June 24, 2024   3 MIN READ

‘A Lot Different’

ITB: Optimism for New Coordinators, Scheme


The Philadelphia Eagles have made major changes on both sides of the ball to bring the team back into Super Bowl contention.

On the latest episode of “Inside The Birds,” Adam Caplan and Geoff Mosher shared reasons to be optimistic for the 2024 season.

Kellen Moore

GETTY IMAGES: New Eagles OC Kellen Moore will bring a revamped offense to the table.

Kellen Moore

Geoff Mosher: “The scheme is going to be a lot different. If we have this presumption that the coaching staff harmony is going to be there and it is going to be a cohesive playbook and communicated that way to the players, when you couple what we think they are going to do schematically differently as far as adding motion and some shifting, having a response against certain looks, versus the star power they now have, the potential for this offense to be top three, if not number one, is there.”

Adam Caplan: “As one coach who has studied it this past weekend tells me, it is a fast break offense. Some weeks it is more dink and dunk, some weeks it is more vertical. I have been told by multiple coaches that Kellen Moore is really good at looking what he is going up against and breaking down the secondary and saying here is how they are going to win with their personnel.”

Mosher: “One thing that I think will be drastically different for the better is the usage of the middle of the field. If you go through Moore’s history, Keenan Allen at a pretty old age was destroying opposing defenses mostly as an interior receiver. And then go back to the first few years of CeeDee Lamb, he was used a lot on the inside.”

Saquon Barkley

Mosher: “I am expecting that he is going to be able to use his natural ability to make more explosive plays. I don’t think he is getting the ball 25 times a game.”

Caplan: “Better scheme is going to help…He is jazzed to be there.”

Vic Fangio

Mosher: “What encourages me the most about this coach and set of coaches is that I always believe your coordinator trickles down to the position coaches…A lot of these guys on the staff have coached under Vic. They already know the message, the philosophy, they already believe in it.”

Caplan: “They have run this scheme since 2021. Now they have the father of it…So many players have done well under him, he has had guys who were average players take it to the next level.”


Caplan: “They are getting younger in the secondary. That is a major plus for me because they had the oldest cornerback tandem in the National Football League.”

Mosher: “If you just evaluate the Eagles’ secondary last year on normal coverage plays, they still struggled because overall they were older, not athletic, and not dynamic. Now, Quinyon Mitchell runs a 4.3 [40-yard dash], they have Cooper DeJean who is a terrific athlete, C.J. Gardner- Johnson is a terrific athlete and playmaker. That is three guys out of five that should inject more youth, athleticism and dynamic playmaking into the secondary.”

– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.

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