By now you’ve probably seen some mention of the Eagles and their vaunted Run-Pass Option, also known as a packaged play. It’s one of the latest trends in football and Philly has used it to excellent effect this season, starting with Carson Wentz and continuing with backup Nick Foles.
Here’s a quick look at what they look like:
Here is a look at two examples of the Eagles RPO game and how they freed up Alshon Jeffery on the Slant. On clip one look at the great spacing on top of the numbers. On clip two see the use of the pick route. #NFLPlayoffs
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As you can see it’s tough to defend for a similar reason to why the Patriots offense is tough to defend in general — both adjust post-snap to what the defense does and exploits where they’re weakest.
Here’s the Patriots getting burned by the Jags and their own RPO.