Last week, we looked at how the Eagles exploited Steve Spagnuolo’s defense on one particular play in which Michael Vick hit DeSean Jackson on an easy 26 yard catch and run. If you’ve already seen that post, you’re excused from reading it again. If you haven’t, please go read it, and report back. (I’ll wait)… OK, good? Good.
Well, it worked so well that Marty Mornhinweg called it again Sunday night, this time with different personnel, but with a similar result: a receiver running wide open.
Obviously, the result wasn’t good as Brent Celek had a bad drop, but the play worked, and should have been a TD. This is a particular route combination that puts two receivers in the same line of sight for the QB to choose from. This time, the Falcons showed a zone look, and Vick threw to Celek down the seam. Last time, it was man, and Vick hit the underneath cross. That’s now twice this play will appear in the film room when opposing teams study up for the Eagles, but expect the Eagles to keep running it, with a new little wrinkle each time.
Just for quick reference, here’s the play from Week 1. Look familiar?