Eagles offense faster than Jerry Jones thought
SEP 10, 2013 12:45p ET
The Eagles ran 30 plays in the first quarter and 53 in the first half, entering the third quarter with a 26-7 lead over the Washington Redskins, the defending NFC East champs.
But that offensive style is something that will probably get figured out by NFL defensive coordinators, right?
Well, Jones said he doesn't necessarily think that's the case.
"It's always been a challenge for our team, so some combination of that is pretty sound relative to getting plays off and keeping the defense a little disjointed," Jones told the New School show Tuesday morning on 105.3 The Fan [KRLD-FM]. "I think it's also sound, too. I think it's a good, crisp way to run a football team. I don't know that that's a fad. I think that stepped-up play is one that may have a place.
"You still go back to: Does it in any way create more hits for that quarterback? And I didn't see that, really, as much as I might have thought that was coupled with the stepped-up play. They could be a real formidable team for us this year."
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick threw for 203 yards and two touchdowns and ran nine times for 56 yards and another score as Philadelphia held on for a 33-27 victory.
"I think Vick can run," Jones said. "You just have to honor that. In any case, these quarterbacks that are used a lot to gain, and if you will, run, are at risk. But other than that, I'd say, to me, it did look faster than I thought it would."
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