David Richard-US PRESSWIRE
Andy Reid and Marty Mornhinweg call the same plays often throughout the course of a game.
In the interest of briefness, I’ll provide two examples.
First, against the Giants, we saw the Eagles feed the ball to LeSean McCoy out of an I-formation several times that got them to the goal line but not in the end zone.
Why didn’t they change the play at the end? Instead of ending up with seven points, they ended up with three.
Against the Lions, we saw both Jason Avant and DeSean Jackson run a deep slant route that twice resulted in an interception.
The problem with this is that it was the same play. The first time it was to Avant for a pick. The second time it was to Avant for a completion. The third time it was to Jackson for a pick. Those are the three instances in which someone caught the ball.
However, that kind of redundancy isn’t the only problem with the play-calling.
Why is Jeremy Maclin always on a comeback route? Why do the Eagles pass during running situations and run during passing situations?
Is the first quarter of every game scripted? If so, perhaps, Andy and Marty would serve the goal of winning the game better if they made their play-calling judgments based on the flow of the game and not a script.