4th Down

Posted: June 3rd, 2018 | Author: | Filed under: Nexium 2.5 mg granulado pediatrico dosis | 2 Comments »

There was a lot of 4th down discussion on Twitter on Sunday. This all started from Jimmy Bama answering a reader’s question.

Question from Desert Eagle: How long do you think it will take for the rest of the league to evolve with analytics, and become as aggressive as the Eagles on 4th down, etc.? Giants aside, of course.

To note, I answered this during the chat, but I’d like to organize my thoughts on it a little more clearly.

To begin, teams might become more aggressive on fourth down, but I think it’s going to be a long time before another team is as aggressive as the Eagles were last year.

There were three key factors in the Eagles’ aggressiveness.

  1. Jeffrey Lurie was on board.
  2. Doug Pederson embraced his freedom to make aggressive calls because he had the blessing of the owner, and couldn’t have cared any less about public backlash if the results didn’t go as intended.
  3. The Eagles had an overwhelming amount of success on fourth down, which made it easier to continue to be aggressive.

Jimmy expands on his points so go read the piece for his full thoughts.

I certainly agree with Jimmy that other teams are going to be slow to jump on this bandwagon. You need a good offense, to make you feel confident about going for it. You need a good defense, to feel confident you can handle things if the offense doesn’t get the 1st down. Those two simple requirements will eliminate plenty of teams.

I think other teams will want to see what the Eagles do this year. You can bet plenty of guys around the league will believe last year was an anomaly. I’m not talking about the winning, but the success on 3rd an 4th down. Some will want the Eagles to show they can repeat this, especially now that other teams know the Eagles mindset.

https://twitter.com/evansilva/status/1003318713796481024

For now, the Eagles have a clear advantage. In the past, 4th down was essentially a turnover. The ball goes back to the other team. Now, the Eagles use it as an opportunity and it helps them to extend scoring drives. Think about the pressure it puts on defenses. They can’t breathe a sigh of relief after 3rd down. They have to wait and see what Doug Pederson and the Eagles are going to do. That has to be incredibly frustrating.

It will be interesting to see how all of this plays out this year.

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Bizarre.

My guess is that Kendricks and his agent were using the Browns to try and get a deal from another team. When that didn’t work out, Kendricks did take the Browns deal.

He is in a weird situation. Kendricks has a Super Bowl on his resume. He’s made decent money. CLE is a good scheme fit. They will blitz their LBs and do more creative things than the Eagles. At the same time, they return their MLB and WLB from last year. Both guys started all 16 games and were 1-2 on the team in tackles. The Browns also have Jamie Collins on the roster. You have to wonder how much playing time Kendricks will get.

I wish the guy well. He helped the Eagles win a Super Bowl so I hope he has a great year, gets a huge deal next offseason and has a fantastic life. He had his ups and downs as an Eagle, but ended on a high note.

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2 Comments on “4th Down”

  1. 1 Eagles News: Former NFL scout says Carson Wentz will win MVP in 2018 | Sportsnewsplex said at 8:04 AM on June 4th, 2018:

    […] 4th Down – Iggles BlitzI certainly agree with Jimmy that other teams are going to be slow to jump on this bandwagon. You need a good offense, to make you feel confident about going for it. You need a good defense, to feel confident you can handle things if the offense doesn’t get the 1st down. Those two simple requirements will eliminate plenty of teams. I think other teams will want to see what the Eagles do this year. You can bet plenty of guys around the league will believe last year was an anomaly. I’m not talking about the winning, but the success on 3rd an 4th down. Some will want the Eagles to show they can repeat this, especially now that other teams know the Eagles mindset. […]

  2. 2 Eagles News: Former NFL scout says Carson Wentz will win MVP in 2018 - ReportEyes said at 8:04 AM on June 4th, 2018:

    […] 4th Down – Iggles BlitzI certainly agree with Jimmy that other teams are going to be slow to jump on this bandwagon. You need a good offense, to make you feel confident about going for it. You need a good defense, to feel confident you can handle things if the offense doesn’t get the 1st down. Those two simple requirements will eliminate plenty of teams. I think other teams will want to see what the Eagles do this year. You can bet plenty of guys around the league will believe last year was an anomaly. I’m not talking about the winning, but the success on 3rd an 4th down. Some will want the Eagles to show they can repeat this, especially now that other teams know the Eagles mindset. […]