Learn the Eagles Bread and Butter!
In a fantastic piece by Sheil Kapadia over at Eagles 24/7, he breaks down one of the foundational running plays in the Eagles playbook: the inside zone.
Here’s a quick bit of the article:
“It’s something we work on every day,” said offensive tackle Lane Johnson. “It’s always gonna be our bread and butter.”
Johnson estimated that 40 to 45 percent of practice time for the offensive linemen is rooted in perfecting principles associated with the inside zone. Kelce doesn’t think that’s an exaggeration.
“I would say yeah, we really spend a lot of time on our double-team blocking with our offensive line coach and trying to make sure that our offensive line is working together,” he said. “That’s not really exclusive to that play in particular. We do that on a lot of different plays. But that play, especially against a four-down defense, there’s a lot of the double teams that come around and everything. It’d be hard to put a number on it. But we definitely spend a lot of time on it.”
This isn’t close to the full depth of insight that Kapadia provides so make sure to check out the whole article here!