EAGLES’ JIM SCHWARTZ HOPES TO TURN LIGHTS OUT ON FALCONS’ RECEIVERS!

By Peter Gleason

Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz played the role of blowing smoke up the ass of the Atlanta Falcons receivers.

But in this case, he is right!

He had great words for Julio Jones — he of the 300-yard explosion — but also downplayed the effectiveness of Atlanta’s offensive coaching.

“The Falcons use a lot of [what] I would call ‘individual routes,'” Schwartz told reporters in Philly, via the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “They try to spread the field. It’s a little bit basketballesque, I’d say, in trying to get some isolations.

“They’re a very disciplined offense when it comes to routes. There’s some — I don’€™t want to say schoolyard — but some schoolyard, backyard-type concepts to their routes: some ‘get-open type concepts. Some of those aren’t exactly quick passes; some of those take a little bit [of time to develop].”

His Eagles rank seventh in the league against the pass, but much of that is predicated on their pass rush, responsible for the fifth-most sacks in the NFL (tied with Tennessee at 23). Perhaps that attitude is what Philly needs to take down the NFC South leader. They better hope it doesn’t turn into bulletin board material.

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