Eagles aggressive front leaves them open to misdirection
- In total, the Eagles gave up 266 yards on 38 carries (7 yards per rush) against trap and draw concepts in 2016, performing significantly below the league average.
- The defensive unit was far superior better against more traditional run concepts, allowing only 4.2 yards per carry, which was right around the league average.
- Jim Schwartz’s aggressive, penetrating scheme was also vulnerable to misdirection (and the trap concept in particular) in Detroit.
- Watch for a team to look to exploit the weakness with a tailored gameplan next season.