Eagles’ offensive coordinator Shane Steichen spoke to reporters on Thursday and took a whole lot of duty for the struggles towards the Saints final Sunday, and for the decide 6. He talked about not getting right into a rhythm and the way that additionally affected the dearth of run sport. Steichen additionally gave his ideas on what it takes to be a profitable play-caller within the league, and the way a lot emphasis the Eagles placed on the QB sneak.
Right here’s what the OC needed to say:
On the offensive efficiency towards the Saints
“I simply didn’t assume I did a adequate job placing our guys in place with the calls. We obtained in some second-and-pass conditions, obtained some sacks, and then you definately get in some third-and-long conditions that we weren’t capable of overcome there within the first half.”
Steichen additionally took duty for the decide 6 late within the sport, saying that he in all probability ought to have known as for a double transfer or one thing, however since he didn’t, Marshon Lattimore was capable of bounce the route and make the play.
The OC additionally admitted that they may have run the ball extra. He mentioned that he didn’t get right into a rhythm calling the sport early, and with out many first downs, it was uneven.
“On the sidelines fascinated with these issues, like, hey, now we have to get one thing going right here. One thing straightforward for the quarterback or a run or no matter it’s or a fast cross. There are some things, I attempted to get a display going to Dallas [Goedert]. They lined it. Then it was second and ten, and it was a sack, after which it was third and lengthy.
It was simply a type of days that now we have obtained to maneuver on from.”
As for Miles Sanders getting his fewest snaps of the season, Steichen pointed to not having many offensive snaps total, and with the RB rotations, that’s simply the way it labored out. However, he emphasised that Sanders is their man.
On play-calling duties
Steichen was requested what makes somebody an excellent play-caller within the NFL, and the OC pointed to a really feel, a rhythm of the sport, and understanding an opponents tendencies. He talked about being aggressive and attacking always, particularly whenever you get the protection guessing.
He additionally talked about what a part of play-calling he didn’t actually admire till he was the one calling performs.
“I believe it’s not all the time going to be good. I imply, what occurred final week. In 2020 I might need had a sport related, however not as related as this one. This one was in all probability the worst one for me personally that I’ve been part of.
However bouncing again from these video games that aren’t all the time going to be good, particularly when you’re struggling looking for one thing to get it going after which getting out of that rut.
Then actually simply your self. Taking a look at your self within the mirror and going again and saying what may I’ve carried out higher as a play caller in these conditions? Then go ahead from there and make the corrections.”
On the QB sneak
Steichen defined that they’ve a third-down day each week and that’s once they undergo the QB sneaks, and rather a lot are carried out within the walk-through durations. He famous that they set them up and do totally different formations, and that there’s a whole lot of element that goes into them.
“Then when you get right into a rhythm like now we have been doing it, guys have a very good really feel for it. The offensive line has a very good really feel for it. Jalen [Hurts] has an excellent really feel for it. The fellows which might be behind pushing know the place to go, their stances, all these various things. Then defending the sides on the surface are big.”
The OC admitted that they spend a ton extra time and a focus on it in Philly in comparison with the opposite groups he’s coached for, stating that 5 might be greater than he’s been part of within the final 10 years — and the Eagles are as much as 30 this season.
“However, yeah, it’s been a profitable play for us. Our guys are actually good at working the play.”
- Steichen mentioned that the pre-snap penalties towards the Saints have been communication errors, and he took the blame for these. He famous, nonetheless, that they’ve had these points up to now and cleaned them up, however they should forestall them from creeping again up.
- The OC felt like Jack Driscoll did an excellent job rather than Lane Johnson, noting that he was agency in there at instances and stable within the run sport. They really feel comfy with him there and leaving Jordan Mailata on the left aspect.
- Steichen talked about that Jalen Hurts regarded good within the walk-through on Wednesday, and if he’s able to play on Sunday, he’ll. He additionally famous that if Hurts does play, they’ll have a plan to guard his shoulder.
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