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Film Review: Eagles-Giants tape shows a coaching staff able to adjust

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The Kist & Solak Show #157!

NFL: DEC 09 Giants at Eagles

Breaking down Philadelphia Eagles’ film hasn’t been great lately. Coming into the Monday Night Football game with the New York Giants, the Eagles were on a three-game losing skid and the tape was as frustrating as they come.

That changed with the Eagles 23-17 comeback win over the Giants. With key performances from unlikely heroes and a coaching staff that made creative and effective adjustments during the game, it was a refreshing watch.

While breaking down that film we covered a wide range of topics on The Kist & Solak Show #157, including the following:

  • How do we see the snap share among the wide receiver group looking like after Alshon Jeffery was confirmed as out for the season?
  • The Eagles went with more vertical concepts than we had seen from them in recent weeks despite the limitations with personnel. Did it work? What adjustments were made in the second half that allowed them to find chunk plays while mixing in more quick game concepts?
  • Miles Sanders has steadily developed a more reliable game as a running back while putting less bad reps on film and making more defenders miss in space. It’s also allowed the Eagles to return to a more diverse running game attack.
  • Jim Schwartz’s lone third down blitz got gashed, but afterwards he settled in and forced Eli Manning to beat him. He didn’t.
  • Ronald Darby had another rough outing, including a key missed tackle and a bad bust in coverage. Schwartz is being creative in trying to simultaneously be plus one in the box while rotating to two-high shells, but is Darby capable of handling these complex coverages?
  • Nate Gerry had a good game! Josh Sweat and Vinny Curry also played well! Who else played balled?!

We discuss all that and more on The Kist & Solak Show #157! Listen on the media player below or click here if the player doesn’t load. New to podcasts?! Check out our guide on how to listen to BGN! FLY EAGLES FLY!

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