By Max Harper
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni apparently ceded play calling duties to Shane Steichen at midseason in 2021, and implemented one of the run-heaviest offensive schemes in recent NFL history:
The Eagles had a league-low 45 percent pass rate over the season’s final nine weeks, running the ball on 67 percent of their plays while leading in the season’s second half.
“Shane calls it in, but we discuss what that flow will be before each one, and then Shane rolls with that series of five plays and … it can be different each series I guess is what I’m saying,” Sirianni said.
“Sometimes Shane is going to roll with those five or six plays that we talked about, and sometimes Shane is a going to call it in the order we talked about, and then I’m going to tell him, ‘No, I want this here.’”
Sirianni sort of mentioned in passing late in the season, but reported here with more detail that Shane Steichen assuming play-calling duties helped the #Eagles offense:https://t.co/XhX0YooIMf https://t.co/JO4pusCmA1
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