When Left is Right

Posted: July 19th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Philadelphia Eagles | 34 Comments »

It is about impossible to truly appreciate offensive linemen as much as they deserve it. Those guys battle on every snap and their bodies take a real pounding. Shady McCoy can duck out of bounds. Nick Foles can slide. 2012 Jeremy Maclin can try to dig a hole to hide from DBs (but certainly not 2014 Mac…he’s a tough guy). OL pound defenders on every play. There is no hiding. Hit or be hit. Heck, hit and get hit anyway.

So let’s take a couple of minutes to enjoy the power, athleticism and dare I say…beauty…of Jason Peters and Evan Mathis in action. Has the left side of the Eagles O-line ever been better?

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34 Comments on “When Left is Right”

  1. 1 Sean Stott said at 9:54 PM on July 19th, 2014:

    I would give up 10 years of my life to make Jason Peters 10 years younger.

  2. 2 Charlie Kelly said at 10:55 PM on July 19th, 2014:


  3. 3 laeagle said at 10:31 PM on July 19th, 2014:

    Wow. Don’t think I’ve ever spent that much time watching nothing but O-line play. I’m a better man for having seen that. Would love to see someone do some detailed play breakdown with footage like that.

  4. 4 Charlie Kelly said at 10:54 PM on July 19th, 2014:

    You never hear a peep from jason peters. hes so great yet hardly communicates with the fan base or public…

  5. 5 SteveH said at 10:55 PM on July 19th, 2014:

    Dominant OL play. So much fun to watch them rag doll some poor linebacker who got his hips turned. Amazing that buffalo was willing to trade Peters, he’s so good.

  6. 6 laeagle said at 11:45 PM on July 19th, 2014:

    They got us back with Demetrius, though. F-ers.

  7. 7 Cafone said at 1:28 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Has the Lane Johnson suspension been officially announced yet? The delay seems strange.

  8. 8 GEAGLE said at 8:28 AM on July 20th, 2014:


  9. 9 Ark87 said at 3:17 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Think it’s too early to hope the whole thing was a false positive and a second test came up negative?

  10. 10 ICDogg said at 4:06 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Never too early to hope…

  11. 11 ICDogg said at 9:43 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    This comes up every day in comments, but no actual information comes out.

    I don’t remember this kind of delay before and it’s been about 21 days, which does seem long, even with the 4th of July holiday nestled in there. There should have been more than enough time to deal with a “B” sample test by now.

    Meanwhile, silence from all camps.

  12. 12 joe said at 6:32 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    No but McCoy was on fox 29 in the morning a week or two ago and basically said it’s true in so many words and even said that Barbre will probably be the guy.

  13. 13 Daniel Norman Richwine said at 1:40 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    I would not look forward to facing the eagles if I were a defense. Everyone focus on the open space of Kelly’s offense, but the physicality of that video. Wow.

  14. 14 JakFTW said at 5:49 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Lining up opposite either of those guys must make for a very long day. Mathis and his ‘vice grip’ are impressive enough, but Peters just absolutely stones pass rushers like it’s nothing in pass pro and destroys defenders run blocking. So much fun to watch.

  15. 15 Ark87 said at 8:20 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Watching Mathis and Peters double a lineman and then setting Peters lose to demolish an unsuspecting linebacker is one of the coolest spectacles football offers. You’d expect some evasive maneuvers if someone 80 pounds heavier is running at you with unnatural speed, but I guess they’re busy keeping their eyes on the ball.

    I wish they gave a little bit more love to the line during the broadcast, not that anyone has time for replays with this offense.

  16. 16 ICDogg said at 10:30 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Re: “Bad News for Eagles CBs” from “Eagles Blog”.

    How does that impact the way defensive coordinators set up the defense, if they truly are going to strictly enforce these contact rules?

  17. 17 Bert's Bells said at 11:01 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    The flip side is: great news for the Eagles offense.

  18. 18 ICDogg said at 11:29 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Maybe less self-tacklin’.

  19. 19 A_T_G said at 12:25 AM on July 21st, 2014:

    Except we finally have a squad of bigger, tougher receivers…

  20. 20 TommyLawlor said at 12:15 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    The Safeties may have to play back more, which could open up the run game a bit.

  21. 21 anon said at 12:43 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Problem for Fletcher — though we’ll see how the legion of boom is policed. Great for Djax.

  22. 22 D3FB said at 2:48 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Seattle should be fine. You can still smash the receiver in the first five yards. Most of their contact comes within that window. They are no more handsy down the field than the average corner.

  23. 23 FluxCapacitor said at 10:34 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    I could have watched that for another 30 minutes. Those guys are amazing. I still think it’s seriously strange to see guy Peters’ size chasing after – and catching – people 10+ yards down the field.

  24. 24 ICDogg said at 10:42 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Meanwhile, Jimmy’s tweet has gone viral, sort of

  25. 25 ICDogg said at 10:42 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    refresh if you don’t see it

  26. 26 ICDogg said at 11:33 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Jimmy’s trolling Cowboys fans today.


  27. 27 Ark87 said at 11:56 AM on July 20th, 2014:

    Maybe the wife forced him to go to church toady and the spirit just took over? Kempski’s been Blitzkrieging the NFC East, look out Washington Team.

  28. 28 Big Al said at 12:41 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Imagine this line…Peters, Mathis, Kelce, Andrews (Circa 2006) Runyan…God that be a line no one would get through.

  29. 29 Insomniac said at 4:09 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    I would have put Tra over Runyan.

  30. 30 Big Al said at 7:36 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Just using straight up switch, Tra was a left tackle, but I would agree

  31. 31 wee242442 said at 4:07 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Curious about 2 things. There is alot of talk about Carrol pushinf Fletcher for his spot. In my opinion Fletcher seems to be more talented then Williams. He also is quicker and faster then Williams. When Fletcher wasnt on the feild due to injury the secondary play was def. alot worse.
    Also, i am not ready to deam Mathews as great yet, but i.think the majority of us agree he will probably be a much better receiver then Cooper. If Mathews proves early on he can handle the NFL wouldnt it make sense for him to move tothe outside where he would be on the feild more and be.able to stretch the D? Cooper uses his body very well and would be able sheild the corner with his body. I beleive we can agree he would still be an upgrade over Avant playing the slot. Or do.you think he is not shifty enough and quick enough coming out of his cuts to be truely effective against quicker slot corners?
    Going back to the Williams vrs Carrol subject, it is possible that Williams played alot better then i thought. I moved to Florida about 2 years ago so i have missed the large majority of our games. Shoot me, i nvr missed a game in like 6. years untill i moved down here.

  32. 32 anon said at 4:35 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Matthews creates a better mismatch inside, 6’2 vs slot corners that are like 510 / 5’11 same reason we let ertz/celek run those slot routes.

    Fletcher is good but he gets injured and gets a lot of PIs. I don’t care who starts really, as long as the dropoff to backup corners isn’t as drastic as it was last year.

  33. 33 wee242442 said at 7:54 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Keep in mind Riley is 6’3. I just think it makes more sense to have Mathews on the outside with Cooper on the inside. That is of course if the mental aspect clicks for Mathews. It just puts more speed and playmaking ability on the outside. As far as PI with Fletcher, Williams is on the same level. Just like Fletcher he is at his best when he can play physical. I just see more of an upside talent and speed wise with Fletcher. The one thing Williams does have that i love that Fletcher doesnt seem to have (or have as much) is that nasty mentallity that you dont find alot in CBs. He has that Cortland Finnegan type mentality.

  34. 34 barneygoogle said at 4:41 PM on July 20th, 2014:

    Free Lane Johnson !
    It seems like a good lawyer could make the case that Lane Johnson has gone thru punishment enough already by somebody in the NFL offices leaking info on a failed drug test–and the league “no commenting” for a month, while he’s hung out to dry– probably prevented from commenting by collective baragining agreement (?) Never saw anything quite like this before.