How the Eagles Outplayed and Outschemed the Vikings in the NFCCG- Nick Olson

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How the Eagles Outplayed and Outschemed the Vikings in the NFCCG- Nick Olson

Post by 808vikingsfan » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:13 pm

A little less painful to watch now that the new season is starting. Nice article with gifs.

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Re: How the Eagles Outplayed and Outschemed the Vikings in the NFCCG- Nick Olson

Post by 720pete » Wed Aug 01, 2018 2:57 pm

One of Mike Zimmer’s signature play calls is “sugaring the A-gaps”: having both linebackers show blitz to the left and to the right of the center. When the center makes the Mike call, identifying which of the two linebackers to block, Zimmer will often have that linebacker drop into coverage, while the other linebacker gets a free rushing lane.

Doug Pederson knew this. As Ben Goessling wrote back in January, the Eagles instead would “[point] at one linebacker and [block] the other one, effectively goading the Vikings into sending the blitzer Philadelphia wanted.”
Well ####, that's actually genius.
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