Philadelphia Defense Case Study

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An offseason full of changes brought a new level of anticipation for the Philadelphia Eagles’ preseason opener as they were able to slightly calm eager Philly fans worries with an impressive 36-10 victory over the Indianapolis Colts at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles’ new backfield of Oklahoma alums Sam Bradford and DeMarco Murray did not play in the contest with Mark Sanchez and Ryan Matthews taking first team snaps but the Philadelphia offense was still able to show glimpses over their high scoring attack. Sanchez started slowly in his initial drive missing his first two attempts of the game highlighted by underthrowing a possible long gain to Trey Burton. While Sanchez never looked exceedingly sharp he was able to manufacture an Eagles…show more content…
Indianapolis quarterback Andrew Luck only lasted parts of two drives like most premier field generals amassing 43 yards on five of six passing attempts but Luck was the only Colts QB with an efficient passer rating against an improved Eagles’ pass defense. The Eagles’ first team defense looked stout as they only allowed 15 yards on the Colts’ first nine carries and a key part of that stingy performance was Eagles’ nose tackle Bennie Logan. Logan was able to stuff running lanes and allow linebackers to flow to the ball while also getting his stats with three solo tackles near the line of scrimmage during his snaps. Middle linebacker Brad Jones definitely benefited from strong line play nonetheless he also able to stuff ball carriers for a game high 8…show more content…
Rookie cornerback Eric Rowe like Aglohor showed that he is still a young player but a very talented player at that. Rowe twice took part in forcing a turnover stripping Colts wide out Phillip Dorsett from behind then holding up running back Zurlon Tipton while teammate Chris Maragos jarred the ball loss. Outside linebacker, Bryan Braman additionally caused a fumble and added three tackles. Safety Ed Reynolds was Philadelphia’s defense standout in the secondary as he picked off two passes from Colts’ backup Bryan Bennett. Defensive end Brian Mihalik registered the only sack for the
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