Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Short yardage woes due to plays, not the FB

Think of the famously catchy muffler commercial, think of anything but understand this and move on - the Eagles aren't going to pay a lot for a fullback.

That said stop blaming Dan Klecko and whomever lines up at the position for less than a third of the plays on game days - the Eagles throw the ball 66.3 percent of the time, you know - and start blaming Reid and coordinator Marty Mornhinweg for calling plays that obviously are ridiculously to complicated to execute with the game on the line.

It's that simple.

How can you expect to run the stretch play that relies on chemistry and rhythm at crunch time when you've barely run it the rest of the game?

Dust off the quarterback sweep.

Throw the ball to Hank Baskett, who was single-covered.

Put DeSean Jackson in the Wildcat and have him run or throw.

Don't - repeat, don't - run a play the opposition can see developing all the way from the Meadowlands.

No way, no how, not now.


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