I read a reader comment one time on IgglesBlitz (I think), that went something to the effect of: “When Andy Reid parks his car, instead of just pulling into the spot, he’d rather floor it to 75, cut the wheel while slamming on the breaks and do a triple flip over a Humvee and land it perfectly into the spot.” Sorta like this:
And that’s kind of what Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg dialed up when they ran their piece of trash option throw play to Ronnie Brown on 3rd and G from the 2. Obviously, Brown made one of the dumbest plays we’ve ever seen. Even after listening to him speak after the game, I have no idea what he was thinking on that one. Brown, did however, reveal that a pass on the play was an option, and the evidence certainly supports that notion. At the snap, watch Eagles TE Clay Harbor (82), on the left side of the line. Harbor goes into a route at the snap. It appears as if RG Kyle DeVan (68) was supposed to pull and pick up 49ers LB Parys Haralson. DeVan, however, got his feet tangled up with center Jason Kelce (62), and fell, leaving Haralson unblocked with a free shot on Brown. At that point, Brown needs to just eat it and settle for 3. He didn’t.
I’m guessing that on this play, Brown was supposed to run into the line, jump back, and throw? I really have no idea, making this my worst “video breakdown” ever. Anyway, the point is this: I hate being the guy that micro-manages play-calling after the fact. I did it last week already, and I’ll do it again. Andy… Marty… I think more work needs to go into getting your players to execute real football plays before trying this absurdity.