By Henry Aldridge
The Eagles played man-to-man pass defense, thanks in large part because of Darius Slay.
And they played it on 50 of 70 snaps, D-boss Jim Schwartz said.
They held Washington quarterback Dwayne Haskins to 178 passing yards and one touchdown. Washington’s longest pass play gained 21 yards.
“The communication, it wasn’t perfect, but I think we played good,” safety Rodney McLeod said after playing every defensive snap, plus 10 on special teams. “I think there’s always room for improvement. We didn’t play great, because we didn’t win, and we didn’t find a way to prevent them from scoring in the red zone.”
Want to see a change in Eagles D? Jim Schwartz said Eagles were in man-to-man on 50 of 70 snaps. That's the Darius Slay factor.
"Not something we've done in the past," Schwartz said. "Most of those plays he was on (McLaurin)."
Schwartz said Slay allowed only 2 catches in 1-on-1
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