Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Oct 2013

All-22: The State Of the Eagles’ Defense

Sheil Kapadia of phillymag.com analyzes the tape and talks to safety Earl Wolff about the Eagles defense against the Broncos. Wolff explains how sometimes defenders know ahead of time that in the current defense a certain route is guaranteed to be successful, and there's nothing they can do about it. There's also some analysis of the versatility of Trent Cole and the ineffectiveness of the Eagles' blitzes against Manning.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 03 Oct 2013

2 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2013, 3:12pm by Kyle D.

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by Judithernst.com.Au (not verified) :: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:49pm

Thank you for publishing this information on the internet.

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by Kyle D. (not verified) :: Fri, 10/04/2013 - 3:12pm

Good article but strange that there isn't any reference to the question of whether Philly's D is wearing down during games due to the increased number of plays and lack of rest they're getting due to their offensive philosophy. I believe they gave up three TDs in the second half to the Broncos following 3 and outs. With the pace they play at, that means the D barely had time to sit down before they were being ran back onto the field.