I was looking at the film of Jason Babin’s sacks yesterday against the Jets, and the Eagles showed a very creative look in rushing 4 defensive lineman against the Jets.
The Eagles lined up their DTs, Mike Patterson (98) and Cullen Jenkins (97), WAY out wide (outside the tackles), and both Trent Cole and Jason Babin were lined up 3 yards off the ball in sort of a linebacker position (the “Joker” position). Babin is circled, Cole is next to him.
At the snap, Patterson and Jenkins will engage with the tackles, then rush hard inside to try to collapse the pocket. Meanwhile Babin and Cole try to speed around the edge.
This puts a lot of pressure on the offensive tackles. The right tackle, Wayne Hunter (78), is slow passing off Jenkins to right guard Brandon Moore (65).
Hunter is way too late recognizing the speedy Babin racing around the corner, who now has a free lane to QB Mark Sanchez.
Sanchez tries to step up, but has nowhere to go, and he’s meat.