Eagles Push the Tush play to stay

Jimbo123

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The Philadelphia Eagles found a cheat code for short-yardage situations last season with their now-infamous push play. There is currently no rule proposal on the play and NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay said there is no injury data that makes it cause for concern, reports AP Lead NFL Writer Rob Maaddi. For now, the play is to stay.

The Eagles were one of the best-rushing teams in the NFL last season, and the push play was their go-to play call when needing a short conversion. Quarterback Jalen Hurts would take the snap and the rest of the backfield, including the tight end, would push Hurts from behind. It would usually result in a conversion.

Throughout the year, the play was a point of controversy for NFL media and fans. The major gripe with the play is that it is simply unfair in short-yardage situations, as it is nearly impossible to stop the momentum it generates in order to gain just a yard or so.

Arguments against the play have not generated enough steam, as it now looks like the play will still be legal. Since the push play will still be allowed, it will be interesting to see if other teams adopt it.

Along with other teams adopting it, methods to stop the push play are sure to materialize on the defensive side of the ball. This could lead to greater argument in favor of banning the play. The most reasonable response would be to stack the defensive line right over the ball, and undoubtedly leading to a greater chance of injury.
 

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I heard some guy talking on the radio about the potential injuries from this play and they claimed those injuries are evident in Australian football. I don't know anything about Australian football so I have no idea if the talking heads were stating facts or spewing nonsense. But their point was that a guy can get his head caught in the wrong position as he pushed forward and it could get snapped back in a dangerous manner resulting in severe neck injuries.

Seems to me injuries like that can happen in goal line situations too. This play is just a QB sneak plus some pushing.
 

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The Philadelphia Eagles found a cheat code for short-yardage situations last season with their now-infamous push play. There is currently no rule proposal on the play and NFL Competition Committee chairman Rich McKay said there is no injury data that makes it cause for concern, reports AP Lead NFL Writer Rob Maaddi. For now, the play is to stay.

The Eagles were one of the best-rushing teams in the NFL last season, and the push play was their go-to play call when needing a short conversion. Quarterback Jalen Hurts would take the snap and the rest of the backfield, including the tight end, would push Hurts from behind. It would usually result in a conversion.

Throughout the year, the play was a point of controversy for NFL media and fans. The major gripe with the play is that it is simply unfair in short-yardage situations, as it is nearly impossible to stop the momentum it generates in order to gain just a yard or so.

Arguments against the play have not generated enough steam, as it now looks like the play will still be legal. Since the push play will still be allowed, it will be interesting to see if other teams adopt it.

Along with other teams adopting it, methods to stop the push play are sure to materialize on the defensive side of the ball. This could lead to greater argument in favor of banning the play. The most reasonable response would be to stack the defensive line right over the ball, and undoubtedly leading to a greater chance of injury.

It's a good way to reduce the play-life of your QB and invites injury to him. Let them keep it up.
 

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As soon as a defender jumps over the line and RKO's Hurts. "ProWrestling fans will understand" Then they'll stop doing it..
 

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I just hope dak doesn't try it with his little girl legs and girl tattoo.
The funny thing about that new Tattoo (Body temperature) as he already has issues with sweat now this is the Dak we will be seeing in the huddle.
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Hopefully they start whistling their o-line for false starts out of that formation
 

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Eagles are now toying with the idea of replacing Hurts in that formation with Jordan Davis.

We should sign that fat blob from "1000 Pound Sisters", the one who is so fat even her forehead has blubber on it, and PLOP her right in the middle of the line when they go for that play.

It's not even about her weight. Jason Kelce would be too busy vomiting geysers to get much of a push at all.
 
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