‘All-Time Great Clip’
Q&A: A.J. Brown Playing on a New Level
The Philadelphia Eagles are flying high after defeating a fellow contending Miami Dolphins team thanks to a great gameplan and talented standouts.
On the newest episode of “Q&A,” former Eagles standouts Jason Avant and Quintin Mikell recapped the 31-17 win over the Dolphins and discussed the team’s latest major blockbuster trade.
Quintin Mikell: “He made some really cool adjustments, little change ups that throw you for a loop. The gameplan was great, the defense played, physical, phenomenal and downhill. Just a masterpiece.”
Jason Avant: “The one adjustment that Sean Desai made was he made the defensive ends, mainly Josh Sweat and Haason Reddick, when they saw the motion, they went vertical.”
Avant: “They were able to stop the run with six, but they didn’t even need the other two people. The linebackers weren’t getting there as fast as the defensive tackles and ends were getting there. Most of the stops that happened were d-linemen.”
Avant: “They only averaged 2.9 yards per carry, but they committed to rushing it 34 times. They didn’t give up on it.”
Mikell: “He is a phenomenal player. Early on in the year, he was chirping. Sometimes when you chirp and don’t live up to it, people get to hold that on you. He wanted the ball and he is living up to it. He is a big play threat anytime he is on the field, he is that dude. He is a huge reason why this team is successful right now.”
Avant: “He is balling. If you say something, you back it up, and he is doing that. He had to remind the team that they are going to better when the offense is run through him when it comes to passing. That is how the Eagles went on their streak last year. He is stronger than everybody out there in the secondary, he runs through tackles, he is strong and physical, he can run all of the underneath routes and go vertical. The dude is playing at an all-time great clip as far as Eagles receivers and in the National Football League.”
Mikell: “Perfect timing to fill up a need. Howie (Roseman) hit it out the park with this one. You have a ballhawk safety, physical downhill runner, one of the top players in the league in the secondary position.”
Avant: “Byard since 2017 has lead the league in interceptions, 27 picks. He doesn’t have any interceptions this year, so that means he is going to try to get four with the Eagles over the next couple of games because that is just history. He is a great ball guy that gets the ball back. He is good in coverage and will hit you.”
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.