Jaws: Eagles' offense will be more horizontal

Jaws: Eagles' offense will be more horizontal
July 8, 2014, 10:00 am
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Will the departure of DeSean Jackson force the Eagles to adjust their offense? Former Eagles QB Ron Jaworski says yes.

"I believe it will be different," Jaworski said Monday on Philly Sports Talk. "Rather than a vertical passing game, in other words end zone to end zone.

"That’s what DeSean Jackson brought to the Philadelphia Eagles, the ability to stretch the defense, to force the corners and the safeties to turn their legs and go."

Jackson had 25 receptions of 20-plus yards last season, more than anyone in the receiving corps and nearly double the total for Riley Cooper and Brent Celek (13).

To be successful, the Eagles will have to change tactics on offense in lieu of a "speed guy down the field," Jaworski says. 

"I think we’ll see a little bit of a different approach from Chip Kelly," Jaworski said. "I think it’ll be more horizontal, sideline to sideline, more use of the tight ends, more use of the running backs in the passing game. It won’t be that deep passing game."

To hear more of Jaws' thoughts on the Eagles' offense and a suggestion for who could eventually replace Jackson, watch the video above.

 

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