In the 2nd preseason game against the Patriots, Nick Foles hit Clay Harbor for a 3 yard TD pass. It was the same exact play that the Eagles scored on to go ahead against the Browns this afternoon with 1:18 to play. Here’s what that play looked like against the Patriots a few weeks ago, in all its simplicity:
Here’s video of that play.
After the game, Clay Harbor broke down the X’s and O’s of it for me:
It’s basically a 3-man route. It’s a basic route, which is a 10-yard in by Brent (Celek), outside release on the DE. If the linebacker over us (the SAM) covers Brent, I run an under route, just a 2-step shallow cross over the ball and keep going depending on the coverage. And if the (SAM) goes with Brent, I’ll have 1-on-1 with the MIKE LB. That’s exactly what happened. Depending on the way he plays you, you might want to go over him, or under him, and he was playing a little deep, so I crossed his face and (Michael Vick) put the ball where it needed to be.
Same look today:
Here’s video of today’s play.