By Harvey Hoffman
So, the Eagles had only three total sacks in their first four games and 10 yesterday against the Jets in a 31-6 victory.
“We’ve been an ‘almost-sack’ team all year,” defensive end Josh Sweat (94 above with Brandon Graham) said after the game.
“And I hate it. I hate saying it. We like pressures, you know what I mean? We like getting the quarterback off the spot, but we like sacks a lot more, obviously.
“Today we got him, man. We got a lot of pressure, we got a lot of sacks. We’re excited to see what’s going on for the rest of the year. We should’ve been doing that, honestly. I think we could have. Everything just clicked.”
The Eagles’ pass rush were playing against a hapless offense led by a second- or third-string quarterback.
Still, this was, without question, an encouraging performance from an Eagles pass rush that represented the team’s main weakness over the first quarter of the season.
As the Eagles start a critical three-game stretch of road games (at Minnesota, at Dallas, at Buffalo), their sack attack will be vital for success.