Eagles O Line Notes: Week 6
Despite all of their injuries, each week the offensive line notes haven’t been too bad. Well, this week was an absolute mess. The whole starting group did well, except for Jamon Brown. I don’t mean that he had an off game. This was the worst game I’ve seen from a linemen since the days of Ereck Flowers in New York. Jamon Brown was 99% of the reason Wentz was attacked so much in this game.
4 out of the 6 sacks allowed by the o-line yesterday directly involved Brown. 3 of which were his man and the other being where he just blocked nobody and ran into Wentz causing him to get sacked. Calais Campbell knew this matchup was money the moment he first lined up against Brown and executed on almost every pass rush.
You can’t even give Brown the benefit of the doubt here. Both mentally and physically he sucked plain and simple. Every rush by Campbell he went flying directly into the backfield unable to hold his ground. When stunts were thrown he would pick up his initial man but when the stunting defensive linemen came in his gap he threw the initial linemen to the side in an attempt to block the second, but just ended up blocking neither.
Jamon was unable to read a D-Line at all or make the right decision. On the Eagles’ defense, he is their 4th string Right Guard. Jamon Brown has started for 2 different teams for 2 full seasons. What he showed out there was pure laziness and completely inexcusable. Jamon Brown himself gave up more sacks than 20 other teams on Sunday and tied for the most with 3 other teams. No team allowed more sacks on Sunday than Brown did alone.
The Eagles need to hope and pray that Matt Pryor or Isaac Seumalo is healthy next week so Brown does not see the light of day again. On a more positive note, Jordan Mailata continues to prove he is the real deal. Mailata didn’t allow any pressure from his side and stonewalled Jihad Ward and company almost the entire game.
Jack Driscoll went down with an ankle injury and had to be carted off. His current injury timeline is unknown but Lane Johnson should be back on Thursday for the Eagles. Driscoll’s backup in Brett Toth didn’t do so great. Brett was dominated but he is also a very young player having seen no real NFL time.
Philadelphia now looks ahead towards the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football with the hopes some of their O-Line can get back to health in time for the quick turnaround.
Mandatory Credit: Tim Tai Philadelphia Inquirer