It was truly a thing of beauty watching the O tonight.
...but wait, we wasn't suppose to have a pass rush, what happened? Oh yeah that was pre season.
Oh, I suspect she'd get over it.....eventually! ;)
What this team has become is multiple and its out of necessity. In this NFL you just can't be defense first with a strong running game and efficient passing. While you have good teams like the 9ers that are built like that the odds are that they won't be able to get over the hump.
Being is explosive is what is going to get it done and put real fear into their opponents.
I am a tad bit concerned about the pass rush still.
Dalton had far too much time for a QB that has a banged up O line and a center that was selling insurance two weeks ago. I can't tell if it was scheme or lack of a true pass rusher. As expected, they doubled Ngata every chance they got, thus magnifying the loss of Suggs even more.
But overall, very impressed with the team as a whole and I LOVE what I saw from Joe. He is now authentic-worthy and my next jersey purchase will be his for sure.
They look like Indianapolis on steroids. You have the Sugar Huddle, with a deadly QB, but with better rush offense to go along with it. Then, you have a defense that can force turnovers when playing with a lead, but who can also stop the run. The defense still needs some work with some of the more inexperienced pieces, but it definitely looks like Indianapolis on steroids to me.
Lots to be excited about but I'm going to rain on the parade a little say let's see if this offense can do it again in week #2. Need I remind anyone of what happened last year coming of a big opening day win over the Steelers. You can be sure the eagles will look at the film from this game very closely and make the necessary adjustments. Will we be ready to counterract?