It’s very difficult to pick five plays for the 2008 Philadelphia Eagles because, much like Stu Scott’s eyes, they were all over the place.
The Eagles had a hard time finding consistency, especially in the red zone. In fact, it may be easier to name the plays that consistently DIDN’T work.
The play that arguably saved the season was run by quarterback coach Pat Shurmur, who informed Donovan he was benched.
It use to be that Birds depended heavily on the screen pass. In fact, they ran multiple variations of the play throughout the game and were effective with it. Today, although they are still considered one of the top screen teams in the league, they’re living off their reputation like Brett Favre.
Despite the fact that the Eagles seemed predictable at times and lacked any threat of a short yardage running game (you have to sneak McNabb in that Bears game!), their offense did produce a high number of big plays.
According to NFL.com, they were sixth in the league in points per game with 26 and 9th in the league in yards per game by accumulating 350.5.
In fact, the Eagles ran 59 plays of over 20 yards or more from the line of scrimmage in 2008.
Not too shabby.
Let’s review the biggest ones.