Eagles Did Their Homework On Jets' Coverages

PHILADELPHIA, PA - DECEMBER 18: Brent Celek trucks Darrelle Revis for a TD. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

The Jets are a defense that often confuses opponents by disguising their coverages. However, according to S Eric Smith, the Eagles receivers simply weren't fooled and seemed to recognize the coverages before every snap.

"They'd line up, look at us, look at Vick, and (say), 'Oh, they're in Cover Zero' or 'They're in Cover One,'" Smith said after the 45-19 loss. "They did a good job of studying, a good job of preparing for the game."

Of course, knowing the opponents coverage isn't going to do you much good if you don't execute, so while the Eagles deserve a lot of credit for their preparation in this game, you have to appreciate the execution as well. Because we've certainly seen Eagles WRs get open this year, only to drop, tip, or fumble the ball when it gets to them.

And let's Michael Vick his due for taking what the Jets gave him. Obviously the Jets have two good cover corners on the outside, but they're lacking at safety. So, for the most part, Vick attacked the middle of the field with great success. The passes to WRs were mostly over the middle, but the most damage was done by the TEs. Clay Harbor had 2 catches for 20 yards and Brent Celek had a monster game hauling in 5 passes for 156 yards and a TD.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Join Bleeding Green Nation

You must be a member of Bleeding Green Nation to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Bleeding Green Nation. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker