in a truly excellent position at the moment.

The one adverse I may just see truly at the movie was once the play in opposition to the blitz within the third quarter. The Vikings despatched a couple of extra blitzes and the Eagles weren’t nice in opposition to them

Only one ultimate observe at the passing recreation, as excellent because the Eagles offense was once, the Vikings protection was once similarly as unhealthy. There was once a complete loss of cover or selection to their coverages. It was once extremely bland and passive and I truly suppose 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 suppose issues gets so much tougher for the Eagles shifting ahead. This isn’t to downplay what the Eagles did, I simply suppose the Vikings had been truly, truly unhealthy on this one. I’m now not certain why, they had been!

Operating Recreation

Imagine it or now not, I used to be if truth be told relatively disillusioned with one of the run performs on early downs. I assumed the Vikings protection was once so adverse and passive that the Eagles may have if truth be told had extra luck on early downs. However perhaps I’m getting grasping! The Eagles run recreation remained very more than one this week and we noticed some draw performs which I haven’t observed a super deal from the Eagles lately, however, is there anything else that Jeff Stoutland can’t trainer successfully.

The Eagles did have a large number of luck working in opposition to the Vikings 2-high shell appears to be like which gave them such a lot house within the field. It was once virtually too simple every now and then and I’d were annoyed as a Vikings fan.

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

In addition to the most obvious gentle field the Vikings performed (which I discussed in my stats article!) you additionally can’t forget about the affect Hurts has at the working recreation. Even if he doesn’t stay it, defenses need to account for him and you need to see how scared the Vikings had been of Hurts retaining it on this one. I will’t relatively consider the Vikings didn’t alter all through the sport however anyway, they didn’t!

Hurts mobility additionally performed an enormous section within the Eagles working recreation, which isn’t a surprise. This play at the purpose line made me snigger. What else are you able to truly do as a protection? You have got a defensive again proper there and also you additionally convey an unblocked linebacker to assist and Hurts nonetheless ratings! His dimension and gear comes in handy within the pink zone and I be expecting him to attain a large number of touchdowns very similar to this one all 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 arduous to forestall those performs close to the purpose line.

Cross Protection

This was once a captivating recreation to look at from an Eagles standpoint because it was once so other from closing week. We noticed extra cover, extra guy protection, extra single-high and extra blitzes. Mainly, we noticed a large number of issues that we would have liked to peer closing 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 perhaps can. The Eagles completely gave him beef up every now and then however on occasion 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 back off. He by no means turns to run and isn’t nervous about the specter of Jefferson beating him excessive. He simply remains extremely affected person which permits him to wreck at the ball so briefly. Let’s simply submit a couple of clips again to again so you’ll truly see how excellent he was once.

The Eagles extensively utilized 2-man to assist bracket Jefferson and Slay may just then play in path methodology which made it truly arduous for Jefferson. Jefferson couldn’t beat Slay one on one, so he didn’t have a lot likelihood with a security excessive as smartly!

Whilst 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 truly spectacular.

I stay seeing Eagles enthusiasts bitch 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, some of the EDGE defenders no less than goes to need to drop into protection. It lets in the Eagles to be far more flexible and unpredictable with their power and protection at the again finish. There was once much more post-snap rotation this week.

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

Josh Sweat had a truly excellent day and was once repeatedly harassing Kirk Cousins. He’s changing into a truly, truly excellent participant and was once indisputably the Eagles perfect cross rusher on this week.

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

In addition to extra post-snap rotation, we noticed some power! The Vikings had completely no solutions for the Eagles 0 blitzes, in order that they stored doing it in the second one part.

I watched Haason Reddick truly carefully and I wasn’t specifically inspired through him however he indisputably had a couple of higher rushes than he did closing week. It has handiest been 2 weeks however I want to see a large play or two from him subsequent week. I discussed some fear about CGJ closing week, I assumed he was once a lot better this week however want to have this play again.

Additionally… hi Zech McPhearson!

One thing to notice, and I wouldn’t say I’m involved but, however Jordan Davis was once an absolute non-factor dashing the quarterback. He couldn’t get anything else, even if covered up one on one with the middle. I didn’t if truth be told suppose he performed that smartly to be be truthful.

Run Protection

I’m going to mention it: prevent crediting Jordan Davis with the Eagles stepped forward run protection this week. Jordan Davis was once high-quality, however he wasn’t the one explanation why the Eagles stepped forward. The Eagles used extra 5-man fronts and had a long way higher hole self-discipline than they confirmed closing week. Crediting Jordan Davis handiest does an enormous disservice to the gamers at the box who had been a long way higher in opposition to the run, beginning with Josh Sweat. It was once fascinating to peer the Eagles counter the Vikings formation through going to a 5-man entrance with the similar team of workers, all they did was once upload White to the road of scrimmage.

This isn’t an anti-Jordan Davis level, I simply to find 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 indisputably used extra, however the Eagles didn’t truly use Davis a super deal extra and I assumed the entire run protection was once simply a lot, a lot better this week.

Proper, that may do for this week. Thank you for all of the pretty feedback to closing weeks submit, it’s a lot liked! Any questions be at liberty to invite as at all times.

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