Since the firing of former Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo last week, we’ve been waiting for the corresponding shoe to drop on offense.
After head coach Andy Reid’s pronouncement that Mike Vick would remain his starting quarterback and that Marty Morhinweg would continue to call plays on offense, we knew that no sizable change were coming on that side of the ball for the Birds.
No, there will be no major, seismic-shift-type changes. But lo and behold, the week after Philadelphia’s bye has produced some shifts, specifically on the offensive line. Continue reading ‘Shifts along the o-line for the Philadelphia Eagles with King Dunlap back at starting LT’
The offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles in March was quiet, calm, and everything was going well. Until news that Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had ruptured his Achilles, that is.
Philadelphia’s offensive line was set to finally have continuity in 2012, which would have served to strengthen the foundation laid in 2011 . Peters and the rest of the o-line were no small part of what led LeSean McCoy to his record-breaking season.
Thankfully, the Eagles were able to move swiftly and sign Demetress Bell, previously of the Buffalo Bills. This is his second time being brought to a team to replace Peters and for the second time, he is up to the challenge. Continue reading ‘Demetress Bell confident, getting comfortable with new Eagles teammates’
As the 2010 NFL season has officially ended and the football world gears up for this week’s combine and April’s draft, it’s time to take a look at how the Eagles did in 2010 and where there is room for improvement. I’ll break down the season by looking at performance on both sides of the ball, as well as how special teams performed.Ã‚Â First up: A look at the offense.
With the comeback of Mike Vick, combined with the talents of wideouts DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin and running back LeSean McCoy. The Eagles offense was, at several points, a sight to behold in 2010. How did they stack up against the rest of the league?
In terms of total offense, the Eagles were #2, behind only the San Diego Chargers. The Eagles scored 439 total points (the Chargers had 441). However, the Eagles had 2324 rushingÃ‚Â yards, far more than San Diego’s 1810. In fact, the only other teams with more rushing yards in 2010 were the the Chiefs at 2627; the Raiders at 2494; the Jaguars at 2395; and the Jets at 2374.
Another statistic stands out when looking at the Eagles rushing performance in 2010. The Birds lead the NFL in rushing yards per attempt, with 5.4 yards. This figure was a full 0.5Ã‚Â yards higher than the 2nd ranked team, the Oakland Raiders.
To break down the offense further, let’s look at how players on the Eagles offense compared to others in the NFL.
Mike Vick was ranked as the #4 quarterback in the league in 2010 with a rating of 100.2. #1 Tom Brady’s rating was an amazing 111.0.Ã‚Â San Diego’s Philip Rivers was #2 with a 101.8 rating. Aaron Rodgers just edged out Vick for the #3 spot with a 101.2 rating for the regular season. Continue reading ‘Eagles by The Numbers: The Offense in 2010’