We’ve done several All-22 write-ups since Chip Kelly was hired as the Eagles’ head coach back in January of 2013.
Coaches and players have been generous enough to explain some of the key plays and concepts to us along the way. So we thought it’d be a good idea to compile all of those pieces in one place.
Below you will find links to the write-ups on individual offensive plays we’ve gone over. Bookmark it, favorite it, get it tattooed on your leg. Whatever you need to do.
In the coming weeks and months, we’ll have plenty more and will add to this page. In the meantime, click on the links or the photos for in-depth explanations.
This was one of the Eagles’ go-to plays. It combines the zone read with a bubble screen and calls for the QB to make a post-snap decision.
This packaged play is in essence a triple option. The QB can hand the ball off, keep it and run or keep it and throw it. The option is available to start running and then throw it backwards with a lateral even after the QB passes the line of scrimmage, depending on how the defense reacts.
The Eagles used this play five times in the first quarter alone in their season-opening win against the Redskins. The QB can hand the ball off, throw a bubble screen or throw a pop pass to the TE.
Not all that different from the plays listed above, but the Eagles stack receivers to each side. The QB can hand the ball off or throw one of the two screens, depending on how the defense is aligned.
In the second half of the season, with defenses keying in on LeSean McCoy and forcing Nick Foles to keep the ball on zone reads, the Eagles used the split zone to block edge defenders.
The Eagles used this option play to ice the victory over the Lions. Foles reads the safety and determines whether to hand the ball off or keep it and throw it to the tight end.
The Eagles’ RB screen game returned as a weapon in 2013. Brian Westbrook explains the keys to making it work.
In the Eagles’ division-clinching Week 17 win against the Cowboys, they moved away from the inside zone and turned to this sweep play to get the ground game going.
This was a go-to play during the 2013 season to beat man coverage.
Another packaged play where the QB has the option to hand the ball off or go downfield.
The two tackles split out wide, and the Eagles have another packaged play depending on how the defense reacts.
This is not a specific play, but a strategy defenses can employ to slow down the Eagles’ bread and butter: the inside zone run.