Jon Runyan might have been Andy Reid’s most vocal critic. Big Jon wanted to run the ball. He wanted to pound on defenders. Reid’s love of throwing the ball drove him nuts.
Current Eagles OL are loving the new offense and emphasis on running. Jason Kelce offered his thoughts.
“Pass blocking is not fun,” Eagles center Jason Kelce said Sunday. “You have to sit there and wait for a big, 300-plus pound man to come at you. Whereas in a running game, you’re the aggressor, and you get to go at them.”
“Pass blocking is like Muhammad Ali,” Kelce continued. “You’re kind of ducking and dodging and waiting for the defensive guy to tire himself out, whereas run blocking is the Joe Frazier. You’re kind of just trying to come at him with a haymaker and knock him out.”
Todd Herremans also likes the change.
“I think we’re running a good balance right now,” guard Todd Herremans said. “A lot of times in the last couple of years our pocket would collapse because we would get into a situation where we would have to throw the ball. We were basically walking up to the line saying, ‘Hey, we’re throwing right here, try to get past us.’ “
I think we all know how Eagles fans feel.