and built around Jalen Hurts.
I'm not sure if this is behind a pay wall. If it is and it frustrates people I'll delete. I found it interesting.
How the Eagles scrapped a pass-first approach and built around Jalen Hurts
|The Philadelphia Eagles are one win away from the Super Bowl in large part because their coaching staff has molded the offense to maximize quarterback Jalen Hurts. In 2021, rookie Coach Nick Sirianni ditched a floundering, pass-first approach midseason and leaned hard into his quarterback’s special running ability, which laid the foundation for a breakout. This year, the Eagles became a juggernaut by forcing defenses to play 11-on-11.
The Eagles steamrolled opponents by running and passing. Deep shots against Washington, zone read against Jacksonville, yards after the catch against Arizona. It helped to have perhaps the best supporting cast in the NFL — an elite offensive line, very good skill players, a stout defense, an analytical coach — but Hurts’s growth also elevated passing concepts.
Despite the growth of his offense and his quarterback over the last year, Sirianni said the coaching staff hasn’t deviated from the process that got them here. During the off week, coaches met to reevaluate their approach. Sirianni said he learned some parts of the offense were performing better than he’d realized while others weren’t working, lessons he’ll incorporate into the game on Sunday.
“This is a constant [evolution],” he said. “If you’re not adapting and evolving, you’re going to get passed up.”
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