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Dallas Goedert was mic’d up for the Philadelphia Eagles dismantling of the Miami Dolphins 31-17 on Sunday Night Football.
The Eagles were 4-for-4 on Sunday night against the Miami Dolphins running the “Brotherly Shove” and over the last two seasons, have converted the now-signature play on 41 of 44 attempts which is good for a 93.2% success rate. To put that into perspective, the next closest team has only 11 conversions running the same play over the past two seasons.
With just over 3:30 minutes left in the first half against the Miami Dolphins, Jalen Hurts rolled out of the pocket and completed a beautiful pass to AJ Brown that was initially ruled a touchdown before being overturned, giving the Eagles the ball at the goal line and a chance to take a 17-3 lead over the Dolphins.
As usual, with any short yardage play the Eagles are faced with, they lined up in their “Brotherly Shove” formation as Jalen Hurts and company pushed the pile into the end zone for the touchdown.
Note: Jalen Hurts now has 6 rushing TD’s this year, carrying the football 74 times for 274 yards.
Dallas Goedert, who finished Sunday’s game with seven receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown, was mic’d up throughout the game and as he pushed Hurts over the goal line, you could hear exactly what he said to the Dolphins’ defense, specifically to defensive tackle Christian Wilkins.
Wilkins said “nope” and after the play was ruled a touchdown, Goedert responded “yeah nope my ass!” as the Eagles jumped out to a commanding 17-3 lead. Goedert was then on the sidelines hyped up and barking like a dog, which at that point, was just icing on the cake.
Obviously, the ‘Tush Push’ which is now known as ‘The Brotherly Shove’ here in Philadelphia has been a heated topic of conversation in the NFL this season.
Again, the Eagles were 4-for-4 on Sunday night against the Miami Dolphins running the “Brotherly Shove” and over the last two seasons, have converted the now-signature play on 41 of 44 attempts which is good for a 93.2% success rate.
It’s literally unstoppable.
The fact that no one can stop the Eagles or actually run the play themselves has caused boatloads of criticism about it with almost everyone outside of the Eagles stating that the play is “illegitimate” and “causes too many injuries”.
In reality, other teams simply do not have the correct personnel to run it correctly. The Brotherly Shove, despite looking like a fairly simple play to execute is actually pretty damn difficult. It requires an elite level of strength not only from a team’s offensive line but also at the quarterback position.
I mean seriously, take a look at this attempt by Brock Purdy and the 49ers. Purdy didn’t get low on the play because he’s a mid-level quarterback with zero athleticism and strength, resulting him being on top of the pile and getting his head smashed. Christian McCaffrey certainly didn’t help his quarterback on the play either.
This is the result of poor execution, not because of the play itself.
In his postgame interview, Nick Sirianni made it very clear that he’s sick of the comments regarding The Brotherly Shove and all things considered, his defense of the play stating one of the cold, hard facts that “few other teams can do it” was really all that needed to be said.