Video breakdown: The Eagles ran the same play the 3rd straight week, but Antrel Rolle was ready

After the Rams game I showed you how the Eagles created a major mismatch by getting DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, and Steve Smith matched up on the Rams nickle corner, dime corner, and SS.  The following week, I showed you how the Eagles ran the same exact play again against the Falcons, and Michael Vick had a wide open Brent Celek down the seam for a would be TD if only Brent Celek could have hung onto the football.

Well, when the Eagles find a play they like, they run it to death, and they ran it yet again this past Sunday against the Giants.  However, this time, Giants safety Antrel Rolle recognized the play.  Jeremy Maclin is trying to run a seam route with Jason Avant clearing to the left behind him. DeSean Jackson’s job is to delay and run an underneath cross.  Rolle completely messes the play up.  Not only does he get a good jam on Jeremy Maclin, but he also successfully jams Jason Avant, and gets in the way of DeSean Jackson’s delayed cross to the point where Jackson decides to just cut off his route.  Clearly he did his homework in the film room:

It was still a positive result for the Eagles, as Michael Vick simply took off for a gain of 10.  Most QBs would have simply thrown the ball away, but that’s not the point here.  Great recognition by Rolle, as well as the Giants’ defensive staff in the film room.  The Eagles, on the other hand, were not quite as prepared last Sunday.


  1. Rangler says:

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  6. ATLEagle says:

    Even with the play being shut down as it was, it looks like Vick could have bought the half second needed for one of the three to open up. It still almost worked.

  7. Tracer Bullet says:

    Morninwheg/Reid might be the least creative play callers in the NFL. At least run the play out of a different formation or with different personnel, for the love of God.

  8. Ralf E Chubbs says:

    What’s that? A NFL team runs a play more than once? Golly!

    “Oh no he didn’t!”

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