As a point of comparison, the defensive line had 19 hurries against Joe Flacco and 24 against Brandon Weeden.
Here’s the player-by-player breakdown.
The Cardinals employed a couple different strategies to confuse the Eagles’ offense on Sunday. Here’s a look at Michael Vick’s performance against the blitz and what what happened on the 19 plays where the Birds’ quarterback ended up on the ground.
A left tackle in Demetress Bell who was making his first start of the season – someone who was struggling so badly two weeks ago that he didn’t even dress for the opener against the Browns. A center in Dallas Reynolds who was making his first career start and had been on the practice squad for the previous three seasons. A quarterback in Michael Vick who had six interceptions and three fumbles in the first three games.
And a coaching staff that would likely ignore many of those issues, deciding instead to focus on hitting on big plays downfield.
The NFL gave football geeks everywhere our wish this offseason, announcing it would release All-22 coaches’ film to the public (for a small fee, of course).
Unlike TV footage, the All-22 angles account for every player on the field on any given play.
I took a look at the coaches’ tape and came away with some new observations from Sunday’s Eagles-Browns game. We’ll start with the defense here and post offensive observations next.
Here’s a player-by-player review of how the Eagles defensive backs performed Sunday against the Browns, after having re-watched the game. Click here for the review of the offensive line. And here for the review of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.
Here’s what I saw from the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends after having re-watched Sunday’s game against the Browns.