Philadelphia Eagles: Game-Planning for the Pittsburgh Steelers

October 6, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

An intrastate rivalry awaits the 3-1 Philadelphia Eagles in Week 5, as they will travel to western Pennsylvania to take on the 1-2 Pittsburgh Steelers. Here is a game plan for how the Eagles can beat the Steelers.
Attacking the 3-4 Zone Blitz
One of the big keys for beating the Steelers will be figuring out how to move the ball against the zone blitz of the Steelers. This becomes even more important with the return of linebacker James Harrison.
However, the Steelers plan on rotating both Harrison and LaMarr Woodley throughout the game. Harrison will rotate with Chris Carter; Woodley will rotate with Jason Worilds. Larry Foote and Lawrence Timmons man the inside linebacker spots.
These guys will blitz early and often, and they will blitz from anywhere and everywhere. At any given time, any one will show blitz and attack, or show blitz and back off into zone coverage, in an attempt to confuse the offensive line.
It will be key for this Eagles offensiv...

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