EAGLE EYE IN THE SKY
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES GAMEDAY MAGAZINE 7
This is Goedert, lined up on the left as a wing player.
He will be tasked with blocking a nose tackle inside at
the snap of the ball. He’s got a favorable angle here, so
all he has to do is show the willingness to stick his face in
there, and he will get the job done.
Goedert does exactly that, getting the defensive tackle to the ground as the running back flies through the hole for a nice gain.
Throughout the preseason, Goedert was used at the point of attack, on the back side, as a puller, as a whammer, in pass protection,
and every other way you can use a blocking tight end. Was it all perfect? No, but the willingness was there, and that willingness is
pivotal for Pederson and his coaching staff. Goedert and Zach Ertz don’t need to be dominant blockers, but if they both prove to be
good enough for the Eagles to run the ball when both are in the game, that will make the offense much less predictable in its personnel
groupings. Goedert is off to an excellent start in midnight green.