Vick vs. Foles: Focus on the Red Zone and the Running Game

October 14, 2013

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When I started this blog, I practically swore to myself I’d avoid quarterback controversy posts simply because those types of stories already get enough coverage from others. But Michael Vick’s hamstring injury and Nick Foles’ quality outings in relief have stirred many fans to at least entertain the notion of using Foles more. I want […]

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Shotgun Kneel-downs

October 13, 2013

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Nick Foles just took a shotgun snap and kneeled to secure today’s victory. I wonder if this had anything to do with the Bucs’ history of rushing the snap. But let’s not forget the Bucs aren’t the only only team to do that…. (Is there an easy way to make GIFs hover- or click-activated?) From […]

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Eagles Snap Count, Part 2

October 12, 2013

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After the Eagles opener, I wrote about their “funky silent snap count,” where Todd Herremans looks back at the quarterback, taps Jason Kelce when the quarterback is ready, and then Kelce uses head-jerks to give notice that he’s about to snap the ball. I noted that the Eagles only went on something other than one […]

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Breaking Down a Play Call

September 23, 2013

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With apologies to those just arriving, I’ve decided to take down some of the original content of this post. The purpose was always simply to try to break down some of the terminology in the Eagles’ system. Below are the parts I feel can be left up: Here’s Brian Billick explaining a play call: Having […]

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The Eagles’ Funky Silent Snap Count

September 17, 2013

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There’s a very good chance Ben Muth will write about this topic more in-depth in his role as an Eagles O-Line analyst for Football Outsiders, and he’ll likely do a much better job, but until then… Note this exchange that took place between Chris Brown and Ben Muth after the Washington game: (The video Brown […]

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Left-Footed Punters Induce More Muffs

September 14, 2013

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Update: The original post was from September 2013. On March 1, 2014, it was updated to include even more data and information. The inspiration for this post was planted about a month ago with these tweets by Jimmy Kempski about geniuses Bill Belichick and Chip Kelly only having left-footed punters at their joint practices. Some […]

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Who exactly is on the Eagles Special Teams (and where)?

September 14, 2013

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Just about all of my readers can probably name the left guard on Eagles offensive plays, but who lines up there on punts? Sure you can name the return man, but who are the other 10 Eagles on the field for kickoffs? Team depth charts don’t even list entire special teams units. Without further ado: […]

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Split Tackle(s)

August 14, 2013

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Months ago, Jimmy Kempski reported a unique formation: The ensuing play was a quick WR screen to the side of the split tackle, #65 Lane Johnson. I’m not sure how often Chip Kelly did anything like in the past, but in watching old Oregon games, I do recall him splitting both tackles wide (Emory & […]

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Eagles TE Drop Percentages

August 14, 2013

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Part of training camp in the Twitter era is receiving practice play-by-play. Many reporters have alerted fans to Brent Celek’s frequent drops over the course of this camp, and some (at least Sheil Kapadia [1,2] and Jimmy Kempski [1,2]) have explored, in varying degrees of depth, the historical drop rates of Brent Celek, Zach Ertz, […]

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Chip Kelly’s Run/Pass Ratio

August 14, 2013

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One of the most exciting parts about Chip Kelly’s arrival has been the mystique. Fans, and the 31 other NFL teams, have little idea of what exactly the NFL version of his offense will look like. How much will he run the ball? Looking for hints, many have noted Kelly’s 2012 Oregon R/P Ratio of […]

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