The Eagles won a Super Bowl by being innovative. So what do they have planned next? | Mike Sielski

The Eagles won a Super Bowl by being innovative. So what do they have planned next? | Mike Sielski

The Eagles won a Super Bowl by being innovative. So what do they have planned next? | Mike Sielski

The Eagles won their first championship in 57 years, in large part, because of the big things they dared to do. As other teams were hoarding draft picks and guarding them like gold bullion, the Eagles spent money, salary-cap space, and capital to acquire high-football-character veterans who accepted their roles and assimilated seamlessly into the roster. They crunched the numbers on teams’ success rate on fourth down and rejected the play-it-safe impulse of so many coaches too quick to punt, and their fearlessness became so routine, such a natural aspect of Pederson’s aggressive approach, that they could pull off a trick play — one that they had never run before — on fourth and goal against Bill Belichick and the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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Published at Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:47:48 +0000

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