Philly Philly play aside, the best moment of the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons was when Matt Ryan’s final pass attempt for Julio Jones was incomplete out of bounds along the sideline.
Another great moment from that night came right after the Eagles’ win was finalized.
Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz throws his headset in excitement as his defense beats the Falcons with a goalline stand again!— John Clark (@JClarkNBCS) September 7, 2018
Eagles held the Falcons to 1-5 in the red zone, 4-15 on third down, 4 sacks, 13 quarterback hits#FlyEaglesFly pic.twitter.com/Q8MQYWmUdk
I like to envision this Jim Schwartz moment with the description that Michael Kist gave on the latest episode of BGN Radio: “My work here is done.”
A job well done, indeed.
Schwartz held the Falcons to just 12 points (with six coming on a short 27-yard drive) on Thursday evening. Atlanta’s offense was 4-of-16 on combined third and fourth conversions. They were just 1-of-5 in the red zone. It seems safe to say that Schwartz legally owns Steve Sarkisian.
Another part of what makes this Schwartz moment great is it embodies the swagger and confidence this Eagles team possesses.
An interesting thing I heard from a #leaguesource a few years back is that people in the NFL believed that the Seahawks, when Seattle was at their peak, believed that they legitimately couldn’t be beat. They were just so confident in themselves. Given the way that this Eagles team plays and coaches and just generally carries themselves, it seems like they’re developing an unshakable confidence as well.
Schwartz’s defense has the potentially to be really good this year. Maybe not peak Seattle good, but still really good.
It was encouraging to see them get off to a strong start in Week 1. The Eagles might need more of those games while they wait for Carson Wentz to return.