The Philadelphia Eagles have an elite interior defensive lineman and a shutdown cornerback on their defense. Offensively, they have a top-two pick from the 2016 draft at quarterback, a committee at running back that is led by a player drafted 53rd overall within the last two years, two established veterans at receiver (although only one of them will be active this Sunday), a 38-year-old left tackle, two receiving options at tight end and a coaching staff that took them to the Super Bowl within the last three years.
This is a relatable team to the Los Angeles Rams.
To talk about those close resemblances, I jumped on a Zoom with Jonathan Harris, a friend and performer I met at the UCB theater in Los Angeles who is also a well-informed Eagles fan who spends much of the livelong day with football.
We talked about:
- Analytics, how much running backs matter and how that pertains to the return of Miles Sanders and Lane Johnson this week
- Carson Wentz and later, how he is intrinsically tied to Jared Goff
- Darius Slay and Philadelphia matchups at CB vs Rams WR
- Jalen Ramsey and LA’s matchups at CB vs Eagles WR
- Fletcher Cox and Aaron Donald
- How good Washington’s front-7 really is vs how bad the Eagles o-line played
- Tarkovsky and Jean Luc-Godard and Tommy Wiseau