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Zero
We're all hoping Peters has another year or two left, but despite the injuries they had last year, it's encouraging that they young guys saw action and didn't do badly.
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The Philadelphia Eagles received some high praise for their offensive line on Thursday. Pro Football Focus released their rankings for every NFL team, and the Eagles found their way into the top ten, earning an overall ranking of eighth. Think about that for a second. That means their offensive line is in the top 25 percent of all NFL teams. That’s pretty encouraging. They have a ways to go to be considered as elite, but they’re in a pretty good spot considering all that they had to overcome.
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Joegrane
I think the rating is BS.

If you are rating a healthy line with Lane Johnson, I could believe they are top 10.

However, they were too often Swiss cheese without LJ, with other injuries AND without the two or three TE sets.

The reason the Eagles' O Line looks good on paper is because of the multi-TE sets, the talent and play calling favoring short passes and the lack of deep-threat WRs to invite deep throws.

The past success the Eagles had was partially due to the fact that Jason Peters is a "playmaker" on offense. His ability to dominate his assignment allowed the coaches to do a variety of things successfully and rather consistently. Some of these are things that are subtle and we as fans won't often appreciate.

The fans see Shady McCoy making big gains and certainly his talent was part of the result; however, fans don't often appreciate the talent of J Peters and J Kelce in space.

If the O Line backups did so well, why did we not see more of the big plays in the running game that we saw in the second Giant's game when LJ was back from suspension?

I suggest that the backups were good enough to not make big mistakes obvious to fans; however, they are not good enough to be play makers on offense. They don't make exceptional plays that will free a RB for a big gain.

Once Peters is gone, we might not get killed by the replacement, but we should not expect the number of big plays from his side either.

QUOTE (Zero @ Jan 13 2017, 06:34 AM) *
We're all hoping Peters has another year or two left, but despite the injuries they had last year, it's encouraging that they young guys saw action and didn't do badly.
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